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To Delete Or Not?


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#1 flyeguy

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Posted 27 May 2007 - 11:34 PM

i use a utility called TweakNow RegCleaner.When i do a scan it will give you 3 options.
1.safe to delete.
2.not fully safe to delete.
3.unsure.
i always get these same 5 resulte under 'unsure'.
HKEY CLASSES ROOT bdaplgin.ax
HKEY CLASSES ROOT deskpan.dll
HKEY CLASSES ROOT fde.dll
HKEY CLASSES ROOT caplgin.ax
HKEY CLASSES ROOT bdaplgin.ax
are these 5 results safe to delete?
or should i just leave them alone?
thanks.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 09:34 AM

Why don't you Google the filenames to see if they're good guys or bad guys. I Googled deskpan.dll & it's part of the Microsoft Operating System, so I'd leave that one alone for sure. If in doubt, I always say, Google it! Helps the volunteer workers here tremendously if we, as users, do our homework before we ask.

Regarding Registry alterations, you can really crash your system if you delete a crucial entry. Be sure to always make a backup of your registry before making changes to it.

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:27 PM

When in doubt, DFWI (Don't F*** With It). Unless you're into repairing your system when you delete the wrong thing. As with any registry cleaner, this relies on the author's experience with the registry. And the registry is an exceedingly complicated affair that (IMO) no one person can know all about. I stay away from registry cleaners for just that reason.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 06:38 PM

Tread carefully flyeguy, as buttoni suggests use google to find the nature of your entries. Unless you know your system inside out i'd be very attentive to all the entries you go to delete. I use registry mechanic, easy to read and understand all the entries it finds, and it automatically creates restore points before it actions my entries. No problems here so far so excercise caution and do a little research before you delete that stuff.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 09:20 PM

appreciate the help.thanx guys.




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