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Computer (not bike) related.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Elmer Fudd, 7 Jan 2008.

  1. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I've a couple of issues with this 'ere box of tricks that I'm hoping someone can help me with.
    Answers in plain English would be of great help !
    First, I keep getting a pop-up from registry protector telling me over and over again (now turned off !!) that a registry entry is 'trying to apply', yes / no ?
    The route is :- HKEY_CLASS_ROOT vbsshellopencommand. I've found 2 or 3 of these looking in regedit, the question is are they harmful (Windows F/Wall starts but is now occasionally being switched off). I've read on some sites that they are spyware but reasonably harmless, nevertheless I don't want them if they are. Can I just delete them (after setting a restore point of course !).

    Second thing is, while searching for these in regedit I came across a shed load of AOL related files. Now we haven't been on AOL since last June (now Talk Talk), I'm assuming I can gaily go through regedit deleting anything I find with AOL in it ?

    I know this isn't really the right fora regarding this but I have joined 6 PC related fora today, 2 want money, 4 will get back to me when they see fit !

    TIA
     
  2. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Hi Elmer,

    Try this excellent bit of free kit. Sorted out my corrupted registry.:
    http://www.ccleaner.com/
     
  3. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Oh, and if that doesn't work, try this other bit of freeware. They are both safe, I've used them for weeks.

    http://www.threatfire.com/
     
  4. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Remember to back up your registry before you do anything to it!
     
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    and remember to get a macintosh next time, save yourself all this malarky.