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Help me to get rid of bad registry! PLEASE!

I have tried to remove about 30 bad registry entries left behind by trial software, but still stuck with 2 bad registry items that I cannot!!

I tried to use my built in XP Registry editor, as well as many others such as: Amust registry cleaner, CCleaner, PCTools registry cleaner, iolo System Mechanic and the best one to fix all but the last 2, jv16 Power tools. Although most of them indicated that these registries are a problem, they cannot delete it! Even when I try manually using the register editor have the same result, a window popping up ''Unable to delete''!!!

These are the offenders:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ProxyWay.3.3\DefaultIcon\@ : C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{620797B0-A022-4B57-A95E-DD7DD0321029}\main.ico,0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\classes\ProxyWay.3.3\DefaultIcon\@ : C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{620797B0-A022-4B57-A95E-DD7DD0321029}\main.ico,0

There must be a way to delete bad registries, these are NOT from spyware, my laptop is running clean but it irks me that, some software leaves behind junk, and it cannot be deleted simply.

Your help would be much appreciated!

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try this method

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I have gotten a similar problems in the past. The keys can be seen in RegEdit, but cannot be deleted. Finally I used CleanMyPC Registry Cleaner and it solved the problem for me. However, the trick is not to use the common registry clean function, but use the registry backup and restore function. I emailed their support and they gave me the trick. In my memory, the steps are:

First use the full registry backup function in CleanMyPC to backup the whole registry, then use the full registry restore function to restore the registry. After that, restart the computer and use the common registry clean feature.

Hope it helps. CleanMyPC canbe gotten from:


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