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Microsoft Registry Server

by cdbanjovis / October 17, 2006 4:51 PM PDT

I am getting a message from my security software that the microsoft registry server is trying to reconfigure software by modifying the registry keys. I have tried denying it, I have tried allowing it, but the message won't go away. As a result, programs I try and use stop responding. I know not to mess with the registry, and I know that anytime you install and uninstall software, the registry is affected. What should I do?

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Not Usual
by phantazy / October 17, 2006 6:21 PM PDT

It is unlikely that this symptom is the result of normal adding or removing of programs. I would imagine some sort of malware is the cause.I suggest a thorough scan with Spybot, Ewido and Ad-aware. After that try sfc/scannow from the run command, with your XP disk in your cd drive.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 17, 2006 9:23 PM PDT
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can you say what security software is giving you this message? And how is the message appearing, ie is it as a message bubble above the System tray, (where the clock is), or is it a window on the Desktop?

What is the exact message?

Mark

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