I asked basically the same thing after trying to get all of Nero out of my registry. You wouldnt believe how many entries there were for that and how long I push F3 and delete. Yes you do, cause that is why you want this program that patrick_0 pointed out to me.
I will try and explain what I am referring to as much as I can use my English language. I will give a senario here to make it clearer.
Say my goal is to uninstall SKYPE from my system and reinstall it. I used the ADD REMOVE PROGRAM to remove Skype from my system, deleted the Skype residual folder from my "C:\Program Files\Skype", then I would like to clean up my registry of any reference of "SKYPE" in it. Normally, I use the FIND function, and delete any "SKYPE" reference I might find and use the F3 key to search for more. I have to do this as long as the "FIND" is still finding more. I remember doing this for an application that took me up to twenty minutes to cycle through. With SKYPE I have two references that will not remove even from SAFE MODE. The interesting thing is that the two lines are at the "FAVORITE" folder, which I was able to delete from my drive normally, but won't delete from the registry.
My question is, which of the utilities out there can search the registry for a specified name ONLY. Most of them searches the registry and finds many other files that should be deleted, most of these files I don't know what they are. I feel the software companies are trying to promote their applications to show how much "junk" the software can really find in your registry.
I will like to use a utility to search for, say "SKYPE" and only see references of "SKYPE" only in the window.
I have tried some five known utilities and can't remember any one doing what I am looking for. Am I in another world? Am I asking for too much? I would feel by now, with the new technology, there should be something like I am looking for.
Sorry for the long thread.