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XP Registry Information

by janenolan / December 17, 2004 6:18 AM PST

Is there somewhere in the registry where there is a list of all of the internet sites that I have visited? I seem to remember seeing this list when I was tinkering with the registry, but cannot find it again. If so will it do any harm to delete these sites from the registry?

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Yes and no
by Yew / December 17, 2004 6:32 AM PST

In the order you asked. I'm not sure where it's located exactly, so you're on your own there, but there shouldn't be any harm in deleting it.

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They are MRU's
by retired / December 17, 2004 6:53 AM PST
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by keyhoti2 / December 17, 2004 7:15 AM PST
In reply to: They are MRU's

Since updating to Ad-Aware SE Plus I noticed getting quantities of MRUs and, not knowing what they were, I contacted Lavasoft forums.

It's as you say "retired", they can be safely removed, which I find it easiest to do with Ad-Aware, because I have it (for anyone who doesn't know, Ad-Aware SE Personal is free and may have the relevent function enabled).

As for the registry:

Someone might say different, but I think it is best to leave it well alone, unless you really know what you are doing ... but you can safely run such software as "Registry Healer" or "Registry Mechanic", if you want to clean up in that area ... I personally find the former the best.

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by auggief / December 22, 2004 4:53 PM PST
In reply to: MRUs

After reading here I scanned with Adaware and when the MRU screen came up, I deleted all items.Now my MSN home page is not available. Is that a result or just a coincidence and MS is having a problem?

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(NT) (NT) MSN Homepage is back
by auggief / December 22, 2004 6:51 PM PST
In reply to: MRU
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A great little program, IMHO..
by radean / December 17, 2004 7:58 AM PST
In reply to: They are MRU's

I have used it for years also. Small program, very quick, and no problems to date.

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I agree Ray
by retired / December 17, 2004 8:57 AM PST

Additionally, I have found that after cleaning with Adaware and Easy cleaner, MRU Blaster still finds more.

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by Cursorcowboy / December 17, 2004 11:18 PM PST
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XP Registry Information
by Leddell / December 18, 2004 12:32 AM PST

I purchased a small program that cleans my registry
it is called Registry First Aid. It is terrific and not real expensive. It seems to be safe as I have used it (older edition) on 98 and ME. Purchased the lated edition in November and it is even better.

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