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I keep getting popups (on my Dell desktop with XP) telling me that “An upgrade for Registry Mechanic is available.” I have never used Registry Mechanic and have been ignoring the messages.

1. Registry Mechanic is a commercial, for price, program, right?
2. Can I safely ignore the popups?
3. How can I eliminate the popups?

Thanks.
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Registry tools are not recommended and here is why: http://miekiemoes.bl...weaking_13.html

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Attach the file to your next reply.
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Registry tools are not recommended and here is why: http://miekiemoes.bl...weaking_13.html

Download Autoruns for Windows: http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx
No installation required.
Simply unzip Autoruns.zip file, and double click on autoruns.exe file to run the program.
Go File>Save, and save it as AutoRuns.txt file to know location.
You must select Text from drop-down menu as a file type:

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Attach the file to your next reply.


Thanks Broni. Now how can I eliminate those annoying Registry Mechanic pop-ups?:
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I'll try to find out, if you give me Autoruns log.
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I keep getting popups (on my Dell desktop with XP) telling me that “An upgrade for Registry Mechanic is available.” I have never used Registry Mechanic and have been ignoring the messages.

Installed by Dell itself by default Broni?
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I doubt, Dell would do it...
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I'll try to find out, if you give me Autoruns log.


Broni: Afraid I don't know what Autoruns log is or how to copy it. ... Batpark
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Hmmm....do you read all replies to your question, like my reply #2, for instance?
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Hmmm....do you read all replies to your question, like my reply #2, for instance?

Broni: I think you are referring to your post of Aug. 23, begining with "Registry tools are not recommended and here is why: http://miekiemoes.bl...eaking_13.html", righ?

I hadn't thought to add the Auturun program; didn't think I needed it; just wanted to kill the RegistryMechanic popups. But If I do need to load that Autorun program I will do so. I assume that once I do that, it will be apparent what the autorun log is (that you have asked for).

Appreciate your help and patience. ... Batpark
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In post 2 Broni asked you to download and install the program. Once you do what he requests in that post (upload the file to us), we can tell you what to do to stop the pogram from loading.
Autoruns is a program we use to look at startups on computers.
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Thank you :)
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ok, I now have Autoruns (but why doesn't it show on my All Programs listing ?) and when I double click Autoruns I get lots of activity. But what log should I be sending so you can tell me how to eliminate popups from Registry Mechanic?
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Post 3 gives you the steps to
Run the program
Then save the log

Then you just attach the saved log to your response.
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Attached is my autoruns.txt. Can someone really decipher this? Amazing!

Now how do I eliminate those Registry Mechanic popups? Thanks again for all your help.

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Ok first lets get rid of the issue at hand. Then Broni can go further with your Autoruns as there is a lot :) there that can be removed.

Open Autoruns, click on "Logon" tab, and UN-check:


+ "RegistryMechanic" "Registry Mechanic 9.0" "PC Tools" "c:\program files\registry mechanic\regmech.exe"



When done restart computer and then:


Does the pop up happen when this is done?
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