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Deleted "webbrowser" in regedit


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tjmcs

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Was looking around at the programs and folders on my laptop and found one called "isearch". Found a removal for it and tried it. The removal called for using regedit to delete some keys. Learning computers so I gave it a try. Ha. Deleted something I should not have due to not reading the entire string the removal called for. I deleted "WebBrowser" from...HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser. How bad did I screw up and how do I get it back?

 

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Hi,

 

Next time before doing registry changes make sure you create a System Restore point. I don't think you will have any problem because that key is missing, Internet Explorer will recreate the key when some changes are done to the Internet Explorer toolbar.


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Still kicking myself for not doing that. Thank you for the answer. I knew better.

 

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Hi, it seems fortunate that you only deleted something that hopefully will rectify itself.

 

However, a little friendly advice, if you look round the entire forum or put in a search for registry cleaners, you will find we warn against ever using those cleaners or tampering with the registry. Unless fully acquainted with it, put a barbed wire fence around the registry and leave well enough alone. :D

 

It doesn't hurt to leave odd things in the registry, Windows is created and set up to ignore irrelevant registry entries.

 

Even our well informed malware removal people such as SleepyDude above, will leave the registry to specialised tools to remove the malware or other bad entries, as they have been created to do that safely without risking damage.

 

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