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Best Answer DannyKat , 19 October 2015 - 06:56 AM

Thank you Naathim. I believe I will take your advise. Initially this was my first thought on the problem. Thanks again for assisting an old computer freak. I am 73 years old and I try to learn some... Go to the full post »


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After running Spybot rootkit scan on my wife's laptop it listed two registry files as follows:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Applets\SysTray\BattMeter and
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\SecurityCenter\ as both having "No admin in ACL".
I am not very knowledgeable about registry items and have had many problems over the years when I removed them without knowing what I was doing. When in doubt now I usually leave them alone, but these are flagged red by Spybot. I tried using the Spybot forum to no avail. My wife's laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium Edition. It is an HP Compaq Presario CQ 57. It has anAMD C-300 Quad core processor ,8GB RAM,300GB HDD. Should I just leave these alone? The system checks out otherwise with no unusual performance problems.
Thanks to anyone who can advise.
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Hi and :welcome:


What you describe means that these items are locked from being changed even if you are an admin. There's nothing unusual with it - some registry entries require higher level privilages than admin ones.

I suggest to ignore these detections.
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Thank you Naathim. I believe I will take your advise. Initially this was my first thought on the problem. Thanks again for assisting an old computer freak. I am 73 years old and I try to learn something new everyday and keep busy. Such a regimen will keep you young at heart.
Warm regards, DannyKat
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