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broken Registry items detected by anti-virus scan

Avast Registry

Best Answer SpywareDr , 22 August 2018 - 08:14 AM

"Broken registry items" are almost certainly harmless and not worth fixing. Registry cleaners are, essentially, unnecessary and can cause problems that weren't there before. https://www.h... Go to the full post »


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Avast Free version has detected 188 broken Registry items.  What does this mean? What can cause this?  Does this require a re-installation of Windows 7 OS?


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"Broken registry items" are almost certainly harmless and not worth fixing.

 

Registry cleaners are, essentially, unnecessary and can cause problems that weren't there before.

 

https://www.howtogee...or-fix-crashes/

 

https://blog.malware...ital-snake-oil/

 

If you do run a registry cleaner, make sure the program has a feature to quickly, easily undo/reverse any changes it makes.


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Well I don\t possess a registry cleaner and would't have considered it wihout checking wih geekstogo first.  Thanks for the info.


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:thumbsup:


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Broken registry items are usually from software that has been uninstalled, but the uninstaller didn't remove completely.

Most uninstallers do not do a good job of completely cleaning things up.

You shouldn't have to worry about them.


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