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Windows 7: About to delete "DirectShow" from my registry..A few questions?

23 Apr 2011   #1
john13134

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
About to delete "DirectShow" from my registry..A few questions?



____________________________________________________

Is it necessary for my OS?

I was gonna proceed with deleting it because I had a hunch it was the reason my Explorer.exe keeps crashing every time I move the taskbar.

I thought I should check here first just in case I make matters worse
Should I go ahead in delete it?
I don't have any K-lites codecs but maybe this is a leftover from the uninstall?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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23 Apr 2011   #2
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by john13134 View Post


____________________________________________________

Is it necessary for my OS?

I was gonna proceed with deleting it because I had a hunch it was the reason my Explorer.exe keeps crashing every time I move the taskbar.

I thought I should check here first just in case I make matters worse
Should I go ahead in delete it?
I don't have any K-lites codecs but maybe this is a leftover from the uninstall?
Do not delete this, messing up with the registry can lead to problematic situations
Leave the registry as it is. Unused registry items won't affect your computer in any way
Run a scan of Malwarebytes
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2011   #3
john13134

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by john13134 View Post


____________________________________________________

Is it necessary for my OS?

I was gonna proceed with deleting it because I had a hunch it was the reason my Explorer.exe keeps crashing every time I move the taskbar.

I thought I should check here first just in case I make matters worse
Should I go ahead in delete it?
I don't have any K-lites codecs but maybe this is a leftover from the uninstall?
Do not delete this, messing up with the registry can lead to problematic situations
Leave the registry as it is. Unused registry items won't affect your computer in any way
Run a scan of Malwarebytes

I've done that time and time again but it never solves anything for me
Judging from your reply I guess it's essential to my OS?

Here are some of the things I have done to try to rid the this annoying issue..

Ran Sfc / scannow

Clean boot

virus and malware scans

updated drivers..specifically my graphics card

I install almost every update

deleted left over files

ran safe mode but to no avail because it persist even in safe mode unfortunately.

ran Ccleaner

and done a Checkdisk.

Anything I'm forgetting ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


23 Apr 2011   #4
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by john13134 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by john13134 View Post


____________________________________________________

Is it necessary for my OS?

I was gonna proceed with deleting it because I had a hunch it was the reason my Explorer.exe keeps crashing every time I move the taskbar.

I thought I should check here first just in case I make matters worse
Should I go ahead in delete it?
I don't have any K-lites codecs but maybe this is a leftover from the uninstall?
Do not delete this, messing up with the registry can lead to problematic situations
Leave the registry as it is. Unused registry items won't affect your computer in any way
Run a scan of Malwarebytes

I've done that time and time again but it never solves anything for me
Judging from your reply I guess it's essential to my OS?

Here are some of the things I have done to try to rid the this annoying issue..

Ran Sfc / scannow

Clean boot

virus and malware scans

updated drivers..specifically my graphics card

I install almost every update

deleted left over files

ran safe mode but to no avail because it persist even in safe mode unfortunately.

ran Ccleaner

and done a Checkdisk.

Anything I'm forgetting ?
Did you try a Repair Install ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2011   #5
john13134

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by john13134 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post

Do not delete this, messing up with the registry can lead to problematic situations
Leave the registry as it is. Unused registry items won't affect your computer in any way
Run a scan of Malwarebytes

I've done that time and time again but it never solves anything for me
Judging from your reply I guess it's essential to my OS?

Here are some of the things I have done to try to rid the this annoying issue..

Ran Sfc / scannow

Clean boot

virus and malware scans

updated drivers..specifically my graphics card

I install almost every update

deleted left over files

ran safe mode but to no avail because it persist even in safe mode unfortunately.

ran Ccleaner

and done a Checkdisk.

Anything I'm forgetting ?
Did you try a Repair Install ?
Yes and to my surprise the problem still did not cease
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2011   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You might want to take a look at this.

DirectShow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2011   #7
john13134

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You might want to take a look at this.

DirectShow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thanks I'll leave it alone for sure now

However with that being said I'm back two steps and completely lost
I might try

Uninstalling some programs and after try a repair install...again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2011   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Uninstall Conduit Toolbar ... It is adware
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Apr 2011   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See this page SystemLookup - CLSID List=
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24 Apr 2011   #10
john13134

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Hello Jacee first of all thanks for your reply to my thread however I do not have Conduit installed on my computer.. this is a full list.

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