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Windows 7: Dead registry entries


02 Sep 2013   #1

XP/7x32-x64/8x64
 
 
Dead registry entries

After uninstalling "IncrediMail" using Revouninstaller I discovered (manually) 589 left over "IncrediMail" registry items.
(Find > next/F3 ... till my finger developed RSI .. "rather sore index")

With CCleaner I have deleted those 589 entries (one at a time to be sure of safe deletion)

Subsequently I found a plethora of allegedly infertile registry entries (using CCleaner)
Filtered to capture ...
  • Missing Shared DLLs
  • ActiveX and Class Issues
  • Obsolete software
I still have a list of 84 questionable registry items, in these categories...
  • Missing Shared DLLs
  • ActiveX/COM Issue
  • Invalid firewall rule
As per this registry.txt file. -- tab delimited list created in CCleaner

I have used the portable CCleaner for first time.
Previously I have used the installed version, where I could add entries to the "Exemptions" list.

Would appreciate knowing what can be deleted ?
I am willing to grovel if necessary

Thank you




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02 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

If you allow CCLeaner to make a backup before deleting then you should be pretty safe.
Creating a System Restore point before doing the deletions is also a good idea.
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02 Sep 2013   #3

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Backup the registry and then you can delete the entries in question. If one fouls the machine you can recover from the backup.
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