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Windows 7: What is "mrt" and "mrtstub"?

06 Apr 2010   #11
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ooh, I actually use CCleaner to clean the registry. I was told by about two members here that it's a good tool. But other then that I don't touch that registry. I know to stay away from it.

(I added some more stuff to my previous post just so you know in case you missed it.)


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06 Apr 2010   #12
richc46

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I read your prior post and thank you for the kind words.

Ccleaner has an option not to touch the registry, I would use that. Ccleaner is excellent.

Please, feel free to return at any time, either to share your knowledge or to use our expertise. You will always be welcome.
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06 Apr 2010   #13
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, I actually thought it was a good thing to clean the registry. I've been doing after I uninstall stuff to remove them unused files and such. Is this bad? I thought it was good.

Here's my plan with the scanning and all: I'll scan with Kaspersky. I'll scan with MB. And I'll scan with MRT. Does that sound good and all? Is there more that I should do? Also, is the free MB good enough? Another thing, I read in that article that MRT scans behind the scenes so I don't have to schedule that or anything right?

And thank you very much for your advice and suggestions!
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06 Apr 2010   #14
richc46

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The a/v runs in real time to catch the virus before it enters; but run a scan once a week to be sure. MB free edition is just like the paid except it does not run real time. I won the paid version and it conflict with my A/V, so I use it as the free version.. The only diffeence between paid and free is that free does not run in real time, you must run a scan.

As far as the registry goes, it is an opinion some say use the cleaners others do not. Since my Windows 98, I have never used a Reg cleaner and never had a problem.

Dont do anything with MRT, not necessary.You can just let it stay there and forget about it.

Just maintain the computer in the normal fashion, defrag, clean disc, etc.
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06 Apr 2010   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Malwarebytes is good, but as far as I have found, it doesn't have a provision for real time protection, nor automatic updates. I very rarely have a problem with malware, but in a recent case, installing some games, it was Windows Defender that instantly popped an alert, even before OSS which is supposed to detect malware also.
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06 Apr 2010   #16
richc46

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You see, Talker, we have another opinion, which is not right or wrong.

Learn from the posts, here and use your own judgement.
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06 Apr 2010   #17
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I understand. I have been cleaning the registry every time I've uninstalled something. And that's not very often. Last I did it was a week and a half ago.

Anyways, I'll run a free MB scan each week. I'll leave MRT alone. (I'll let it finish the full scan for tonight as I've already started it.) And I'll leave my Kaspersky settings alone.

I actually don't defrag---only every did it once and that was last year. That is probably bad eh? But I heard that defragging puts ware and tear on the hard drives. Is that true?

And what is clean disk?

Seekermeister - I've never heard of OSS. Thank you very much for your input however.
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06 Apr 2010   #18
richc46

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Not true anymore, You really only need it if you install and unistall a lot. MS says if 10% or more needs defrag it should be done.
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06 Apr 2010   #19
TheTalker

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, so it's not bad to defrag anymore. Got it. Alright, I will remember that. 10% more. I don't really do a lot of uninstalling but I do install a lot. So I'll check and see if anything is over 10%.

(Updated my previous post with some more information/questions.)

Edit: I checked and my disk defragmenter is set to defrag every Wednesday at 6pm. Now of course it can't do this if the PC is off but it's usually on at 6pm. Should I keep the scheduling on or should I turn it off and do it myself?

I'm going to go to bed now. Will be back tomorrow bright and early to check the replies.

Thank you everyone!!
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06 Apr 2010   #20
richc46

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