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      • #2169581 Reply
        Exfso
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        I am running Windows 10 pro and have been using AVG PC tune up for years. People in other forums have tried to [dissuade me] on this, and I understand where they are coming from, however this particular issue has never reared its ugly head before. and I find that I am getting hundreds of these entries daily on missing entries.

        I have opted to not clean these, but in 2 days something like 450 showed up when AVG checked the registry. Obviously something is at fault here, but it has me totally bewildered.

        Any ideas/help would be much appreciated.  If I simply ignore these then my hard drive will fill up in very short time with these odd registry entries, which in  my opinion are an issue.

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        Bluetrix
        AskWoody MVP

        Any ideas/help would be much appreciated. If I simply ignore these then my hard drive will fill up in very short time with these odd registry entries, which in my opinion are an issue.

        In my Post #2153600 I made these comments:

        It’s been written to death, cleaning the registry via an App can be deadly to your OS, any App. Registry cleaners were very popular years ago when computer disk memory was really limited, and every iota of space was important, that hasn’t been true in decades.

        Avast was the reason I stopped using AVG, and for a short time in 2017, CCleaner.

        It’s still true. Entries in the registry are major league tiny, I seriously doubt anyone could fill up a hard drive with them in a lifetime.

        Check the internet on deleting reg entries with ANY so called reg-cleaner.

      • #2169587 Reply
        Exfso
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        Yes, I totally understand where you are coming from, but Why all of a sudden are there so many of these entries, and multiplying daily.

        • #2169594 Reply
          Bluetrix
          AskWoody MVP

          Why all of a sudden are there so many of these entries, and multiplying daily.

          One cause of invalid entries is registry keys left behind by a deleted program. With some deleted programs it is difficult to remove all traces of their previous existence.

          Run a malware app like Malwarebytes  (free) and see if an issue appears.

          • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Bluetrix.
      • #2169595 Reply
        Exfso
        AskWoody Plus

        Got MWB premium running 24/7. Nothing shows up in scans.

      • #2169641 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Those are references to deleted files – Windows cleans the cache and so do “maintenance” programs. Having a history reference to a cache / temp file is not an issue and never was, but the “maintenance” programs don’t tell you that because then they can’t “advertise” the “good” things they are doing for you.

        Dump the “maintenance” program and stick to backing up. You will sleep better. 🙂

        cheers, Paul

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