Fight your Registry Attacks. Fix your Computer Heart

By: Ted Peterson

Registry is a place where the applications interact with the operating system. In other words, registry is a big cyberspace within a local computer where all the bit and pieces of an application/operating system are lined with the root known as 'Kernel' to generate compatibility. Guess if the registry gets infected by malicious software's or spyware programs, your computer will obey the orders as lined up in the registry which can impact computer performance and user's privacy.

How do you clean you registry from infected entries? Do you think a user can look over the registry and find out those entries from thousands of others and delete them?

Well! A good thought can lead to an invention and we have a very useful tool called Registry Mechanic which checks the registry for unwanted entries and cleans them or repairs the problems is few simple clicks. A tool you will get used to when running it on weekly basis throws up malicious entries to your surprise which were unknowingly installed and found on your computer. Once you have downloaded the software, it can be installed in very simple steps. The application interface is very easy to understand and with options like 'Scan Your Registry' you can allow the software to check the system for any shared or missing or bad registry entries.

At this step the software is basically checking the registry for any shared or violated operating system or other application links as it scans through
? various trusted files extensions,
? Software location with missing or incorrect links,
? Registry health and integrity,
? Windows Fonts which can also be an area of target,
? Help and resource files can be missing or corrupt in the registry,
? Shared DLLs,
? Startup programs, entries of those application which were un-installed from Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs,
? Virtual device entries,
? Temp files /shortcuts, files extensions followed by
? Deep registry scan going through every registry entry.

Performing registry cleaning every week would make your computer run faster with the windows operating system and other windows compatible applications. The only purpose of Registry Mechanic is to analyze the registry using a scripted algorithm for broken links and other broken or missing references of any other 3rd party application etc.

Why would there be broken links? There is a user tendency to test software's and utilities available on the internet and un-install them if they are useless. Not every un-install is completely removed from your system and leaves unwanted traces or marks in the form of broken or missing registry link. Every time your computer is started, it would scan through every registry entry to link with the applications installed on the local computer. Now if the links are broken, the computer, as expected, will wait for some time before moving ahead with other links causing a delay and making your computer slower and slower day-by-day.

Registry Mechanic also gives a cool option of backing up registry before deleting unwanted entries just incase something goes wrong. You can then trigger the restore of the older registry version, getting the things back to normal. Also a 'Compact Registry' and 'Repair' option allows the Registry Mechanic to create a System Restore point, again for the same reason 'if something goes wrong'.

Therefore, we now understand why software like Registry Mechanic is important and must stay in every user's collections of cool system utilities.

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