Installed Programs in Windows® Registry
How the programs installed in the Windows registry to be detected?
Windows registry is the main storage part of a Windows system. This stores details about the data in the system. System uses the registry to store the system configuration utility. All of the installed applications in the system store details to the Windows registry while installing those applications to the system. Due to registry, the user may face various issues. These issues are mainly due to the invalid keys in the registry. The registry editors are used to modify the registry in the system. The 'regedit' command is used to open the registry editor in the system. There is a chance of malware infection in this registry editor and this will affect all the keys in the registry and thus the entire system performance. You have to remove the malware if anything is in this editor to save the system severe issues.
More details about Windows registry is in the following:
- Ways to detect programs
- Tips to fix issues
Ways to detect programs
Registry editor is the component used to detect the presence of installed programs. You are allowed to edit the system Registry directly by using the Registry Editor provided with your Operating System, Windows XP. But, you need to take great care because errors in the Registry could disable your computer. The main benefit of editing the registry is that you can clear errors in your system. You will be able to boot the performance. You can also delete the corrupted entries in your system.
If any of the details related to uninstalled applications failed to remove from the registry, then there may be duplicate key generated and thus, various issues. Error messages and the slow system performance are main among them. There is a chance of malware infection in this registry editor also and this will affect all the keys in the registry and the entire system performance. So, you have to remove malware if anything is in this editor to save the system severe issues.
An antivirus is effective to remove viruses from registry. Various antivirus software are available to remove viruses from registry editor. This antivirus will scan the registry editor and will remove all the files associated with the registry editor. RegDefense, registry fix, registry Easy etc. are some registry repair software. The regedit is the keyword to open the registry editor. HEKY_LOCAL_MACHINE can be opened to check whether there are any viruses in the registry. If you find that the data of any files in the 'Preferences' matches with the data in which the troubles starts, then it’s better to remove such files from the registry.
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