Registry Key increase

  chocolate cake 22:29 16 Feb 07
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I run Counterspy and have just run a scan and it has scanned >114,000 registry keys. I remember a time early last year when I was only scanning around 30,000.

Is it normal to have this many keys in a registry. I am aware that these can be created by certain nasties so I have run all the usual scans including frequent scans by Registry Mechanic to dump all the waste and am a little concerned.

Can anyone offer reassurance please?

  ed-0 23:05 16 Feb 07

No offence old fruit, but you are paranoid. What other essential ( tongue in cheek ) must have security do you run.

I run AVG once a month, if I remember. Windows defender and spyware blaster. Every ? months. I have never had a nasty.

I bank on line with 4 separate accounts, I shop on-line. Never had a problem.

I think these programs pray on the vulnerable.

You could of course, go ad invanitume on security.

  ed-0 23:07 16 Feb 07

chocolate cake

No offence old fruit, but you are paranoid. What other essential ( tongue in cheek ) must have security do you run.

I run AVG once a month, if I remember. Windows defender and spyware blaster. Every ? months. I have never had a nasty.

I bank on line with 4 separate accounts, I shop on-line. Never had a problem.

I think these programs pray on the vulnerable.

You could of course, go ad infinitum on security.

  chocolate cake 23:27 16 Feb 07

No offence taken old fruit. My question was not so much about nasties, pardon me if I gave that impression, but, more to do with the ever increasing profiteroling - strike that - proliferation of my registry keys.

  woodchip 23:44 16 Feb 07

You will get more, Every time you load programs and alter something on your comp

  woodchip 23:45 16 Feb 07

Even if you open a File, it creates a new key so you can open it again quick from menu. in a program

  chocolate cake 23:46 16 Feb 07

Oh! well nothing to worry about then. I'll tick as resolved. 114,000 did seem an extravagant number.

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