Author Topic: How to delete key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\AVAST Software  (Read 1293 times)

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Offline drffcc

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Hi!

How to permanently delete the registry key,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\AVAST Software

System: Windows 7 Ultimate

I've tried the Avast Uninstaller: doesn't delete this key.

Any help is much appreciated!

Offline DavidR

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As far as I'm aware that Registry Key is under the control of the OS

See https://www.itprotoday.com/windows-78/whats-wow6432node-under-hkeylocalmachinesoftware-registry-subkey.
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How to permanently delete the registry key,
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\AVAST Software
-> https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=227627.msg1508765#msg1508765
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Thanks for that Asyn, I had forgotten that tool.
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Thanks for pointing that tool out Asyn :) I've always had to take ownership to remove that reg key but the tool will make it easier 8)

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No problem guys. :)
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Yes, another fine nugget.
Nice
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