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Registry fixing?
« on: July 02, 2004, 01:40:50 PM »
I'm an Avast! user(but of course), but I've been having some trouble.
Each time I try to 'repair', when Avast finds a worm or virus, it just says it can't. This means I end up having to either delete the problem or putting it into virus vault.

This has caused a great deal of trouble to my registry database, so does anyone know a good registry fixing tool/software?
I would prefer freeware, but if no such good one exists, then shareware.
 I am considering Registry Mechanic, does anyone know if it is good?

Thanks a bunch  :)

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Re:Registry fixing?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2004, 01:43:16 PM »
Well, if the file is a worm (which it probably is), there is no way how to repair it (the whole file is the virus - there is no original file). So, the only real option is to delete it. The "Repair" option is for file infectors.

What particular "great deal of trouble" do you mean?


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Re:Registry fixing?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2004, 10:45:24 PM »
Not being a cpu-wiz(nor data-retard :)) I'm assuming it's the registry database.

I've tried it before, when I've deleted worms with avast, thus making it impossible to start anything (programs/.exe-files).

The first times I could manage by starting XP in commando prompt and DOS'ing my way to system restore/system recovery (c:windows/system32/restore/rstrui.exe  - I believe it is).

This time, I haven't able to do that, as it wouldn't even start that.
Thanks to a file at, it fixes this, apparently common, problem with anti-virus programs.
The problem is now that I have to intstall this file each time I start or reboot my computer, to get any of the files to work.
Besides that, now I can only be a limited time on the net, before I get mysterously half unhooked and can't access between none to some websites, differing from time to time (also my Kerio-firewall starts saying not connected in an error-message).

That's my problem, which started after detection of worms and subsequently deleting them or putting them to vault(what ever was possible) with Avast!.