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Protect your REGISTRY from unwanted changes.
« on: August 19, 2004, 05:56:40 PM »
RegistryProt is a 100% free, standalone, compact, low-level realtime registry monitor and protector, that adds another dimension to Windows security and intrusion detection. By monitoring important locations and keys in the Windows system registry, RegistryProt will alert whenever a key is added or changed, and then give the option of accepting the key change, reverting back to the original key setting, or deleting the key.
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Re:Protect your REGISTRY from unwanted changes.
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2004, 07:37:56 PM »
Bob: The program again looks like a good one, but I don't think I would know a subseven if it hit me over the head. How do you know which ones to allow and which ones not to? Until I have a lot more knowledge, I think I should stay away from this one. Is there one that says "subseven trojan is attempting to enter your registry"? That one I could use. Thanks for the suggestion, however.

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2004, 08:12:03 PM »
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Is there one that says "subseven trojan is attempting to enter your registry"? That one I could use.
If there was, I would already own it. What this Program does is warn you when there is a change in the registry.
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Re:Protect your REGISTRY from unwanted changes.
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2004, 08:28:25 PM »
How do you know which ones to allow and which ones not to?

Generally speaking you won't have a pop up window in normal use of the computer.
The keys monitored are the startup ones, browser settings, tracing cookies, etc.
If you are not installing right now any software, you won't see the alert window.
If you are, in fact, installing an application, you will see its path on the alert window and, easy, could 'allow' the update.
After that, you can run Ad-aware and SpyBot to comprove that the key added are a valid one (not spyware)  ;)

If you install software very frequently, do only the second part. It will be annoying answering the alert window so frequently  8)
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Re:Protect your REGISTRY from unwanted changes.
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2004, 09:02:23 PM »
Doesn't Spybots TeaTimer alert you to registry changes?

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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2004, 09:54:44 PM »
Doesn't Spybots TeaTimer alert you to registry changes?

Yes it does...
I only can't compare the two applications (I do not test RegistryProt...)
For me, TeaTimer was simpler and better than Ad-watch of Ad-aware Professional that I saw running in a computer of a friend of mine.
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Re:Protect your REGISTRY from unwanted changes.
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2004, 10:46:17 PM »
Technical
This program just has one function "MONITOR"
It can't tell you what's good bad or indifferent. If your system is clean, it's a good and very small resident program to monitor any changes.
Most changes you are aware of because you're making them. This is good for the ones you don't know.
If something pops up, investigate before you allow the change to contine.
If you have the resouces, then by all means use S&D and and engage TeaTimer.
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2004, 01:20:10 AM »
i use this one for 1.5 or 2 years (since first release) it was always good micro util :)

very usefull to deploy ...
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2004, 03:43:11 AM »
I can personally vouch for the effectiveness of RegistryProt.

I use it on all my PCs and have for it seems forever now, such a tiny seemingly insignificant invention yet it is VERY STRONG! in its purpose and will ALERT! at the exact moment! of any change, allowing you the option of refusing the change if hostile.
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The keys monitored are the startup ones, browser settings, tracing cookies, etc
Yes, and i found it of great value over the period since i first installed it.

What a timely reminder bob3160 to bring attention to this old faithful, tried & true safety application.

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Re:Protect your REGISTRY from unwanted changes.
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2004, 02:58:43 PM »
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Your welcome. I used to use SpySweeper cause it also alerted you of any changes but, for some strange reason, SpySweeper was raising havock on my computer and I had to remove it. Never could figue out why.  I liked the fact that this is so nice and small and has a very tiny foot print.
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2004, 04:07:59 PM »
is there a registry monitor that tells you if your about to deleat something immportant/vitall to the system/registry? , this way i cause less damage  ;D

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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2004, 04:40:48 PM »
is there a registry monitor that tells you if your about to deleat something immportant/vitall to the system/registry? , this way i cause less damage  ;D

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Yes, the mark one human brain. If you aren't sure that it shouldn't be deleted then you shouldn't be messing with the registry unless you have a backup strategy.

But best of all use some form of registry cleaner (regcleaner or regseeker for example) that can restore deletions. This is however, is not infallible as a deletion could stop your computer from booting and you wouldn't be able to run the registry cleaner and restore the deletion. You really have to have a backup strategy or don't mess with registry unless you are happy to deal with the potentialconsequences.
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2004, 12:17:54 AM »
DavidR, it was a while ago that i did it, and i managed to deleat somepart of explorer from the registry, so i couldn't start the computer up (pestpatrol said it was IWon cookie spyware  >:( ) .
But i just started my win98 up in command promt and typed scanreg /restore and put it back to about 2 hours before.


So that is my back up stratigy


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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2004, 01:00:01 AM »
Which was my point, if you delete some part of the registry and can't get back into windows, your stuffed.

You can delete elements in the registry and nothing appears to be a problem because the changes you make to registry don't take effect until you reboot, then the s*1t hits the fan when you can't get in to "put it back to about 2 hours before."
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Re:Protect your REGISTRY from unwanted changes.
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2004, 09:20:46 AM »
Hey Guys
Can I ask a dumb beginners question.
Ran Spyboy and got something with "registry value"...does that mean  the same caution should be shown when deleting as with registry key??
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