What cleans out RUN ?

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  1. Posts : 418
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    What cleans out RUN ?


    In x32Win10ProV22H2, I want to keep the entries in RUN, but often find them gone. I do monthly cleaning and scanning with various 3rd party programs, and suspect that one of those processes cause the deletion. To scientifically determine which it is, would take trial and error but end up with certainty. That would be a LOT of effort, and as a shortcut, I'd like to ask if forum members happen to have isolated particular programs, parts of which would cause such deletions. I have tested Disk Cleaner and its does NOT.
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  2. Posts : 18,034
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
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    Hello @Sebastian42,

    Are you talking about this ? > Clear File Explorer and Run Dialog Box History in Windows 10

    I hope this helps.
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  3. Posts : 418
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    Yes, that WOULD probably empty RUN, but since I do NOT use that link, it can't be blamed for the result I want to avoid.
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    Hello @Sebastian42,

    Sebastian42 said:
    I want to keep the entries in RUN, but often find them gone. I do monthly cleaning and scanning with various 3rd party programs, and suspect that one of those processes cause the deletion.
    Yes, most 3rd-Party programs will clear that sort of data, a bit like cleanmgr in Windows.

    I would think there maybe a setting in the 3rd-Party programs that allows you to skip that particular part, but there are so many parameters in such software that tracking them down may well take some time.

    In Windows, I think the data is held in the following if this helps . . .

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU.
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  5. Posts : 418
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    'take some time' - that is exactly what I thought and that is why I asked in this forum, in case others had experience.
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  6. Posts : 18,034
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    Hello @Sebastian42,

    Sebastian42 said:
    I do monthly cleaning and scanning with various 3rd party programs, and suspect that one of those processes cause the deletion.
    Listing the 3rd-Party programs that you are referring to might help those that use them to give you advice !
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  7. Posts : 418
    Win10 32bit v20H2
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       #7

    EMMINENTLY sensible suggestion - they are :

    AdwCleaner
    Privazer
    Glary Utilities
    Autoruns

    Security Task Manager
    Malware Hunter
    IObit Malware Fighter
    Avast antivirus Free
    SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
    ERARemover
    Malwarebytes
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  8. Posts : 17,040
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
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    Privazer claims that
    Privazer said:
    With simply one click, PrivaZer is able to clean securely
    ...
    Histories of visited websites, videos, software, opened docs, etc
    so you might choose to start by checking that one out.


    Denis
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  9. Posts : 418
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    As stated before, 'checking them out' is what I was hoping to avoid by making the post. I think it was already happening before I installed Privazer. I would expect that more than one 'cleaner' would target that RUN.
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  10. Posts : 2,986
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
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    I agree with Paul's post from above. The search results are listed in regedit at:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

    How to Delete Run History in Windows: 15 Steps (with Pictures)


    I only have one search history in my Run history:

    What cleans out RUN ?-image.png

    What cleans out RUN ?-image.png

    As for which app can clear it out automatically, I'm not sure.
    This search result may help you find some app that does:
    free app to clear out run history windows 10 - Search
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