Does This Registry Need Attention?

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  1. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
       #1

    Does This Registry Need Attention?


    Out of curiosity I ran CCleaner on the registry in G's HP Laptop. Little machine has never had an issue of any kind and runs well. Gets very limited use, mostly checking her bank account now and then.

    There are 908 lines of this :

    Installer Reference Issue +

    C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Local\Temp\x64 +

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders

    Sorry I had to break it into 3 lines.

    Opinions? Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #2

    Has anything been recently installed/failed attempted installs?
    Looks odd to me.
    Have you run ADWCleaner on it?
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  4. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
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       #4

    Only install since new is CCleaner. These entries appear to have been there since the get-go. They appear to be initial/original installation left-over debris. Thought about looking into those folders, but they're not visible without logging on as administrator and I'm a little shy about that.

    Here's another line:

    Installer Reference Issue +
    c:\ProgramData\HP\HP Registration Service\Staging\ASM\ja-JP\check +
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders
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  5. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
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       #5

    Have not run ADWCleaner on it. Windows full scan (over 470,000 items scanned) found no threats. Malwarebytes (over 321,000 items scanned) found no threats. And yes rootkits were included.

    I'm still convinced it's left -over debris from the initial install. Names like en-US and other language-nationality are in a lot of them.
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  6. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
       #6

    Just for grins and giggles, run ADWCleaner. It's a relatively fast scan.
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  7. Posts : 7,257
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    You could get a second opinion with wise registry cleaner. Just scan, don't fix anything.

    To me that line looks inomplete.

    Personally for such a long standing install, I would leave it alone. You could do more harm than good. If in the future the machine starts misbehaving, then a clean install would be the way to go.
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  8. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
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       #8

    ADWCleaner found nothing either. If I could figure out how, I'd attach that whole section of the file. I can find the parent folders of many mentioned, but none of those files are in them. Still convinced it's left-over from the original install without clean-up behind them.

    BTW with Malwarebytes and ADWCleaner, the little machine is using over 40% of the memory.
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  9. Posts : 16,278
    W10Prox64
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    CWGilley said:
    ADWCleaner found nothing either. If I could figure out how, I'd attach that whole section of the file. I can find the parent folders of many mentioned, but none of those files are in them. Still convinced it's left-over from the original install without clean-up behind them.
    Great.
    CWGilley said:
    BTW with Malwarebytes and ADWCleaner, the little machine is using over 40% of the memory.
    ADWCleaner is only active when you run it. If you've got MBAM premium or trial, that will use resources.
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  10. Posts : 1,097
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1809 (OS Build 17763.437)
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       #10

    Malwarebytes is the biggest user of memory at 250 mb and up.
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