How To Fix Driver Sweeper can't delete all registry files in registry editor

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I've tried to change user privilegies but this far I've not succeeded. So this is the situation: I've unistalled Amd Driver from Device Manager, Unistalled Catalyst software and ran Driver Sweeper. There is only 3 registeries that the Driver Sweeper CAN'T delete and these are under SYSTEM\ folder. Have you tried to clean/fix the registry with CCleaner? (CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download)

So guys, I need your help.

What causes Driver Sweeper can't delete all registry files in registry editor

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Help! I can't delete corrupt files from Registry Editor. It keeps coming back! HELP

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Greetings All,

I'm not very keen on how this all works. PLEASE HELP! To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread.

The dll's I'm trying to unregister in the Command Prompt section all come back as non executed files so can't delete. If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.
And when I try to get rid of keys in Registry Editor, I can right click and delete but it always comes back. I know I have TrojanDownloader.xs infecting my computer with a lot of crap from CoolWebSearch.

I've located the files and am trying to go about deleting but nothing sticks. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:13:58, on 6/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe

Solved: registry editor error: registry editing has been disabled by your administrat

an easy fix hopefully... I think I removed a registration cleaner, but I could be wrong I'll try and clean that out for sure. but obviously if Ive overlooked something important, please let me know and I'll do what ever is needed.

Double click to run the script. thank you.

Welcome to TSG! HTH


thats about all know about the situation still trying to resolve other issues but they dont pertain right now, i'll probably post them in another part of the forums.

don't worry, I have administrative rights, Im in the proccess of removing malware and what not, and this must have been turned off at some point. I have a number of programs already installed and it might be them. I'm new to this stuff and these forums. the error is short and annoying.

( registry editor )
registry editing has been disabled by your administrator
How do I reactivate these kinds of features from the control panel?

Go here and download #275 on the right side to your desktop.

Cannot Connect Network Registry when running (regedit) Registry Editor!!

Every time I input my password, it immediately logs me after loading settings and even in safe mode this happens.

Can someone help me, I have read other threads about my automatic log off and none of the tips helped me. Its a Virus Infection mate and from all the times i tried to fix it i had no success wat so ever, the only way I could fix it was to reformat the drive

sorry 4 the bad news

how do i get the following files in registry editor format?

I'll not get any email notifications about edits so I won't know you posted something new.

Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Reboot your computer.Open the MBAR folder located on your Desktop and paste the content of the following files in your next reply:
"mbar-log-{date} (xx-xx-xx).txt""system-log.txt" Please download Rkill (courtesy of to your desktop.There are 2 different versions.

Click "Next" to continue.Click in the following screen "Update" to obtain the latest malware definitions.Once the update is complete select "Next" and click "Scan".When the scan is finished and no malware has been found select "Exit".If malware was detected, make sure to check all the items and click "Cleanup". Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. rKill.txt log will also be p...

notepad files run as registry editor

When I click on a txt file it keep pop up with Registry Editor. How do I stop this from happening so when I click on a txt file it open up notepad. How do I stop this from happening so when I click on a txt file it open up notepad. The only way I am able to open it in notepad is by right click and hitting edit.

llok up the *.txt file and associate with notepad


The only way I am able to open it in notepad is by right click and hitting edit.

Quote: Originally Posted by The Coldest

When I click on a txt file it keep pop up with Registry Editor. to change type associate in search and click on associate with.

Mystery files in the registry editor

Please let me know if I need to give some more info on these:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\soap | value name (Default) - data "SOAP Moniker"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Spp.Spp | value name (Default) - data "SPP Class"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Spp.Spp.1 | value name (Default) - data "SPP Class"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown | value names (Default), AlwaysShowExt, QueryClassStore, TypeOverlay - no data

They relate to Windows' handling of file extensions, eg:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown is for handling files of undefined extension.

I haven't been able to find any concrete information about them so far, so I was wondering if there's anyone here who could shed some light on what they are and what they do. Again, I'm not quite computer savvy, so please bear with any mistakes I make while trying to outline my operating system (if that's the right term) and these files.
Due to a recent issue with a virus that I've hopefully finally eradicated from my computer, I've been searching through my registry editor and researching some entries online that seem iffy.

I have an HP Windows Vista Home Premium. I know next to nothing about programming, so I'm reluctant to make an...

Where is Registry Editor & HKEY files?

I've done numerous searches of C-drive, and with the setting to look for hidden files.

Start - Run - Type "regedit"

On left hand column it should be there

Sorry this will sound like a dumb question. Where can I find the Registry Editor and the HKEY_CURRENT_USER file?

is it safe to hide files using cmd or registry editor

i have a filter on my pc for parental controls and i know how to bypass it and i want to know is it safe to disable the following gpedit services.msc and hide administrative tools in the control panel as i had alot of browser issues i dunno whether it was for this or just using privazer to much

is it safe to hide files using cmd or registry editor

Such won't be effective for someone who knew how to reverse the effect. If others are using your PC, better let them use a limited user of a guest account

Task Manager ,Registry Editor disabled cant view hidden files

Are you running Xp or Vista?

Im a new member to this community . What is your installed antivirus?

Solution to delete problematic registry keys (error deleting registry key)

Find the file spupdsvc.exe and replace the extension from .exe to .old, after doing the this file should look as: C:\Windows\System32\spupdsvc.old
(if you cannot rename extensions, in a Windows Explorer Window, click Tools>Folder Options>View>Un check the hide known extensions)
(the renamed file of spupdsvc.old will automatically get freshly recreated upon reboot)

Step 5. Also tried regdelnull RegDelNull also tried RegASSASSIN: Malwarebytes

Nothing worked. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode (tap F8 at BIOS screen) then after it's loaded navigate to C:\Windows\System32\spupdsvc.exe

Step 4. Then run the reset.cmd within it, allow it to complete may take around an hour or so.

Step 3. Then reboot your computer into normal windows mode. I have tried everything previously, including all this permission stuff from over here: How do I remove a "Locked" Registry key? - Mischel Internet Security Forum just wasted a lot of time. Unfortunately they were locked so I couldn?t post a reply.

So guys, after reading from over here Malwarebytes Forum > RegAssassin didn't work ? NB: If you do not have below file of spupdsvc.exe then just do a normal restart and skip to step 5. Try these steps:

Step 1.

You then should be able to delete the offending registry keys via regassasin or even via regular regedit

Should work with XP, Vista, and 7

Hope that helps.

[an alternative method is posted from Re...

Windows registry - I cannot delete a user file in the registry

I do not know what else to try.. Why do you think a user is involved. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

In the last week I have been redirected to a hijacked site that says "that your computer has been hijacked and you will not be able to save your files, then it says do not shutdown" Well, that's exactly what I do is I disconnect from the internet, and then I can close everything down, this has happened a few times now, so I finally went looking for a way to look for it, I tried malwarebytes, I tried Norton's cloud based emergency scan and Trend's scan, none of them are finding the user, I found a video on Youtube that showed me how to find and remove users that shouldn't be there, so I went into regedit and I went to the location in internet settings/ permissions, I followed their directions and I disabled inheritance like it said that I had to do, I clicked remove and as soon as I click the enable button the user comes back, I then tried to remove it and clicked apply, and it returns immediately... What web browser do you use?

It sounds like your browser is being redirected. What user?

Cannot delete certain Registry Key; Cannot change Owner of Registry Ke

In order to get rid of the *.zip folder view in WinExplorer on a64bit WIn7 system I tried to delete (according to some tutorials) the Registry key:


Unfortuantely this is NOT possible immediately. Zip Folders - Enable or Disable Windows Explorer View

Hope this helps for now,

When I try to delete it then I got a popup

Cannot delete.... I have Admin rights.

Error while delting key. This last error comes for all Owners: SYSTEM, Administrators, trusted Installers. Ok, so I tried to get ownership of this key by right clicking-->Permissions
then selecting "Users" and enabling "Full control" the "apply" button but I got here:

Unable to save permission changes on ....

Access denied"

Why? In addition, you might see if the tutorial below may help with this. So what more do I need to get ownership? Even worse: Every change in owner is rejected as well.

How to delete files in REGISTRY

files are in E:\. If you want to delete viewed websites, you do that by clearing your history and temporary internet files from your browser.

I don't know how to delete viewed websites and to see them and also to find the deleted files/folders from registry.Please help me.My temp.

Easycleaner registry files delete or not?

such and such program is trying to connect...should I let it connect..."WHAT SAY YE!"... your cleaner should back these files up...where you could restore them... if file wont delete...its cause its pull out the security task manager (30 day)

and from there you can usually shut down a bad process...its a little stronger than reglcleaner...but then again registry cleaning and running tasks monitoring are two different things. has a excellent tool to block ( asks you) the very browswer scripts that install
junkware beacon programs.

sounds like alot...but its not... (actual program) FREE
or visit thier main url and look under system (on the left)

why im saying all this... later

bitdefender is fast...i whip it out...its up in seconds...then scan...then boom..thank you. read on! Can someone help me out. try regcleaner
you get 30 days till you gotta find a crack (just kidding)

for adware removal try (oh so sweet)

never ever never ever install an adware removal tool that came to you by way of a popup...why it installs more adware... has nice free one has excellent free virus protection...but it does not scan in real time
thats good...why...cause you wouldnt dare click an unknown file from an unknown source would you dont need virus protection constantl...


I already uninstall unwanted program or stuff like that but I can see that something is wrong.please advicethanksdom

some info might be helpful ; what windows version you are on, what protection programs do you have on board and when did you last completley update them and run full scans with them, including windows updates?
Hre my questions:- IS IT SAFE DELETE FILE FROM THE REGISTRY- HOW CAN I IDENTIFY THE SHARING FILES? I start to look at it because the machine is very slow at start up and also give me hard time when open software like Word.

DO THE MACHINE NED ALL THESE FILES?Im trying to figure out what is wrong with this PC!

Delete IDM trialware files from XP registry

i want to delete internet download manager from my pc totaly because the trial version has finished & want to reinstall the same sofware vesion can delete the entry of internet download manager from my windows xp- 2 pc. So, you still might not be able to install a free version even after uninstalling.I'd recommend that if you really like the program, buy it. Do that, then open the Registry and do a Find for the program, removing entries it finds.Keep in mind, there may be entries that do not have the name "Internet Download Manager" in them that are part of the install.

Did you remove it using Add/Remove Programs?

I'm trying to delete files I believe are infected in my registry.

Run it and post the contents of the logfile it creates. Then choose "Next" to remove the chosen objects. First, go here for the free Ad-Aware 6 Personal Build 181:

Launch the program ... Mark the objects you wish to eliminate for removal.


Please read for further instructions, settings , etc. Also....

My computer keeps saying that a program is requesting to access the internet right when I log on before anything is open. Then ...

The site my computer most often tries to dial is Most of what it displays is harmless, or essential to the running of your computer.

Please use the Custom Scan with Memory and Both registry scans ON. I downloaded Spykiller on the request of the dial-up tech advice.

Run Ad-Aware 6. Please go here and download HijackThis:

It is a zipped file, and will need to be unzipped in order to install. I have turned the regestry restore off and deleted the files, but they keep coming back. make sure that you activate IN-DEPTH scanning before you proceed.

There are many options available with a right-click. on the start-up screen, you will need to first run the Webupdate Feature (globe at the top), or click "check for updates" to get the Reference File up to date. Make a Quarantine only if you do not have the Auto-Quarantine option ON. Spykiller fou...

Ok? to delete invalid registry files? duplicates?

Be very careful about deleting keys. Even the best registry cleaning programs make a lot of mistakes. Duplicate entries, such as entries in the Control Sets or in HKCU and HKLM are normal and needed.

I have a lot of invalid registries, is this okay to delete all?

can't find unspypc files to delete in registry

Please be gentle with a functionally illiterate 'puter user.

Have UnSpyPC virus. Need some help in figuring out how best to use your site to fix my problem. Followed Symantec's removal instructions but cannot find the files to delete in my registry.


Unable to delete Bluetooth driver related Registry Keys

I've since tried various workarounds but have had no luck so far. So, I'm hoping a complete reset of anything Bluetooth related in the registry will fix the issue. The only way out for now is to take ownership/delete individually which is a nightmare. Even more show up upon taking ownership of 'properties'.

The device manger returns a Code19 error saying "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged". Note: I've tried deleting the keys in safe mode and via the built-in administrator account without success. I've also uninstalled all hidden BT drivers from Device Manager.

Any advice is appreciated. As suggested here I've manged to delete all the relevant keys except for one particular key named BTHENUM. Since there are close to a hundred keys (maybe more), I've tried using the command line tool (subInacl.exe) to take ownership/make necessary changes to the keys but the command fails with some keys working and the rest not. As you can see in the screenshot attached, the key contains a number of subkeys.

I would like to know if there's a quicker way to get this done other than a clean install.

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