Naughty registry editor?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by MacQibble, Jan 11, 2011.

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  1. MacQibble

    MacQibble Registered Member

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    Privatefirewall just popped up to tell me Registrar Registry Editor (www.resplendence.com freebie) wanted on line via Avast Antivirus !

    I blocked it and it just kept trying. I wasn't even using the thing.

    Thing is, if it had asked me politely I wouldn't have given it another thought. Now, on principle, I'm killing it. Biting off my nose I know ...seemed like a good free editor.

    Anyone know why a registry editor wants to act this way?
     
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  2. Cudni

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    did you check under preferences if it is trying to check for an update or some other options that require net access?

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  3. MacQibble

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    "...did you check under preferences if it is trying to check for an update..."

    Only installed it yesterday Cudni - registered it, downloaded latest version far as i remember. Hadn't got round to using it but it looked useful to have.

    I didn't check its settings because it didn't just come out and ask for access.

    Couldn't understand why it would want to sit on the back of Avast. It had its own filter for permission in PFW. Anyways, it's gone now. You have to make a stand ...

    Cheers
     
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    FWIW (and not making any accusations) but there's an evil version of RR floating around the warez world so...

    In any event (for those considering it) Registrar is a *terrific* program AND they have a freeware lite version that does almost all of what their paid version does. Personally, I've never had any alert from PF about RRLite trying to phone home (or elsewhere). As to WHY I'm using RRLite now and am familiar with this issue? Perhaps I'm just well read.
     
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