SpywareBlaster creates an invalid Registry key?

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  1. Jqp

    Jqp Guest

    Hi,

    I heard from some guy that SpywareBlaster creates a Registry key below and it's invalid.

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{9D77F204-F995-4A8E-8267-E7AD91776568} ]

    See the space after "}". Is this really a problem?

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. Under0ath

    Under0ath Registered Member

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    I do not believe it creates a bad Reg. Key. It shouldn't be a problem at all, if in fact it IS a problem (but again, doubt it). You can use a program that scans the registry to see if it finds anything that has that name or not.

    If you are looking for a Registry cleaner, look in a different forum on this website. I was reading past threads, an d I came across one with an EXCELLENT program that cleans the Registry. being anxious to clean it, i used it and it found at least 800 items. I was a little bit cautious in deleting 800+ items, but My computer has been running fine recently.


    Viel Glueck,
    Under0ath
     
  3. Jqp

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    Thanks for your reply, Under0ath.

    I looked into my PC and found this key:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{9D77F204-F995-4A8E-8267-E7AD91776568} ]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    Then I ran SpywareBlaster, removed IE protection and the killbit of the above key disappeared.

    You can find an item "{9D77F204-F995-4A8E-8267-E7AD91776568} " (notice the space after "}") in IE protection area of SWB using "Find" feature.

    Conclusion: SWB creates one Registry key with a space at the end.

    Question: Is protection against this CLSID (*) still working?

    Jqp


    (*) 7AdPower Dialer (19).
     
  4. Under0ath

    Under0ath Registered Member

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    Sorry, I am a bit confused about your question:

    Are you asking if you are protected against the Registry Key?
     
  5. Mele20

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    Looks to me like you are NOT protected.

    I have to go see if I have that invalid key.

    Edit: That key looks normal to me. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{9D77F204-F995-4A8E-8267-E7AD91776568}

    I don't see an extra space at the end. How would you know if there was one anyhow?
     
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  6. Bubba

    Bubba Updates Team

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    If you exported that key only and opened the resulting reg file with notepad....you can see the space Windows regedit displays.

    Code:
    ActiveX Compatibility\{9D77F204-F995-4A8E-8267-E7AD91776568} ]
     
  7. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

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    Thank you Bubba. I should thought of that. Yeah, I see the extra space on mine also.
     
  8. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Thank you for the report - this was fixed in the update released today. :)

    That key did absolutely no harm being there - but it also probably didn't do any good.

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
  9. Jqp

    Jqp Guest

    Thank you all.

    And thanks again, Javacool. ;)
     
  10. TeMerc

    TeMerc Registered Member

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    Ok, so where are the updates posted?

    I usually find them at Calendar of Updates
    Is there anyplace else to find them here on this site?

    Hope I didn't miss it. :oops:
     
  11. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

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    There's an update today? I can't get it. I'm having the same problem I had earlier. It would say I was updated but I wasn't. I uninstalled and reinstalled yesterday the original 3.2 version from June. It was able then to retrieve one update of, I believe, 23 items (not many for six months). Now, it is acting up again and says it has updated but it hasn't.
     
  12. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Hi,

    EDIT: Nevermind - saw your post in the other thread that it updated after another try. Good to hear. :)

    Thanks,

    -Javacool
     
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