Strange key in registry

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  1. boombastik

    boombastik Registered Member

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    I have this strange reg key in registry.
    Anyone that knows what it is?
    I dont know if i post in a wrong place :)
    Thnx for ur time
     

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  2. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Why don't you search for it first? Or post it in text so we can do that far easier?
     
  3. mant

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    The number seems Mozilla Build ID
     

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  4. boombastik

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    Yes J_L you are right. THis is the key like the foto:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\{DAF8B7E5-449D-4180-8281-10E536E597F2}


    Mant maybe, is mozilla build id, thnx for ur time and for ur idea.
     
  5. J_L

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    Wow, only this thread is relevant after trying ~10 search engines (most of them meta). Ixquick and mamma showed what seemed to be nonsense as well.
     
  6. Sully

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    That is a GUID (Globally Unique Identifier). They are used quite a bit. You will see those throughout the registry, although not normally in a root hive key like that. It could be from an installer that got "stuck", or it could be from any program. Normally the devs don't just make a root key with a GUID. The GUID is usually tied to something else, like a driver or rule or something that needs to be unique. Thats what its job is, to be unique.

    You can probably find a related value somewhere else in the registry for that, maybe a permuation of it somewhere. If there isn't any subkeys that give you clues, I would do some registry searching.

    You might be able to find that GUID online in a search, if the GUID is created and used for everyone. Often though a GUID is created on your machine at install time, so it is unique to your machine only. Of course searching for this dynamically created GUID is probably pointless.

    HTH>

    Sul.
     
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    thanks for that info :thumb:
     
  8. Sully

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    What goes around comes around they say ;)

    Sul.
     
  9. boombastik

    boombastik Registered Member

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    After 24 hours i found it..
    It is a registry key for the program biennesoft youtube downloader.

    It shows the time i install it and the version(3,2).
    So thanks u all and more J_L and Sully for the informative article.
     
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