1. saara_h_90's Avatar
    Hello all,
    While my AV avast scan my PC , it is indicated that 375 items in registry is needed to remove for boosting performance , so
    is there any problem if I'm not remove them ?
    https://gofile.io/d/xS2ipG
    https://gofile.io/d/JSiuqx
    Thanks
    07-31-2020 04:54 AM
  2. saara_h_90's Avatar
    07-31-2020 04:57 AM
  3. me just saying's Avatar
    that is really up to you. do so at your own risk. Messing with the registry is always risky and, imo, it will not result in performance enhancements. Is your computer having problems?
    07-31-2020 11:13 AM
  4. saara_h_90's Avatar
    Thanks for your swift and complete response
    I tried to attach photos to my post , but I uploaded 2 photo
    could you please give your opinion on those?
    to be honest , my computer seems to be ok and working fine . However , sometimes , AV (my antivirus is avast) indicate that for enhancement subscribe (upgrade) for unlock some features , those features like CCcleaner or some apps which are trying to clean files such as junk files , temp directory ,etc.....
    https://gofile.io/d/xS2ipG
    and
    https://gofile.io/d/JSiuqx

    I look forward to see your expert opinion
    Regards
    07-31-2020 11:21 AM
  5. saara_h_90's Avatar
    and let me I add this .
    In view of this , most of the time , I've been scanning my Laptop in sake of finding any malware or viruses or any harmful apps,besides that , sometimes I've checked my active services and process for finding any files which are being tried to legitimate itself for example ccaavsrv ,SynTPEnh,RtHDVCpl,Persistence(date:igfxpers.exe),hkcmd.exe, ccavvirh , IgfxTray , RtHDVBg [some of them are in registry , remain has a active services] .As long as I find useful information which is confirmed that these exe files or existing in registry is safe and being part of windows , I don't have any problem , but in total I have little stress about some of these exe files or services which I am not aware of their functionality
    07-31-2020 11:32 AM
  6. me just saying's Avatar
    instead of ccleaner, you can delete temporary files with windows own disk cleaner. in the windows search box, just type disk cleanup. IMO, most of the time when software says it can do more if you purchase it, it is most likely a ploy to sell the software, even avast. avast has gotten too commercial these days and has been caught doing some unethical data collecting.
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    07-31-2020 12:34 PM
  7. me just saying's Avatar
    and let me I add this .
    In view of this , most of the time , I've been scanning my Laptop in sake of finding any malware or viruses or any harmful apps,besides that , sometimes I've checked my active services and process for finding any files which are being tried to legitimate itself for example ccaavsrv ,SynTPEnh,RtHDVCpl,Persistence(date:igfxpers.exe),hkcmd.exe, ccavvirh , IgfxTray , RtHDVBg [some of them are in registry , remain has a active services] .As long as I find useful information which is confirmed that these exe files or existing in registry is safe and being part of windows , I don't have any problem , but in total I have little stress about some of these exe files or services which I am not aware of their functionality
    you can normally type the service/process name in google and see what they are. there are way too many valid service and processes to assume they are malicious because you don't recognize the name. in general, if you practice safe surfing then you should not have any problems. but if you spend time downloading torrents, go to the different porn sites and other similar activities, then you could have problems.
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    07-31-2020 12:39 PM
  8. saara_h_90's Avatar
    you can normally type the service/process name in google and see what they are. there are way too many valid service and processes to assume they are malicious because you don't recognize the name. in general, if you practice safe surfing then you should not have any problems. but if you spend time downloading torrents, go to the different porn sites and other similar activities, then you could have problems.
    Honestly , just 1 time I got torrent , but most of the time , I download from various site but before extract their zip or rar file 2 times with 2 AVs (avast free , comodo cloud AV) I scan them , please let me I say that , avast free act like upgrade version and do not differ a lot .

    and Just let me know 2 things please
    1---While I am scanning entire PC (hard) or files (mostly my download files) with AVAST free , Can I be feel free it can detect any harmful stuffs ?

    2--- Does avast also scan registry and scanning running services at background and detect unusual process and activity in order to detect any malware?

    regards
    07-31-2020 01:47 PM
  9. me just saying's Avatar
    there is not one antivirus or antimalware utility that can guarantee your computer will be 100 percent safe if you use them. This includes avast. They all are usually playing catch-up to the latest nasty. the utilities will scan every place that a virus or malware can hide. this includes processes and registry.

    Remember the biggest weakness of any antivirus or antimalware utility is the user. When they click on something to download,click on links, open emails or whatever, they are basicially certifying that everything is good and could bypass any protection the computer has. Take ransomware, by the time the computers security sees it, it is too late in most cases.
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    07-31-2020 02:55 PM
  10. saara_h_90's Avatar
    I get your point
    Thanks for your attention
    Regards
    08-01-2020 03:32 AM
  11. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    these 3rd party applications like the one above and ccleaner with registry fixes will always show some error in the registry like broken path or others. these are normal as when you install and uninstall any program it tends to leave its registry entries and files and folders on your computer. force deleting those are not harmful but its advisable not to play with it.

    simple way to fix any error with windows will be to run /scannow on cmd with admin privelages. if anything comes up broken it will be fixed or reported to you.

    here is an article which goes in depth about it : https://www.windowscentral.com/how-u...ems-windows-10

    Another point to discuss is use of antivirus. its true these antivirus solution companies are playing catch up with the latest infections but with my personnel experience i can suggest you to use windows defender and Malwarebytes on windows 10. as it does a great job altogether.

    in present times we are more aware of what type of infections our systems are more prone to. depends entirely on your usage. if you share a lot of files using external media you are at a higher risk of catching any virus or trojan which were frequent with me on windwos xp and 7. now if your work involves mostly on the internet and downloads you could get infected by malwares or data miners like bitcoin miners which can silently run in the background but consume a lot of cpu power. So if later is the case with you you can definetely switch to defender and malwarebytes.

    bottom line will be play smart on internet. know the right source to download stuff, stay updated and never lower your guard.
    Last edited by abhishek singh21; 08-02-2020 at 02:42 AM. Reason: rephrasing
    08-02-2020 02:40 AM
  12. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Usually, for broken registry stuff, I just accept the changes and delete what is recommended to be deleted. If anything is listed I am unsure of then I look it up first, but usually it's safe to delete them.
    08-08-2020 10:52 PM

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