Removing registry entries

  BigRik 23:05 07 Feb 2006

Good evening all.

Some time ago, I deleted avast! antivirus as I was having issues with my system. I also, for a trial period, used HDD Life until I discovered Everest Home Edition.

Earlier today, I was running the Belarc Advisor tool when I noticed that, under the antivirus section, avast! is still being shown under my current antivirus (Zonealarm).

I'm using 2 reg cleaners, Regseeker and CCleaner. When I looked in Regseeker, there are still 37 entries relating to avast! and 1 for Hdd Life. Firstly, as I deleted these programs, why haven't the reg cleaners got rid of the (presumably) useless entries; and secondly, is it safe to remove all entries relating to avast!, HDD Life or indeed any other piece of software I have deleted?

Thanks for any advice.

  skidzy 23:24 07 Feb 2006

Try here

  skidzy 23:24 07 Feb 2006 here

  Strawballs 00:07 08 Feb 2006
  fly_boy_201 00:15 08 Feb 2006

Was a freeby on a PCA DVD a few months back. I am normally very weary of free software but I read up on it and tried it.
I have to be honest and say that it appears to be very, very good. I have kept with the free version and not run live update. I run it weekly and after installs and uninstalls.
No system problems after 2 months of using.
Registry Mechanic Version

  BigRik 23:35 08 Feb 2006

Thanks for your help guys.

Admittedly I haven't tried WinASO or Registry Mechanic yet, but I have tried Regcleaner. It found HDD Life, and a couple of other software remnants, but didn't pick up a single entry for avast!.

In my original posting, can anyone answer the questions between "I'm using 2 reg cleaners..." and " I have deleted?"?

I'm trying to ascertain whether I can type in old entries in Regseeker and just delete them without any detrimental effect to anything else.

Thanks again.

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