Vista Registry Errors

  Lardy0 18:35 17 Sep 2008

Hello all,

The other day I ran Live Onecare safety scan - Free Edition - and it found 8 errors, none of which could be cleaned. I was just wondering whether this was normal or if I needed to correct them.

This is what it came up with:


The other errors were pretty much the same but ended with .cda .wmd .wms .vcf .wmz .xhtml and .xht

Any help with this will be gratefully received.

  skidzy 22:52 17 Sep 2008

I am not positive but i believe these to be Windows files.
Some possibly imbedded in Windows Media Player and IE.If you have Outlook 2007 installed on Vista ,again these could be protected files.

Double check you do not have show hidden files and folders here

Then rescan again,do the same results appear ?

  Lardy0 17:05 18 Sep 2008

Hello Skidzy, thank you for the reply.

I've checked for Show Hidden Files and it isn't marked to show them. I ran the scan again and the same 8 errors are showing. I don't have Outlook on the computer but I do have Windows Live Mail (Unless it's the same thing? Not sure).
At the end of the scan it says 8 errors, 0 cleaned, 0 skipped by user.
Maybe they're not meant to be removed?

  Pine Man 19:44 18 Sep 2008

I have just checked my registry and have got all of the entries you refer to.

I have been running vista from day 1 and run regular scans with various programs and have never had any problems identified, nor have I had any problems running vista or any of the windows programs on my PC.

My advice - a gin & tonic and forget all about what Live Onecare has said;-)

  Lardy0 21:28 18 Sep 2008

Pine Man,
Thank You for the reply, it's good to know it was nothing to worry about.

Again,Thank You for your interest in the problem, it's much appreciated.

The next round is on me!

  User-1229748 04:53 19 Sep 2008

every time i scan with live onecare it always finds 8 registry problems that it doesn't or can't repair.

  skidzy 15:48 19 Sep 2008

Ok,just checked through my registry and these entries are needed to open certain programs,namely Windows Media Player and Firefox;

All entries are associated with as follows;

.cda = Windows Media Player 11
.wmd = Windows Media Player 11
.wms = Windows media Player 11
.vcf = click here You may have a Firefox extension installed and may read the .VCF file as text only (nothing to worry about).
.wmz = Windows media Player 11
.xhtml = Firefox (browser)
.xht = Firefox (browser)

These entries are perfectly legit and should not be removed.I can only assume that Live Onecare is finding these and should be treated as False Positives..Do NOT try to remove the entries unless you backup the registry first-but basically just ignore them.

If this is persistent,check for any updates to Onecare,they may well issue a patch to remedy this situation.

  Lardy0 17:35 19 Sep 2008

Cheers Skidzy, I think that clears that up.
Many Thanks to everyone who took the time to post a reply.

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