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Kudos0

Norton Utilities 15

Just installed NU v15. Here's a surprise, after using Registry Mechanic for the last 3 years, NU functionally looks exactly like RM! Not cosmetically, but functionally. However there are some differences, RM seemed to work better. Sorry Symantec.  Here's an issue, RM did a fine job in cleaning the registry.  NU leaves 39 custom control issues behind with no explanation why they are not cleaned. Invalid entries.  I saw a post that said to mark them "ignored" but in my mind that's not acceptable.

What about this? I want invalid entries removed, not ignored. Any fix for this kind of error or should I just go back to Registry Mechanic?

And, how is it that these two are so much alike, even down to the price and installation variables.

Hm?

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Utilities 15

Just installed NU v15. Here's a surprise, after using Registry Mechanic for the last 3 years, NU functionally looks exactly like RM! Not cosmetically, but functionally. However there are some differences, RM seemed to work better. Sorry Symantec.  Here's an issue, RM did a fine job in cleaning the registry.  NU leaves 39 custom control issues behind with no explanation why they are not cleaned. Invalid entries.  I saw a post that said to mark them "ignored" but in my mind that's not acceptable.

What about this? I want invalid entries removed, not ignored. Any fix for this kind of error or should I just go back to Registry Mechanic?

And, how is it that these two are so much alike, even down to the price and installation variables.

Hm?

Kudos0

Re: Norton Utilities 15

Hi,

do you mean that after running NU15's Registry cleanup, with the other software you still found X number of entries?

Also please let us know what kind of entries are these (maybe these are some temporary registry keys)?

Windows 10 Hungarian, Norton Internet Security v22.9.0.71
Kudos0

Re: Norton Utilities 15

Hey, I appreciate the response!  Now, before I send the info, I need to know some behavior characteristics of the registry.  From your comment, tell me about temporary keys and what makes them persist. Are temp keys always present and necessary (similar to empty folders and files used by programs - which would make sense to me).  If the temp keys are manually deleted would that adversly affect the function of an associated application?  Appreciate your feedback. Have a good day.

Kudos0

Re: Norton Utilities 15

Windows stores some different items in the registry what we can call temporary. These can be eg. shared files or different history lists. Removing these items will cause you no harm, as if a program currently using any of these keys, it will not allow NU to remove it. It's just the same like deleting a file while it is opened -> with most programs that can not be done.

Windows 10 Hungarian, Norton Internet Security v22.9.0.71

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