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  • Hi Guys

    I am planning to develop Windows Registry cleaner using C#. Before I start this application I referred lots of URLs to get To get basic idea of, to find invalid registry entry, but unfortunately I didn’t get proper article. . If anyone can help me to do this I really appreciate.


    Gehan Fernando Snr. Engineer Technology. AKLO Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd. #58, 42nd Lane, 5th Floor, Wellawatta, Colombo 06, Sri Lanka. Phone: +94 117 520000 | Mobile: +94 772 269625

    Friday, August 24, 2012 12:33 PM

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  • I think you can learn and research this open source project: http://sourceforge.net/projects/littlecleaner/

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/littlecleaner/files/Little%20Registry%20Cleaner/1.5.1/

    this file list has the project's newest version code package.

    I'm afraid there's no Windows API will help you just check if a key is garbage, and the algorithm is not heard from MSDN, I think this should belong to the personal[company] research, say the keys are garbage in their mind and understanding to the system. Since do the registry clean is also a dangerous action, if you want research this kind things, I suggest you use a virtual pc system, to avoid it broken the test environment.


    Mike Zhang[MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.


    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:59 AM

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  • Hi Pavel A

    I never expect this kind of replies in this forum.

    Note: - is there have any algorithm to find invalid registry entries.

    A guy, if anyone can help me to do this it’s really great.


    Gehan Fernando Snr. Engineer Technology. AKLO Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd. #58, 42nd Lane, 5th Floor, Wellawatta, Colombo 06, Sri Lanka. Phone: +94 117 520000 | Mobile: +94 772 269625

    Monday, August 27, 2012 4:34 AM
  • I think you can learn and research this open source project: http://sourceforge.net/projects/littlecleaner/

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/littlecleaner/files/Little%20Registry%20Cleaner/1.5.1/

    this file list has the project's newest version code package.

    I'm afraid there's no Windows API will help you just check if a key is garbage, and the algorithm is not heard from MSDN, I think this should belong to the personal[company] research, say the keys are garbage in their mind and understanding to the system. Since do the registry clean is also a dangerous action, if you want research this kind things, I suggest you use a virtual pc system, to avoid it broken the test environment.


    Mike Zhang[MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet.


    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 8:59 AM