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17-Aug-2012, 10:51 AM #1
Registry Repair Program Changes File Associations
After having a few problems with the PC(I run Vista), my sister introduced me to "Free Window Registry Repair" (http://download.cnet.com/Free-Window...-10606555.html) which I ran. Doing a couple other things like upgrading IE7 to IE9 have the computer running like a champ. I noticed afterwards, that my defaults on music and video files had changed to Nero . For example, video files were opening up in Nero Showtime instead of Windows Media Player. I went back to the files and changed back to the defaults that I wanted. Today, just for the heck of it, I ran the registry cleaner and all the defaults were again changed. I don't plan on running the registry cleaner frequently, but should I expect that if I do, defaults will continue to switch to other programs? Is there a way to fix this by going into the Nero menu? Thank You
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17-Aug-2012, 11:06 AM #2
I would recommend setting things back to the way you want them and then uninstalling the registry cleaner. It's not recommended to use these types of programs as they often remove things that are needed. Please read this article written by a distinguished colleague of mine in the malware removal community, miekiemoes, which explains it very well:

http://miekiemoes.blogspot.ca/2008/0...eaking_13.html

These types of programs do not significantly improve performance, if at all and shouldn't be needed on a well-maintained computer. Be sure to defragment the computer and remove unused programs/temp files and temporary Internet files regularly to ensure optimal performance.
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18-Aug-2012, 11:28 AM #3
Thank You, Cookiegal. Dennis
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