CCleaner doesn't remove an entry in the Registry

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My Dell Laptop Latitude E6510 is on Win 10 Ver 20H2, OS Build 19042.1110. Running the Free Version of CCleaner 5.83.9050 it will find the same error when I run "Scan for Issues checking the Registry". I'm just looking for the correct/safe procedure when running regedit to correct/fix the problem. The below screen is the entry. Via CCleaner it will remove the entry but if I run the "Scan for Issues checking the Registry" it will appear again.


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Don't use any "registry cleaners", they not necessary. This is not Windows XP.
 
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It will not delete an entry that is being used or being recreated because of usage. Unless it will fix some problem with the computer, there is absolutely no real reason to remove it. ccleaner and other similar utilities are good for deleting temporary files but they are not that good as a registry cleaner. In fact they could damage the registry of computers if the wrong lines are auto deleted.
 

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To elaborate, here is our policy on registry cleaners for those helping others:
Please do not recommend running registry cleaners and/or system optimizers. The staff at Tech Support Guy generally recommend that registry "cleaners" not be used because many of the "errors" shown in scan results are actually incorrect or "false" detections and "fixing" them may cause serious problems. Some resulting issues can appear immediately while others may only become evident months or even years later when you discover that you can't uninstall a program or software you haven't used for a while doesn't work properly. Furthermore, fixing any "real" errors or attempting to optimize the system by tweaking it won't result in any significant gains in space on the hard drive and/or performance so it's best to simply avoid using these types of programs.
I know no one has recommended their use here but wanted to show why we don't recommend their use in a bit more detail.
 
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