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    mazzer1000 Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    May 11, 2006, 12:48 AM
    Using a registry cleaner
    I am using a registry cleaner and doing an aggressive scan. The report has shown up Invalid ProgID entry's (OLE/DDE) and
    Invalid ApplD entry's (OLE/DDE)

    What are these and how safe is it to remove them?
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    LTheobald Posts: 1,051, Reputation: 127
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    May 11, 2006, 01:07 AM
    I think these are mentions of programs that were uninstalled but traces were left in the registry.

    If you have a good registry cleaner, it will do a backup of your registry before making any changes so if it does go wrong, you can just restore from the backup.

    I personally think you are OK to remove these but lets see what some others say first.
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    fredg Posts: 4,926, Reputation: 674
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    May 11, 2006, 06:00 AM
    As the previous answer stated, your Registry Cleaner should be making backups of changes; that you can later put back if you need to.
    I would let it delete what if finds.
    Best wishes.
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    mazzer1000 Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    May 12, 2006, 01:03 AM
    Thanks loads LTheobald and fredg, I have done an aggressive registry clean and everything seems fine. Cheers!

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