Is there a program that can detect any changes made to the registry?

Jonas Nordgren September 11, 2012
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I need a program that will detect the registry entries changed or added by a program, like an installer.

  1. Alexis Akridge
    September 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Advanced Registry Tracer http://www.elcomsoft.com/art.html

  2. Rich Mc.
    September 15, 2012 at 4:43 am

    There are many programs for cleaning up and showing a user what is on their registry. Just remeber if you are not familiar with what is or is not important...BE CAREFUL... With that said here is a site with a large list of programs to choose from and p.s. always backup before yo change anything
    http://www.bestsoftware4download.com/s-wgnshyxy-registry-change-detector-track-tracking-analyzer-system-registry-tracer-software.html

  3. Swaroop Nunna
    September 15, 2012 at 3:09 am
  4. illegal3alien
    September 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I've used Regshot 2.0 unicode

    It's like the regular regshot, but exports the results to .txt files (basically .reg files if you rename them) instead of hives.

  5. fatihamzah
    September 12, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Spybot SD (Search & Destroy), turn on it. Then when every registry is changed, Spybot SD will confirm you to choose allow or not.

  6. Bruce Epper
    September 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    You could always just use regedit to dump a copy of the registry prior to running the installer, do the same after the install has completed (your should probably run the program first since some will add or change registry keys on their first run as well), then run diff on the 2 copies you have created. This will show you everything that has changed.

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      September 12, 2012 at 12:42 am

      I also second Bruce's method. This is the best way and simplest way to go about it.

  7. Mike
    September 11, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I previously used RegShot.
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/regshot/

    Basically you create a snapshot of the registry before and after and then have the tool compare them.

    However, always keep in mind that the registry is an always changing thing. Not all changes that may occur in that time may be related to an installation you just performed.

  8. Ahmed Khalil
    September 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    i think you can use software named " RegScanner", for more details see the following link
    http://betanews.com/2011/11/29/monitor-the-windows-registry-changes-in-real-time/

  9. GrrGrrr
    September 11, 2012 at 8:14 pm
  10. Erlis Dhima
    September 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I don't know any..
    But, if you hear me, that's not a necessary thing!
    Sometimes, when you install a program hundred registry keys are created, sometimes thousand! Also, when you open a program, sometimes temporary keys are created, and when you close the program, these keys are deleted automatically!
    In the computer registry, there are thousand or maybe millions of keys, which maybe 90% of them, you will never know for what they are for, or maybe you will never want to know...

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