"admin" could not make entries in registry ...

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by Polaris, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Polaris

    Polaris Guest

    Hi:

    It happens to a few Windows XP users: the user is an admin, but could not
    manually make new entries under to registry keys below (using regedit.exe):

    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, and
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

    Scanned for virus but it made no difference. Any thought is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
    Polaris
     
    Polaris, Apr 27, 2005
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  2. Check to make sure that administrators and system has read and full control
    permissions to those keys. Maybe they were locked down as a precaution
    against malware. --- Steve
     
    Steven L Umbach, Apr 27, 2005
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  3. Polaris

    Crouchie1998 Guest

    Why are you posting XP questions in the Windows 2000 newsgroup?

    Check permission settings of the keys you are trying to read/write, but my
    guess is that its more operating system permissions

    Crouchie1998
    BA (HONS) MCP MCSE

    P.S. Is Polaris, Polish?
     
    Crouchie1998, Apr 27, 2005
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  4. Polaris

    Parker Guest

    Maybe you better look again Crouchie, The newsgroup I see says
    windowsxp.security_admin
     
    Parker, Apr 27, 2005
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  5. Parker: It was crossposted to some windows 2000 newsgroups.

    Tom
    | Maybe you better look again Crouchie, The newsgroup I see says
    | windowsxp.security_admin
    |
     
    Tom Pepper Willett, Apr 27, 2005
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  6. Polaris

    Parker Guest

    My mistake, I just saw it
     
    Parker, Apr 27, 2005
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  7. Polaris

    Polaris Guest

    Thanks guys. We checked and the admin does have "Full" control permission as
    indicated by regedit.exe.

    We have just found out that theSpySweeper is the cause. Once the SpySweeper
    is killed, everything is fine.

    Take care and thanks for your input.

    Polaris (name of a star...)
     
    Polaris, Apr 27, 2005
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  8. Polaris

    Crouchie1998 Guest

    I am using Outlook Express & the newsgroup I have is
    microsoft.public.windows2000.registry

    Crouchie1998
    BA (HONS) MCP MCSE
     
    Crouchie1998, Apr 29, 2005
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