I recently installed Registry Cleaner (18.104.22.168). The 1st session cleaned my system without problems. On a second attempt only a few days later, it is getting hung up in ‘File Extensions’ and continues to run non-stop without completing.
If I go to the optimize section and check all options except ‘File Extensions’, it continues to run and clean without any apparent problems. If however, I include ‘File Extensions’ or run with only ‘File Extensions’ checked, it scans without stopping and gets stuck displaying on a non existent registry location above like:
HKEY Classes root\virtual store\machine\software\classes\virtual store\machine\software\classes\virtual store\machine\software…and repeats over and over to end of line.
If I let it run, the errors under ‘File Extensions’ and ‘Unsafe Entries’ pile up in the hundreds or until I force it to stop scanning. I went to the diagnostic section and it found the ‘crc.dat’ file corrupted. I did a repair on it, restarted it and it now shows healthy but the problem above persists. I did not have this problem a few days ago. Something has changed, but I don’t know what.
Finally, I totally removed the program, reinstalled a fresh install but the problem continues. Also, I have done a scan with a different Registry cleaner and it picks up no errors currently.
I am running Vista Home Premium 32 bit as well as Comodo Internet Security.