This time the code was correct but that particular registry key is not found in your registry... so the .bat file worked but could not find the key.
I asked you to perform this task because I found a reference to the message you are getting and it was caused by a registry entry, created by the CA antivirus application.
Companies change the names of their products, change internal values etc... when updating or releasing new versions of their software.
Not knowing what CA registry entries you may have...there's no way of determining what entry in your registry, could be the culprit.Rest assured, this message is caused by a CA antivirus application and NOT an infection.
My recommendation, if this message display is a nuisance... is for you to contact CA Support
, provide the exact message displayed and ask if / how this can be eliminated.
I'm sorry that I can't be of more assistance with this issue.
The same is true for your delay or hanging when you start your computer...
Your problem does not appear to be "malware" related. The Malware Removal
forum deals with removing malware.
I suggest you try a PC troubleshooting forum. Links for some are provided below.
These sites have a variety of experts, that are better equipped to investigate and resolve these kinds of issues.
Registration is free, it only takes a few minutes. The Elder Geek on WindowsBleepingComputer.com WhattheTech...formerly TomCoyote
The good news is:Congratulations... you system is clean
Please follow these simple guidelines in order to help keep your computer clean and secure: Create a new - clean SRP (System Restore Point)
Now that you're clean, it's a great time to create a new, clean SRP and remove any old entries that may possibly be compromised.Create a new SRP
Remove old SRP entries
- Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
- Select Create a restore point... then press the Next...button.
- Type a name for the new SRP... like All Clean... then press the Create... button.
- When finished... press the Close...button.
Now you have a good clean SRP that can be used, if needed.
Update your Antivirus programs and other security products regularly.
- Now... Go to Start > Run... type in: cleanmgr...press the OK...button.
The Disk Cleanup window will show it is "calculating" the amount of space saved by compressing old files. This could take a few seconds, to minutes.
- When available... select the More Options... tab.
In the System Restore section... at the bottom of the window...
- Press the Clean up...button. Reply Yes to the "Are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point?" prompt.
- Press the X to close and exit.
All existing restore points will be deleted... except the new one you just created.
Avoid new threats that could infect your system. You can also check if any application updates are needed for your PC.Secunia Software Inspector
- Copyright © Secunia.F-secure Health Check
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Keep on top of critical updates , as well as other updates for your computer. How to configure and use Automatic Updates in Windows XPUsing Windows Update for Windows XP Microsoft Update Home You can try...some free programs, that will help improve your computer's security.
These kinds of protection programs (adware, spyware, etc...) tend to overlap in coverages.
Many feel that having a "layered" protection scheme, is beneficial. Each individual has to decide what works best for their situation.
There are many available...here are a few you can look into, if you want. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
You should already have this on your computer... You can execute this anytime, as an on-demand scanner.
Remember to check for updates, before running any scans. (I left download link here for convenience, in case you need it)
Download it from Malewarebytes © Malwarebytes Corporation.
Tutorials are available for installing
, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.
Powerful, easy to use and free. For real-time protection you will have to purchase the product.Spybot Search and Destroy
Download it from © Safer Networking Ltd
. Just choose a mirror and off you go.
A Spybot tutorial can be found Here.SpywareBlaster
Download it from © Javacool Software LLC.
A SpywareBlaster knowledgebase can be found Here.WinPatrol
Download it from Copyright © BillP Studios
Information about how WinPatrol works, is available Here.
(The free version of WinPatrol...does not provide any real-time protection)Firetrust SiteHound
You can find information and download it from © Firetrust Ltd Read, stay informed.
Please check out these articles:Tony Klein's "How did I get infected in the first place?"How to prevent Malware:© miekiemoes - Microsoft MVP - Consumer Security