Windows Software: Monitor changes to your registry with Reg-Runner 2008


Most spy-ware, trojans, viruses or spam ridden software will place entries into your registry, without your knowledge. Once the entry has been made, the program can run once the computer is restarted. If software is discovered after this, it is too late because the damage has already been done. A timely and difficult clean up job is required to restore your computer to full working order… if you are lucky.

Reg-runner is a program that runs in the task tray, that will help you protect your computer from these nasties, by popping up a small alert when a change is made to the registry, or when a program or process has started or ended. The majority of these alerts will be for programs you intended to install or run, but eventually the time will come when you are alerted to a program that is not wanted. 

Reg-runner has a number of tabs, showing the programs that are loaded at startup, running processes and registry changes. Each of these entries can be looked at more deeply. Right clicking on any of the startup items or processes will bring up a context menu. From this menu, Reg-runner can shoot you off to Google or for more information. Using these resources, you can find out if any program is malicious, or more simply, what any of your programs or processes do.

This program is small, weighing in just under 400k. For those who don’t like to use virus scanners or anti spy-ware programs because they slow down your computer, this would be a very sensible addition to the task tray.

Reg-runner is available for free from SourceForge. There is a standard version, and a black edition for those who like to live on the dark-side.

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5 comments so far »

  1. Bernd Dietzel said, on May 12, 2008 @ 2:52 am

    Nice to find my software all around the wold 🙂

    I made regrunner and i hope you all like it.

    with best regards

    Bernd Dietzel, Germany

  2. mike said, on October 13, 2009 @ 11:06 pm

    Danke Shoen! My tools collection would suffer without this title!

  3. Bernd Dietzel said, on November 5, 2009 @ 2:23 am

    @mike :
    Your welcome. Tanks mike.

    New 2009 Version ist online.

    You may want to read german Wikipeadia Article about my Program :
    You find all Links you need there.

    Old Doamin is not longer my domain.
    Please remove link of my first post.

  4. Calvin @ registry clean up site said, on May 4, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    I like your blog. Registry cleaning has helped me a couple of times avoid my laptop from crashing. It is great that you offer good tips on this. Thanks!

  5. Beth @ registry clean up site said, on May 4, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

    Well worth being retweeted. Thank you. You helped identify errors in my PC. It was slow as ever. Will be reffering this to a lot of my friends!

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