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For the last couple of versions of Ccleaner I have been getting the following fail every time I run Registry Cleaner.

 

Invalid file reference ImagePath - "d:\program files\avast software\avast\afwserv.exe" HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\avast! Firewall

 

Any ideas, please?

 

Regards

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yes avast is stopping you from disabling avast, as any good security program would do. You're trying to clean everything the registry section has found. please read my signature.

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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Avast probably started to not advertise its links to that registry entry so it began to start to show in the unlinked registry items (just a guess, I don't use Avast and never clean reg entries having to do with any installed security products (or really any installed product at all but especially security))

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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If you're using the latest Avast 7, it may be something new they've introduced.

 

Right click that entry in the registry scan window, and select "Add To Exclude List", and you won't see it again.

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If you're using the latest Avast 7, it may be something new they've introduced.

 

Right click that entry in the registry scan window, and select "Add To Exclude List", and you won't see it again.

 

Thank you, that works. It will save me a few key stokes every time I run Registry Scan.

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