On my XP SP3 box, I happened on to a strange entry under
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. The key was a single English word, and it had no default value, any subkeys, or even any values at all. I scrolled around a bit, and noticed a couple more. Here's a list:
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I've left the capitalization exactly as I found it, as well as any punctuation that was included. My conjecture is that someone (or some thing) treated a chunk of English text as if it was a
.reg file (perhaps by believing that it was possible to have comments in a
I know I can safely remove these entries. The mystery (which might have no sensible answer) is how they got there in the first place. Any ideas?