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How to eliminate Registry entries, long after the software was un-installed, and I have already (Using Full Permissions) manually deleted them many times. They keep coming back.

Each night I run Macecraft's jv16PowerTools Registry Module, and there they are again.

These in particular are from a company called SpeedBit. At one time I had both their "Video Accelerator" and "DAP-Download Accelerator Plus" programs installed.

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Be careful when using Revo uninstaller. When uninstalling a program it gives you a list of associated files that you can check to delete. The problem is that sometimes these files can be used b other programs and you might get errors later on. If you're not sure what the file is then leave it just in case.

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Registry Easy does a good job of cleaning the registry including uninstalls.

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If you want to figure out which program causes the Registry entries to re-appear, then Process Monitor might help.

It includes a tool that lets you monitor every Registry change and which EXE made it.

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You might also try the Windows Installer Cleanup utility direct from Microsoft.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301

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DAP is considered spyware/malware for some anti-spyware programs, maybe try scanning your Windows with "Spybot: Search & Destroy"

For future program deinstallations use Revo Uninstaller, it scans registry for uninstaller's leftovers :)

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I love revo uninstaller –  Nifle Aug 18 '09 at 20:54
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The best way I've seen is CCleaner. Amazing tool, can backup registry entries, and works wonders as a maintenance tool.

If they keep coming back, they're being recreated by something like a browser helper object, like a toolbar or something (which I believe DAP installs in IE). Check your IE installation and make sure that there aren't any crazy addons hiding there.

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CCleaner could not clean DAP residues ... –  kmonsoor Jun 10 at 9:46
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