How to edit Windows Registry entries

It stands no reason that it is required to know how to edit Windows Registry entries in order to remove malware, spyware and other cyber threats from your computer manually.
Remember that you should backup you Windows Registry before performing any operations with it. 

Launch Windows Registry Editor 

To enter Windows  Registry editor press Windows button + R and type "regedit" than press Ok; or Click on Windows Start button and type "regedit" or "regedit.exe" in search box  and press Enter.
Note that content, structure and functionality of Registry editor is same in almoust all Windows versions, but the design might look different.
Backup Windows Registry
  • To backup full registry go FileExportExport range “All”  Choose name → Click on Save button

  • In order to backup certain branch, key or subkey navigate to branch you needright click on itExportChoose name and destinationClick on Save button.

Search and Navigate
  • In order to find keys, values and data you need in Windows Registry, use “Find” feature at Edit Menu or hit CTRL+F and type what you want to find, than tap “Find Next” or F3 key to continuously search for keys.
  • Also you can use > icon in the left side of Windows Registry editor window to navigate.

Edit and Delete Windows Registry entries

Editing the Windows registry is very similar to working with files in File Explorer. You can add, rename, change data, delete keys and values.
  • When you find Data, Value or Key you need to Delete or Edit →Right click on it and hit Delete/Modify.
Restore saved Registry File

If your PC becomes unstable, software and hardware stops working after editing Windows registry, use "Import" option to restore saved Registry backup. 
  • Enter Windows Registry editor, left click on Computer and tap on Import.
  • Browse to saved *.reg file and click Open.

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