Registry is a database used to store settings and options of Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains information and settings for all the hardware, software, users, and preferences of the system.
Whenever a user makes changes to the Control Panel settings, or File Associations, System Policies, or install new software, the changes are reflected and stored in the Registry. Malware usually targets the system Registry to restrict specific features of the operating systems or other applications. It may modify the system registry so that it behaves in a manner beneficial to malware creating problem to the system.
The Quick Heal Registry Restore feature restores the critical system registry area and other areas from the changes made by malware. It also repairs the system registry.
Configuring Registry Restore
- Open Quick Heal Internet Security Essentials.
- On the left pane, click Privacy and then click Registry Restore.
- Select Restore critical system registry areas to restore the critical system registry during the scan. Critical System Registry areas are generally changed by malware to perform certain task automatically or to avoid detection or modification by system applications such as Disabling Task Manager, and Disabling Registry Editor.
- Select Repair malicious registry entries to scan system registry for malware related entries. Malware and its remains are repaired automatically during the scan.