If you are, like me and want to be able to monitor what software or other things are doing to the registry, or even the thought there may be an intruder somewhere on your PC, this nifty watcher will definitely give you a hand, or even a foot.
It's just a little unnoticeable lock that sits in the system tray, open that up for your options, logs, etc... It can quarantine directories, files, remove, backup registry or single keys, I mean, this is a near perfect addition for anyone who is concerned about security and may not feel standard security tools are doing their full job, "with good reason" most don't. Well, they do a good job, but none are 100 and an addition like MJ is a gift wrapped in a zip file.
In addition, you can choose to accept, reject or prompt on certain startup items and keys. I haven't even scratched the surface of this doohickey yet and there are nary enough characters in the comment section to write about this great registry tool.
Hats off to the creators... and 5 star.
I have been using MJ Registry Watcher for a while and its my belief that it is the best freeware registry watching software currently available. An added bonus is that it also monitors changes to important system files. It is extremely customizable, so it can monitor as little or as much as the user wishes. FWIW, I think its highly worthwhile going to the authors website and visiting the 2 Wilders Security links he has listed there (for a good understanding of how Registry Watcher was developed and how it compares to some other similar programs.) (Be sure to read the bundled MJRegWatchHelp.txt file too.)
FWIW, its my opinion that Registry Watcher is not for PC beginners. One needs at least a basic understanding of the registry.
I also recommend running Registry Watcher in Accept Mode when one first starts running it. This gives one a chance to see how Registry Watcher works and learn how to interact with it.
No doubt in my mind that Registry Watcher on my PCs makes them safer!
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