Symantec tool cleans up XP SP3 registry corruption

Symantec Corp. yesterday released a free tool that wipes spurious entries from Windows’ registry that had crippled some PCs running the company’s security software after they were upgraded to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) or Vista SP1.

The tool, SymRegFix, had been promised by Symantec two weeks ago when users reported that upgrading to XP SP3 emptied Windows’ Device Manager, deleted network connections and packed the registry with thousands of bogus entries.

My co-admin at Calendar of Updates tried it in his XP system and it found LOTS of registry entries to fix/remove.  His XP with faster now he said.

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