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Rotten Apples in the Windows 10

Now that my youngest has left home, equipped with his own computer, I’ve been slowly removing some of his apps from the “family” (that is, the one he plays games on when he visits) computer.

On of the apps was iTunes (don’t know why, he doesn’t have an iPod).

Today, I was using the Registry Fixer from my Favorite Windows Utility Suite.

It was unable to remove iTunes keys from the registry.

I opened up regedit and found that those keys were installed with NO PERMISSIONS ALLOWED. Not even the Administrator had rights to the keys. I had to manually (well, as manual as anything including a keyboard can be) change the permissions. And, on two of them, I was unable to change the permissions at all.

Apple Stinks

Those keys are still there cluttering up my computer.

This is not right.



  1. SecondSon

    December 1, 2006 at 7:50 am


  2. Frank

    December 1, 2006 at 8:27 am

    It wasn’t you. It’s Apple using spyware tricks.

  3. Karen

    December 1, 2006 at 8:59 am

    Well, here’s something you can do, if you would, please. Tell me how to get to the start up menu of my computer??? I want to stop things like messenger from starting automatically, only when it’s called on. Which is once in a blue moon. As it stands now, it takes 5 minutes for my computer to boot up.

  4. Frank

    December 1, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    I liked that email I sent you on this so much I made it into a Page.

  5. Karen

    December 2, 2006 at 9:27 am

    Thank you for the email, & I noticed when I was in the start up menu that there is an Itunes program loaded. It isn’t set to start when I turn this thing on, but it’s there. Along with other stuff (a lot of it) that I have no clue what it is. I guess it can stay there.

  6. Karen

    December 3, 2006 at 5:28 pm


    I shut my computer down yesterday, & when I started it back up, now I’m getting messages about being in the start up menu, & messenger was checked to start up with the computer. I can fix this though. I can delete it again!

  7. Frank

    December 4, 2006 at 5:35 pm

    Ewwwww! One of the things I really do not miss about Windows is all the start up garbage, especially from MS programs.

    I found more here. (Search string=windows messenger automatic startup”)

  8. Karen

    December 5, 2006 at 8:25 am

    What’s truly irritating about the whole thing is that I don’t have the basic knowledge to go in & change it! Situations like this just point it out more. So I’m stuck with it. (Am I correct in guessing that Linux is a different operating system?)

  9. Karen

    December 5, 2006 at 10:16 am

    Google = Answering your own question

  10. Frank

    December 5, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    I prefer to call it “research” (research is when you plagiarize from more than three sources).