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Trace Windows Registry Changes Made by Software With CRegistry Comparison Tool

Sometimes you may want to identify what changes a software program has made to the Windows registry after its installation. For example, it can be useful to find out registry keys left by the program after its un-installation. It is also useful to find malwares that installs secretly on your system. You can do this easily with a free utility called CRegistry Comparison.

As its name implies, CRegistry Comparison tool compares present state of Windows registry with previously backed up snapshot of registry and help us to track the changes, for example, made by an application during its installation.


CRegistry Comparison is a little, freeware tool. To use it, download and install it. At first launch, it will create a snapshot of Registry, which is used for tracking registry changes made in the future.

You can make as many registry snapshots as you wish without limitations by just clicking ‘New’ button. To compare, just specify the location where the registry snapshot is backed up and click ‘Start Compare’ button.


After finishing the comparison, you can export the report as text file by clicking on File and then save the result (CTRL+S).

Though dangerous if used carelessly, you can use this tool to revert the registry changes made by an application after its un-installation.

CRegistry Comparison can be downloaded from source here.

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