NoVirusThanks Registry DeleteEx is a small Windows OS software application that can delete locked registry keys and locked registry values via a kernel-mode driver. Some malware may lock/protect registry keys by changing the registry permissions or by using API hooking techniques.
With this little tool you can successfully delete almost any registry key and value that can't be deleted with Regedit or via traditional methods. Useful to fix problems like Cannot delete registry key or Error while deleting registry key by forcing the deletion of the locked registry key.
Malware and rootkits can be tricky and highly difficult to remove, even for some security software especially when you are dealing with locked registry keys and values. The Windows Registry Editor (RegEdit) offers delete options, however they are clearly not strong enough to remove data in these types situations.
It's very frustrating when you encounter locked keys/values because they absolutely refuse to be deleted, even in cases when you run as Admin and even take ownership of the key itself. Because we empathize with users who have experienced this we have developed this utility in hopes that we can recover our sanity.