detect if an app is trying to read the registry

   I'm looking for a freeware app that will detech when and if an application is trying to read a value from the registry.  
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well use regmon:

Regmon is a Registry monitoring utility that will show you which applications are accessing your Registry, which keys they are accessing, and the Registry data that they are reading and writing - all in real-time. This advanced utility takes you one step beyond what static Registry tools can do, to let you see and understand exactly how programs use the Registry. With static tools you might be able to see what Registry values and keys changed. With Regmon you'll see how the values and keys changed..

Setup the filter for the application you want to monitor and put it in the background.

This will do the job.


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Is this what you're looking for?  I know you want read, but dunno if that's something anyone would develop because the registry is accessed so often during a windows session it'd just give you masses of information.

I may be wrong but I think programs like anti-spyware and the like tend to work on registry edits rather than read access because it's a much more reliable way to find potential issues.
Ah, ok, I'm wrong then!  Ignore me!
a1programmerAuthor Commented:
Wow, that's it.
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