The performance counter explain text string value in the registry is not formatted correctly

The performance counter explain text string value in the registry is not formatted correctly. The malformed string is . The first DWORD in the Data section contains the index value to the malformed string while the second and third DWORDs in the Data section contain the last valid index values.

This shows up every day on this Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Dell Inspiron 660.

Please help us understand and fix this.  Is it a registry fix?

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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAsked:
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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
removed malware recently? You might want to scan with malwarebytes

Try running cCleaner
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Where/how is this error showing?
Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
This computer has had many runs on removals, using

as well as malwarebytes ... no further problems found, including the updated McAfee Total Protection

These errors are consistently showing up in Event log, under administrative events.
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Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
That's consistent with the article I posted. CCleaner may fix your registry for you.

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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
I will try it and advise. Thanks, Randy
Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
Downloaded and installed ccleaner it made no difference the issues remain anything else?
Randy DownsOWNERCommented:
Did you run the registry cleaner portion?
Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designAuthor Commented:
Yes, Randy.  Ran it several times; it removed some items but the problems persist.  It did remove some items, and since that time  no additional "critical"items have been posted.

I will close this with gratitude since I'll not be with this system again for a week or more.  She then will be running her things as normally she does and I'll reinspect the logs and repost, if needed.

thanks again.
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