MJ Registry Watcher v1.2.8.7

Andrew Lee on 14 Feb 2021
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by AlephX

MJ Registry Watcher is a system tray program that monitors and alerts you to changes to any registry keys files or folders. The default set of keys and files should ensure that nothing gets run at startup without your knowledge and important boot up files don't get changed behind your back, but you can configure it to suit your own needs. The program can also keep a full history of alerts in a log file.

Runs on:WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RegWatcher.exe.

8 comments on MJ Registry Watcher  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

gerrymartin 2021-11-08 09:25

This software protects and monitors changes to your registry and system files on Windows. It has saved me lots of time and effort with foistware and other unwanted system changes made by certain programs. It offers a registry backup facility which backs up your entire registry every 28 days and retains the last 15 copies. This has also saved me when I rather over-zealously tried to remove GotoMyPC from my computer. In terms of resource usage and intrusiveness, you will barely notice it's there, especially once you have exempted certain alerts from coming up after your initial deployment. Excellent and well recommended.


bzl333 2014-10-30 17:04

why doesn't the author put all the .wav files in a subfolder?


dany 2011-06-26 20:10

arwwdwin.exe is a watchdog program that makes sure that RegWatcher can't be terminated by malicious software without you knowing it. It's not harmful in this case, but these kind of programs do often trigger false positives. That's a good thing, but it's up to you to decide if the program is legit or not.
You can always check out the RegWatcher forums or scan the file at http://virusscan.jotti.org/ if you're not sure.
Version is completely clean on jotti.org


Kerfeu 2011-03-18 16:44

I cannot download MJ Registry Watcher Avast blocks it saying that it's a malware... arwwdwin.exe in the zip seems to be the culprit.
Any idea about this problem?


DJKarmaD 2008-04-02 22:47

Wow, it's back to being freeware again!
The best, lightest registry monitor of it's kind around.

hojtsy 2007-06-10 08:52

Comparing MJ Registry Watcher with DCS RegProt can not be complete with only considering resource usage and obstrusiveness. As you want them to provide protection you should also consider the level of protection they provide. As you might know DCS RegProt only protects 5 of the registry locations used to set applications for autostart. In comparison MJ RegWatch protects more than 100 different locations in registry. Most of these locations are already exploited by some malwares to autostart themselfs. In this light the protection provided by DCS RegProt can be considered inadequate.

Aserone 2007-03-05 06:06

For anyone interested in DiamondCS products I think you should be aware of possible problems with the company.

DiamondCS Support Forums closed:


"We do advise those having paid for software but never received keys, serial numbers, etc. to contact the appropriate channel(s) in order to get a refund.

The DCS softwares are allowed to be discussed in other appropriate forums over on this board. Keep in mind though, there's no official backup anymore from company representatives and therefore, don't expect official company responses."

dot 2007-01-27 06:28

Have been using RegistryProt for years instead (from the producers of acclaimed ProcessGuard). It's only about 116 KB on the HDD and uses extremely little resources (about 130 K only!). Has to be installed, I think, though Uniextract might work to, so it will start up with Windows (can also be set in the tiny interface) and do reliably its job ALL of the time. Detected repeatedly trojans here that wanted to install themselves. Doesn't even sit in the system tray and is so unobtrusive you mostly forget about it, unless you do a major install. I'm so satisfied with this smart, little program that I won't even consider trying 1 MB sized (unextracted) MJ Registry Watcher. I bet MJ can't outdo Registry Prot in usage of low resources either. Just as a hint. (Just checked the screenshot. MJ seems to be a bit more versatile and configurable, with a good interface, but I still prefer completely unobtrusive RegistryProt with virtually no interface at all)

Maybe someone who hasn't installed it yet can check whether RegProt can be considered portable (I think it is).


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