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Sublime Text 2 : Win 7 Install : Registry Key Changed

Postby willfarnaby on Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:04 am

My anti-malware software logged the fact that the installation of Sublime Text 2 (64-bit, Beta, build 2165) modified this registry key (a value, I presume):

HKUS\S-X-X-XX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXX\Software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections

What is the purpose of this modification?
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Re: Sublime Text 2 : Win 7 Install : Registry Key Changed

Postby jps on Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:23 am

To the best of my knowledge the installer does not modify that registry key, nor any similar ones. Verify that you downloaded the installer from this website and that its md5sum is:

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3735e38ccecdca43177219a21be75e9f


Alternatively, consider using the portable version that doesn't require installation, and thus doesn't modify any registry keys.
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Re: Sublime Text 2 : Win 7 Install : Registry Key Changed

Postby willfarnaby on Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:45 am

Thanks for your reply...

Actually, my initial posting was not entirely accurate.

I did, in fact, download the portable version - contained in a zip file - from sublimetext.com.

To modify (and correct) my original statement: it was sublime_text.exe that modified the registry key I mentioned (note that all the 'X' characters are simply stand-in characters that I added to overwrite a portion of the original key name, in case any privacy issue should be involved).
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Re: Sublime Text 2 : Win 7 Install : Registry Key Changed

Postby jps on Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:14 am

Sublime Text 2 makes use of wininet.dll to check for updates, which would presumably access a registry key along those lines.
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Re: Sublime Text 2 : Win 7 Install : Registry Key Changed

Postby willfarnaby on Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:36 am

Ok, thanks.
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