trying to change permissions using Belarc Advisor in Windows Tips 'n' Tweaks Posted May 3, 2008 · Edited May 5, 2008 by boltsink2303 Security Benchmark for Windows XP Pro / MCEI've been using Belarc Advisor to tweak my registry settings. I've currently gotten 9.37 points out of 10. The problem is that I changed the permissions for USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\Root\ProtectedRoots. I changed them to Administrators: Full, System: Full and Users: Read. I then restarted my computer a little later and reopened Belarc and the permissions for this key had changed back to the default settings. My score was back down to 8.75 out of 10. I then went and changed it again and left my computer running and went to bed. When I woke up, it had again changed itself, this time without the computer restarting. I'm not sure what could be making this do that. I've racked my brain trying to figure this out. I'm not sure what I could be doing wrong and any help would be greatly appreciated.