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#1 perr

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 05:40 PM

Neat program to clean your hdd. It has options so please review the read me and options functions.

http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?Itemi...t&task=view

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 07:01 PM

It looks like this is another registry cleaning tool, and the usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results". Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 08:11 PM

You should read before making a judgement. It has nothing to do with the registry. Don't respond to something you have no knowledge of. Thx.

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Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:51 PM

Hello perr,

Yes, that is a neat utility for getting rid of temp. files and to aid in protecting one's privacy if so desired. It's already listed in this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html in post #2 under Web Browsing Utilities 2nd entry down. :flowers:

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:14 AM

Neat program to clean your hdd. It has options so please review the read me and options functions.

http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?Itemi...t&task=view


Thanks perr, another great find to add to the tool box... 8)
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:25 AM

You should read before making a judgement. It has nothing to do with the registry. Don't respond to something you have no knowledge of. Thx.


Actually, it is advertised as "Steven R. Gould ... Registry Fix can Restore & Clean Up Windows Registry Files" which to me implies that it is a registry tool.

The fact that it is listed as one of our freeware applications was indeed lost on me, my concern is the fact that registry cleaners can be far more damaging than beneficial to those that don't read, understand, and backup their registry before using the application.

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