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#1 KonamiYoto

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:14 PM

Not sure if this goes here, so please move it if it doesn't belong..

Anyway, last night my dad downloaded something called "ErrorFix" onto the computer. Well, last time he downloaded something, he downloaded "Ascentive Performance Center", and it was malware. I trust his judgment, but I'm a bit skeptical.. So, is "ErrorFix" malware or spyware of some sort?



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Posted 14 April 2009 - 07:33 PM

My personal opinion is not to use registry fixers. If you google it, you will find mixed reviews.

BC's stand is the following...

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for a several reasons:

:trumpet: Registry cleaners can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines. Many users (including some Staff Members) have reported problems after using registry cleaning tools - to include those tools released by Microsoft. This can cause your system to become unbootable.

:flowers: Registry cleaners generally don't do anything significant for your system. This topic discusses it in greater detail than we could address here: http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=61015 Although the topic discusses the XP registry, the concepts there apply to all other versions of Windows.

:thumbsup: Not all registry cleaners create a backup of your registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting/logging in, then there's no backup to restore in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

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