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#1 PSSMike

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:00 PM

I downloaded and ran their scan and it cam back and said:

"A total of 789 invalid registry entries were found on your system. Click "Clean registry" to fix the entries"

I Googled the software and they appear to be legit but before I click "Clean Registry" I would like some input from you all as to the worthiness of this program.

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#2 extremeboy

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 08:26 PM

Hello.

The BC staff members and I do NOT recommend using registry cleaners.

Registry Cleaner(s) Warning

Please be aware that Bleeping Computer staff do not recommend the usage of registry cleaners/tools due to the following facts:
  • Registry tools can cause irreparable damage to your Operating System. This could include making your computer inoperatable.
  • These programs generally only delete "orphaned" or "dead" entries. This merely removes entries that point to files that no longer exist on your computer. Registry entries do not take up a significant amount of hardrive space. The program itself (and its own registry entries) likely occupy relatively more space.
  • The amount of improvement in performance you gain is minimal.
This is done, assuming that the major audience here at this board may be inexperienced users and thus a suggested safeguard from our side.
If you feel that your have sufficient knowledge to use such tools safely, then you are welcome to keep them.

Miekiemoes has created a excellent blog on registry cleaners and other tweaking tools and why they are so dangerous and explains what are they and what the do exactly: http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/02/reg...weaking_13.html

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