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#1 William Wilson

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:50 AM

Hi everyone

I have newly installed windows7 system and to keep it work smoothly and healthily, I decide to choose a optimizer to tune up it and maintain its perfomance.
So, guys, which one do you use and which one do you thinks the best?

By the way, my friends recommend several software for me, such as tuneup utilities, advanced systemcare, registry mechanic and so on.
what is your opinion?

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#2 computerxpds

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:33 AM

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

• Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

• Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

• Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

• Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

• 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 25 June 2010 - 12:47 PM

Damn...why are there so many people who like to use registry cleaners?

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:56 PM

Because the commercials and ads make them out to be good programs under ideal conditions with a pro who know how to use them even though we "pro's" just go through and do it manually. They are just not good to use unless you know what you are doing OR want to destroy your system. :huh:
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 02:59 PM

<<Damn...why are there so many people who like to use registry cleaners?>>

Hmmm...might as well ask...

Why do so many people get infected daily?

Why do so many people fail to conduct routine, systematic backups?

And so on...

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 03:15 PM

Welcome to Bleeping Computer. A new computer shouldn't need much. It never hurt's to defrag, and windows 7 has a very good one built in. Using disk cleanup built into windows 7 is good to use often also. Do some more reading on B/C and you will get a lot of good ideas of programs that others use. I would never use ((again)) one of those so called tuneup/find and fix-it, ect. programs.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 08:49 PM

As I've said many times, registry cleaners, tune-up programs, and so-called "optimizers" are the current snake-oil of the internet. There are countless free programs like this and apparently some paid ones, as well.

Do not be deceived. They promise performance you can only dream about....but only deliver a computer that is worse off than it was to begin with.
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#8 William Wilson

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 04:43 AM

Well, I See. So what is your advice on anit-malware software?
We do need an anti-malware, right?

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:32 AM

yea that is right i recomend Avast! 5 and malwarebytes anti malware :huh:
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Posted 03 July 2010 - 08:18 AM

I would also use Super Anti Spyware.

I would also use Super Anti Spyware.




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