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What is recommended or best software/s?

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#1 PinoyNoob


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 04:10 AM

What is the recommended or best file compression software that is easy to use, doesn't contain large memories and fast extracting files?
Now, I'm using Winrar ..

What is the recommended or best uninstaller software that is easy to use, doesn't contain large memories and fast uninstalling programs?
Now, I'm using Revo Uninstaller Pro ..

What is the recommended or best video converter and accelerator that is easy to use, doesn't contain large memories and fast converting videos and fast accelerating video?
Now, I'm using Total Video Converter and Speedbit Video Accelerator ..

What is the recommended or best Optimization and Cleaning software that is easy to use, doesn't contain large memories and faster cleaning/removing unecessary files?
Now, I'm using Ccleaner ..

Do I ever trust to Registry Mechanic to clean my registry? Should I remove it or continue using it?

How about the HijackThis, it seems it would be helpful to me tracking some trojans on my PC.. How and where should I download it?

That's it :huh:

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 04:56 AM

I personally would recommend all the ones you've listed.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:35 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.

I recommend Temp File Cleaner as opposed to any registry cleaners. Your computer should be already optimized if you built it or had it built to what you want.

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#4 PinoyNoob

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 07:18 AM

ok thanks starting today I will stop using any registry cleaners..

How about recommended softwares? can you give me :huh:

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