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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:39 PM
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:19 AM
My niece has been seeing commercials on tv about a company called "Clean My Registry" or something similar to that name (that may not be the exact name). She thinks it will speed up her computer. It seems very fishy to me and probably fake, but it was on a reputable network (CNN) and so perhaps I am too cautious? I know there are a number of these programs and I just wonder are any of them real or necessary and not just scams? I hope this isn't too newbie of a question to answer, thank you for your time.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:35 AM
The article on this site is titled "Why I don't use registry cleaners"
" . . . what possible performance benefits can you get from "cleaning up" unneeded registry entries and eliminating a few stray DLL files? Even in the best-case scenario the impact should be trivial at best. Maybe a second or two here and there, maybe a few kilobytes of freed-up RAM, and I'm being generous. How can you balance those against the risk that the utility will "clean" (in other words, delete) something you really need, causing a program or feature to fail?"
Another excerpt from the same article:
"The Registry is an enormous database and all this "Cleaning" really doesn't amount to much…I've said this before, but I liken it to "sweeping out one parking space in a parking lot the size of Montana" … a registry "tweak" here and there is desirable or even necessary sometimes, but random "cleaning", especially for the novice, is inviting disaster."
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