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UniBlue is causing problems for me.


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#1 maxt

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 10:43 PM

I clicked on an offer to clean my registry (Win 7) by an outfit new to me, but that apparently had Microsoft's blessing. After clicking on UniBlue Registry Booster, I noticed that its icon appeared on my desktop. Also, I could no longer access the Internet. Attempts were met with a window which read "There was a problem sending the command to the program." After several hours of trying various measures, I have partial use of the computer, at least I can access the Internet. While looking for help on Google, some of the references were to Bleeping Computer. Has anyone else using Windows 7 in 2011 had this difficulty? And what did you do about it?

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 11:02 PM

WHat other error messages have you been getting?

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:42 AM

You should probably uninstall the software if you can. There are alot of ads about it around the internet but although it might be legitimate, there could be fakes versions of it and also, registry cleaners are not encouraged since they don't really make much of a difference and can even cause more issues.

Edited by master131, 29 March 2011 - 12:43 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:56 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 Demystifying the Windows 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.



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.

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