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#1 socom 004

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 08:58 PM

Has anyone used the PC Tools Registry Mechanic? I'm just looking for some feedback. Is it good, easy to use? Does it clean the registry automatically or do you need to know what to choose to delete? I've never cleaned the registry but if it is complicated I don't want to mess anything up, I don't need any more problems. Thanks.
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#2 ergorest

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:28 PM

I prefer RegCleaner.

Very easy to use, no installed spyware either.

Basically it tells you where and when each item was installed and its a one click uninstallation of reg items.
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:39 PM

A word of caution:

Always Always make a back of your registry before making ANY changes!!!!!!!!!!!

Incorrect changes to your registry can do serious harm to your Operating System. Using registry cleaners without some knowledge of what the application is doing, and blindly trusting its decision is not a wise choice.

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 07:42 AM

John is SO right!
I have this programme, because I am such a paranoid but without any technical knowledge to help me. On the few occasions I used it, I allowed it to do whatever it said needed doing, and each time I had problems. I had to reconfigure my internet connection a couple of times, and a few other annoying little glitches. I am not saying its a bad programme, it is my fault for playing with things I dont fully understand.
My maxim now is if it aint broke, dont try and fix it...or at least ask Bleeping Computer first..

Good luck

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 10:31 AM

I use ccleaner myself. I like the program, and so far, I haven't had any issues. However, I always back up the registry before I make any changes. So if something does go wrong, it can be fixed. Making changes to the registry might cripple your computer, so be careful, and back everything up!!!!

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 12:03 AM

Thanks for the info, I don't think I'll try it. If it can be screwed up I will screw it up.
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 10:53 AM

NEVER, EVER Change anything with your registry! This is an absolute No-No!
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