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#1 Sherd

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 12:35 PM

So my computer is being slow. Someone told me I need to clean my computer up so I downloaded advanced system optimizer and did a deep scan. It told me I had all this "frag" and that it would fix it. So the nxt day my computer is still slow so I run it again and it found more frag and now I run it today and there is still frag. What is going on help.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 12:48 PM

Have you ran Disk Cleanup and Defragmenter. In Windows 7 both tools are under Accesories > System Tools

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:16 PM

And please, do not touch anything that mentions "*registry*". :nono:

How many programs are installed on the machine; and how many of them are starting as Windows does?

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:48 PM

I don't know Im using programs to de-frag because when it comes to computers I'm pretty stupid.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:51 PM

Why don't you just defrag from The Windows Defragmenter?

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:57 PM

is that just as good as stuff you pay for?

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 01:59 PM

Yeah. Also use Disk Cleanup.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 02:14 PM

so I downloaded advanced system optimizer and did a deep scan. It told me I had all this "frag" and that it would fix it.

For the record:

Bleeping Computers position on 'Cleaners'.

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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