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Tune up utilities 2014 problem


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#1 jayrbush

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

Hiya people im new to the forum. Hoping someonecan help me with an annoying problem. Basically i recentlly uninstalled Tune up utilities 2014 from my comp....well i though i did but now when i want to reinstall it says its already installed even though it doesnt show up in programs in control panel and i have deleted all folders on program files. I have used several uninstallation progs, ccleaner registry progs spyware malware and virus scans but am still left with the same prob. when i try to install it says its already installed and do i wish to remove it so i click yes it tries to remove then i get a dialog box that says the folder path program files contains an invalid character. Can anyone help please as ive ran out of ideas.



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#2 cryptodan

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:19 PM

Please download this tool http://www.avg.com/filedir/util/TuneUp_Remover.exe and remove it, and do not use it as it is not that good of a program.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:22 PM

thank you very much i will let you know how it goes and can you suggest a better program please?



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:26 PM

I do not recommend any programs that claim to make your computer faster.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:30 PM

oh ok well problem sorted and will not be reinstalling and thx again



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

You are welcome, what kind of issues were you having that made you want to install that application?

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:33 PM

im not i just thought i would install to make run faster but dont think it made a blind bit of difference lol



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

Just for the record and anyone who reads this topic in future.

Bleeping Computer's position on cleaners and optimizers

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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Posted 27 December 2014 - 10:12 PM

Cleaning the registry.....

Sorting the registry.....

If it'd be physical - it would be normal to check it. :)



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 09:32 AM

The thing is... in a real life library, you only let the librarian or staff that has knowledge of the library arrange things, right? The registry is the same. Messing it without knowing what you're doing can lead to disastrous effects than a few misplaced books.




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