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Is system Mechanic a good program


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#1 diggiedo

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:13 PM

Just asking.ty.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:16 PM

If it tampers with the registry and or critical system files, then no.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:22 PM

Hi diggiedo :)

You asked this question already in another thread, see my reply in Post #3.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/584987/optimizing-performance-in-windows-10/#entry3778667

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:22 PM

Well it does clean an repair the registry but it seems like about every 2 to 3 days it says i have registry problems an also system clutter seems to pop up also. i dont know how i,m getting that much system clutter. or registry issues.



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:24 PM

I never asked about system mechanic or any other ? about this issue.



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:26 PM

Registry Cleaners are known to be harmful to the system and should not be used for any reason there is. It's a known fact that using Registry Cleaners can easily break a Windows installation, to the point where a complete reinstallation might be needed. Here's a few myths about using these programs, and why they are just plainly false.
  • "Using a Registry Cleaner will improve a system's performance" - False. The Windows Registry is a big database which contains information on everything present on the system, from the boot settings to how your programs looks when you open them. There's so many entries in it that cleaning even thousands of them isn't enough to boost a system performance. Also, there's no studies, tests, benchmarks, etc. which shows that using Registry Cleaners actually improve a system speed;
  • "Using a Registry Cleaner will fix all your errors" - False. Using a Registry Cleaner won't fix any problems at all. In fact, it have more chances to create them if anything. There's no program that can fix every problems in a simple click, and there probably never will. If you have an error, it's better to troubleshoot that error in particuliar by finding what's causing it and fixing it than using a software that might give you more errors;
  • "If you don't use a Registry Cleaner, you'll leave a door open for malware" - False. It is rare that malware will actually hijack orpheans keys and keypairs in the Registry to create persistence or install themself. They'll usually create their own keys/keypairs since they have been instructed (coded) to do so, and the creator cannot expect every system he'll infect to have leftover keys. Also, pretty much only Reg Loading Points in the Registry would be of any interest for a malware to hijack, and these are usually occupied already, or quickly deleted when empty;
  • Registry Cleaners aren't Registry Defraggers - These are two different kind of software who have two distinct function each.
  • On a last note, there's a lot of Registry Cleaners out here that won't create a back-up of your Registry before applying the changes they make. Which means that if you use them and clean entries that prevents Windows to reboot after, locking you out of your computer, you won't be able to restore a precedent Registry back-up via the Recovery PE. This means that if you can't fix the boot issue after that, you'll most likely be forced to reinstall Windows;
Registry Cleaners were used back in the days by developers who were using a OLE-schema for their applications. They used these to clean the Registry after uninstalling their programs, just in case there was traces of it left behind that could affect a reinstallation. These were back in the Windows 95 and Windows 98 days and this practice isn't in effect anymore. Therefore, there's no reason for you to use such programs and quite a few to avoid them instead.

Here's more articles on Registry Cleaners that are worth a read if you want to learn more about them and why you shouldn't use them.

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:49 PM

System Mechanic isn't a trustable program, most registry cleaners aren't.



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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:54 PM

There's not a single Registry Cleaner that is trustable.

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 03:10 AM

I had System Mechanic years ago. It's OK, as long as you DO NOT USE IT ON YOUR REGISTRY. I seem to remember it did a lot of things, like find duplicate files on your hard drive. Seems like it had a virus scanner too, but anyway. It says it will repair and clean your registry but what it's doing is deleting files it thinks don't belong there. It will delete files that do belong there and that's why you're getting " every 2 to 3 days it says i have registry problems". 

All registry 'cleaners' will do this. They delete files, years ago I tried a registry defrag, that result was even worse.

 

So, like they say above, no registry cleaner is to be trusted. The more you use it, the worse it gets.

That was my experience anyway. :blink: 


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