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#1 Jaycan

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 08:03 PM

Are the directions for : Clean your machine with Privazer  relating to any type of Registry Cleaner ?

 

I looked and saw it wanted to remove things that I did not want removing.

The program site seemed like a late night Advert for fixing "everything".

 

It may just run like TFC. or CCleaner, or it may need certain settings, but I wanted a second opinion.

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 08:21 PM

I never used it but PrivaZer a legit program hosted by reputable download sites like Softpedia, MajorGeeks and Snapfiles.

If you click View Details under Secure cleanup with one click...it lists the Registry as an area that gets cleaned.
 

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons.

Why you should not use Registry Cleaners and Optimization Tools


As long as it allows you to skip cleaning the registry, then it appears to be a thorough cleaner.

Softpedia includes a write up with screeshots.
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Posted 02 March 2016 - 08:32 PM

Thanks for that, and I knew it was on other sites.

 

I was aware that it was a legal program, but even the Home Site leaves out a lot of "do this, don't do that" in explaining.

As long as it allows you to skip cleaning the registry, then it appears to be a thorough cleaner.

By this above, I take it to mean Temp Files and similar items,

 

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Edit to add ... From the Softpedia reviews.

Just a shame if you do take the time to read several reviews !
I've considered PrivaZer, but had to decline installation since they are completely non-transparent about who & what they are.

Their "corporate address" is fake (it's for an incorporation mill in Delaware), and they are not forthcoming about their background.

I'm very surprised so many people have either overlooked or ignored this fact, that no one really knows who Privazer's distributor "Goversoft LLC" is and who or what is funding them.

Their site lists the writer of the program (when I looked)


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Posted 02 March 2016 - 08:57 PM

As long as it allows you to skip cleaning the registry, then it appears to be a thorough cleaner.

By this above, I take it to mean Temp Files and similar items,

No. CCleaner removes unused, temporary and junk files from your system to include temporary Internet files, cookies, private data in browser history, etc., but the registry cleaner is a separate and distinct feature you have to deliberately choose from another menu.
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