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#1 bruinator

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 06:56 AM

I was wondering if you guys use an optimizer on your PC and if you do does it help? What brand do you use?



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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:13 AM

No, and this sort of software should be avoided like the plague, particularly if it has a "registry cleanup" component that runs by default.

 

My opinion is that these programs are the proverbial snake oil.


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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:50 AM

+1

 

If you are having some specific issue(s) with your system let us know and we'll do our best to help, but there are no magic potions that will do anything useful for you.



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Posted 16 November 2018 - 09:55 AM

agreed, avoid all programs like that,

 

most are scams and will do more harm then good



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Posted 18 November 2018 - 06:01 PM

Optimisers, registry cleaners, boosters, etc never work. If you have a slow system betetr to try clearing out temp files in a more targeted way, and then by hand on a case by case basis: removing unused programs, killing off un-necessary startup and background tasks, freeing up hard-drive space, removing malware/junkware/adware/pre-installed-bloatware, turning off un-necessary operating system features and un-necessary options in programs you commonly use. The important thing is that most of these tasks need some careful decisions beforehand about "do I really need X or can I disable it" and these aren't the sort of things you can just delegate to a program which claims to do all the cleaning for you.

Edited by rp88, 18 November 2018 - 06:03 PM.

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