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Windows Live Onecare Scanning


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#1 rowal5555

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:26 PM

Like a lot of people these days, I was under the impression that the Windows Live OneCare safety scanner - being by MS for MS - would be a safe means of cleaning my system and registry.

USASMA has pointed out that overcleaning the registry by any means can lead to the irretrievable breakdown of the OS so I thought a word of warning may be appropriate here.

I would recommend therefore that users run just the one full scan to see that their system and registry is up to scratch and then stick to the Quick Scan for regular maintenance. I intend to run the Quick Scan about once a week from now on. As the full scan takes hours while the quick scan takes only a few minutes, seems like a win/win situation all round.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:29 AM

This might explain what happened to my PC last night. I have been giving my PC the full scan once a week since I got the link approx 4wks ago.

I set it away when I went to bed last night. On checking it this morning other than a few temporary files there was nothing to report.

When I opened IE I got a popup box through Spybot stating that a registry item was missing and had been replaced from a back up file. I wasn't sure what it meant at the time but your post could possibly be the answer.

I will also use the Quick Scan from now on.
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