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Do System Tweaking Programs Really Work?

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#1 yorocco7


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Posted 17 February 2007 - 07:39 PM

As you can tell buy the # of posts I've left the last few days I have computer issues. My brother claims I have many of these problems b/c I've installed all these optimizer programs Like System Mechanic 6 & others. He see those programs and groans " there's your problem those stupid programs will wreck your system". He claims that they act like they are doing a great job finding error, cleaning reg, finding spyware, testing security but its all fake. It just wants you to think its doing a great job. Whats the thinking on this matter? Should get rid of them or do they actually work? If they do work what are the best/safest programs to use?
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#2 jgweed


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Posted 18 February 2007 - 10:11 AM

I tend to agree with your brother. I shun registry cleaning applications like the plague, since they do not really improve computer performance, and by their very nature can do major harm to both the operating system as well as the applications that run on top of it.
It is far safer for the average user, and certainly more productive, to perform routine maintenance on your computer:

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