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#1 Meme

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 11:49 AM

Hello everyone. I'm new here and have a question. I am wanting to do a little cleaning. I downloaded something to clean out junk files but want to clean out my registry of invalid entries and gunk. Problem is, I know nothing. I wouldn't know how to read the thing to see if there is anything I need to keep. The thing I downloaded called Advanced System Cleaner found over 800 pieces of junk. But it may not all be junk. Know anything that is safe enough? Of course I back up the registry in case but I am still afraid. :thumbsup: Thanks!

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 12:44 PM

This looks to be a pretty new release from YanicSoft (Released on Dec. 28, 2004) so there's not a lot of information on the reviews of the software.

It does say that there's a way to create a backup before making any changes inside Advanced System Cleaner. I would suggest that you definately do that. After making the backup, run the application and if there are any bad effects to your computer, you can always restore the registry.
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Posted 12 January 2005 - 12:52 PM

Thanks for responding friend. I did back it up the first time I used it but was just too scared to delete much. I will do it again and take a deep breath and go for it! Thanks again!

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Posted 12 January 2005 - 05:00 PM

The safest registry-cleaner I've seen is the 'Ace Utilities'. In default mode, this utility uses an exclusion list of registry entries that might damage your system. The 30-day trial is fully functional with all features of the purchased program.

The program will prompt you to set a restore point BEFORE cleaning - and any removed registry items are easily restored by obvious menu item.

My favorite free utility is JV16 Power Tools - but it is not safe to simply accept all sugested registry-removal items.

Both programs have many other functions and both are excellent utilities.

Hope this helps!




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