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Registry Cleaners?

By macx
Jun 25, 2016
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  1. I'm sure I need one, but which ones are effective and which ones can be trusted not to be a scam
    and give me malware of some type?

    I've read some reviews that say the vast majority of registry cleaners are ineffective and that many
    of them actually make performance worse.

    The thing that got me started on this is I often can't open the Read More sections in Yahoo news articles.

    Oh, running Win 7 and Firefox with the usual No Script and other security add ons and blockers.
    But I have everything "allowed" that No script lists in the drop down window. Also running Zone Alarm
    free firewall and AdAware free. Also using Advanced System Care 9 free. Have read it's decent
    at least.

    With all I read of how sneaky the ransomware creeps are, it pretty near makes a person paranoid
    about downloading anything.

    Would sure appreciate some recommendations. Then I could feel more confident that the app is
    at least legit and safe and probly reasonably effective.

  2. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,582   +248

    About the only utility that gets recommended regularly on here is CCleaner Free. It won't screw up your computer by being over enthusiastic whereas other programs sometimes remove essential stuff. CCleaner makes it easy to uninstall software and disable programs at Startup. It's an essentail tool as far as I'm concerned.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,411   +3,425

    I agree with @bazz2004. Unfortunately I don't put faith in any registry cleaners, as far as fixing problems. If I run into problems that reinstalling applications don't work, the whole system gets reinstalled.
  4. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718

    I've used CC for a long time. I've had some success with something from Bit Defender called Advanced System Care.
    No problems with using it that I've seen and it does seem to do what it advertises.

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