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Offline 900lloyd

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Registry repair software
« on: May 22, 2007, 23:17 »
I ran one of the FREE registry repair programs for a scan and they came up with over 300 alleged problems. Of course to repair those problems I have to buy their download. This raises a few questions in my feeble mind.

1-Has anyone bought one of these downloads  and were they effective?
2-Are there any dangers involved to the computer or programs?
3-Which programs do you find best?
4-Since I use 2 computers, is it better to download or buy the installation CD which could be used on both units?
5-Is purchase price a factor for the best results?

There could be other things I haven't thought about and I could use some of your expert advice!!!

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Re: Registry repair software
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2007, 23:37 »
you could try CCLEANER...

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CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

http://www.ccleaner.com/
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Re: Registry repair software
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2007, 23:53 »
Yes, having been almost conned by XoftSpy into thinking my machine was rife with spyware, I would never trust an application that claims to find problems, then demands that you pay money for it to fix them.  How do you know that the software itself hasn't 'planted' the issues it then claims to be able to repair, or is simply trying to scare you into a purchase by producing a list of false positives?

I would second Sam's recommendation of CCleaner, but make sure you create a back up of the Registry before removing anything, just in case.
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Re: Registry repair software
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2007, 13:24 »
Hi Everyone,
What about a Spyware remover any recommendations on that?

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Re: Registry repair software
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2007, 13:49 »
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Re: Registry repair software
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 15:50 »
ADAWARE is very good Kaz.  You can use both as they are compatible with each other and look for different problems.
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Re: Registry repair software
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 19:02 »
Im downloading Spybot, but I cant get the adaware to download? any other sites please
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Re: Registry repair software
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007, 22:17 »
.. try here and there is more info available at http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
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Re: Registry repair software
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2007, 09:07 »
Got it thanks Sam
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