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Old 02-28-2011, 05:04 AM   #1
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windows registry cleaner


I was idly browsing and I wonder what these registry cleaner sites are.
are they the sites for installing spyware and botnets?

Just curious, in the way mr weasley is curious about muggles.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 05:15 AM   #2
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I've always found that, the clickable one, are just ads to sell you something,
based a lie about corruption on your M$ O/S.

the free registery cleaner(s) work quite well - why anyone would shell out some $$
for any windows_based S/W, beats me.

& that does include the O/S itself!.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 05:22 AM   #3
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agreed.
I pity these poor windows users. all these traps and pitfalls for their
sad little OS.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 09:44 AM   #4
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Many are indeed scams, that at best do little good, and at worst are trojans.
 
Old 02-28-2011, 01:10 PM   #5
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this one works for me: http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/

but beware, there is a lot of junk around.

Koen
 
Old 02-28-2011, 02:43 PM   #6
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Best registry cleaners for W$ :

http://www.archlinux.org/
http://www.slackware.com/
http://www.debian.org/

They clean the registry... FOR EVER
 
Old 03-01-2011, 12:47 PM   #7
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this one works for me: http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/

but beware, there is a lot of junk around.

Koen
Yeah, I used that one for a while, along with registry backup software ... ah, those were the days ... and I never want to go through that again. Screw Window$ !
 
Old 03-02-2011, 09:06 AM   #8
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Even CCleaner doesn't work. My Windows boot time doubled over a year, and I only ever used it for games. I'd use malwarebytes monthly, and CCleaner weekly, too.

Since we got our new desktop, I just keep a token Windows install on that, and my laptop runs Arch. Much better
 
Old 03-02-2011, 09:53 AM   #9
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i see windows has been problematic for lots of you guys

for me, it never was, and i heavily install/uninstall software and go through windows setting and all that kind of stuff........ +i download lots of stuff and browse the INTERNET W/O ANTIVIRUS .. and i still haven't got a blue screen of death (i just had one while using my 2 year old vista, but after that the FS got corrupt and i replaced windows vista with 7.

some good registry you can find on software.yahoo.com
 
Old 03-02-2011, 11:30 AM   #10
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Even CCleaner doesn't work. My Windows boot time doubled over a year, and I only ever used it for games. I'd use malwarebytes monthly, and CCleaner weekly, too.

Since we got our new desktop, I just keep a token Windows install on that, and my laptop runs Arch. Much better
You have 3 problems.

- You have some sort of stupid anti-virus program. Use MSE or nothing, seriously.
- Installing/uninstalling games for a year and not defragmenting your HDD will decrease performance quite a bit.
- Clean up your startup services.

That would probably fix it. Arch does, however, rock.
 
Old 03-02-2011, 11:36 AM   #11
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I've always found that, the clickable one, are just ads to sell you something,
based a lie about corruption on your M$ O/S.

the free registery cleaner(s) work quite well - why anyone would shell out some $$
for any windows_based S/W, beats me.


& that does include the O/S itself!.
Ignorant comment. Adobe CS is Windows-based software, and it has many essential programs for various jobs. AutoCAD is Windows-based software, and it is a very popular choice for designing 3D visuals. Many tax/stock programs, used by professionals in their respective areas, are Windows-based programs. Not to defend Windows itself, but the bolded comment is, as I said, ignorant.
 
Old 03-02-2011, 11:39 AM   #12
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Ignorant comment. Adobe CS is Windows-based software, and it has many essential programs for various jobs. AutoCAD is Windows-based software, and it is a very popular choice for designing 3D visuals. Many tax/stock programs, used by professionals in their respective areas, are Windows-based programs. Not to defend Windows itself, but the bolded comment is, as I said, ignorant.
yoooo leopard *cough* lupusarcanus whatsuuup havent seen you around since a long time. yes, windows software can be good. is good. is awesome.
 
Old 03-02-2011, 11:46 AM   #13
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yoooo leopard *cough* lupusarcanus whatsuuup havent seen you around since a long time. yes, windows software can be good. is good. is awesome.
Hey man!
 
Old 03-03-2011, 06:33 AM   #14
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You have 3 problems.

- You have some sort of stupid anti-virus program. Use MSE or nothing, seriously.
- Installing/uninstalling games for a year and not defragmenting your HDD will decrease performance quite a bit.
- Clean up your startup services.

That would probably fix it. Arch does, however, rock.
-I had avast from day one. In retrospect I didn't need it.
-Windows wouldn't let me defrag. Seriously, I started the program, left it overnight, came back, and it was finished but in the same state as before.
-Tried that

Basically, I give up on Windows. I only run Linux, now.
 
  


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