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    PC Cleaner from Reimage

    Has anyone on here purchased this program? If so, is it worth it?

    I ran the scan from PC Cleaner, and there are a couple of virus/trojan horse issues that need to be repaired. I have a desktop that is like 7 years old. Still runs great and I have not had any serious problems with it, but it is getting slower and slower. I need to add some memory, which is a separate issue. I was just wondering if anyone had purchased this program and if it was worth it. The discounted offer right now is for like $52 for a year.

    Thanks for any responses.



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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    The discounted offer right now is for like $52 for a year.
    Seems pricey.


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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    I have not paid for a service like that ever. There are wonderful free alternatives out there. I guess I can't tell you about this particular program but I would hesitate to pay for anything in this genre.

    Malwarebytes is one. You can get it free at Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com



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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    Has anyone on here purchased this program? If so, is it worth it?

    I ran the scan from PC Cleaner, and there are a couple of virus/trojan horse issues that need to be repaired. I have a desktop that is like 7 years old. Still runs great and I have not had any serious problems with it, but it is getting slower and slower. I need to add some memory, which is a separate issue. I was just wondering if anyone had purchased this program and if it was worth it. The discounted offer right now is for like $52 for a year.

    Thanks for any responses.
    Do you have Windows XP?

    If so, use this program:

    RAMBooster - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Uses some of your free hd space to use as ram.

    One other thing you can consider is use Chrome as it is a lighter browser and won't kill older machines like yours. You might also want to consider reformatting your machine and starting over w/ a clean copy of Windows.



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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    Quote Originally Posted by cjb1978 View Post
    You might also want to consider reformatting your machine and starting over w/ a clean copy of Windows.
    THIS.

    I can't stress enough how good you feel about your PC speed after you do this. Yes, you'll have to re-install all your programs and load all your files back on. But you're essentially starting with your PC in it's brand new condition. And if you add RAM before the re-format, even better.


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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    Seems pricey.
    Here is what it does:

    Virus and Spyware removal
    Repair Virus Damage
    Repair Windows Stability Issues
    Repair Applications Stability Issues
    Download New, healthy files
    Operating System Restoration
    Hardware analysis
    PC Scan and Assesment
    Optimize Windows Registry



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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    I have not paid for a service like that ever. There are wonderful free alternatives out there. I guess I can't tell you about this particular program but I would hesitate to pay for anything in this genre.

    Malwarebytes is one. You can get it free at Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
    The free edition fixes lots of things, but they also offer the premium edition of malwarebytes if you have a nasty problem. Avast is a good program also.


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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    Quote Originally Posted by cjb1978 View Post
    Do you have Windows XP?

    If so, use this program:

    RAMBooster - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    Uses some of your free hd space to use as ram.

    One other thing you can consider is use Chrome as it is a lighter browser and won't kill older machines like yours. You might also want to consider reformatting your machine and starting over w/ a clean copy of Windows.
    Yes, XP. I will look into that RAMBooster. I think the slowness I am starting to experience is almost totally related to a lack of memory space.

    I have been using primarily Firefox. I will check into Chrome.

    On the reformatting.....that seems like a lot of work, plus I would have to buy a copy of Windows software. Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier just to install some additional memory?

    Thanks for your help



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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    This stuff is a big gimmick. Just get yourself a free AntiVirus/malware app like mse and use Chrome. You'll be fine. As mentioned above, you would probably benefit from an OS reload.



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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    Seems about $52 too expensive, IMO.

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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    The free edition fixes lots of things, but they also offer the premium edition of malwarebytes if you have a nasty problem. Avast is a good program also.
    The pay version won't clean anything that the free version doesn't, it just adds a couple features like real-time protection.



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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    Here is what it does:

    1. Virus and Spyware removal
    2. Repair Virus Damage
    3. Repair Windows Stability Issues
    4. Repair Applications Stability Issues
    5. Download New, healthy files
    6. Operating System Restoration
    7. Hardware analysis
    8. PC Scan and Assesment
    9. Optimize Windows Registry
    See my comments below

    1. Microsoft MSE or Malwarebytes (Both are free)
    2. Ccleaner (free)
    3. Ccleaner (free)
    4. Ccleaner (free)
    5. Complete bs
    6. Reformat your machine (free)
    7. Just update your drivers and windows updates. (free)
    8. Microsoft MSE (free)
    9. Ccleaner (free)



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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    I have a 5 year old lap top that the screen died on. I still use it through a monitor if need be. I've been slowly migrating old files off it to the back up drive, which I'm about done with. I was thinking of wiping it out and starting fresh with nothing but maybe a browser on it. It came with windows but I'm sure I never made a back up in case of failure. Can I do that or will I just be backing up all the crap I'm trying to get rid of? I'd like to reformat it clean, load windows, and move forward with a browswer and maybe MS word. Any ideas.


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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    Quote Originally Posted by tec71 View Post
    I have a 5 year old lap top that the screen died on. I still use it through a monitor if need be. I've been slowly migrating old files off it to the back up drive, which I'm about done with. I was thinking of wiping it out and starting fresh with nothing but maybe a browser on it. It came with windows but I'm sure I never made a back up in case of failure. Can I do that or will I just be backing up all the crap I'm trying to get rid of? I'd like to reformat it clean, load windows, and move forward with a browswer and maybe MS word. Any ideas.
    Wipe it clean and install Ubuntu or you favorite flavor of Linux. An old pc/laptop can be used a long time for just browsing the web.



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    Re: PC Cleaner from Reimage

    Hate to hammer the same point further, but there are plenty of FREE software options that are going to do the same exact thing for you. Hell, if you really want, just save up essential files, pop in your Windows disk, format your HDD and reinstall.

    Another thing to watch out for are the various services and programs that run automatically when you boot up your computer. If you don't pay attention to certain programs, they'll install all sorts of extra crap, and start themselves up when you boot-up, even if you don't use them at that time. All that can add to the slow compy.

    Don't pay for something that you can do just as well for free.



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