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    PC registry optimizer/cleaner

    Anyone use any of these? Looking at some online, just wondering which are actually worth something. Having sever issues on my laptop with it taking forever to boot up, speed issues, etc.

    Best "reviews" I saw were on WinASO and ARO 5.

    Currently use Spybot for spyware and will run Adaware periodically. Would prefer to have one software that handled it all (spyware, registry, etc).


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    Re: PC registry optimizer/cleaner

    CCleaner does a good job and is free. Have used it for years.



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    Re: PC registry optimizer/cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by NebrClone View Post
    CCleaner does a good job and is free. Have used it for years.
    This is what I use as well. It's a nice little program.

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    Re: PC registry optimizer/cleaner

    I'll third CCleaner



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    Re: PC registry optimizer/cleaner

    I use CCleaner and also Comodo Registry Cleaner, which I think is really, really good...and free.


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    Re: PC registry optimizer/cleaner

    I was/am having issues with the same thing with my laptop so I went to Office Depot and bought a PC cleaner/optimizer program for like $30. I installed it and ran it and thank goodness I saved a back up copy because I couldn't get certain websites to work and couldn't get audio I need for work to do what it was supposed to and my computer wasn't much faster besides. I restored what I had before I used that program and still have problems but don't want to mess up the computer......



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    Re: PC registry optimizer/cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    I was/am having issues with the same thing with my laptop so I went to Office Depot and bought a PC cleaner/optimizer program for like $30. I installed it and ran it and thank goodness I saved a back up copy because I couldn't get certain websites to work and couldn't get audio I need for work to do what it was supposed to and my computer wasn't much faster besides. I restored what I had before I used that program and still have problems but don't want to mess up the computer......
    I don't think a paid software program can do any better than a free one. Plus, you're right, these programs mess with critical registry items, and that sometimes does more harm than good. Again, I am very pleased with how the free Comodo software I use does the job.


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