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Clean Up Software

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Oldman 1, Sep 21, 2008.

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    Oldman 1 Thread Starter

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    I’ve been looking at several “clean-up” software programs. It’s like a lot of other things on the market; too many choices, and no enough reviews to help make a good choice. I don’t have anything on my computers that I would be ashamed of anyone to see, and I already know how to use explore to delete cookies, temporary internet sites, my recent documents, history, etc. I also know how to use disk cleanup. But I know that just by deleting all these, they are still there “somewhere”. I write a lot of documents and do a lot of research on the internet. I do not play any games. Although my laptop is only 15 months old, it is a little slower than it should be with 2 GB ram, dual core Intel T5600 processor and plenty of hard drive space left. I have used Registry Mechanic for fixing/removing bad registers, but not sure that is a good thing to do, but if it is, is Registry Mechanic the best one to use. I’d like to hear from all as for which cleanup program is the best, and what you think about registry repair programs. Thanks to everyone who responds.
     
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    Try using Ccleaner and Defragler from Piriform, both excellent pieces of software :D
     
  3. 1002richards

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    Hi,
    This advice is echoed by many at TSG:
    "I’d go a step further: Don’t run registry cleaner programs, period. I won’t go so far as to call them snake oil, but what possible performance benefits can you get from “cleaning up” unneeded registry entries and eliminating a few stray DLL files? Even in the best-case scenario the impact should be trivial at best. Maybe a second or two here and there, maybe a few kilobytes of freed-up RAM, and I’m being generous. How can you balance those against the risk that the utility will “clean” (in other words, delete) something you really need, causing a program or feature to fail?"
    Full article here:
    http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html

    Richard.
     
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