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Solved: REGSERVO.. Should I buy this?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by lakeman, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. lakeman

    lakeman Thread Starter

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    When trying to open a file, the computer went to microsoft windows to find out how to open a file, windows referred me to REGSERVO and gave me a message to download it, and then scan my registry, then when it found the errors to click on the fix button. REGSERVO scanned, and found 1276 errors, 322 on system, 129 on COM/active x errors, 40 users errors, and 776 third party errors, a total of 1276 errors, all labled as high damage errors.
    I clicked on fix errors, as instructed by the instructions supposedly from m-windows, after which they want $29.95 for a years subscription, which, brings on two questions I would like to get the answer, first is microsoft windows actually telling me to purchase REGSERVO to fix my computer?
    Second and important question, is should I go ahead, and purchase this software from SEGSERVO?
    I thank in advance for all the help I get on this.
     
  2. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    It's just a windows registry cleaner and most of us here do not recommend the use of such of a tool. They are in most cases more trouble than good. They seem to over clean a lot of needed entries and after a while the machine may stop working.
     
  3. lakeman

    lakeman Thread Starter

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    Thank you very much, it did appear as if microsoft windows was telling me to do this. I will ignore. In your mind does it appear from the reports of their scan that I have a problem?
     
  4. captainron276

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    Lakeman,

    Like DaveA stated these cleaners are very troublesome. You could have a spanking new computer just minutes old and run that program and it will find/makeup errors to fix just to get your $29.95. A waist of money and a sure fire way to ruin your computer.

    Just run your Disk Cleanup once a week and run a good Malware/Spyware program weekly and of course, scan with your Anti-Virus program monthly to keep that computer top notch.

    Article on Cleaners and such.
    http://miekiemoes.blogspot.co.uk/2008/02/registry-cleaners-and-system-tweaking_13.html


    Many members here recommend Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5201 or http://www.avast.com/en-us/index both are free. ONLY USE ONE Anti-Virus program, having more than one will cause problems!


    In conjunction with either of them use both of the following and run them at least once a week.
    Malwarebytes
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam-download.php
    Superantispyware
    http://www.superantispyware.com/down...NTISPYWAREFREE

    Make sure to update their definition files during the install process.
    Make sure to uncheck and decline to install any extras, such as toolbars and homepages, they may offer.
    Make sure to uncheck or decline to use the "Pro" or "Trial" version, if it's offered.
    After they're installed and updated, restart the computer.
    Run a quick scan with each one.
    After each quick scan is finished, select and remove EVERYTHING that was found.
     
  5. lakeman

    lakeman Thread Starter

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    Microsoft Security Essentials has been my sole protection since microsoft offered it to me, today I have added malwarebytes, and superantispyware.
    My thanks to captainron276 and DaveA
     
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