Computer "Registry Repair Programs". Ever used one?

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    I got tired of constant problems with my GateWay PC...it now sits in the closet, maybe someday I'll have it reprogramed. I was using Registry Mechanic, and a few others...a lot...still had problems.

    I bought a new iMac...it's coming up on a year now...never a problem. I liked it so well that I bought a second one for my wife about 4 months ago. Now we both appear to be having problem free use of the I-net.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broknindarkagain View Post
    I've been using TuneUp Utilities 2008 for quite some time now. Before that I had the 2007 version. It seems to be the best one IMO next to Norton System Works. I've tried just about every one out there, and Tune Up / Norton are the only ones that I trust.

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    TuneUp America - Download
    Norton virus and tools is a bloated and system resource hog, my advice is to avoid it like the plague. N be carefully with what you delete when you do mess with the registry, when in doubt leave it alone.
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    Apparently, the new NAV 2009 (?) is supposed to be less of a resource hog than the previous version. I haven't tried it though. Nor have I tried PC Tools, or Norton Tools since it killed my computer waaay back when.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J View Post
    Norton virus and tools is a bloated and system resource hog, my advice is to avoid it like the plague. N be carefully with what you delete when you do mess with the registry, when in doubt leave it alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYcarry View Post
    CCleaner - Home

    oh and this does some good if you follow the step by step exactly as printed.

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    +1 Started using this at work and at home. Does what you need done. And it is free.

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    Tweak3D.Net - 15 Minute XP Tune-Up
    There's a nice little laundry list of things to do to get your computer back up to speed.


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    I am a cheap b*st*rd..... I always use the free stuff. Spybot for malware + adware, Zonealrm for firewall, AVG for anti virus.

    Microsoft has a website that will scan your registry, search for nasties like viruses, malware, etc. ...open ports etc. I actually had to use it to clean a computer yesterday. Took a couple of hours, but was very effective.
    Windows Live OneCare
    There are other tweaks you can use, but it's a lot of stuff to post here. PM me if you would like some other ideas.
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    I've fixed plenty of machines that registry cleaners have screwed up...I would advise against them
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