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#1 User is offline   laphmo 

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 11:27 AM

I don't know how PC World can recommend this package without stating the eventual cost. This is just another system that will check things for free, and through fear mongering, try to convince you to buy it. Not mentioning this up front severely affects PCW's credibility. I can only presume that the advertiser is king and let the consumer beware. If the recommendation had been honestly presented, I probably would have bought the product. Now, it is the last thing I would ever buy.
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 02:19 PM

Hi and welcome to the forum. A lot of those things are like that. Actually it's best to stay away from those registry packages altogether.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 11:16 AM

View Postcoastie65, on 24 January 2010 - 02:19 PM, said:

Hi and welcome to the forum. A lot of those things are like that. Actually it's best to stay away from those registry packages altogether.








'Actually it's best to stay away from those registry packages altogether'




Absolutely, i can't understand why so many people use Registry cleaners. İ really don't.
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Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:35 PM

View Postlaphmo, on 24 January 2010 - 11:27 AM, said:

I don't know how PC World can recommend this package without stating the eventual cost. This is just another system that will check things for free, and through fear mongering, try to convince you to buy it. Not mentioning this up front severely affects PCW's credibility. I can only presume that the advertiser is king and let the consumer beware. If the recommendation had been honestly presented, I probably would have bought the product. Now, it is the last thing I would ever buy.




Hey laphmo !!

Welcome to PCWorld Community !

Uniblue specifically IS scareware but, most ads for registry cleaning are only for a scan and NOT a cleaning of the PC.
You would have to buy the product to get the advertised cleaning. They do mention that this is a Scan and not a
cleansing of your PC.

That being said, you would be ahead by using the FREE service from Microsoft for cleaning ALL parts of your PC including
a malware scan if you so desire. I don't know why people don't take advantage of this service especially since it's free
and won't cost you a penny. You will, however, visit the site with Internet Explorer 7 or 8 in compatibily mode and accept
the use of a ActiveX that will be deleted later on.

For XP : and Only the Cleanup option.
http://onecare.live....ter/cleanup.htm

For Vista and 7 : Same link but, when you click on the Cleanup button, you will be asked to launch the Windows Vista and 7 scanner :
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Use the Cutomised scan if you do not want the Full scan and cleaning.
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This will take but a few minutes and a Restore Point will be created to ensure you can Restore should you not want this cleaning permanent.
You do have the option to review what is to be deleted and Uncheck what you don't want to be cleaned.


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Posted 12 May 2010 - 04:55 AM

View Postlaphmo, on 24 January 2010 - 11:27 AM, said:

I don't know how PC World can recommend this package without stating the eventual cost. This is just another system that will check things for free, and through fear mongering, try to convince you to buy it. Not mentioning this up front severely affects PCW's credibility. I can only presume that the advertiser is king and let the consumer beware. If the recommendation had been honestly presented, I probably would have bought the product. Now, it is the last thing I would ever buy.

I agree with the first comment. Let me add that I have PCMatic on my machine (another PCWorld recommendation) and it did help performance on one machine in particular. When I ran the free scan of Uniblue, it announced that I had 354 registry errors and that my machine is in bad shape. Somebody is not telling the truth.
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Posted 12 May 2010 - 07:53 AM

The reason more of us haven't used the Microsoft OneCare program is that frankly we never heard of it. I ran the program and it concluded my machine did indeed have 350 registry errors as Uniblue stated but PC Magic missed. Who knows who is telling the truth. Anyway, thank you for the advice about One Clean.

This post has been edited by Rockdoctor: 12 May 2010 - 07:54 AM

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:45 AM

View PostRockdoctor, on 12 May 2010 - 07:53 AM, said:

The reason more of us haven't used the Microsoft OneCare program is that frankly we never heard of it. I ran the program and it concluded my machine did indeed have 350 registry errors as Uniblue stated but PC Magic missed. Who knows who is telling the truth. Anyway, thank you for the advice about One Clean.


I purchased RegisteryMechanic at the recommendation of PC World and have used it for a couple of years on Windows XP. Ran the "scan only" of Uniblue RegisteryBooster and it said I had 903 errors. Mechanic said I had 49. Cleaned up the 49 and re-ran Booster. Results showed a reduction of 12 errors! Is Mechanic that bad or is Booster that good? Or is Booster giving an inflated number just to get you to buy the product?

This post has been edited by rcbozek: 12 May 2010 - 11:49 AM

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:46 AM

View Postrcbozek, on 12 May 2010 - 11:45 AM, said:

View PostRockdoctor, on 12 May 2010 - 07:53 AM, said:

The reason more of us haven't used the Microsoft OneCare program is that frankly we never heard of it. I ran the program and it concluded my machine did indeed have 350 registry errors as Uniblue stated but PC Magic missed. Who knows who is telling the truth. Anyway, thank you for the advice about One Clean.


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Posted 14 May 2010 - 08:05 PM

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The reason more of us haven't used the Microsoft OneCare program is that frankly we never heard of it. I ran the program and it concluded my machine did indeed have 350 registry errors as Uniblue stated but PC Magic missed. Who knows who is telling the truth. Anyway, thank you for the advice about One Clean.
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Posted 27 October 2010 - 02:42 AM

View PostFlashorn, on 25 January 2010 - 02:35 PM, said:

View Postlaphmo, on 24 January 2010 - 11:27 AM, said:

I don't know how PC World can recommend this package without stating the eventual cost. This is just another system that will check things for free, and through fear mongering, try to convince you to buy it. Not mentioning this up front severely affects PCW's credibility. I can only presume that the advertiser is king and let the consumer beware. If the recommendation had been honestly presented, I probably would have bought the product. Now, it is the last thing I would ever buy.




Hey laphmo !!

Welcome to PCWorld Community !

Uniblue specifically IS scareware but, most ads for registry cleaning are only for a scan and NOT a cleaning of the PC.
You would have to buy the product to get the advertised cleaning. They do mention that this is a Scan and not a
cleansing of your PC.

That being said, you would be ahead by using the FREE service from Microsoft for cleaning ALL parts of your PC including
a malware scan if you so desire. I don't know why people don't take advantage of this service especially since it's free
and won't cost you a penny. You will, however, visit the site with Internet Explorer 7 or 8 in compatibily mode and accept
the use of a ActiveX that will be deleted later on.

For XP : and Only the Cleanup option.
http://onecare.live....ter/cleanup.htmhttp://malwarebytesc...om/logo/uni.png

For Vista and 7 : Same link but, when you click on the Cleanup button, you will be asked to launch the Windows Vista and 7 scanner :
Posted Image

Use the Cutomised scan if you do not want the Full scan and cleaning.
Posted Image .

This will take but a few minutes and a Restore Point will be created to ensure you can Restore should you not want this cleaning permanent.
You do have the option to review what is to be deleted and Uncheck what you don't want to be cleaned.


FlASHORN.



Wow thanks for the infomation I didn't know microsoft offered its own.
That said I have Uniblu's software and I'm quite happy with it too.
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:41 AM

Hi,
I have performed a thorough research over internet and here are the results:
Most registry cleaners are more a problem creator than a problem solver.
There are available free as well as paid software for this purpose.
If a software finds more errors than others, it does not guarantee that the software is better.
Some registry cleaners are even used to attack registry with malware and some are scareware.
So, with a personal experience of 15 years in IT, I recommend to avoid registry cleaners. If required, have a thorough research before choosing any cleaner. Lastly, when running registry scan, choose proper options which may not harm your PC.
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