PLEASE DO NOT THINK that I am being awkward
but having uninstalled Glary utilities and warning you of the dangers of registry cleaners optimizers make your computer go faster programs you have this installed
jv16 PowerTools 2009
PLEASE ACCEPT, not just my advice but the opinion of the expert on the link I sent you in post 62 having found Glary Utilities on your win audit log.
Have you installed this since because I do not remember seeing it on Win Audit.
To try and convincve you, IF that is needed. I appreciate you may not have realised you still had it
below is a short brief I have prepared on WHY you should not use registry cleaners etc. START OF BRIEF NOTE ON REGISTRY CLEANERS
Please accept my advice, in case you are not certain it is correct -
HOWEVER to try and convince you and for the benefit of anyone who may be reading this thread and thinking of using a registry cleaner -
There is generally speaking no such thing as a TRUSTED registry fix.
See this: http://miekiemoes.bl...weaking_13.html
After running 'PC registry Cleaner' on my laptop with Win7professional I now cannot access windows explorer [returns a no association message] and some programs will not install.
And there is the proof in the pudding that Registry Cleaners do more damage than they solve.
- on a brand new computer
Registry Errors in brand new PC
Total scan items: 296239
Total errors found: 132
High risk error count: 12
Count of errors recommended to ignore: 0
5 Add/Remove Programs
0 Browser Helper Objects & Configuration Files
10 Custom Controls
43 Deep Registry Scan
0 Device Drivers
20 File Extensions
0 Help and Resource, & History Lists
6 Invalid ActiveX
42 Invalid Files Path
and here is the reply from a very experienced Geek-with ack to "gerryf"
"You can install a brand new, pure OEM copy of Windows straight from Microsoft and it will likely find 120 "errors"
What I am saying is they are not really errors, they are conditions a programmer has decided are errors"
and I MACBOATMASTER,
would add that the errors found by these programs are far too frequently not errors, but the deletion of the registry key by the program, causes REAL errors, insofar as the deleted key corrupts the registry due to the inter-association of multiple keys amongst the hundreds of entries in the registry.
Registry Structure: The Tree, Nodes and Keys
The data is stored in the registry in a tree structure format, for those who have never opened the Registry Editor, you'd find its layout is similar to what you would see when you open your Windows Explorer. Each node within the registry tree contains a key which may have both subkeys and data entries (called values). Depending on the application you run, the application may need only the associated key while others may need the value data set for that specific key. A hive in the registry is a group of keys, subkeys, and values in the registry that has a set of supporting files containing backups of its data. The Windows boot process automatically retrieves data from these supporting files.
AND my attempt to explain it in simple terms - therein lies the problem with the so-called registry cleaner/optimizer programs. the program decides what is not needed and can be deleted. However, frequently the inter-dependance of the various branches of the tree are not recognised by the program AND this is where it goes horribly wrong. - MACBOATMASTER
That all said, it is YOUR computer - the decision is yours.
END OF pre-prepared brief.
SEE NEXT POST PLEASE
Edited by Macboatmaster, 14 March 2011 - 05:50 PM.