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WARNING! Got a Worm From Registry Mechanic!,

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Saw the ad for Registry Mechanic at the top of the main Forum page,
thought it should be a good idea to have that as it was advertised
on this forum and therefore obviously approved, and highly rated
by PCWorld.

Downloaded it, paid for it, installed it and ran it.

Then computer restarted and it required my product
code to start Windows.

Typed in product code, but says it's invalid.

I called MS Support, they first gave me 2 different
product codes to try to unlock Windows, neither worked.
The Tech then said I had gotten a worm with
Registry Mechanic which was the reason I was unable
to access Windows.

They worked with me for over 2 hours, including going
back to and installing a backup registry created the day
before this Registry Mechanic was installed, but I am still
being blocked from starting Windows.

They are going to work with me more tomorrow.

Further, the Tech said emphatically that such tools
should not be used on the registry, that it would
only lead to problems, even without such a worm.

A MOST unhappy experience from what should have
been a trustworthy source!
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Geeks to Go do in fact filter many ads, but do not 'approve' or monitor any of them. They are served by a third party (Google), and they have mechanisms for dealing with rogue advertisements. Geeks To Go simply can't be responsible for every ad displayed on this site.
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