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Posted on 06/09/2014 9:37:39 AM PDT by tayper

What is a good PC and Reg Cleaner? They all say they are the best. My PC has gotten as slow as a snail with the sleeping sickness.


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1 posted on 06/09/2014 9:37:39 AM PDT by tayper
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To: tayper

glary utilities


2 posted on 06/09/2014 9:38:07 AM PDT by gwgn02
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To: tayper

Advanced System Care by iObit.


3 posted on 06/09/2014 9:38:53 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: tayper

Free?

CCleaner http://piriform.com

Malwarebytes http://ninite.com

JV16 PowerTools is also a very handy item and includes a registry compactor.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 9:39:30 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: tayper

If you’re having slowdown and malware issues, best to take it to a buddy who knows how to delete them without corrupting Windows or losing your Documents folders.


5 posted on 06/09/2014 9:39:31 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: tayper

System mechanic by iolo.com.


6 posted on 06/09/2014 9:42:43 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: tayper

About once a year I format c: then reinstall Winders. Cleans it all up.


7 posted on 06/09/2014 9:43:47 AM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: tayper

format c:


8 posted on 06/09/2014 9:43:50 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: tayper

Glary Utilities
http://www.glarysoft.com/

CCleaner
http://www.piriform.com/

Both have ‘freeware’ for home use versions.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 9:46:07 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: tayper

Registry cleaners do nothing to improve performance and most are used to deliver malware. If your PC is slowing down, scan it with Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro. Both are free.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 9:46:15 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: sauropod

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11 posted on 06/09/2014 9:47:59 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: relictele; gwgn02

I use Glary first and then follow-up with CCleaner. I’m very pleased with the results. CC will always catch about 150 Megs that Glary didn’t. I use Glary to disable or delay an number of programs at start up so about 65% of users are slower. I always scan and fix the registry too.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 9:50:02 AM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: tayper
Use both:Run Malware bytes once every day or two ... run ASC once a week.
13 posted on 06/09/2014 9:52:34 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: liege
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You have Winders too?....I got the Bubba edition..lol

14 posted on 06/09/2014 9:54:33 AM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: tayper

If after running all the cleaners and malware scans it still runs slow, then it may be that your hard drive is failing. You may also want to run a defrag on the disk.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 9:57:11 AM PDT by TheCipher (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself- Mark Twain)
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To: liege
About once a year I format c: then reinstall Winders. Cleans it all up.
Sorry, that may work for you, but it's really bad advice.
I've owned PCs since the IBM PC-XT and have never had a reason to format and reinstall.
Maybe if you took care of, and protected, your PC properly throughout the year, you wouldn't have to go that extreme.
16 posted on 06/09/2014 9:57:29 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: tayper

1) TDSS Killer from Kaspersky, set to detect TDSS File System
2) Malwarebytes from Malwarebytes.org
3) appwiz.cpl via start menu or Windows+R and remove all unnecessary toolbars and junk so they dont come back.

Most of the time it’s a lot of junk on computers that causes it to slow down. That plus the age of the machine/not as much memory.

TDSS Killer: http://download.cnet.com/Kaspersky-TDSSKiller/3000-2239_4-75722087.html

Malware Bytes: http://www.malwarebytes.org

Make sure you don’t download any extra junk toolbars and uncheck Free Trial on Malware Bytes. If you are unsure whether to delete something, ask.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 9:59:26 AM PDT by NYRepublican72
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To: tayper
A new record! Fourteen posts so far (now fifteen) and still no chanting from the annoying gits of the computer universe to "Get A Mac"! (Even though it has already proven to be subject to hacking as well)

Good luck with your little problem, and pay no attention to the owners of the Atari2400 of the computer world -the Macophiles.

FReepers are quite good with help when you need it, actually.

18 posted on 06/09/2014 9:59:29 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: NCDave
*snicker* Funny. Saved so I can look into making a fake wallpaper to pretend this computer is running your pic of the "Redneck Winders".

I especially like the icons. :)

19 posted on 06/09/2014 10:02:01 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: oh8eleven
I actually enjoy doing it. And it is my preference and yes, not everyone should do it just because I suggest it.

I do take care of and protect my PC properly. Why would you suggest I don't?

20 posted on 06/09/2014 10:02:37 AM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: tayper

it’s funny that this question is being asked.
For registry cleaning and de-frag I use Auslogics
but what about junk files? Now when I go to my recycle bin
and delete all the crap in there (Mostly videos I am finished looking at)—am I getting rid of my junk files?
If not, pls tell me free program to get rid of them.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 10:04:17 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (Let's drag out Lewinsky when Hillary runs--she was a victimized woman, no?)
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To: TheCipher

defrag on the disk.
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I use Defraggler...works great.


22 posted on 06/09/2014 10:04:27 AM PDT by RetSignman
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To: tayper

Good post


23 posted on 06/09/2014 10:04:47 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Malware Bytes, crap cleaner and defrag.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 10:08:51 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: tayper

Chances are excellent that your temporary internet files folder is jam-packed full, no matter which browser you use. Go into your browser and delete the temporary internet files folder, history, cookies, etc.

Then, do a defrag.

Registry cleaners, as another poster has said, are dangerous. They can delete needed registry entries and actually put malware on your machine. Avoid using them unless you know which boxes to check and uncheck before you run the ‘cleaning’ part of the program.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 10:09:25 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: tayper

Place Holder


26 posted on 06/09/2014 10:09:55 AM PDT by jonascord (Laeti vescimur nos subacturis)
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To: brooklyn dave

CCleaner at www.cnet.com has free programs. You can buya program, or use free versions. Most computers have a defrag program and there is registry cleaning in the CCleaner. You can read about it first at Cnet.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 10:10:01 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: tayper

PFL


28 posted on 06/09/2014 10:11:05 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: tayper

So far, I’ve had no trouble with CCleaner. I run it once a week.

I choose the option to delete cookies each time but I make exceptions for those few sites where I have passwords, addresses, and the like. Same with FreeRepublic, so I don’t have to log on every week and restore my choices.

I also use the option to clean extraneous stuff from the registry. So far, no problems, but you may want to be careful with that.


29 posted on 06/09/2014 10:13:24 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NCDave
"Adobe Paint by Numbers". *snicker*

Someone has a wicked sense of humor.

30 posted on 06/09/2014 10:14:33 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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31 posted on 06/09/2014 10:15:06 AM PDT by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: relictele; tayper

All good suggestions for 3rd-party Utilities…

Windows also has a built-in disk cleaning command, which is invoked with the Disk Cleanup button in the Drive Properties. At the Command Prompt, you can Set up a custom configuration via 3-digit code, to include any number of items you wish to clean up e.g. Empty the Recycle Bin, Windows Update backups, Temporary Files, etc:

cleanmgr.exe /sageset:###

Then afterward, either from the prompt or using a Shortcut you can Run the utility with this configuration reference. For example,

cleanmgr.exe /sagerun:200

This action does NOT defragment the hard drive like Defraggler & similar utilities do, but will get rid of junk & free up disk space.


32 posted on 06/09/2014 10:15:15 AM PDT by mikrofon (Windozer BUMP)
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For general purposes, I use msconfig that is part of windows.

Just go in and turn off all the junk you don’t want running. Be very careful. You don’t want to turn off something important.

If it is a nasty, then use the other programs as prescribed by folks above.


33 posted on 06/09/2014 10:18:41 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: liege
I do take care of and protect my PC properly. Why would you suggest I don't?
Because YOU said you annually reformat and reload Windows and "that cleans everything up." Just what are the problems you have that need this "cleaning up?"
BTW, you not only reload Windows, but you also have to go through the entire Win update process; plus reload every other program you use - all of which have lost all of your personal settings ... like browers and bookmarks.
WTH wants to deal with that every year?
34 posted on 06/09/2014 10:19:32 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Kackikat

I have registry cleaner already
just wondering about junk files


35 posted on 06/09/2014 10:24:18 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (Let's drag out Lewinsky when Hillary runs--she was a victimized woman, no?)
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To: liege
If you look up "System Rescue CD" (I recommend ixquick.com for searches), you can download a free bootable iso which will allow you to run a program called PartImage. You can take a snapshot of your disk/OS (preferably a pristine and malware-free version) and save it so you can reload it later.

Works quite well, and does not touch anything on your computer at all. Of course, you will need an external disk or flash drive to save the image to, but since it only copies the data portions of the drive the image is smaller than the actual drive size itself, assuming you are not using all of it.

36 posted on 06/09/2014 10:28:04 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: oh8eleven

Like I stated, I actually enjoy the process. It’s like doing crossword puzzles to stimulate one’s mind. I don’t do the reformat/reload OS because I have to, I do it because I choose to.


37 posted on 06/09/2014 10:30:42 AM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: tayper

This is one solution.... : )

Burn Baby Burn
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38 posted on 06/09/2014 10:31:33 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: tayper

Good question, thanks.


39 posted on 06/09/2014 10:35:27 AM PDT by frog in a pot (The 2dA didn't grant a right - it preserved an existing right & was required to obtain ratification.)
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In addition to Malwarebytes and CCleaner, I like something called Adw cleaner. This does a good job of removing toolbars that install with other software. The toolbars are often trojans that are set up to direct your searches to sites they want you to see. They can really slow things down.


40 posted on 06/09/2014 10:40:39 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Squawk 8888
Registry cleaners do nothing to improve performance

I always suspected as much - that they simply took advantage of the average user's lack of tech savvy.

41 posted on 06/09/2014 10:42:42 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: Obadiah

An excellent all in one tool. I use it as needed, followed by a bi-weekly run of malawrebytes.


42 posted on 06/09/2014 10:49:02 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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Cr@pCleaner known as ccleaner


43 posted on 06/09/2014 10:50:14 AM PDT by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: gwgn02
glary utilities

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44 posted on 06/09/2014 10:51:56 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: TomGuy
Recently I had trouble with a couple of PC's. I used Glary but when the trouble came up one of the things I got pointed to was an issue with the boot defrag.

My PC did exactly what is described in this issue. It is wise to disable "Boot Defrag" in Glary utilities.

45 posted on 06/09/2014 10:56:32 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: liege

You avoided the question - what needs cleaning up?


46 posted on 06/09/2014 11:01:44 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: sneakers

bttt


47 posted on 06/09/2014 11:06:59 AM PDT by sneakers
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48 posted on 06/09/2014 11:12:57 AM PDT by Daffynition ("We Are Not Descended From Fearful Men")
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To: oh8eleven
Nothing needs cleaning up. I just prefer a fresh install of Winders once a year.

When I used the phrase, "Cleans it all up" I was referring to the OP's question regarding his slow computer. Even though it is a drastic, last resort troubleshooting method, it is a viable option.

49 posted on 06/09/2014 11:17:08 AM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: liege
<About once a year I format c: then reinstall Winders

Yes indeed! It will be clean and useless.

None of the programs you installed will be available. None of the simple applications you'd grown accustomed to will be available. None of your picture, video, sound, or documents files will be available. Very clean and very useless.

A full recovery or formatting the hard drive is what most people are trying to avoid because of the enormous time and energy it takes to put everything back the way it was.

50 posted on 06/09/2014 11:19:34 AM PDT by MosesKnows
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