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Iobits Advanced Cleaner

by Fae_riemom / February 4, 2012 1:33 AM PST

I've read some posts here that seemed to suggest that Iobit's Advanced System Care could cause problems. Does anyone have any thoughts about this or any registry cleaners? I don't need a registry type product right now, but if I do in the future I'd like others opinions before I do use one, or if it's ever a good idea to use a registry cleaner.
Thanks in advance!

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Nod to Ccleaner.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2012 1:44 AM PST

In its stock settings, Ccleaner does what I need.

But let's talk about your choice. What issue are you having that Iobit claims will fix for you?

If the machine is fine, why fix it?
Bob

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Machine is fine
by Fae_riemom / February 4, 2012 1:58 AM PST
In reply to: Nod to Ccleaner.

I don't have any issue, I just completely wiped one of HDD to use as a backup and installed a new 1 TB HDD with Windows 7, because my pc was so messed up. I'm just wondering what registry cleaners users prefer. When I was researching for answers about my earlier pc problem, I had read some posts on the forums that said Iobit had created more problems than helping for some users. What I'm using right now is AVG (free) and Malwarebytes. Just planning ahead.

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Just to be perfectly clear
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 4, 2012 2:48 AM PST
In reply to: Machine is fine

Whilst we often recommend the utility called "CCleaner", which deletes unwanted temporary files and helps controls cookies, very few of the regular members here will endorse IOBit's Advanced System Cleaner or for that matter, any other registry cleaner or system optimiser.

There are plenty of discussions in these forums about these utilities ad the damage they can cause to those who are unwary or unsure, or lack knowledge of Windows.

Mark

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Just the answer I needed
by Fae_riemom / February 4, 2012 11:52 PM PST

That was exactly the answer I was looking for. Right now my pc is running great, so I don't need to tweak anything. I've already stopped all the programs I don't need when my pc starts up, and I'm very diligent about anti-virus and spyware,and using disk cleanup and defrag when needed, so I don't foresee any problems as of yet. Like I said I just wanted to be informed before doing anything.

Thank you! Happy

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