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  1. maddawgz

    maddawgz Registered Member

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    hello there I use CCleaner..but recently tried Tune up utilites 2004 well some features i did i was scared to use the reg thingo... Is this program ok? it finds things ccleaner missed..? i dunno about defrag reg either ekkkkkkkkkk!! Any other good programs out thereo_O or is TUU2004 ok thanx MD


    PPS Also what do ppl think of Pc bug doctor :D
     
  2. snowboard

    snowboard Registered Member

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    I use CCleaner also but I also use Privacy Guardian 4.0

    Privacy Guardian does the following.

    1. Completely cleans all traces of online Internet activities on your computer including cache, cookies, index.dat and history

    2. Permanently deletes recycle bin contents, temporary files, document history, plus many more PC tracks

    3. Bleaches free space and deleted files using Department of Defense standard (DoD 5220.22-M) making them unrecoverable using regular methods

    4. Restores valuable hard drive space and improves system performance

    5. Plugins to clean software including Kazaa, ICQ, iMesh and many more

    6. Supports Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla Firefox and Opera web browsers

    I havent heard anything about this product, But Privacy Guardian is a 30 day trial software and $29.95 to purchase

    Regards,

    snowboard
     
  3. siliconman01

    siliconman01 Registered Member

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    I use CCleaner and it does a good for cleaning trash off the hard drive. The things I like about CCleaner are its speed, its ability to easily add custom folders to clean out, and it's thoroughness in disk cleaning. It dumps a lot of useless logs that other cleaners do not. However, I don't feel it does a great job with the registry cleaning.

    I have TuneUp 2004 and have put it on the back burner because it does not clean the registry as deeply as I like...at least it didn't 6-8 months ago when I stopped using it.

    My preference for a combination disk cleaner, registry cleaner and registry compression is Ace Utilities at www.acelogix.com.

    Another combination that works well is CCleaner for disk cleaning and jv16 PowerTools 2005 for registry cleaning (RegSupreme is also good...a stripped down and cheaper version of jv16 PowerTools that just cleans the registry and does not have all the other features of jv16 PowerTools).

    I'm speaking from the aspect of Windows XP-SP2 only.
     
  4. snowboard

    snowboard Registered Member

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    Forgot to add a good registry cleaner is

    RegSeeker

    Which is a very good free registry cleaner.

    Regards,

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  5. Meltdown

    Meltdown Registered Member

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    I've been using TUU for over a year and it's the only registry cleaner I've tried that I completely trust - partly because, as someone has already said, it doesn't go too deep. No problems with TUU registry defragmentation either.

    Of the other registry cleaners mentioned, I like jv16 PowerTools - I'm using the last freeware version. On my PC, CCleaner and RegSeeker have both deleted stuff they shouldn't have.
     
  6. snowboard

    snowboard Registered Member

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    Thats why you should create a backup before you delete the entries on RegSeeker.

    So far Ive backed up everything just incase, and still nothing has happend to my computer using RegSeeker.

    Regards,

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  7. hadi

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    HDCleaner is similar to Privacy Guardian 4.0 BUT its FREE

    What will HDCleaner do?

    Scan and Clean the junk files
    Scan for duplicate files
    Clean Recent Documents
    Clean Run... Dialog List
    Clean Find Document List
    Clean Find Computer List
    Clean URLs in IE Address Bar
    Clean URLs in Shell Address Bar
    Clean Media Player Recent URLs
    Clean WinZip Recent Files
    Clean WinZip Extract To Folders
    Clean Paint Recent Files
    Clean WordPad Recent Files
    Clean Recycle Bin
    It optimizes registry by deleting unused entries
    Manage Windows' add/remove software listing
    Scanning For Disk Errors (only NT and higher)
    Shows some intresting info about your disk space usage
    Wipe Free Space
    Deletes with DOD 5220.22-M Standard
    StartUp Tuner
    TreeSize Information
    DIRTOHTML - generate html or text index of current directory
    and much more...like file shredder, file splitter, etc
    http://home.tiscali.de/zdata/hdcleaner_e.htm
     
  8. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Wincleaner 2005 doesn't work to bad ;)
     
  9. zoril

    zoril Registered Member

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    Ace Utilities I find to be excellent. CCleaner is a very good freeware cleaner. My favourite dedicated registry cleaner is definitely Registry First Aid....Howard
     
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