Registry Purify

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  1. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

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    I advise you to avoid this at all costs!, unless you want your registry purifying to the point of know (NO!) return.
    My friend bought this and ran it on his windows 7 machine that he had gotten setup to his liking, with dozens of softs, all running perfectly, but then WHAMO!:eek: This damn so called Registry program tore out over 14000 errors or so it claimed :ninja: I asked him... didnt it seem stange that it found so many, but he took it for granted and let it do its job, Of course on rebooting windows wouldnt start it just looped over and over, and windows couldnt repair itself as it couldnt find a solution :blink:
     
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    I am now more careful on using any kind of registry cleaner. In the past I've use one of the most popular registry cleaner and after restart I couldn't log in into my acct. Gosh...it deleted something connected to that functionality that I have no choice but to reformat my pc. Also my younger brother was puzzled coz he couldn't find some features of his photoshop and other programs that I have to advice him to reinstall the program. I know it's the registry cleaner that "cleaned" those things.

    As of now, my rule is ....I think the best registry cleaner is those that can find lesser numbers of things to be deleted but still I am very careful if those things are related to programs I've already uninstalled or no longer exist on my pc. I think CCleaner is one of the best coz it's one of the most careful registry cleaner I've found so far ...it finds only very few compared to others. :cool:
     
  3. PJC

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    There are many Aggressive/Dangerous Registry Cleaners out there...
    Unfortunately, inexperienced users find it out the hard way...
     
  4. Boyfriend

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    Over last two years (Windows XP + Windows 7 x64 and x86), I am using Registry Mechanic + CCleaner. I never have any problem with this combo. Most of flagged registry keys are related to uninstalled software or MRU. Still I carefully check each key and then allow it to do its task.
     
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    I don't use registry cleaners also I haven't noticed any slow down on my Windows 7 machine because of that.
     
  6. wtsinnc

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    I've been doing fine with registry cleaning using CCleaner and the free version of Glary Utilities.

    Comodo System Cleaner literally destroyed my XP install when I tried it on a test HDD. No real damage as I wiped the drive and re-imaged.
    I always try out a new/unknown "cleaner" on a spare and expendable install before using it with something that really matters.
    -Plus-I rely on posts such as the one that started this thread.

    Thanks !
     
  7. HAN

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    I have learned (from personal experience) that if a registry is messed up/broken/needs "cleaning", using an automated registry cleaner/"repairer" is not the right course of action to take. If things aren't right, bite the bullet and do a re-install of the OS so that it's done right. Doing otherwise is, IMO, rolling the dice. (And if things aren't broken, don't fix them!!!!)
     
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  8. Spruce

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    I don't really use registry cleaners anymore, they usually find just a very tiny part of all potential errors, or like in this case, false positives.
    Check this out: -http://www.macecraft.com/registry_cleaner_comparison2010-
    No performace loss here, I invest the money in a quality uninstaller instead and maybe diskeeper 2011 when it's out :)
    This "purify" program name sounds like a rogue, like many registry cleaners you can find out there.
     
  9. Brian K

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    "Registry Purify". I love the name. Very catchy. The best registry cleaner is "None".
     
  10. Osaban

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    I used registry cleaners in the past with XP which somehow responded well to focused interventions. One should also do it manually and looking for specific entries on top of creating backups every time.

    Best is IMO to restore an earlier image of the system which might be no so bloated with entries, even though I've noticed that Vista (I presume Win7 as well) doesn't seem to suffer from slowdowns due to a chaotic registry.
     
  11. littlebits

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    Registry Purify is a new rogue registry cleaner that uses scareware to trick users into thinking they have a lot of errors because they will buy it to fix the non-existent errors.

    The company is based in China which also has many other rogue registry cleaners and system optimizers by different names.

    WOT- http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/registrypurify.com

    Never use untrusted software that messes with your registry or you will be sorry.

    Thanks.:D
     
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    Download sites like Softpedia only scan the files for malware they don't check to see if they are rogueware. Softpedia don't check software actions, connections or performance unless they review that product. You can find rogue programs just about on any download site.

    Thanks.:D
     
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    Maybe it should be call Registry Purée :D
     
  15. zfactor

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    i always only recc ccleaner for the novice and jv16 for anyone more advanced
     
  16. stackz

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    Obviously there was a spelling error in the product name,
    it's actually Registry Putrify.
     
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    good one stackz!
    a friend of mine had that app installed a week or so ago and it simply destroyed his windows!
    no registry repair software is good for windows but this one...:ouch:
     
  18. Noob

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    LOL! HAHAHAHA

    Back on topic, I have been using CCleaner, mostly for cleaning general files but the registry cleaner comes in handy!

    In all these years, it have NEVER EVER failed me! :thumb:
    Maybe it doesn't cleans every single thing but at least oh well, it gives me peace of mind HAHAHAHA :)
     
  19. Bambo

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    You mean they make money off products they don't know anything about, other than affiliate ID? So 2 lessons learned. Registry Purify is no. 12345 system tool turning out to be crappy if not a hoax, and download sites are only in it for the money and cannot be trusted. Not bad for 1 thread :)
     
  20. ABee

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    For the vast majority of Windows users, this is the best advice available.

    Yet he finds need to "clean" the registry anyway. Why?

    Somewhere along the line, people have gotten this notion into their heads that they perform a service to their machine by doing this, and no matter any evidence presented to the contrary, most of these same people absolutely refuse to let go of that notion.

    While there may be those who have had no ill experience with using some particular registry cleaner, virtually the only people who will actually recommend using one are those who have a product to promote.
     
  21. littlebits

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    Many download site do this unintentional, until someone reports the rogueware.

    Download sites don't have time to check out each program to see how it works and they will affiliate many new and unknown programs. Rogueware is very hard to detect by just scanning the file itself. You have to actually use the program and see how Windows behaves afterwords. I have read several user reports already saying Registry Purify destroyed Windows and I have did a test scan with it and found that it detected many important valid registry keys, if I had remove them then I'm sure it would have destroyed my system as well. Of coarse since it is a fairly new program, it will take time before it will be removed from download sites.

    Registry Purify has already been reported to Softpedia, in time I'm sure they will remove it after they receive enough complaints.

    Thanks.:)
     
  22. Bambo

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    I was being a bit ironic and think you are too kind to these sites. We are getting a bit close to scams or at least irresponsible business behavior when they set up affiliate ID before having a clue about who make the program, what it does and so on. This is not unintentional or worthy of understanding but done on purpose and of course not safe at all. Say goodbye to 100% secure icons and hello to real world prioritization which is what this is about. I think no standards is a better description than low standards because that imply they have done some thinking about this. Hopefully not the case. They are not malware like distributors either, just doing what they do best.

    And nope, this is actually very easy to test and find out. Just about anyone with some knowledge of this market can do it. Of course they have the time. Take few seconds to hear alarm clocks just visiting the site of this particular program. Besides, Registry Cleaner business is famous for rogue or half-rogue products and business practices, nothing new in this one at all.

    ABee, some get the idea stuff needs to be fixed because their computer is a genuine mess. They do not necessarily fall for fake advertisement and/or are stupid. This part of software industry know this all too well and why they typically focus on getting rid of problems, bsods, even saving money on repairs or upgrades. Solution is bogus but problems can be for real.
     
  23. ABee

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    Where did I say a computer cannot have problems and can never need fixing?

    There is no direct causal relationship between a malfunctioning computer and an "uncleaned" registry.
     
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    I use Tuneup Utilities, and Ccleaner though I do most of my registry cleaning manually using Tuneup Utilities registry editor. I have tried almost all 3rd party registry editors, and TU registry editor is by far that best I have ever used. The only down side is that Tuneup Utilities comes with a lot of crap I don't need. I wish they would make there Utilities more modular so I could choose which features to install. I always change the services that run with Tuneup Utilities at start up from automatic to manual. I don't care for the unessary services running.
     
  25. Bambo

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    To understand why this category of crapware remains popular you should also mention the main reason why little people use them. Which is when they have real computer problems not when they suddenly get the idea that it must be optimized/tweaked/cleaned up, like is the case here. There are probably sub-categories of registry crap but a huge part of them speak directly to those who feel they are in over their head - potentially looking forward to downtime if not bills from IT-Shop. Registry nonsense just take advantage of the fact many have no clue how to manage a simple pc so they are worthy of hate but not really cause of all evil. Probably already goes wrong via bundle mess where stuff is used without any knowledge, stuff is even bought without any knowledge. Idea of "just click here and all will be fine" is encouraged and so magic solutions does not appear so questionable.
     
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