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  1. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,238
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       24 Oct 2016 #11

    Hi,

    cottonball said: View Post
    fdegrove,

    Can you tell us what sort of Antivirus, malware protection program is installed on your computer.

    Also, you may want to consider what is mentioned here:
    Registry Cleaners: Digital Snake Oil | Malwarebytes Labs
    I only have MS Windows Defender installed but have a few stand alone apps that I run whenever I suspect something.

    As for Registry Cleaners and consorts, sure there's a lot of junk out there.
    I have my reasons to keep the registry junk free. It's a database after all, no need to fill it with unnecessary entries.
    Whether or not there's any benefit to it is a matter of opinion.

    Cheers,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 743
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       24 Oct 2016 #12

    cottonball said: View Post
    fdegrove,

    Also, you may want to consider what is mentioned here:
    Registry Cleaners: Digital Snake Oil | Malwarebytes Labs
    Yep, even MS does not support their use:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2563254

    But to each his/her own...

    MM
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,238
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       24 Oct 2016 #13

    Hi,

    Yep, even MS does not support their use
    They used to though. Guess too many people messed up their system because they had no clue what they were doing.

    Anyhow, this has been discussed here a couple of times :

    Registry Cleaning

    Cheers,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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