Is it safe to download/use a Windows 10 Repair Tool ?


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #1

    Is it safe to download/use a Windows 10 Repair Tool ?


    Some problems (IE 11 not opening, etc.) started with Win. 10, and I found a site offering a WINDOWS 10 REPAIR TOOL, as shown below:

    Download Latest Official Version
    (8.2 MB)
    Description: RegCure Pro®
    Operating System: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, & XP
    Version: 3.2.19.0
    Downloads: 3,281,199
    Release Date: March 21, 2017* * *
    PLEASE NOTE: Your PC will be scanned and repaired by the Windows 10 Repair Tool. It will fix, clean, and speed up Windows 10. The scan and repair process will take approximately 2 minutes.

    It is offered by ERROR SUPPORT (errorrepair.org) but it is NOT clear (to me) what is this entity and whether this tool is approved by MSoft.

    Being burnt already by downloading and afraid of this "experience" I ask you to help me understand:

    How Safe it is to download and use this Windows 10 Repair tool ??

    Any experience with the effectiveness of this program in repairing Windows 10, as well as considerations about how to DOUBLEcheck (after an Antivirus, such as NORTON) the safety of a download are also very very appreciated.

    Thank you for attention
    Last edited by Glyadun90; 28 Mar 2017 at 17:04.
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  2. Posts : 83
    Windows 10 Professional
       #2

    I would be very skeptical of a repair tool like that. RegCure Pro implies some automated tinkering with the registry, which I have found to cause more damage to my systems in the past. I think you are better off trying sfc /scannow, DISM RestoreHealth, and/or an In-place Upgrade Repair Install to try to repair Internet Explorer and other Windows related issues.
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  3. Posts : 25,308
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    Glyadun90 said:
    Some problems (IE 11 not opening, etc.) started with Win. 10, and I found a site offering a WINDOWS 10 REPAIR TOOL
    ...
    ....it is NOT clear (to me) what is this entity and whether this tool is approved by MSoft.
    They are absolutely NOT in any way anything to do with Microsoft. They are in fact paid by the authors of this software to recommend it - just an advertising agency, as it were. Read the very small print at the bottom of their web page.
    ErrorRepair.org is not affiliated with Microsoft Corporation, nor claim any such implied or direct affiliation. The information contained on this site is for informational purposes only. The owners of this site are compensated by relationships with the recommended software products.
    This sort of 'fix all your problems and speed up your PC' software often causes more problems than it cures. There should be a law against it.

    @Glyadun90, your IE problem on your other thread has a very simple solution. Have you tried running IE then cascading all your windows, as suggested in the link I gave you?
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Bree said:
    Have you tried running IE then cascading all your windows, as suggested in the link I gave you?
    Bree:

    Many thanks for your active attention to my IE problem. Unfortunately neither "Cascade" nor "Stacked" windows has any effect and there does not appear a checkmark near these options after I click them (after having several IE microwindows as appearing and then initiating this list of options by clicking the taskbar.
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  5. Posts : 25,308
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    Glyadun90 said:
    ... Unfortunately neither "Cascade" nor "Stacked" windows has any effect ...
    Sorry to hear that. There is one last thing left to try. I have posted it on your 'IE' thread here.
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