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Register Cleaner for Windows Vista x64

Posted on 12/08/2010 5:22:36 PM PST by Don_Ret_USAF

I dumped AVG free after it locked my computer. I went with Microsoft Security Essential for protection What is an excellent Register checker software to use. Too get rid of the left over pieces from AVG and Nortan Anti-Virus installations. I Am using Vista x64 home premiun for my operating system. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Don


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: cleaner

1 posted on 12/08/2010 5:22:40 PM PST by Don_Ret_USAF
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

http://ccleaner.en.softonic.com/


2 posted on 12/08/2010 5:23:51 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

Oh and dump Vista ASAP.


3 posted on 12/08/2010 5:24:25 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

I still have AVG but I’ll keep tabs on what you get on this thread. I did hear that Windows 7 machines were locked up really bad.


4 posted on 12/08/2010 5:24:48 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Precisely what I use as well. A great little freeware tool.


5 posted on 12/08/2010 5:26:37 PM PST by SgtHooper
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

Komondo is free virus ware. Works great. We dumped AVG long ago for lock up problems.
Windows 7.


6 posted on 12/08/2010 5:31:05 PM PST by WestwardHo (Whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.)
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

I got a bad trojan on Mcafee and had lots of issues with AVG breaking itself every 2 weeks on both XP and 7. I am now on Microsoft SE and Spybot, both coexist with each other.


7 posted on 12/08/2010 5:31:42 PM PST by omega4179 (Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius)
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

I’d use CCleaner followed by IOBit’s Advanced SystemCare. Both are free, but the paid version of Advanced SystemCare does even more deep cleaning, along with turning off unnecessary services and such.

If you can get the IOBit program under $15, it’s worth it. Get it from CNET, and maybe you’ll see a deal. If not, uninstall it and see if a discount offer appears.


8 posted on 12/08/2010 5:32:21 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

I have used AVG free for years, is that what is locking up my computer! Wish I had known this long ago!!! GEEZ!


9 posted on 12/08/2010 5:32:26 PM PST by blondee123 (IMPEACH THEM ALL! FREEDOMS SLIPPING AWAY DAILY!)
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To: mad_as_he$$
I Am also using CCleaner on my vista and win9X computers. I Am looking for something that does more deep in cleaning the register. Thanks you for the comment

Don

10 posted on 12/08/2010 5:33:00 PM PST by Don_Ret_USAF ( "Smile Before Bed, You'll Sleep Better.")
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To: GeronL

I’d suggest the free Microsoft Security Essentials or the free Avira. Both of these do the best for free antiviruses, according to av-comparatives.org, an Austrian non-profit that tests AVs every which way.


11 posted on 12/08/2010 5:35:10 PM PST by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: ConservativeMind

ok!


12 posted on 12/08/2010 5:35:56 PM PST by GeronL (#7 top poster at CC, friend to all, nicest guy ever, +96/-14, ignored by 1 sockpuppet.. oh & BANNED)
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

Here’s a free one that I’ve seen recommended on FR. I’ve only been using it a short while, but it seems to do fine.

http://www.glaryutilities.com/


13 posted on 12/08/2010 5:37:27 PM PST by FreedomForce (A conservative 2012)
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To: GeronL

I’ve been using ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Smart Security Suite. I have never had a problem with either one.


14 posted on 12/08/2010 5:38:50 PM PST by reg45
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

I use ccleaner too, but here’s another free clean-up utility:

http://www.glaryutilities.com/

It will find more things to fix in the registry than ccleaner.


15 posted on 12/08/2010 5:39:02 PM PST by NRPM (America again in 2010!)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I agree Vista sucks!


16 posted on 12/08/2010 5:44:09 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

http://download.cnet.com/Free-Window-Registry-Repair/3000-2086_4-10606555.html

http://download.cnet.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10322935.html


17 posted on 12/08/2010 5:45:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

I use Windows 7 (64 bit) and use The free version of Avast and Ccleaner. Both work great.


18 posted on 12/08/2010 5:54:07 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Don_Ret_USAF
Download and run the Norton Removal Tool to uninstall your Norton product
19 posted on 12/08/2010 5:57:05 PM PST by smokingfrog ( ><{{{{{(0>)
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

I haven’t used a virus program in many years. Most e mails are screened by the isp company or by the 3rd-party e mail like google, hotmail and yahoo.


20 posted on 12/08/2010 5:58:17 PM PST by Coleus (The Immaculate Conception: O Mary, conceived without sin, Pray for us, who have recourse to Thee)
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To: Don_Ret_USAF
Thank you all for giving me suggestion for the software I Am looking for. Word of mouth is the best for a problem solving solution. I have to go to work now. So I Am signing off for tonight. Will check back in the AM.
Don
21 posted on 12/08/2010 6:24:07 PM PST by Don_Ret_USAF ( "Smile Before Bed, You'll Sleep Better.")
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To: Don_Ret_USAF
Windows: they have a free app you can download to use for that! It works great!!
22 posted on 12/08/2010 6:24:48 PM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Ping for later reference
thanks all


23 posted on 12/08/2010 7:15:29 PM PST by txroadhawg ("To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

I also use Eraser for anti-forensics. Setup the scheduler to run and wipe the free space.


24 posted on 12/08/2010 7:43:27 PM PST by SgtHooper
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

I have Vista, AVG 2011 and CCleaner....never a problem
I have XP, Avg 2011 and ccleaner...never a problem
I have WIN7 AVG2011 and CCleaner...never a problem

**Computer locking up? If using firefox.plugins might crash causing lock up.. Adobe Flash player has been known to crash and lock up computer or ram has been known to crash till you clear the cache or video graphics card driver might not be playing well with others..BUT thanks for the heads up.I will keep watching for this problem***


25 posted on 12/08/2010 7:45:16 PM PST by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

Either IObit Security360, or CM disk cleaner. both are freebies!


26 posted on 12/08/2010 10:13:23 PM PST by Prussianone
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To: Don_Ret_USAF
Another note. Uninstall any programs you want to remove. Reboot and THEN run a cleaner. We find this works best on the 30 or so machines we have. Also look for silly little things that have crept in like additional toolbars etc. In addition we run Adaware and Spybot once a week and catch a bunch of garbage. Delete those things and then reboot and run CCleaner or the registry cleaner of your choice. Of course ALL of the precautions when opening the registry are relevant.
27 posted on 12/09/2010 4:41:52 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: Don_Ret_USAF

Be very careful. Stuff on this page is for people who do not have “accidents”.

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd


28 posted on 12/09/2010 4:53:14 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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