Is there a good system clean-up utility?



John Smith
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
My system was installed about a year ago and is getting a little flakey. It
could be failing componants or reg errors, I don't think it is virus
related. Short of a re-install is there a GOOD system clean-up utility
available?

tia

Bob I
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
Despite the claims of the snake-oil salespersons, there is no magic
cure-all silver-bullet utility to fix broken hardware, malware
installations and operator oversite. Start a new thread with specific
problems and folks will chime in with the remedy.

John Smith wrote:

> My system was installed about a year ago and is getting a little flakey. It
> could be failing componants or reg errors, I don't think it is virus
> related. Short of a re-install is there a GOOD system clean-up utility
> available?
>
> tia
>
>

Rock
07-09-2005, 11:34 PM
John Smith wrote:

> My system was installed about a year ago and is getting a little flakey. It
> could be failing componants or reg errors, I don't think it is virus
> related. Short of a re-install is there a GOOD system clean-up utility
> available?
>
> tia
>
>

IMO not worth the money - avoid them. Regular maintenaince with full
backups, defrag, disk cleanup, use of the free anti-malware utilities
and regedit will do the trick.

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Bruce Chambers
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
John Smith wrote:
> My system was installed about a year ago and is getting a little flakey. It
> could be failing componants or reg errors, I don't think it is virus
> related. Short of a re-install is there a GOOD system clean-up utility
> available?
>
> tia
>
>


Don't waste your money on any "snake oil" remedies. There's very, very
little that any so-called "cleanup" utilities can do, that WinXP cannot
do by itself. How often to you perform disk clean-up and a
defragmentation? Do you frequently scan for - and remove if found -
adware and spyware?



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1badtech
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Agreed with previous post.

Also, I don't like to buy a product/suite that claims to do everything.
Even people have to specialize in one or two things but not all. The
problem with those products is that they are always running and they
conflict with other applications causing problems and lots of
headache.

If you need a registry cleaner, just download a free one and run it
when needed but don't get one that runs all of the time.

It's also nice to do a disk cleanup and defrag on a regular basis.
Windows disk cleanup is pretty good and you don't need anything else.
The built-in defrag program is also pretty good but it just takes too
long to run. You can try a third party defrag program to see if you
like it.


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Bert Kinney
07-09-2005, 11:39 PM
Hi John,

Here is a combination of utilities that I have found that works very
well in the removal and prevention of virus infection, spyware,
parasites, malware and the like.
http://bertk.mvps.org/html/spyware.html

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John Smith wrote:
> My system was installed about a year ago and is getting a
> little flakey. It could be failing componants or reg
> errors, I don't think it is virus related. Short of a
> re-install is there a GOOD system clean-up utility
> available?
> tia


Is there a good system clean-up utility?