Web Sites often just pop-up an offer to fix, repair or offer a ‘Free Scan”! To the newbie or unaware, it is so attractive and can’t refuse to try it. You try it and get impressed that it has scanned so much, between 300 to more than 500, of invalid registries. It displays the list of registries to be deleted or removed, along with a button to do so! Then your ‘high’ on getting something free is suddenly dampened by a notice that, “To have the scanned invalid registries be DELETED, you must register first”. The final douse to your eagerness to fix your computer comes when the next page displays: To register your must purchase for only $XX.xx the Professional Edition because the Standard Edition does not have the tools to clean your registry! There were so many well-known sites that have recommended those “Registry Cleaners”. There was even one, Registry Mechanic, which I purchased ‘with my eyes closed’. Excited, I downloaded and used it. The next thing I know, my computer would not re-boot or open! I had to reinstall my OS and eventually lost my files! The only consolation was after re-installing my OS, I emailed the vendor on what it did to my computer and demanded a refund, which they immediately did. I am glad they did because it was borrowed money that I used for the purchase.
Two weeks ago, I desperately sought for a free registry cleaner that really works. I found this at the Google search. There were a lot that were recommended but not for free. ToniArt’s Easy Cleaner is for free and reviews on it were really with good commendation. There was only one that had a negative thing to say (probably a loser who also sells a registry cleaner).
A word of pre-caution though, another web site is fronting as an Easy Cleaner web site.
ToniArts.com web site, I believe, is migrating at that time but has warned about a web site fronting as his.
For those who would be using Easy Cleaner, please make sure that you understand the registries displayed to be invalid. Though I do not understand it all myself, I have used the Easy Cleaner more than three times now deleting all the invalid registries. So far, I have not deleted anything important. The cleaner detects much less invalid registries than others I have tried, but it really works!
It is unfortunate that the other well-known web sites that I frequent, do not offer a good choice as that of Google’s.
Microsoft OS should have its own hotfix for registry, virus, malware, adware and spyware problems for free. It is a malfunction of their product and they could not recall their product. Windows users are now forced to buy remedies for these defects. Microsoft gets money from the ‘manufacturers’ of these remedies because Microsoft can easily make their OS not recognize the programs of these remedies. To make a product be recognized by Microsoft OS, it must be in their High Compatibility List (HCL). And how that is done? – Of course by giving money, so it will be included in the HCL. Doesn’t it work something like Mafioso?
It makes one wonder what those certifications mean when you download something.