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Offline happy avast user

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FREE Tuneup tool
« on: November 16, 2010, 03:57:26 PM »
Hi,

Can anyone please advise me on which is the BEST FREE tune up tool to use for cleaning the registry and tune up my PC?

Does Avast have a free tune up tool that I could use?

Thanks in advance everyone. 

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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 04:09:18 PM »
My advice would be to stay away from registry cleaners. They can do more harm than good. And, if you are unable to boot because of the cleaning and do not have a backup, you can be in real trouble. That said, many people say that IOBit Advanced System Care Free is a good tool.

http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html

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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 04:23:33 PM »
My advice would be to stay away from registry cleaners. They can do more harm than good. And, if you are unable to boot because of the cleaning and do not have a backup, you can be in real trouble. That said, many people say that IOBit Advanced System Care Free is a good tool.

http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html
Nope....IObit is a company you should stay away from...
you can read here what they did to Malwarebytes..
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=29681
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=30989
http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=33217

So use CCleaner http://www.piriform.com/ 
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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 04:28:35 PM »
Little information on IObit http://blogs.computerworld.com/15026/iobit_accused_of_stealing_from_malwarebytes

I am comfortable with ccleaner. http://www.piriform.com/

ccleaner slim version without toolbar: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds
Select 4th one down.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2010, 05:41:59 PM by Charyb »
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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 04:40:16 PM »
Hi,

Just wanted to say thank you all for your replies I really do appreciate it.

Please forgive me for doing a double post, thanks again.

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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 04:58:28 PM »
I don't believe in tuneup tools...
I do believe in manual tweaking knowing what you're doing :)
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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2010, 05:43:18 PM »
Add another to the I don't think tune-up utilities are worth the potential hassle and they really don't make much of a difference.
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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 05:46:01 PM »
I don't believe in tuneup tools...
I do believe in manual tweaking knowing what you're doing :)
+1, but I do like those tools which making 'Tweaking' easier and safer with easy to use GUI and Backup tool ;)

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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2010, 10:11:14 PM »
Avoid using any kind of tune up tools because they just crap the system even more. If you have to, use CCleaner only along with Defraggler.

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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2010, 01:38:15 AM »
I am never ever using a tune up tool again.
The last time I used it (one of them, perhaps auslogics), it deleted my office installation file of  sorts, causing the word files to appear as blank icons.
Really annoying.
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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2010, 04:51:33 AM »
CCleaner is the safest tune-up tool to use imo.
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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2010, 05:51:13 AM »
CCleaner is the safest tune-up tool to use imo.

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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2010, 07:32:35 AM »
I am never ever using a tune up tool again.
The last time I used it (one of them, perhaps auslogics), it deleted my office installation file of  sorts, causing the word files to appear as blank icons.
Really annoying.
I had auslogic's ruin some files of mine also, best and safest is ccleaner and defragler by piriform, these two program's have never faulted :).

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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2010, 08:56:55 AM »
Avoid using any kind of tune up tools because they just crap the system even more. If you have to, use CCleaner only along with Defraggler.

+1 at the strongest and most highest advise this really does crap up the system as hell I say, any kind of tune up tool software doesn't keep you PC healthy what your just doing is feeding your PC with cocaine and heroin while waiting to die before you reformat HD or re-image your last backup clone onto your PC. I only used CCleaner only along with a free Defraggler software.
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Re: FREE Tuneup tool
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2010, 10:10:47 AM »
many people say that IOBit Advanced System Care Free is a good tool.
Stay away from IOBit and Advanced System Care!!!  I can't tell you how many people I have helped fix their system because they put this cr*p on their machine.  Once it was removed, everything worked fine.

The best is CCleaner Slim version at http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds - 4th option down.
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