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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-02-2005, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Has anybody used this program before? Did it do any good? As you can see from the screenshot below, according the Registry Mechanic, my pc has, well, a few issues . Just wanted to get some opinions before i hit the fixit button and possibly screw things right up. PC has been going mighty slow lately...
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I've never used that program myself, but based on what's in the picture, the only way those registry entries could be "invalid" would be if the associated software was uninstalled from the computer, but the install program didn't remove the items from the registry... I'd guess you would have to decide for yourself if those in the picture were still installed or not.

i.e. Looks like Kodak software, possibly from a digital camera...

There are many other items not seen, so I think I would only delete those that you can be sure about... Check to see if those files actually exists on your system or not. If they don't, then I see no reason you shouldn't be able to delete the entries in the registry.

I use Norton System Works, along with System Mechanic.
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Here's another great program to use to clean the registry & junk files: (freeware)

CCleaner

I also use System Mechanic and I've had well over 100 invalid registry entries some times (after hevy install/uninstall usually) You should be safe to uninstall those, they arn't really high priority though... there are probley hundreds more errors the program couldn't find in your registry. All they do is make it larger than it needs to be.
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Yup, i have ccleaner too.
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I am a super huge fan of Ace Utilities, I have used it since version 1.6, it works awesomely and it does more then registry cleaning.

http://acelogix.com/
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I used registry mechanic a while back. Never really got to anything I needed fixed, so I dumped it.
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I am with IS300M, Ace Utilities, great program with easy interface....
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I am a super huge fan of Ace Utilities, I have used it since version 1.6, it works awesomely and it does more then registry cleaning.

http://acelogix.com/

Thanks for that.... system seems to be alot more stable now... hopefully it'll stay that way for a few more weeks until i upgrade the harddrive and OS.

Registry Mechanic is gawn.
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I've never used that program myself, but based on what's in the picture, the only way those registry entries could be "invalid" would be if the associated software was uninstalled from the computer, but the install program didn't remove the items from the registry... I'd guess you would have to decide for yourself if those in the picture were still installed or not.

i.e. Looks like Kodak software, possibly from a digital camera...

There are many other items not seen, so I think I would only delete those that you can be sure about... Check to see if those files actually exists on your system or not. If they don't, then I see no reason you shouldn't be able to delete the entries in the registry.

I use Norton System Works, along with System Mechanic.
My girlfriend put the Kodak cd in her computer (you know, the CD you get when you order pictures) well, after she put it in her computer got slower, and significantly less stable. It was bad enough that Kodak made itself the default picture viewer for just about all types of image files AND it installed the software without asking her (or basically made it VERY difficult to not install the software), and even uninstalling this program is a pain in the ass!

I'm going through her computer now, and I could really use all the help I can get when cleaning out her registry and boot sequence (why load up programs that only take up memory but will never really be used?) so I think I will try the acelogix (or whatever that link was) and see how things go.

Also, could somebody check out a website for me and tell me if it's spyware based? I would suggest disabling cookies/java when visiting the site because although it appears normal, I don't trust it. I believe it's www.WhenU.com It says it's "anti-spyware" related, but I don't buy it. Also, when I visit various webpages (any pages, including di.net) it'll open up another window towards it's browser (so it appears that di.net has pop-up advertising). I'm likely going to uninstall the program, but I just wanted somebody's outside opinion.

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