Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Registry Cleaners

Looking at the Registry Cleaners ads, they all want to Boost / Improve Speed / Speed Up the computer / Increasing Performance of the system / Removing BSOD / Fix Errors, crashes, and freezes / (...) by cleaning the registry.

Registry Cleaners are useless. On a brand new Windows installation, all these cleaners will detect +100 errors to solve (From Empty keys to File Association errors ... ).

CyberDefender Registry Cleaner

PC Doc Pro

Error Fix


Reg Fix


Of course, buying a license is necessary to "fix" these so called errors. These optimization tools will never Boosts Windows speeds up to 800% :

System Mechanics Boosts Windows speeds up to 800%

In February Microsoft Malware Protection Center reported RegCure from Paretologic (a MS Certified Partner) as Program:Win32/RegCure.

Program:Win32/RegCure is a program that is promoted as a system optimization tool. This program may display deceptive or fraudulent claims about files, registry entries and/or other items on the system.

Avoid these fraudulent tools.