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Rogue Registry Cleaners

Postby Spudz » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:00 am

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

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.

Spam - Uninteresting garbage quickly deleted.
Spammer - A parasitic worm intent on creating internet misery.


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