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Old October 20th 17, 03:31 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware,alt.windows7.general
(PeteCresswell)
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Default Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

Per Ken Blake:
removing a few hundred (at most) won't give you an
increase in performance. Registry cleaners can accidentally remove
important registry values, however, so thereís risk with little
reward."


To me, the ultimate registry cleaner is having an image of a known
"Good" system, keeping a log of changes, and re-imaging from the "Good"
image/applying changes if/when the situation warrants.

Implicit in that, of course, is the discipline of not keeping Data on
the System partition...
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Pete Cresswell
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Old October 20th 17, 04:33 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware,alt.windows7.general
David_B
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Default Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

On 20-Oct-17 3:31 PM, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per Ken Blake:
removing a few hundred (at most) won't give you an
increase in performance. Registry cleaners can accidentally remove
important registry values, however, so there’s risk with little
reward."


To me, the ultimate registry cleaner is having an image of a known
"Good" system, keeping a log of changes, and re-imaging from the "Good"
image/applying changes if/when the situation warrants.

Implicit in that, of course, is the discipline of not keeping Data on
the System partition...


"PC MightyMax 2016 is an award winning Registry Cleaner and error repair
tool trusted by over 8,000,000 users worldwide. PC MightyMax 2016 is the
safest and most advanced registry cleaner available, and will thoroughly
scan your computer for problems in about four minutes. PC MightyMax 2016
can then create a system restore point and repair all of the problems
found."

http://www.pcmightymax.net/

I tried it back in 2004. I have a deep suspicion that it was/is a scam.

--
David B.


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Old October 20th 17, 08:15 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware,alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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Default Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

In message , David_B
writes:
On 20-Oct-17 3:31 PM, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per Ken Blake:
removing a few hundred (at most) won't give you an
increase in performance. Registry cleaners can accidentally remove
important registry values, however, so there’s risk with little
reward."

To me, the ultimate registry cleaner is having an image of a known
"Good" system, keeping a log of changes, and re-imaging from the "Good"
image/applying changes if/when the situation warrants.


To be fully comprehensive, that log would have to include not only
software installations, but also updates - and probably even just
settings changes.

Thus the maintenance of such a log becomes more or less a full-time job.

Implicit in that, of course, is the discipline of not keeping Data
on
the System partition...


Now on that, we do agree!

"PC MightyMax 2016 is an award winning Registry Cleaner and error
repair tool trusted by over 8,000,000 users worldwide. PC MightyMax
2016 is the safest and most advanced registry cleaner available, and
will thoroughly scan your computer for problems in about four minutes.
PC MightyMax 2016 can then create a system restore point and repair all
of the problems found."

http://www.pcmightymax.net/

I tried it back in 2004. I have a deep suspicion that it was/is a scam.

Pretty much, by the sound of it: I suspect from the amount of puff that
it's a paid-for product, as well.

Of course, they won't have heard from any of their "over 8,000,000
users" who have broken their system to the point that it won't boot to
use the restore points it has made. (Unless they have Paul's notes on
how to, but then they wouldn't be daft enough to fall for it.)
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)[email protected]+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

This was before we knew that a laboratory rat, if experimented upon, will
develop cancer. [Quoted by] Anne ), 1997-1-29
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Old October 20th 17, 08:28 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-10,alt.comp.freeware,alt.windows7.general
David_B
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Default Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

On 20-Oct-17 8:15 PM, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message , David_B
writes:
On 20-Oct-17 3:31 PM, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
Per Ken Blake:
removing a few hundred (at most) won't give you an
increase in performance. Registry cleaners can accidentally remove
important registry values, however, so there’s risk with little
reward."
¬*To me, the ultimate registry cleaner is having an image of a known
"Good" system, keeping a log of changes, and re-imaging from the "Good"
image/applying changes if/when the situation warrants.


To be fully comprehensive, that log would have to include not only
software installations, but also updates - and probably even just
settings changes.

Thus the maintenance of such a log becomes more or less a full-time job.

¬*Implicit in that, of course, is the discipline of not keeping Data on
the System partition...


Now on that, we do agree!

"PC MightyMax 2016 is an award winning Registry Cleaner and error
repair tool trusted by over 8,000,000 users worldwide. PC MightyMax
2016 is the safest and most advanced registry cleaner available, and
will thoroughly scan your computer for problems in about four minutes.
PC MightyMax 2016 can then create a system restore point and repair
all of the problems found."

http://www.pcmightymax.net/

I tried it back in 2004. I have a deep suspicion that it was/is a scam.

Pretty much, by the sound of it: I suspect from the amount of puff that
it's a paid-for product, as well.


IIRC, it was quite expensive.

Currently $49.95

https://pcmightymax.net/order_new/order/2k9.php

Of course, they won't have heard from any of their "over 8,000,000
users" who have broken their system to the point that it won't boot to
use the restore points it has made. (Unless they have Paul's notes on
how to, but then they wouldn't be daft enough to fall for it.)


I scraped my computer and bought another one!

--
David B.
 




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