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joesue13 02-18-2011 08:28 PM

pc cleaner software
 
Are any of the registry cleaner software any good (like clean my pc). thank you

DominicD 02-19-2011 12:20 AM

try CCleaner
 
Hi joesue13,

I admit i havent been using any registry cleaning software since a year ago when i upgraded to new desktop running Windows 7. I have installed and uninstalled a lot programs, but so far havent noticed any slow performance.

Also i havent run disk clenup and defragment on this desktop. Your post intrigued me to try CCleaner - a registry cleanup tool from Piriform the makers of Recuva

below is my trial run of ccleaner

http://i51.tinypic.com/30sh6rb.jpg

Here CCcleaner does a good job of detecting the right files to delete
Well, i didnt know that i had accumulated ~700mb of temp files! Also, since im an avid firefox user, i wouldnt have been able to track the temp files used by chrome.

This is the actual registry cleanup
http://i51.tinypic.com/29vxs9h.jpg
Well, a personal note is that my 1yr old Win7 registry seems clean of errors EXCEPT for that one time when i did a quick install of MS Visual Studio. It installed A LOT of programs in the uninstall window. These are many programming components in MS Visual Studio 2010. A lot of them are still left in registry.

This is that startup list.
[IMG]http://i51.tinypic.com/wrmic1.jpg[/IMG
My computer seems clean -- as if have been constantly doing this manually with "msconfig"

IMHO, i think CCcleaner is also worth a try. It will be specially useful for non-techie users. First, it helps you determine and delete a lot of junk temp files that are safe to delete. Second, its registry cleanup tool is superb.

Other features are secure disk wiping (if you do this, its guaranteed that the files are truly deleted and cannot be recovered). Also a peculiar feature is the option for keeping sign-in cookies for trusted sites - like gmail, yahoo, facebook etc. This ensures that temporary advertising cookies are deleted, but you remain logged-in on trusted sites that you specify.

I hope this helps :)

joesue13 02-21-2011 01:03 AM

Thanks for the info. I have checked different reviews of this type of software and it depends on who is reviewing the top 10 software programs. Each person recommends a different one so it is confusing. I hate to say this but they all seem to say ccleaner is not that good, but I'll keep on looking and if I do purchase one and it works I'll let you know. I do run disk clean up and defrag once a week but lately my computer is very sluggish and I am not that tech savvy to manually check the registry. Each one I download for a free checkup says I have close to 1000 problems. I'll keep looking. Thanks again

DominicD 02-21-2011 02:28 AM

hi joesue13, if you're computer is running slow, it might not be the registry that you need to check. old and outdated registry entries dont affeect much of your computer's performance.

there might be some programs that are running in the background that eat up your processor and ram. if you know 'hijackthis", you can run it and paste the logs here. maybe we can check what programs are set to run in the background-- thus possibly slowing your computer.

thanks too, and let is know if you find any thats also a good alternative. btw, ccleaner scores a perfect 5 on CNET editors review AND an excellent 4.5 for 5029 user reviews!

joesue13 02-21-2011 02:53 PM

Hi
Well it took me some time but I figured out how to run hijackthis and send you the results. Here they are. My head hurts just looking at it. Thank you for your help



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:40:23 PM, on 2/21/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16722)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Elements Organizer 8.0\ElementsOrganizerSyncAgent.exe
C:\ProgramData\iWin Games\DesktopAlerts\DesktopAlerts.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPointP\LU\LULnchr.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPointP\LU\LogitechUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
D:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://google.flashget.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = MSN.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = Bing
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = MSN.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Int ernet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: flashget urlcatch - {2F364306-AA45-47B5-9F9D-39A8B94E7EF7} - C:\Program Files (x86)\FlashGet\jccatch.dll
O2 - BHO: Search Helper - {6EBF7485-159F-4bff-A14F-B9E3AAC4465B} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper\SEPsearchhelperie.dll
O2 - BHO: Groove GFS Browser Helper - {72853161-30C5-4D22-B7F9-0BBC1D38A37E} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveShellExtensions.dll
O2 - BHO: IEHlprObj Class - {8CA5ED52-F3FB-4414-A105-2E3491156990} - D:\iWin Games\iWinGamesHookIE.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Messenger Companion Helper - {9FDDE16B-836F-4806-AB1F-1455CBEFF289} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Companion\companioncore.dll
O2 - BHO: Bing Bar BHO - {d2ce3e00-f94a-4740-988e-03dc2f38c34f} - C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN Toolbar\Platform\6.3.2322.0\npwinext.dll
O2 - BHO: WeCareReminder - {D824F0DE-3D60-4F57-9EB1-66033ECD8ABB} - C:\ProgramData\WeCareReminder\IEHelperv2.5.0.dll
O2 - BHO: FlashGet GetFlash Class - {F156768E-81EF-470C-9057-481BA8380DBA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\FlashGet\getflash.dll
O3 - Toolbar: @C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN Toolbar\Platform\6.3.2322.0\npwinext.dll,-100 - {8dcb7100-df86-4384-8842-8fa844297b3f} - C:\Program Files (x86)\MSN Toolbar\Platform\6.3.2322.0\npwinext.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Conime] %windir%\system32\conime.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SBAMTray] "D:\Program Files (x86)\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EKIJ5000StatusMonitor] C:\Windows\System32\spool\drivers\x64\3\EKIJ5000MU I.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 10.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools Lite] "C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe" -autorun
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [PhotoshopElements8SyncAgent] D:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Elements Organizer 8.0\ElementsOrganizerSyncAgent.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [Sidebar] %ProgramFiles%\Windows Sidebar\Sidebar.exe /autoRun (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\RunOnce: [mctadmin] C:\Windows\System32\mctadmin.exe (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - Startup: iWin Desktop Alerts.lnk = C:\ProgramData\iWin Games\DesktopAlerts\DesktopAlerts.exe
O4 - Startup: Logitech . Product Registration.lnk = C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LogiShrd\eReg\SetPoint\eReg.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download All with FlashGet - C:\Program Files (x86)\FlashGet\jc_all.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Download with FlashGet - C:\Program Files (x86)\FlashGet\jc_link.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O8 - Extra context menu item: Google Sidewiki... - res://C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Toolbar\Component\GoogleToolbarDynamic_mui_en_96D6 FF0C6D236BF8.dll/cmsidewiki.html
O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Companion\companionlang.dll,-600 - {0000036B-C524-4050-81A0-243669A86B9F} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Companion\companioncore.dll
O9 - Extra button: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriterShortcuts.dll,-1004 - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriterShortcuts.dll,-1003 - {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
O9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dll
O9 - Extra button: Bonjour - {7F9DB11C-E358-4ca6-A83D-ACC663939424} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\ExplorerPlugin.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dll
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://software kuaiche com
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/ge...sh/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {E2883E8F-472F-4FB0-9522-AC9BF37916A7} - http://platformdl.adobe.com/NOS/getPlusPlus/1.6/gp.cab
O18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveSystemServices.dll
O18 - Protocol: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\efssvc.dll,-100 (EFS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: FLEXnet Licensing Service - Acresso Software Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
O23 - Service: Google Update Service (gupdate) (gupdate) - Google Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe
O23 - Service: Hi-Rez Studios Authenticate and Update Service (HiPatchService) - Hi-Rez Studios - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hi-Rez Studios\HiPatchService.exe
O23 - Service: iWinTrusted - iWin Inc. - D:\iWin Games\iWinTrusted.exe
O23 - Service: @keyiso.dll,-100 (KeyIso) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Kodak AiO Network Discovery Service - Eastman Kodak Company - C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodak\AiO\Center\ekdiscovery.exe
O23 - Service: Logitech Bluetooth Service (LBTServ) - Logitech, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\Bluetooth\lbtserv.exe
O23 - Service: LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service (LightScribeService) - Hewlett-Packard Company - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: @comres.dll,-2797 (MSDTC) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\msdtc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @C:\Program Files (x86)\Nero\Update\NASvc.exe,-200 (NAUpdate) - Nero AG - C:\Program Files (x86)\Nero\Update\NASvc.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\System32\netlogon.dll,-102 (Netlogon) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: PCLEPCI - Pinnacle Systems GmbH - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\drivers\pclepci.sys
O23 - Service: PMBDeviceInfoProvider - Sony Corporation - D:\Program Files\PMBDeviceInfoProvider.exe
O23 - Service: PnkBstrA - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\psbase.dll,-300 (ProtectedStorage) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\Locator.exe,-2 (RpcLocator) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\locator.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\samsrv.dll,-1 (SamSs) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: VIPRE Antivirus (SBAMSvc) - Sunbelt Software - D:\Program Files (x86)\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMSvc.exe
O23 - Service: SB Recovery Service (SBPIMSvc) - Sunbelt Software - D:\Program Files (x86)\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBPIMSvc.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\snmptrap.exe,-3 (SNMPTRAP) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\snmptrap.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Print Spooler (Spooler) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\sppsvc.exe,-101 (sppsvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\sppsvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Steam Client Service - Valve Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\ui0detect.exe,-101 (UI0Detect) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\UI0Detect.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vaultsvc.dll,-1003 (VaultSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\lsass.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\vds.exe,-100 (vds) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\vds.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\vssvc.exe,-102 (VSS) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\vssvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Wat\WatUX.exe,-601 (WatAdminSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\wbengine.exe,-104 (wbengine) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbengine.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%Systemroot%\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe,-110 (wmiApSrv) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\wbem\WmiApSrv.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: @%PROGRAMFILES%\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe,-101 (WMPNetworkSvc) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe (file missing)

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End of file - 11854 bytes

Sami 02-21-2011 07:39 PM

Hi Joe,

Please run the hijackthis again and remove these entries below:

C:\ProgramData\iWin Games\DesktopAlerts\DesktopAlerts.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Int ernet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: IEHlprObj Class - {8CA5ED52-F3FB-4414-A105-2E3491156990} - D:\iWin Games\iWinGamesHookIE.dll
O2 - BHO: WeCareReminder - {D824F0DE-3D60-4F57-9EB1-66033ECD8ABB} - C:\ProgramData\WeCareReminder\IEHelperv2.5.0.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Conime] %windir%\system32\conime.exe
O4 - Startup: iWin Desktop Alerts.lnk = C:\ProgramData\iWin Games\DesktopAlerts\DesktopAlerts.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://software kuaiche com

joesue13 03-14-2011 05:56 PM

Hi
Sorry I did not get back to you sooner but I had to go out of town on business. I did what you suggested and also purchased ccleaner and my computer seems to be faster now. Thank you for your help.

gullycan 03-15-2011 12:58 AM

C Cleaner
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by joesue13 (Post 17996)
Hi
Sorry I did not get back to you sooner but I had to go out of town on business. I did what you suggested and also purchased ccleaner and my computer seems to be faster now. Thank you for your help.

We use C Cleaner at least once in 10 days.
We use RevoUninstaller to uninstall unwanted or disliked programs.
The Uninsall Program in Windows > Control Panel only uninstalls the program and does NOT remove the left behind files in the Registry which over time will clog up the Hard Disk and slow down the PC.
RevoUninstaller scans the Registry and help us to remove all the files left behind in the Registry.

Try it once and you will know the difference.
Cheers.


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