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April 19, 2010
7:40 PM
Wheezer
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I’m trying to decide on which of 3 programs I’m going to keep that are currently on my computer, because I don’t know enough about any of them. I’ve read Ashraf’s reviews of them, but still am unsure.

So I’d like to know what you think and why you think that. Maybe somebody will say something that’ll help me make up my mind.

First of all, I’m using a Tosshiba Satellite laptop with 4GB ram and 500GB memory. It’s running Windows 7, 64-bit.

The programs I’m wondering about are WinUtilities Professional Edition V9.58, Glary Utilities PRO (v2.21.0.863), and Advanced SystemCare PRO Ver 3.5.1.

My biggest concern is the registry cleaners. I worry about trusting a program I don’t know about to mess with my registry.

I also, at this point, plan to use TuneUp Utilities 2010 as soon as I can win a license or find it free somewhere. Simply because I used 2007 (or 2008) and then 2009 when it was made available for free as reported on dotTech. I trust TuneUp Utilities. It’s that simple. Of course, if I end up liking and trusting one of these other programs more, I may not go back to TuneUp Utilities at all.

So if you don’t mind, please take a minute and pass along your thoughts and opinions about this.

Thank you!

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April 20, 2010
7:56 AM
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Have each one run a scan (but not the fixes) and see which one looks more accurate to you.

I have all of them on my pc as well. If you don’t need the HD space, why bother removing them?

April 20, 2010
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I guess I just thought that it might be like it is with anti-virus programs where more than one or two isn’t good.

But if it doesn’t matter, I might as well keep them all and continue using them to make up my mind that way.

 

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April 20, 2010
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Well, if they are all running background services then you don’t want more than one (probably don’t even want one). I know Glary and WinUtilities both try to do so because Anvir has warned me of it when I installed them. But if you are just running them on-demand then it doesn’t hurt anything.

April 20, 2010
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karen said:

I have all of them on my pc as well. If you don’t need the HD space, why bother removing them?

 


 

I am glad you said that I have multiple utilities also, but only one running in the background.

I try not to have too many start up programs. Guess I could use some help as to what is good to have in start up.

Right now I have Key scramble, winpatrol avast  mementos (which I love)

I do not have a space or memory issue. It would be good to know what is worth having in startup.

 

@Wheezer I trust TuneUp Utilities.

Trust is the criteria I use to make a decision on anything, be SW, clothes, cars, and SOs.Wink

Ebony Cool

 

 

April 21, 2010
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@ebony – that sounds like a very small and compact start up list. I wouldn’t worry about it unless you think your PC boots really slow.

April 21, 2010
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karen said:

@ebony – that sounds like a very small and compact start up list. I wouldn’t worry about it unless you think your PC boots really slow.


 

For now, it is booting up just fine. I think I will leave well enough alone.Smile

Thanks for the reply

 

EbonyCool

April 21, 2010
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@ Ebony: You might want to check out NTREGOPT as well (reg defrag). It and ERUNT are wonderful programs and a valuable addition to any computer.

“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.” – Martin Luther King Jr
April 21, 2010
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@phoenix_rising

“NTREGOPT as well (reg defrag). “

 

I have a Vista box and they are not compatible.

Cry

I like the way you think.Wink

EbonyCool

April 21, 2010
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My startup list:

  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • My touchpad driver (with awesome multitouch.  I have to write about it some time!)
  • Dropbox
Oh, the site that was :(
April 21, 2010
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ebony said:

Right now I have…..mementos (which I love)

Ebony Cool

 

 


 Hey Ebony!

Is “mementos (which I love),” something to do with candy !!???! Wink

Al

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April 21, 2010
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Oh, no, Al.  Ice cream.

Oh, the site that was :(
April 21, 2010
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Locutus said:

Oh, no, Al.  Ice cream.


 

How the heck does Ice cream keep creeping up in so many topics!!??!! Confused

Hmmmmmmmm……….I wonder if B&J, Borden, Mayfield, etc. have joined forces & inserted subliminal messages throughout dotTech!!!!

Why….. they’ve already gotten to the ‘top brass’ (admins, ahem…….um,……like well, you know who) …….& even to Mr. Boss !!!!!!!!!! Wink

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April 21, 2010
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Nah, I’ve been working for Dreyer’s all along.

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April 24, 2010
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Dreyers is made in China, do you have the guts to eat it?

 

@Phoenix, I don’t trust any registry cleaner except CCleaner’s one.

If you have enough disk space, I recommend you to install also WinOptimizer and TU 2009.

April 24, 2010
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freewareelite said:

 TU 2009.


 

Unfortunately, TU2009 won’t run on Windows 7. That was by far my first choice and was the first program I tried to install after the firewall and anti-virus.

When you try to install it a window comes up that says it’s not compatible with your OS.

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April 24, 2010
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freewareelite said:

Dreyers is made in China, do you have the guts to eat it?

 


 

…where’d you learn that?

Oh, the site that was :(
May 16, 2010
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I have used all 3 programs and, by far, the best one that I have been using for a long time now – and that takes excellent care of my system, without deleting needed/required files, is Advanced System Care Pro (which I recommend.)

May 16, 2010
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I have starting up:

- Winpatrol

- Advanced SystemCare Pro

- Malwarebytes

- Avast Pro

- Keyscrambler

- Zentimo

Installed I have:

- Revo

- Glary

- Ccleaner

   No boot lags ( Win 7 Ult – 4Gb Ram ), no conflicts, no worries.

They’re all good programs. So like Karen said, if you have the space why remove them?

 

 

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