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    RegCure

    <img src=/S/ranton.gif border=0 alt=ranton width=66 height=37>
    I found a reference to this Registry Cleaner somewhere in the WOPR archives - recommended by someone, but I forget whom - so I thought I'd give it a try.
    The website advertised "Free Scan" - in several spots on the main page, in big, red boxes. So I thought to myself, Hey - Free. I imagined that it was a 30-day trial package, after which I would have to pay to use it, but by then I would have experienced its superb performance and be hooked. that's usually the plan, right?

    Well, I downloaded the 1.2-mb installation file and ran it. it installed very quickly and, when done, asked me if I wanted it to do a registry scan.

    Heck, I thought - isn't that why I downloaded it in the first place? Sure thing - go, baby, go! And so it scanned my registry.
    The scan took about 15 minutes and found, according to the cumulative results displayed, 855 "problems".

    When the scan was done, a button was prominently displayed, just like with AdAware, Spybot and other programs, to "Fix the Problems".
    Click I go, because you bet - I want this baby to fix the problems! (I checked out the list first, though, because no way do I want valuable registry data to be deleted.)

    Well, when I click the "Fix the Problems" button, I get a popup message that tells me something like this:

    <hr>The trial version will only fix registry problems in the following areas: Missing Fonts
    If you wish RegCure to fix all other problems you will need to Register it<hr>

    And I am provided with a Register Here button. No mention of any $, although we both know that's coming.
    I click on the Register Here button and still no mention of $ - all I have to do is enter my email address, name, country and zip code and the Registration Code will be sent to the email address I provide.
    So I put in my information and click on the Register RegCure button.

    And NOW I get to pay.

    What bugged me, though - since I knew that I would be paying for it - was that I was sent to the "Registration" page straight from the GUI that listed 855 Problems. As if, once I registered, I could just return to the screen full of Problems and THEN they would all get fixed.

    But ... HAHAHA! The joke is on me. For now that I have Registered the software, I must needs re-scan the Registry.
    <img src=/S/rantoff.gif border=0 alt=rantoff width=66 height=37>

    I was so irritated by this (I guess I must have thin skin today) that I haven't even finished the re-scan yet. so I don't yet know if RegCure will actually help my ailing PC. But it dang well better!
    Have a cookie -

    Don

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    Re: RegCure

    Don,
    Like one of our recent presidents liked to say, "I feel your pain"!
    Signed: Slick Willie Clinton.

    I've used Regcure for about two years now and I really don't remember them having me go through all that stuff. It was a real 30 trial at that time but I guess times change?

    Few things burn my buns more than program developers offering a so called free trial that turns out to be "crippleware" I wasn't aware that Regcure was amongst them. It certainly should have been posted right up front on the first page, just what they were or weren't offering.

    That being said, Regcure does do a decent job at cleaning out the junk. I know a lot of Loungers don't believe in these cleaners but I do. Some like it hot, some like it cold!

    I use these on an occasional basis.
    System Mechanic
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    Regcure

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    Re: RegCure

    I really don't doubt that it finds things and improves performance - and not in the "WinAntiVirusPro 2008 I've detected 20,000 viruses on your computer for free in a split second" kind of way. It was just the wrong combination of False Advertising + Monday Morning that got me cheesed. I do believe it was a post from you that got me interested in RegCure, since at the time I made a not of those exact 3 programs you just mentioned. And I don't mind paying for software, as long as it does what it's supposed to, either. So if RegCure is effective, to me it will be money well spent.

    But on a humorous note, when I received an email that you had responded to my post, what should come right behind that email, but the daily message from Classmates.com telling me what all my old high school and college chums are up to. I did notice, however, that they no longer want to tell me how many people were looking for me. The power of the lawsuit in action. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
    Have a cookie -

    Don

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    Re: RegCure

    Bob,
    I don't think it's that "a lot of Loungers don't believe in these cleaners". I think rather that it's a lot of Loungers would actually like to see some documented, measured and substantiated proof or evidence that these "cleaners" do what they are advertised to do. To date, I (and most others) have NOT seen this evidence.

    The "I feel" or "I'm sure" or "I know" - "that my system runs faster" after using these utilities simply doesn't cut it!

    On the other hand, there have been many many users who have had systems rendered unusable after "cleaning up" the registry. Show me some actual proof that these registry cleaners improve performance measurably and safely!

    Try the "I'm sure I wasn't going that fast" or "it sure didn't feel like I was speeding" after a cop nails you with a radar reading of 100 mph in a 60 mph zone and see of the cop accepts your "I think . . . . . explanation". I have my doubts!

    You say that "Some like it hot, some like it cold!" That`s very true, but there are also others who say that "Some like it measurable and factual." <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: RegCure

    I agree completely. There was ample evidence in the Win9x days that a registry cleaner was not only desired but required. That evidence was the many unbootable systems after installing or uninstalling software. The architecture of Windows was different enough that a small compact registry could provide a measurable difference. Starting with Win2k and certainly with XP there is no good reason to regularly run these tools. Windows handles the registry differently now.

    That said if you are a reasonably experienced user, IMO you should still have a tool like this available for emergency situations as part of your debugging & repair tool kit.

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    Re: RegCure

    Also why placebos make some people feel better!

    I just don't like "clutter"!

    To each his own! <img src=/S/groovin.gif border=0 alt=groovin width=21 height=21> <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>
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    Re: RegCure

    "Also why placebos make some people feel better!"
    OR
    Also why placebos make some people THINK they feel better! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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