Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Some may already have experienced the one mistake rule, and why Registry Cleaners are very unforgiving when You make a mistake, or get a bit lazy, or are too trusting.
There is no such thing as a safe Registry Cleaner, even in expert hands.
A BOLD STATEMENT.
I'm only concerned with the cleaning processes here, not the add-ons that most have these days.
They scan your Hard Drive for various data that they are programed to add to the deletion notification screen, or clean without intervention after you set the parameters, then they clean the files away like a white tornado.
A list of these files should pop-up and then it should ask you to confirm each file is not required. Be extra wary of those that don't. Herein lies the problem.
DO YOU KNOW EACH AND EVERY FILE ON YOUR PC?
DO YOU KNOW EACH AND EVERY REGISTRY/SYSTEM FILE ON YOUR PC?
Most Top rated Registry Cleaners also have a back-up utility to restore any files that you may have accidently deleted, and should ask you if you wish to back-up the Registry before proceeding. Fine you say. I'm saved !! WRONG!!
Unless you do a full Back-up of your entire Hard Drive yourself, you run a definite risk that you may be staring at a blank screen for a long, long time.
Removing just one Core System file, regardless of this Cleaner's back-up, may make your system unbootable and unrecoverable. The obvious : - The Registry Cleaner's Back-Up is now useless.
I'm only concerned with supposed Highly Rated cleaners here. The Low Rated ones are as useful as teeth on a duck, and as safe as Nitro-Glycerine on a trampoline.
They have their uses, and used sparingly, and with quality programs and diligence, they may make your PC a tiny fraction better.
Every few months, back up your entire system regardless. This would be the ideal time to use a Registry Cleaner. If you're not prepared to back-up fully, don't clean.
You simply need to ask yourself if it is worth the risk before using them, and does my PC really need it.
Personally, I like them, but they really are just too darn dangerous.
You only need to make one mistake once.
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