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Registered: ‎02-15-2012
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PC registry cleaners-system cleanup utilities

My battle with a malware sent me on a path to WebRoot. The name of the malware has slipped my mind (that's good!), but it attacted all my .exe files. My computer was runing F-secure from charter, which did not block it or find it. The computer was also running iolo System mechanic.

 

To rid the malware, I downloaded and ran MalwareBytes, which did stop the problem. I also ended up installing SpeedyPC Pro to finish the cleanup after the malware removal. Next, researched new protection for the PC and choose WebRoot (hooray!). No I am not employed by WebRoot, just enjoying it.

 

Now, I have a subscription to System Mechanic 10 and SpeedyPC Pro. Which one of these will compliment Webroot the best? Or, maybe, I do not need either? From running both of them simutaneously, SpeedyPC seems to be doing a better job than System Mechanic.

 

Looking for some good feedback.

 

Neil

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Posts: 421
Registered: ‎01-10-2012

Re: PC registry cleaners-system cleanup utilities

Hey Neil!

 

I think you'll get some better feedback if we move this over to the product forum. Which version of SecureAnywhere are you using?

 

Glad you have loved Webroot so far!

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Posts: 65
Registered: ‎02-02-2012

Re: PC registry cleaners-system cleanup utilities

Hi Neil. I, too, had a couple of other PC products that I was using to keep my system in check. I was using PC Optimizer Pro, and its partner program, One Click Privacy, to keep my internet footprint to a minimum. After getting Webroot Secure Anywhere Complete, I have been able to uninstall almost all of the other programs, with the exception of Malwarebytes Pro. WSAC does pretty much everything that those other programs were doing without taking up a bunch of space on my hard drive. I can clean my internet tracks and clean up space on my hard drive using just the one program. I do also use CCleaner to check my registry errors and clean those up, as well as using the uninstaller. Other than that, everything I need to do as far as security is done through WSAC.

 

Hope that helps you somewhat.

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Re: PC registry cleaners-system cleanup utilities

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My personal opinion is that registry cleaners can cause more harm than good! I know you were infected before using WSA the best thing to do at that time would go to one of the Malware removal sites that trained volunteers would help you clean your system with specific tools! See here for Example: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum22.html and or http://malwareremoval.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=11 there are many more sites that do this type of Malware cleaning free of charge!

 

HTH,

 

TH

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Registered: ‎01-13-2012

Re: PC registry cleaners-system cleanup utilities

Hi Neil,

 

I agree with what T H says about WSAC containing the tools that you need to keep your system clean.  The addition of Malwarebytes can't hurt either in terms of having another tool to run in the layered approach.  Having provided technical support for a long time, I too have seen too many instances where people load a bunch of extra tools on to their systems that do not really provide any benefits and can sometimes cause more problems.

 

If by chance you have any further questions about the System Cleanup tools in SecureAnywhere, please let me know and I would be happy to help.

 

Thanks,

 

Howard

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New Voice
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-15-2012

Re: PC registry cleaners-system cleanup utilities

After posting, I though it should be moved. But, could not find out how to move it.

New Voice
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎02-15-2012

Re: PC registry cleaners-system cleanup utilities

Thanks for all the great feedback! It will be very helpful. I am glad to hear that WSAC does the extras.

New Voice
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Registered: ‎02-15-2012

Re: PC registry cleaners-system cleanup utilities

Thanks, TH! More great feedback! Will be investigating the links. The last few months are my busiest time of the year. Will have the time soon to learn WSAC's ins and outs.

New Voice
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Registered: ‎02-15-2012

Re: PC registry cleaners-system cleanup utilities

Thanks for the offer HowardR! I will be taking you up on the offer soon!

New Voice
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Registered: ‎02-15-2012

Re: PC registry cleaners-system cleanup utilities

CatB, I believe that I am using the 2012 version of SecureAnywhere Complete.