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Old 01-04-2014, 12:54 PM
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AVG for computer cleanup.


I have the AVG free program version 2013.04259. I recently noticed an option called "Fix Performance option". I ran it and got the results (Registry, junk files, fragmentation, etc.) but I did not choose to have it fix those problems.

Any thoughts on if this is good to do and if it works well?

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Old 01-05-2014, 08:11 AM
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I would be leery of having it fix the results if this was the first time you ran that feature. While AVG has a good reputation, my concern would be what it did to the Registry. I am not against the use of a good Registry "cleaner" (like CCleaner's) but Registry "fixers" and "optimizers" are another story. They often make wild claims and promises to make your computer run "better than new" - then make matters worse so I advise against them - and advise they NEVER be used to fix a broken Windows.

If you are going to use this, I would strongly urge you to backup all your data first, and make sure you are prepared to do a full reinstall of Windows and all your programs - just in case.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:23 PM
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Yes, the Registry fixes concern me too. The fix choices here are:
Registry Errors
Junk Files
Broken Shortcuts.

Aside from registry, I guess the others can be done easy enough without the software. Broken shortcuts may be helpful for me though too.

Thanks for the advice.
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