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Reg Cure / Problems tripled!

1 AZ, United States Review updated:

My neighbor downloaded this software in the hopes of speeding her computer up. Now, it takes over 5 minutes to see the desktop and nothing works. You never realize how often you use the internet until you no longer can use it! The computer does not recognize it's own IP address and therefore, it cannot connect to the worldwide web. This makes problem solving difficult! In addition, there is an error message just after the Windows screen comes up. After hours of trying to help her by attempting to do a system restore (would not allow us to restore) and removing this treacherous program through the Control Program, I am still unable to get her back up and running. Her IP provider states it is not their problem so they will not help her and while I'm relatively computer savvy, I cannot seem to resolve her problems. Does anyone know if there are additional files stored elsewhere that should be removed? Does Reg Cure plant itself in the Windows Registry? What about hiding any files in other locations? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Be
      21st of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    Explore C and click on Windows. Remove anything that says Reg/Cure or ParetoLogic. Check the Prefetch files, as well.

  • Ro
      17th of Apr, 2009
    0 Votes

    Registry cleaning software is not perfect, sometimes it takes out something that seems to mess our PCs up even more.

    I know that this is an old question, but here's a possible answer for future viewers:

    Restore the previous registry cleaning(s). In some cases, this'll restore functionality to whatever is now "broken", and then you can remove the registry cleaner at that point, should you want to.

    I've never used RegCure, but I know that it's very, very popular due to the heavy marketing. Take any registry cleaner on the market, and you're going to have people saying that it broke their PC. RegCure isn't any different -- some people love it, others hate it.

    Here's a link to show you on a popular, but free, registry cleaner:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ccleaner+(ruined|destroyed|broke)+my+(computer|pc)&btnG=Search&aq=f&oq=

    Registry cleaning is a very, very touchy process. Only use registry cleaners that have a built-in, easy-to-access backup option, and if something messes up that you need -- restore your previous cleanings.

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