Uniblue-RegistryBooster 2010

My laptop has been running slow for several months now. I read in a magazine that using a registry cleaner/booster can speed up performance. I found Uniblue RegistryBooster 2010 (says it is free) but after the scan it can only fix 15 problems for free. However, for $30 it will fix 950 Registry errors (with a 30 day money back guarantee).   On their "About" screen they have "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner". After I saw that it wasn't free after all I did some searches and several (included some on Microsoft) said DO NOT use registry cleaners.

My question is this: Is it safe to use this program? If so, should I create a restore point before using it in case there are problems afterwards?

Thank you for your help.

 

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Last updated March 26, 2018 Views 1,405 Applies to:

What you have downloaded is very close to being a rogue. I will agree that cleaning the registry using most software will do more harm than good. I will also agree that it does little toward enhancing the performance of your computer. However, I have seen many occasions in which Ccleaner has resolved various software issues when used to clean the registry. This is especially true after removing malware infections. I would recommend you not use the program and uninstalling as fast as you can. If you are set on cleaning the registry, which I do weekly to mine, I would recommend you use Ccleaner, Glary Utility and/or OneCareLive clean-up utility. OneCareLive clean-up is a web based clean-up utility offered by Microsoft and therefore requires no software downlaod. It does, however, require the download of a few files small in size. When using Ccleaner you will be prompted to back-up the invalid entries detected. Always choose yes to this option saving the back-up for a few days until you are convinced all software is operating correctly. It can then be deleted.

CCleaner - Home

Glary Utilities | Glarysoft

Clean Up Center - Windows Live OneCare safety scanner

Regards,

Joel


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To put it lightly, registry cleaners are of dubious value.  To be more blunt, they are a waste of time and money.

Mark Russinovich, now a Technical Fellow with Microsoft, and the author of Windows Internals and the Sysinternals tools, wrote (10/7/2005 9:41:00 AM):

I haven't and never will implement a Registry cleaner since it's of little practical use on anything other than Win2K terminal servers and developing one that's both safe and effective requires a huge amount of application-specific knowledge.

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Don't use it. I was encouraged to buy this by the "Microsoft Gold Certified Partner" logo, and I ran it. It removed the MS Product Key, so that when I visited Microsoft's website it informed me that the Windows validation process could not be completed, and that my copy of Windows might be counterfeit. It isn't, it is genuine. I have recovered by restoring to an earlier state. I will not try such a product again.
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