ANY TOTALLY FREE, Registry Cleaning Programs

Dell / DIMENSION 3000
August 31, 2011 at 21:02:26
Specs: Windows XP, 2.793 GHz / 2045 MB
I just got scammed by a company,, for FREE Registry Cleaning..
It was supposed to be free, but they wanted a donation. If you skipped it
you didn't get the program. So when it got to the point where it said,
"Thanks for considering the program" etc. Towards the bottom of the page,
there was a place to donate; I decided to pay $5. on the left was PayPal,
on the right was their server name. I chose to use PayPal.

I made the payment, and when I got my receipt from PayPal, the money
had been paid to a Mr. Wang Li Ming. No mention of where or how to
find him. At the site: , under contact info was only No location or anything.

I should be "Hung out to dry." This happen to me many years ago;
you would think I know better.

The funny thing about this is I got this name from
article on "Freebies." I will be reporting this to them.

Anyone have any suggestions about how I can report these people.

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August 31, 2011 at 21:14:01
There are many free registry cleaners. But there is not one I would use.
Generally registry cleaners cause more problems than they solve. The benefits are marginal at best.

Unfortunately there are many scams involving computer programs of all kinds and there is very little you can do about it after the fact. The individuals involved have gone to considerable lengths to ensure they are never identified.

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August 31, 2011 at 22:02:23
Thanks LMiller,

I was too trusting, because it came from a very trusted source, PC They published an article, "The 15 things you didn't know existed;" It was all about 15 suggested places to get free software programs. In the article was the company Free cleaner. I will be in contact with PC World for sure.

I do appreciate your insight though. Are you saying that I should not even bother with any Registry Cleaning program; even the paid ones? What kind of problems can be caused? If that is the case, how do you clean out your registry?

I have several programs that I think may clean out the registry.
AVG, SuperAntiSpyware, and Malwarebytes. Do I need something more,
or will these programs do the job?

Thanks again,

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August 31, 2011 at 22:12:48
I posted a note to LMiller7, who sent me an answer, but I may not know
how I should have replied....Did this person receive my reply?


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September 1, 2011 at 05:09:43
As I said, registry cleaners generally cause more problems than they solve. The advantages of regular registry cleaning are primarily in the ads for commercial cleaners, not in reality.

I do not use ANY registry cleaners, commercial or free.

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September 4, 2011 at 15:23:32

Glary Utilities, FREE and VERY safe!

Delete every problem it finds without fear.

It will ask you to upgrade, just use the free version.

Embrace paranoia, they ARE out to get you!

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