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Should I use these PC cleaner software to clean my PC

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Hi,

Need an advice.  Thank you in advance.

Has anyone used

Reg Clean Pro or
1 Click PC fix

to fix the problems these products say you have?  

My Firefox was corrupted and restored with the assistance from experts in Expert Exchange.  Thank you.

Before using Expert Exchange, I was thinking to use one of the above PC cleaner software
to fix my problem.  However, not confident enough to proceed with the payment, so I turned to EE.

Now these two products keep coming back to remind me how bad the current state of my PC is.

Could I have advice whether I should use one of these products to fix the problems they said that my PC has?

Do I really have the problems they said I have?  Which product is reliable to use other than these two?  Thank you.

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by:Ben Hart
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Dude.. seriously?  You need to have you're pc scanned in safe mode.  Those are what you call 'Scareware'.  They magically appear after you inadvertently click on something you shouldn't or their secretly bundled into a legitimate download, they are an infection.  It'll tell you that you're seriously infected with umpteen bagillion viruses and all of your data is going bye-bye...unless you pay us $39.99 to remove it all.

Even if you 'buy' the software it will not remove anything.

You need to start out with a safe mode scan using MalwareBytes, and a good antivirus client like Symantec or McAfee.  Then depending on what happens you might be looking at a format and rebuild to thoroughly clean it all.
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by:Pradeep Dubey
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Are you sure your PC is infected ?

If yes why not you use the microsoft security essential, its free and we can trust on it. Also it will not slowdown your PC like other antivirus do.

Also remove all unwanted and trial applications from your machine.

Use microsoft fixit to fix any MS problems.
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Use only "Ccleaner" to clean your program.  That's the best.

But, that is, after you scan and clean your PC using MalwareBytes AntiMalware (free):

< http://www.malwarebytes.org/ >.
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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I would Second AADIH for CCleaner as thats one of the best and is quiet easy to use as well ..... i dont thing it should only be used after some issue but can be used to clean old stuff as well

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by:Ben Hart
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CCleaner is good.  But I wont agree with aadih and say to ONLY use it.
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I did not mean to say to use ccleaner ONLY after some issue.

It was meant within the "current" context of the "current" problem.  Solve this problem first by using MBAM.

Then clean your PC, now, and  -- always -- regularly cleaning with CCleaner.

Again: first things first; fix the problem that you have now.  Then worry about keeping the PC clean -- by using CCleaner.  :-)
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by:garycase
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NEVER "click" on ANYTHING that offers to "fix" a bunch of errors like that.    I call this a $200 click ... because that's what a professional is going to charge you to resolve the issues you can create with that click !!

Any legitimate security package you have installed (Microsoft Security Essentials, AVG, Norton, McAfee, Trend, etc.) will find ONE error at a time when it occurs => anything that shows a bunch is simply trying to scare you into sending them $$

The scams all have "legit-sounding" names;  and they are very good at spoofing your installed security system's display [i.e. "looking like" MSE, AVG, Norton, etc.] ... but they are NOT valid.
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by:mk50
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Many many thanks for all your professional advices.  Will follow up.  Thanks again.  Will accept multiple solutions.

Regards
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by:mk50
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Thanks everyone for your contribution.  

I have nominated aadih's answer ( EE wants me to allocate a minimum of 20 points for his another reply, don't know why, maybe I misunderstood what EE meant) is the best solution.  It doesn't show.  However, ubadmin and  pradeep08_81's answers are equally invaluable.

Thanks again.
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