Registry Cleaning and PC Optimization - What is a Registry Cleaner and a PC Optimizer?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A registry cleaner is a popular software program that helps to improve the performance of Windows and make it possible to speed up your computer remarkably. Windows keeps a database named registry which consists of settings relative to the operating system such as installed third party software, system hardware and the driver information. The registry is capable of becoming cluttered over time, storing invalid data and slowing system performance. A corrupt registry may cause a system to freeze or crash as well besides numerous PC problems including certain applications and programs crashing and not running properly. With the help of a good registry cleaner and PC optimizer one can let the system work efficiently by deleting corrupt and useless data.

Apart from needless data, a lot of required files are found in the Windows registry too. This is the main reason that it is not possible to delete the complete database. Registry cleaner is a very useful software as it repairs the valid registry keys and assists you to keep at bay those unwanted file fragments from slowing your computer's performance at all. Your computer performance mainly depends on the way you maintain it. A lot of people blame that manufacturing companies are responsible for the slow PC speed which is not true.

Here are some things you shall do to clean up your computer and make it run faster just as it is a brand new PC.

Firstly, you must be making sure that you constantly clean your computers from all errors. If you are a regular computer user, then you must be familiar with a lot of infections which are caused by the internal problems in the Windows. What we do is that we rely on security software only and ignore the registry repairing and PC optimization functions to be carried on. Consequently, our computer slows down with the passage of time.

Secondly, you might have allowed a number of programs to start immediately with your computer. In order to make sure your computer run faster, you shall change the current settings by avoiding these programs to start with the Windows slow startup.

Thirdly, the most important factor is to keep the registry of your computer free all errors. If your computer registry is clean at all times, then automatically the performance of your computer will be better and consistent. To perform this task, you should use a registry cleaner software. Registry cleaner software are very successful and have shown proven results to enhance the speed of your computer.

To sum up, registry cleaners and PC optimizers are necessary for every user to complete important computer tasks quickly and efficiently without any PC speed slowdowns and computer crashes or other similar error messages.


Remote PC Support for PC Optimization

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
All Desktop and Laptop users are pretty well acquainted with computer problems. Occurrence of computer problems does not depend upon whether a computer is faulty or not. It is also does not matter how much money you have spent while buying or what configurations you have preferred for your machine. Computer problems can occur in any machine. Some of the common problems which are frequently encountered by the users are discussed below.

Common PC Problems

Here we discuss some of the common problems faced by computer users pretty frequently. If you are a computer user, you must be acquainted with most of these.

Slow PC- It is the most common and the most irritating problem you can have in your PC. Almost all PCs tend to grow slow and sluggish with the passage of time. You can also judge it yourself if you compare your PC's speed and performance with a new one, with same configurations.

Blue Screen of Death- The Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) or what is popularly known as the 'Stop Error', is displayed in Windows operating systems when the system encounters a critical, non recoverable or fatal error.

System Gets Restarted and Shut Down Automatically- This is also a pretty common problem which you too might have faced. The problem involves automatic shutting down and restart of your machine, without any intimation or your permission.

Unusual Noise with Vibration- At times, unusual and bizarre noises come out of your CPU cabinet, along with vibrations. This kind of a problem generally arises due to hardware issues.

Web Browser Manipulation- This problem involves automatic change in your browser settings, without your knowledge. For instance, your homepage, default browser, and default search engine, gets changed automatically.

IT Support- Your Key to PC Optimization

All the problems discussed above are not really the problems in the true sense. They are merely the symptoms of some deep rooted technical problems; and also, the indications that your PC is virtually ill and needs PC support. Although it is considered that a machine's performance is directly proportional to its care, maintenance and upkeep; but at times it can be quite a herculean task for an average or amateur computer user, to give proper care and support to his or her computer. Therefore, if you are an amateur user, it is better that you avail PC support for your machine.

There are several IT support companies in the market who offer instant solutions to all sorts of problems related to desktops, laptops, and other electronic devices, via remote PC support. The purpose behind availing the services of these IT support companies is getting to repair your PC from highly skilled and experienced technical experts who offer advanced PC support. Moreover, IT support services are available 24x7 throughout the year. This gives you the freedom to solve your queries and repair your PC wherever and whenever you feel like or feel convenient. And surprisingly, the cost of repairing your PC via remote PC support is much less than the conventional onsite support.


Riverbed to develop PCoIP optimization, improve VDI performance

Monday, September 19, 2011
With the PC-over-IP (PCoIP) protocol, enterprises have been able to display rich graphics and streaming video in VMware View virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments more efficiently—even over low-bandwidth wide area network (WAN) connections. But real-world VDI performance over high-latency WAN links has its limits. Riverbed Technology recently announced a partnership with the protocol's developer at VMworld 2011 aimed at optimizing PCoIP performance.

PCoIP developer Teradici Corp., which formed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with VMware in late 2008, named Riverbed as the first and only member of its newly-launched Network Solutions Partner Program at VMworld. Through the partnership, Riverbed will engineer PCoIP optimization to improve VDI performance via its Steelhead WAN optimization appliances.

"Latency is probably the biggest factor in VDI response time. By compressing the traffic and accelerating the traffic, you can make it feel like it's a local link," said Zeus Kerravala, senior vice president and distinguished research analyst at Yankee Group. "You can build data centers that are closer to the branches and muscle your way through it with lots of bandwidth and lots of servers, but [optimization] is a simpler and cheaper way to [improve VDI performance]."

Riverbed has already developed optimization algorithms for Microsoft Corp.'s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), which VMware View also supports, and Citrix's proprietary Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) protocol. Many Steelhead customers have begrudgingly deployed lower-resolution View desktops using RDP due to Riverbed's lack of PCoIP optimization, according to Miles Kelly, senior director of product marketing at Riverbed.

"While virtual desktop environments may be very attractive from an IT perspective, they can actually lead to some very significant performance challenges and tax the end user [experience]," Kelly said. "PCoIP opens a channel that allows for high-definition video and multimedia ... but the challenge is that when you deploy that [protocol] over networks that have [significant latency], it could be a real challenge to get that 'pure PC' experience."

Riverbed declined to say when the PCoIP optimization will be available, only specifying that it will be released in 2012. Kelly declined to identify what elements of the PCoIP protocol Riverbed would target for optimization, noting that his company’s engineers have only just started their work.

"Anytime we build an optimization for any content type, first and foremost we're looking for redundant traffic," Kelly said. "In general, we're providing not only the data deduplication but also providing quality of service rules ... [such as] in ICA, [where] we can understand different types of [virtual desktop] traffic passing through the Steelheads and prioritize keystrokes over print jobs."

Hybrid cloud computing will affect VDI performance

Although WAN pros will welcome any means of improving VDI performance, Riverbed's eventual PCoIP optimization will have wider implications, according to Eugene Alfaro, director of IT engineering services at Cornerstone Technologies, an IT consulting and professional services firm in San Jose, Calif.

Hybrid cloud computing trends will affect VDI performance over the WAN as virtual desktops and the resources they must access get split up, Alfaro said. When those resources contain rich multimedia or are graphics-intensive Software as a Service (SaaS) portals—or the desktops themselves are in the cloud—PCoIP optimization will become a requirement, he said.

"Let's say I've got virtual desktops in my private cloud. But wait a minute– the resource my virtual desktops want to access is my CRM data in the public cloud," Alfaro said. "You always want to put the virtual desktops closest to the data they work with ... [so] how do you ensure [VDI] performance over the Internet?"

Riverbed's partnership with Teradici "is really laying down the foundation for being able to do virtual desktops over the Internet," Alfaro said.

"The greatest value here is in the ability to [move VDI] from private to public clouds—the optimization gives us that flexibility," he said.


System Mechanic 10.5 Review

Monday, September 12, 2011

System Mechanic from iolo is a huge compilation of tools designed to clean up and improve the performance of your computer. You know how it goes... clean install, you're feeling fresh as a daisy and life is good. Then a couple of weeks later you start feeling not so clean. Windows is taking longer to start up, programs take longer to load and the BSDs start kicking in. Eventually you start thinking about doing a clean install of Windows. That's where I was sitting a couple of weeks ago, but instead I decided to try System Mechanic. System Mechanic claims to do the following:

  • Fixes errors, crashes and freezes
  • Boosts internet speeds
  • Speeds up Windows start time
  • Restores system stability
  • Cleans out clutter and junk files
  • Prevents slowdowns and bottlenecks
  • Plugs security holes
  • Clears out private data
  • Improves gaming experience

Can system Mechanic make old Betsy run quicker and smoother, or is it time to format? Since iolo uses a "Whole Home Licensing model", System Mechanic can be used on all PCs in the home; so both my work laptop and desktop PC were put to the test.

The first thing I did was gather up some "before" information, such as average boot time, average time to move a folder, average net speed (from, upload and download FTP speeds, and FPS from a couple of games. Then I loaded up System Mechanic and put it to work. First up, analyze system performance. Not surprisingly, both of my systems tested "poor" with a ton of problems found on both machines.

Note: Speed tests were each done multiple times to determine an average; and net tests were done in rapid succession to ensure that time of day and day to day fluctuations would not affect the test.

System Boot

Before System Mechanic: 52.8 seconds
After performing System Mechanic's recommended fixes (registry and clutter): 47.9 seconds
After using PC TotalCare PowerTools: 45.9 seconds

Total Time Recovered: 6.9 seconds

Moving 700MB Files

Before System Mechanic: 26.8 seconds
After performing System Mechanic's recommended fixes (registry and clutter): 26.0 seconds
After using PC TotalCare PowerTools: 25.7 seconds

Total Time Recovered: 1.1 seconds

Game Frames Per Second

Tropico 4 before (laptop): 21 fps
Tropico 4 after (laptop): 30 fps

The Settlers 7 before (laptop): 22 fps
The Settlers 7 after (laptop): 34 fps

Anno 1404 before (laptop): 20 fps
Anno 1404 after (laptop): 32 fps

The NetBooster Challenge

One of the individual tools available in System Mechanic is "NetBooster", designed to increase internet speed and stability by optimizing connection settings. Using to measure my upload and download speeds, I was able to get an average before and after the use of System Mechanic. I got a real kick out of running this test, because it didn't quite work as planned!

Speed Test Results before using NetBooster: 11ms ping / 1.00 Mbps upload / 19.99 Mbps download
Speed Test Results after using NetBooster: 11ms ping / 1.00 Mbps upload / 9.31 Mbps download

System Mechanic Broke The Internet! Download speed was reduced by 10.68 Mbps

As you can see, my download speed was greatly reduced after running the NetBooster tool. Fortunately there is an option to revert to original settings. After rolling it back, my connection returned to full health. After doing the final optimization with PC TotalCare PowerTools, my connection did ultimately gain an unexpected boost.

Speed Test Results after PC TotalCare PowerTools: 8ms ping / 1.01 Mbps upload / 28.38 Mbps download.

Total Speed Boost: 2ms ping / 0.01 Mbps upload / 8.39 Mbps download


In the course of two weeks, System Mechanic has done 290 repairs / optimizations on my laptop. Normally that would make me a little bit nervous and I'd be expecting the machine to blow up at any moment. It wouldn't be the first time that I've had to do a system restore after fiddling with a tool that has promised to increase performance. However, as of the moment, System Mechanic has saved me from doing a clean install of Windows. Both my laptop and desktop PCs gained a significant and noticeable boost from using the program. System Mechanic is really simple to use, and all of the tests run very quickly, except for the hard drive defrag which can take up to an hour or so.

The NetBooster Challenge was kind of funky, but ultimately, my net speeds did improve with the use of System Mechanic's full meal deal, which is the PC TotalCare PowerTools. I was also amused when the program tagged CCleaner for removal as potentially harmful software. After using the all-in-one tools my machines have continued to perform at improved speeds. However, the program will find new issues on a daily basis; typically registry errors and system clutter. I also ended up turning off the Anti-Malware Monitoring option, as it did not recognize my registered version of Malwarebytes. However, SM does come with its own System Guard, intended to help cut back on malicious activity.

System Mechanic comes with a number of diagnostic tools which are fun to muck around with, such as Advanced System Information, NetSpeed Analyzer and System Change Tracker. It also features a number of tools that I consider mandatory, such as Startup Manager and Process Manager. Apparently the program comes with over 50 tools, but I didn't count them!

I already had a small set of tools that I knew and trusted, but what I really wanted was a good all-in-one package. Spending a whole night formatting, reinstalling and downloading updates is not my idea of a good time. I haven't had a single crash or BSD on either machine since I started using System Mechanic. So in my opinion, System Mechanic would be worth every penny. The program is currently on sale for $10 off, bringing the price down to $39.95 for a year of service.

Not sure how long it will be valid for, but I found a promotional iolo page which offers a coupon discount for $20 USD, so that puts the price at $29.95.


Advanced System Optimizer 3 Review

In this article I will try my best to offer you a comprehensive "Advanced System Optimizer" Review including product features, advantages and disadvantages, actual user testimonials gathered from all over the Internet and much more. Read through the end to find out if this tool will satisfy your computer needs.

What is Advanced System Optimizer v3

The new version (Advanced System Optimizer 3) is a bundle of several Windows tools designed to have your PC running like new. The software has won several 5-star awards and comes with a 30 day money-back guarantee. It works on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 (both 32 and 64bit versions are supported).

Driver Updater, Game Optimizer, System Protector, PC Fixer, Registry Optimizer, Secure Delete, Disk Optimizer etc are just a handful of the many utilities included in Advanced System Optimizer 3 bundle. A total of 22 Windows optimization and fixing tools are included in the bundle.

Features - Utilities Included in the package

As we've said, there are 22 utility tools included in the ASO bundle product. Let's describe briefly each of them below:

Driver Updater finds the old drivers on your computer, downloads new drivers automatically and creates a backup of existing drivers, in case you should need to go back to the old version. Driver Updater's automatic update feature saves you the time of having to check each driver for the newest version and going to the site to download each one. Updated PC drivers means a more stable and error-free system.

Game Optimizer makes all of the system resources available for your game for optimum speed. It also creates a private virtual desktop for game playing, free from distractions such as instant messages, pop-ups and e-mail alerts. Your game won't be interrupted and you'll be able to concentrate and avoid making mistakes.

PC Fixer scans your PC and then provides you with a list of problems that can hamper system performance, and sorts them by categories. It then repairs the problems to increase your PC's performance and remove errors.

System Protector is designed to intercept or remove spyware. It automatically scans your computer and identifies and cleans spyware quickly. Processes on your PC are continually monitored by System Protector to detect any spyware threats before damage is done.

Registry Optimizer takes the information in your existing registry and builds a new and optimized registry. It removes the gaps and deleted registry entries, using less memory and disk space, thus improving system response time. An optimized registry also makes booting up much quicker.

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Getting Expert PC Optimization Service Through Remote PC Support

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Computers and Internet have really made the human lives easier and more enjoyable. Now there is no need to waste endless hours in the queues for train tickets, movie tickets or for getting application forms. With the help of internet people can read e-books and get help of professors and experts through video-conferencing and online tutorials. Computers have really brought revolutionary changes in the present lifestyle and work pattern of individuals. Now with the help of online PC repair service the PC users can add further joy in their lives as resolving the PC issue has been made as easy as a child’s play.

Getting Expert PC Optimization Service Through Remote PC Support Getting Expert PC Optimization Service Through Remote PC Support

The recent technical advancements in the field of information and communication technology have enabled the system experts to provide computer troubleshooting service to the individuals as well as the small business establishments. Availing the computer troubleshooting service for resolving simple to complex PC issues not only saves time and money but the users can avail it as per their convenience of time and location. Besides this the system experts also provide valuable tips and suggestions to effectively maintain the PC and other peripheral devices.

A PC user can be mired with one or many problems during the course of his PC operation and it is most of the times quite difficult for an amateur to resolve the complex PC problems. This may completely disturb the normal routine of the PC user and may overly delay the completion of important works and projects. Some of the common computer problems are system freezing, system failure, black/ blue screen, virus attack, hard drive failure, wired pop-ups, low memory messages, and slow running of computer. The system experts providing online computer support service will take care of all the PC issues and will tremendously help you to ensure the long lasting life of your PC. Besides you may be safely protected from the cyber crimes during enjoying Internet services from your PC or laptop.

Getting the PC problems troubleshooted by the system experts providing Online computer Support will also ensure that the data or files you have safely stored on the hard disk remains safe from any loss or damage as the malfunctioning system need not be dislocated from its original place to the other while getting the online repair service. The PC user can also avail of smart online PC repair during the entire service plan and can thus add large chunks to his knowledge base about PC issues.


Methods to Optimize Your Computer's Memory

Monday, September 5, 2011

If you're a Windows user, you have probably the error message that reads, "this program is not responding", which usually results in an unwanted shut-down of the entire machine and putting a huge dent in whatever you're working on.

Nothing is more frustrating than using a computer that isn't running as fast as it should. There are many reasons that your computer might be operating a little on the slow side. Things such as spyware, uninstalled programs, and bad security software can all be reasons for a slow-running machine; however, the most common culprit is lack of available RAM.

Random Access Memory, otherwise known as RAM is your computer's memory. It basically controls your computer's memorization and you can probably guess, there's quite a long list of things that a computer needs to remember in order to operate properly. RAM is most commonly associated with temporary memory, meaning that information and programs are only kept available to you until the computer is switched off. For example, if you have three programs open at once, you are using RAM to keep those programs running. If you switch the computer off, RAM forgets them and they close automatically. In theory, the programs release the RAM that was used when they are closed, however this does not always happen. This problem, over time, results in slow and unresponsive Windows programs and applications.

This problem is not only frustrating, but it leads to bigger problems on your computer. However, there is no need to panic. There is a way to fix the problem or prevent it from happening: installing a memory optimization tool.

A memory optimization tool will help to free up as much RAM as possible so that you can work with several programs open at once and get full speed use out of your machine without problems such as lags, slow start-up, and unresponsive programs. Installing memory optimization software is a great way to speed up a sluggish computer.

Why is this a good idea? For starters, memory optimization tools do not take up much space on the hard drive, but they work exceptionally hard to keep your computer from running slow by helping to clear the cache and free up more RAM. As an added bonus, most downloadable memory optimization tools help prevent system crashes while also boosting a quick and successful system recovery in the event of a crash. Finally, memory optimization tools also clear out the temporary internet files so that you don't have to do it manually.

Memory optimization tools are easily found online and are usually available for free download. There are several different options as far as which software is best for your computer, but most will come with reviews and recommendations, which will help find the right match. Once installed and running, your computer should begin running more quickly in no time!

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