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Windows Repair Software Vital in These Days of Viruses, Spyware and Free Software


Sioux City, SD - Windows repair software is vital in the days of viruses and spyware that leave harmful trace files even after they are removed, and of freeware that often does not install or uninstall properly.

Why? Viruses, Trojan horses, adware, and spyware programs insert operational files into Windows’ registry database. Anti-virus software, while usually effective at removing the major parts of these threats, often does not effectively deal with the traces they leave behind. The effect is much like removing a tick that leaves its pincers in the skin, still causing irritation.

What’s more is that many programs--especially “freeware” and “shareware” programs that were not constructed in a professional programming environment--often leave behind these same kind of files when uninstalled. And it’s not unusual for more expensive, more professional programs to do the same.

While the files left behind by these programs don’t pose the kind of danger that trace files from malicious programs do, they still clutter up a computer’s registry and slow down system function.

What exactly is a Windows registry, and why is windows repair software so vital to keep a computer running at full efficiency and speed?

The Windows registry is a database where the operational files--such as .dll and vital .exe files--are stored. When it is time for a program to interact with other software or hardware (such as when a word processor interacts with a video card and keyboard, or when an MP3 player interacts with speakers and audio files), the registry makes sure the program’s operational files connect with the correct software or hardware.

Without this database, programs would eat up vital RAM and processor space as they searched the entire computer to find the proper hardware drivers and software. Only a handful of programs would be able to run at a time. Even then, the computer system would operate at a much slower speed.

Unfortunately, a damaged or cluttered registry can also slow computer functioning to a snail’s pace. Massive damage can even cause computers to freeze up, crash, or show the “Blue Screen of Death” (The screen that Windows shows when starting or continuing to run a program that could cause irreversible system damage).

Even if malicious programs like viruses, spyware, and Trojan horses weren’t a constant online threat, registries would still slow down through no fault of computer owners. Old files are often left over after uninstalls and software updates, which is why even top-of-the-line computers may slow down after just a few months (sometimes weeks).

Windows repair software can keep a system in good working order. It can also maintain a healthy system after a computer freeze, crash, or “Blue Screen of Death” incidence. Computer owners interested in keeping their systems healthy and optimized can obtain a free system scan at


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