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Hi.

I think the following is a false positive : I am using the program Registry Cleaner (Sammsoft) to - what a surprise - keep my registry clean.

When I run SAS, I get this result :

SAS-01.jpg

Seems at least strange that a program designed to optimise my computer, would in itself endanger it.

Does anyone know why SAS considers Registry Cleaner as potentially dangerous ?

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Hi.

I think the following is a false positive : I am using the program Registry Cleaner (Sammsoft) to - what a surprise - keep my registry clean.

When I run SAS, I get this result :

SAS-01.jpg

Seems at least strange that a program designed to optimise my computer, would in itself endanger it.

Does anyone know why SAS considers Registry Cleaner as potentially dangerous ?

Many "Potentially Unwanted" rules in our system were added by user request because the software in question can be "annoying" (too many popups/alerts) or difficult to remove. If you are happy with this particular software and don't find it disruptive, then simply select it in the list after a scan and click the "trust/allow" button.

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Many "Potentially Unwanted" rules in our system were added by user request because the software in question can be "annoying" (too many popups/alerts) or difficult to remove. If you are happy with this particular software and don't find it disruptive, then simply select it in the list after a scan and click the "trust/allow" button.

Thanks Dave. I just wanted to make sure.

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There are reasons not to have registry cleaners,

miekiemoes' Blog-Registry Cleaners and System Tweaking Tools

http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/02/registry-cleaners-and-system-tweaking_13.html

Bleeping Computer-Search Registry Cleaners-Quietman7

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic378243.html/page__p__2125825__hl__using+registry+cleaners__fromsearch__1#entry2125825

Demystifying the Windows Registry

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial74.html

Why I don’t use registry cleaners

http://www.edbott.com/weblog/2005/04/why-i-dont-use-registry-cleaners/

Registry Junk: A Windows Fact of Life

http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2005/10/02/registry-junk-a-windows-fact-of-life.aspx

AUMHA Discussion: Should I Use a Registry Cleaner?

http://aumha.net/viewtopic.php?t=28099

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