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What is the Automatic Scan?

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Activating Automatic scans allows Easy Speed PC to automatically scan your PC at convenient times. Options include running a scan at startup, running a scan at a pre-selected time and frequency or running a scan during periods of inactivity.

Activating Automatic Scans:

  • Click on the Settings tab.
  • Click on the "Schedule Scan" button.
  • Mark the checkbox to activate the Automatic scans.
  • Choose the desired settings.
  • Click the "Apply" button.
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What is the Clean Up tab?

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Keep your PC clean and secure by removing junk files and potential privacy risks. Speed up computer startup by reducing the number of programs in your startup menu.

The Clean Up Tab lets you:

  • Clean up privacy and temporary Files
  • Clean up residual files
  • Fix invalid short cuts
  • Manage your startup menu
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What is the Exclusion List?

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you can select to exclude certain registry keys or files from future scans.

Excluding Registry Keys - We recommend extreme caution when excluding registry paths. If invalid registry keys are created under the path which you excluded then Easy Speed PC will not be able to track those registries and therefore will not be able to fully clean and optimize your registry.

Excluding Files - There may be certain files which you know you do not want to delete and there would rather not have included in future scans for example cookies containing log-in credentials which you use automatically when visiting a trusted site. Use the Exclusion List to select any files you do not wish included in the future. If you've already excluded certain files during a privacy scan those files will be displayed and you will be able to add to that list or remove any files you no longer wish to exclude.

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What is the Optimize tab?

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The Optimize Tab lets you fine-tune and optimize your Windows settings to improve your PC's speed, security and performance. The optimization report can be used to give you a good overview of the current condition of your computer.

Optimization Settings

The settings are divided into three categories:
System Settings
Internet Settings
Security Settings

Click on the corresponding button to see the settings for each category. You can click the checkbox to turn the individual settings on or off.

The Recommended Settings button will show the settings recommended by Easy Speed PC to maximize your PCs performance.

Choose the Apply new settings button to save the new settings you've selected.

Optimization Report

The Optimization Report provides valuable information gathered by Easy Speed PC about the current optimization levels of your computer. Information includes the following: registry items cleaned, privacy risks removed, broken shortcuts removed, programs removed from startup and the amount of disk space that has been freed up. The report will also let you know if your settings have been optimized, if an automatic scan is scheduled, if performance monitor has been activated and if a system restore point or backups have been created.

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What is the Performance Monitor?

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The Performance Monitor keeps track of leftover registry entries, junk files and potential privacy risks directly from your System Tray. When you notice the numbers rising, you can launch Easy Speed PC directly and remove the issues immediately.

Activating the Performance Monitor:

  • Click on the Settings tab.
  • Click on the "Performance Monitor" button.
  • Add a checkmark to Activate the Performance Monitor.
  • Click "Activate."
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What is the Registry tab?

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The Windows Registry stores settings and options for Microsoft Windows. Over time, the registry gradually grows in size and gets cluttered with invalid and obsolete data.

Easy Speed PC can help you clean and optimize your registry to improve the performance of your computer. From the registry menu you can also create customized registry scans and backup and restore your registry.

Registry Scan

In the Registry Tab, choose the Start Scan button to search the registry for items to clean and optimize. Easy Speed PC will show you the number of items found in the following ten categories:

  • Software locations - programs listed in the control panel that are no longer installed or have other configuration problems.
  • Shared/known programs - pointers to files in use by more than one application that no longer exist on your system
  • File associations - file types pointing to programs that no longer exist on your system.
  • Com/Active X - invalid Com or Active X entries in the windows registry can cause application failures, system crashes or information loss.
  • Interfaces/Types - programs with the relationship between interfaces and annotation types can result in program errors.
  • Startup programs list - shortcuts in the startup menu pointing to programs which no longer exist.
  • Uninstall entries - invalid entries typically due to incorrect installation or uninstallation of applications.
  • Help and resources - references to help files and resources that are no longer available.
  • Fonts and sounds - missing or incorrect font or sound files that can cause errors in applications.
  • Temporary registry values - these add clutter to the registry and can be safely removed.

To get more information on the items found click on the red underlined text showing the number of items detected for that particular category.

Registry Options

  Customized Registry Scan

By default all the registry areas are selected for scanning. To exclude certain areas from future registry scans:

  1. From the registry menu click on "Customize your registry scan".
  2. In the customize registry scan window uncheck the box next to any area of the registry which you do not wish to include in future scans.
  3. Click Save to save your changes.

Registry backup and restore

Easy Speed PC makes it very safe and easy to clean and optimize your registry. However, if you ever find that the removal of any registry items has caused certain software programs to stop running correctly or if your computer is taking an excessively long time to boot you can always revert your computer back to the last known good configuration using the backup and restore features.

From the registry menu click "Backup and restore your registry".

Options on the backup menu include:

  • Create system restore point - create a backup of your current system configuration which you can revert too should you experience any problems after removing registry items. This feature is available to anybody using Windows 7, Vista, or XP. Once you create a system restore point you can access it by going to Windows Start | All Programs | Accessories | System Tools | System Restore.
  • Backup registry - create a backup copy of your current registry which you can revert too should you experience any problems after removing registry items. Click Backup Registry and select the areas of your registry which you wish to include in the backup.
  • Restore from previous backup - we recommend you use caution when restoring the registry as it can effect the operation of different software products on your computer. From the backup menu click "Restore from previous backup", select the backup you wish to restore and click restore.
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