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What are junk files?


Junk files are files that accumulate on your computer, usually through using an Internet browser or making software changes on your computer. Junk files consist of Internet cookies, temporary files, saved history in your browser and temporary registry values.

Clearing out these files on a regular basis helps protect you from unwanted privacy invasions and also gives you more storage, system resources and helps keep your computer clean and error-free.


What is a computer registry?


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.

What is the computer Startup?


The Start Up Manager shows the programs that are loaded when Windows starts. The more programs that are loaded at startup the slower your startup time will be. Easy Speed PC scans your computer for a complete list of the programs currently loaded at startup and helps you remove any unnecessary programs from the list. The programs you remove are only removed from the startup menu and are not deleted from your computer.

Click on the Clean up tab. In the Start Up Manager, you can select any program you do not wish to have loaded at startup and and click Remove From Startup. Easy Speed PC removes the selected program from the list of programs that start when Windows is loaded (the program is NOT deleted from your computer).

If you are unsure about a program, you can select it and click on Advanced Options to get more information about that particular program including a google search, opening the file and running the program.


What is the Optimization Report?


The Optimization Report provides valuable information gathered by Easy Speed PC about the current optimization levels of your computer.

Information includes:

- Number of registry items found
- Number of registry items cleaned
- Number of potential privacy risks removed
- Number of broken shortcuts removed
- Number of programs removed from startup
- Amount of disk space that has been freed up
- If your settings have all been optimized
- If performance monitor is activated
- If automatic scan is set up
- If a system restore point was created and the date of the most current version
- If a registry backup was created and the date of the most current backup

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