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  • I would like to have a question answered if the answer is known: I ran the full scan that was offered here and the results showed that I had 1 registry error and I opted to have it fixed. I then ran my current software, Uniblue, and it found 154 registry errors! Can someone tell why the results came out so different? Why should I choose this software over others?

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  • The forum for the online Windows Live Safety Scanner is here - http://boards.live.com/safetyboards/board.aspx?BoardID=225
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh
    Friday, May 1, 2009 5:35 AM
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  • You also might want to read these comments at Web of Trust (WoT).

    http://www.mywot.com/en/forum/1578-uniblue

    Uniblue has had a sketchy background, which the comments clearly show, even though the site itself has some good ratings as well as bad.

    http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/uniblue.com

    What you have to understand is that the fact that a program "finds something" doesn't necessarily mean that it's correct or even worthy of trust.  You need to make this determination by a totally different method, generally significant research or the recommendation of more than one highly technical person that you trust.

    The simplest way to make these deteminations for most is to stay with programs that only come from major vendors with good long term reputations.  These would include Microsoft, and the other major name security companies.  If you have an interest in a program from a less well known organization, the need for research and other outside assurances from major reviewing organizations (similar to the Better Business Bureau) go way up.

    Anyone can make a pretty web page and tell you their software is great, the problem is how to tell if it's real, or just a good bluff.

    OneCareBear
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    Friday, May 1, 2009 1:56 PM
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