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Computer Associates International, Inc (CA) has teamed up with PCPitstop.com to create a good product that is as essential to your computer as oil in your engine is to your vehicle.
Installation and performing a first scan took less than two minutes to perform. It's obvious from the start that PC Pitstop puts its emphasis on the things that count. This is a utility not a picture show, and it runs lean and fast doing what it needs to do without all the frills. A graphically stunning visualization isn't at all necessary to get the job done of optimizing a computer.
Here are other issues that PC Pitstop Optimize addresses, informing you about them and educating you along the way.
After the initial scan Windows registry invalid entries are displayed and the program gives you the option of checking the ones that you don’t want to remove.
Options and explanations
Remove invalid CLSID entries (ClSID - a universally unique identifier-UUID-that identifies a COM component, Each COM component has its CLSID in the Windows Registry so that it can be loaded by other applications.
Remove invalid ProgID entries ProgID: A Programmatic Identifier is a registry entry that identifies a COM component and can be associated with a CLSID.
Remove invalid TypeLib entries: TypeLib identifies a type library file containing standard descriptions of data types, modules and interfaces that can be used to fully expose objects with ActiveX technologies.
Remove invalid Interface entries: An Interface is a group of logically related methods or operations that provide access to a component object.
There is also an option in this window to click on "What’s This?" button linked to the Microsoft computer dictionary where a definition of “Registry" is provided.
The next step in the scan/clean/optimize process provides user options for the following optimization procedures:
- Speed up of NTFS volumes.
- Disable screen saver when de-fragmentation is in progress.
- Non- fragmentation block file size.
- Disable paging system core.
This tool also offers the more advanced user the ability to custom select options that are personally preferred.