September 26th, 2006, 05:20 PM
How to know wether or not a site is trustworthy?
I was wondering how do you know wether you can trust the contents of a site and when not. For example I want to perform a registry scan from this site: http://www.liutilities.com/products/...r/dllfiles/rb/
because i'm getting delayloadfailurehook error all the time. But i'm not sure what it does so maybe it doens't do good at all.
Are there any specific things I have to pay attention for when trying to find out wether or not you can trust a site?
September 26th, 2006, 05:37 PM
You can't really. General impression of the site mainly.......also the content......like if it has cracks and "warez" on it?
You might try this: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/eusingregistry.html
"snapfiles" is pretty well known like tucows, major geeks and so on
It is a freeware registry cleaner and I have used it successfully on Win XP. It is supposed to work with Win 98 onwards.
I am very wary of these "online scans" from people who are trying to sell you something (unless they are a major player like PC-Cillin, Panda, AVG etc) as I feel that they will find things just to get you to buy their product?
September 26th, 2006, 06:29 PM
First of all thank you for your help,
I did a registry scan with the tool you suggested and it came up with 1692 errors (I didn't even know they were so much things in the registry) It also rearranged my program list it's now alfabatic
Then I did a scan again, and this time I ended up with 28 errors (can you explain this since there shouldn't be any errors anymore after repairing it)
After that i performed another scan, which gave me 9 errors and every scan following that scan also gives me 9 errors.
Anyway, i still can't open program's such a paint because of the: "Missing export Kernel32.dll delayloadfailurehook"
I sort of found what it is but I still find it odd that this has never happend before to paint. "sob"
Here it says how to work arround it but I don't really get so i'm going to do a bit more "googling" Maybe you have any tips to solve it?
September 26th, 2006, 06:36 PM
Hi Unimatrix 2
Are you using Win 98?...if you have the original cd, I would just back up all of your personal files and re-install, once you have a corrupted registry in Win 98 a re-install is usually the best way to fix it.
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September 26th, 2006, 06:45 PM
You can scan your computer online at safety.live.com it includes both Virus scan and also a registry scanner.. Remove everything it finds.. Its a good bet to make a system restore before you do this.. As far as Liutilites.. I don't like them much.. Personally I don't like cleaning my registry unless I know what I'm doing.. Don't just clean anything that is detected as a problem.
For your pain problem you might want to use the "SFC" command. Use it only after you read this :
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September 26th, 2006, 06:46 PM
September 26th, 2006, 07:33 PM
Thanks for the answers,
@Dalek: Yes I have win89, And i have re-installed windows before because i had accidently deleted my screen colours . and nothing dissapeard back then, or do you mean that i have to reformat everything?
That will be a real pain, cause my pc doesn't have a burner so i have to transfer file by file with my memory stick .
@Nihil and BytTeWrangler
I think i'm going to try SFC command but you said this:
So i still end up making a backup right?
Use it only after you read this
Thank you all again, this helps me a lot
October 6th, 2006, 10:16 PM
October 7th, 2006, 12:45 AM
Do a whois on the site. DNSstuff.com is great site for that. LIUtilities is out of northern Virginia, so they're probably not the worst of the worst. You want to see what the bad guys look like on a whois, search for spyfalcon.com. They're registered in Olongapo City, somewhere in the Philipines.
I was wondering how do you know wether you can trust the contents of a site and when not.
The other thing you need to do is verify claims a company may make on their site. Registry Booster claims a five-star rating from download.com. Checking the that site, the the app gets a rating of 3, not 5.
Caveat emptor. FWIW, CCleaner has a nice reg cleaner.
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