Sorry, I've Seen OneCare Cause Issues As Well
Just because it's Microsoft doesn't mean it's safe or identified the correct reg keys.. Although I'm not a fan of the Live OneCare scan and as such, haven't used it recently, but when I first used the tool, there was NO BACKUP utility/option to backup those registry keys that were identified for removal.. When the keys were gone, they were gone and if a mistake was made, ooopps... Yes, a system restore point is created prior to removing the items BUT ONLY IF SR is enabled on the computer and even then, a restore point is only kept as long as the allotted space and elapsed time allows.. Since registry boondoggles are frequently not noticed for days or weeks, the restore point may be gone.
I still maintain, the use of registry cleaners of any type, for general maintenance isn't a wise idea for newbies simply because we've seen enough damage on these forums to recommend avoiding such uses..PLUS their use generally shows little, to no improvement in speed or performance. Once the user has sufficient knowledge to KNOW what's being identified and removed, then that's a different story..
It's your choice so use at your own risk.
Hope this helps.
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