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Solved: ComboFix vs. Registry Cleaners

Q: Solved: ComboFix vs. Registry Cleaners

I was thinking, the general user should just not use either one, but which would be the "better" to just pick up and start using? (Not like I'm going to do so, but just out of curiosity.) I'm thinking Registry Cleaners.

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Preferred Solution: Solved: ComboFix vs. Registry Cleaners

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A: Solved: ComboFix vs. Registry Cleaners

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I am opening this thread to hear your comments on the necessity or benefits of outside software such as:

driverbooster

slimcleaner

registry cleaner

and so on.....

clearly windows 10 does some of its own work. here you can talk about it.

A:Discuss the uses of 'registry cleaners', 'disk cleaners', 'optimizers'

You don't need any of those programs, I don't even use Ccleaner anymore. If I was going to use one Ccleaner would be the only one.

Driver programs are usually more trouble than good in my opinion.

Most of those other utilities are snake oil.

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I quit using them when I learned they weren't recommend here. What I would like to know is the 'why' behind the subject. Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Registry Cleaners - XP sp3

More often then not they trash your registry.

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When reading through previous posts I often see as a solution to a problem the use of a Reg cleaner recommended. In other posts I read to use them at your peril, what is the general consensus regarding the use of them?

shipboard.

A:[SOLVED] Registry Cleaners

Hi Shipboard,
General use of REGISTRY cleaners do more harm than good (IMO)
There maybe a few incidents where you would use a certain type of registry cleaner to resolve an issue.
But the best bet is to AVOID using (especially free) Registry cleaners.
Bill

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Ok Guys
Can someone please give me an accurate and honest opinion about registry cleaners ?? I have Registry Mechanic, which is due for renewal, CC Cleaner and RegCure. I also run AVG free to try n keep my computer running up to scratch. I am on a pension and am looking to save money so if I dont need Registry Mechanic it will save me some money. Hope some one can advise me
 

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I was thing of using TweakNow Reg Cleaner but would like to know if you thing it is risky. It has good reviews on Download.com but would like to have a more professional opinion.
Tony
 

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i have a question about the downloadable programs that will help fix BSoD, diagnose problems within your computer, Drivers and registry related problems. Do these do what they say, can they help with BSoD's and fix them.

i posted here because i was not sure where else i could put it.

artweaver5

A:[SOLVED] Registry Cleaners

Go read online reviews. Next time you have a question like this, make sure the thread title it related to it. Or you can just send a private message to someone...

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Can anyone suggest a reputable and free registry cleaner. I used to use RegCleaner. it was really lightweight and effective cleaner but it has problems running on an overclocked HT processor. (which unfortuantely is what i have)

so now i need to find a good and reputable cleaner that is also free.

thank you for your time if you respond.
 

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Hey

I just wanted to ask some of you what your opinions are on Registry Cleaners . Are they actually good or bad for your registry ? Do they cause problems ?

Thanx in advance
Nyt Ryda

A:[SOLVED] Registry Cleaners , Good or Bad ???

I have used CCleaner, which is much more than just a simple registry cleaner, for several years, on my 13 computers here. 11 of my computers have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, and 2 computers have Windows XP Home SP3 32-bit.

I have never, ever had the slightest problem, with using CCleaner to 'fix' my registries on my 13 computers here. I have heard 'horror stories' about some other registry cleaners, but I have never heard of anyone having a problem with using CCleaner, and I hear from a lot of people, because I am an OEM of custom-built computers.

Best regards,
Art

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I have three free registry cleaners but i don't know which one is the best of the three. Can anyone help me find out?

A:[SOLVED] Free registry cleaners

Hi:

Please read here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...-cleaners.html

As you can see reg cleaners are always a bad idea. I have first hand knowledge, they will trash you PC.

BG

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Hey everyone

I want to ask about program for Registry Cleaners is safe to use? also program like Revo Uninstaller .

and Crack to active windows what does it do ?

A:[SOLVED] is Registry Cleaners safe to Use?

Registry cleaners are NOT safe to use. They generally cause more problems then they solve.
Revo Uninstaller is a useful program when a normal uninstall is not possible.
Forum rules do not permit helping with cracks of any kind.

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I just wonder how good these really are. CCleaner's scan for issues seems to be pretty good but it often points to items which are left over from uninstalled software. It states to delete the registry value but I am not knowledgeable enough to mess around with the registry.
 

A:Solved: Registry Cleaners. Are they really any good?

CCleaner is ok unless you use it to clean your registry. Otherwise, stay away from registry cleaners. Search this topic on the forum and you'll see that they are not welcome among regular members of this website..
 

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I never have used this type of thing. Is it recommended? And if so, is there a free one which anybody would recommend? Thanks
 

A:Solved: are registry cleaners worth using?

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For a long time this forum has discouraged the use of registry cleaners. Now that many months have passed, is there a change of opinion and if so is there a safe and effective registry cleaner.
 

A:Solved: Question Re Registry Cleaners

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Hi,

I have installed the Windows 7 Pro 64-bit OS on my system. I have a couple of questions concerning registry cleaners.
1) Are RC's really necessary and do they improve the operating efficiency of the computer. I have read that some do more harm than good.
2) If they are necessary what would be the best RC for my OS?

Any thoughts and or suggestions would be appreciated.

Best Regard's,

Tenbearsioux

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit Registry Cleaners

Hi, there has been a great deal of discussion on this subject, no doubt fueled by the plethora of sites that offer a reg cleaner as a solution or even as a maintenance routine to be used on windows.

The registry is a database of indexed files and in the scheme of it not that big, it takes so little time you are unaware of it, to access the relevant parts of the registry. Can there be problems, Yes, you can get corruption and there are orphaned and invalid entries. These (if necessary)are repaired by System restore or expert advice from Forums such as this.

Windows especially since XP and certainly with Vista and Seven does a pretty good job of ignoring these issues ie:- they rarely make a difference to performance.

There is a case for the addition of programs that search and remove registry entries from uninstalled programs (such as revouninstaller) these are specific and are generally safe to use. Many Anti Virus programs have advanced uninstallers to remove their product these are also specific and are recommended.

The problem arises when a registry cleaner has to make a judgement regarding the validity of entries the potential to get it wrong is relevant and the user is left with a non functioning system or particular issues with certain programs.

It is because there is little benefit to be gained from running reg cleaners and the potential to likely do damage that most professionals recommend they not be used.

I do use ERUNT a free registry backup and r... Read more

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I am not all that up to snuff on the Registry, in fact I don't go there unless i know exactly what to look at or what to do. Instead I rely on registry fix tools downloaded off the Internet. I have a bit of an issue in understanding the success of these cleaners. Perhaps one of the seasoned members at this site can offer an explanation for me.

I have two registry cleaner programs. It seems they both find errors and clean them. Most of the time the errors are incorrect shortcut associations and or empty registry keys. What I do not understand is why one cleaner seems to clean all on one pass, while the other takes several passes. I certainly would not trust the vendor's for an honest appraisal of one product over the other, but both seem to work. I also do not understand why if one cleaner finds the errors and cleans them, why the other cleaner finds more errors or perhaps the same errors when I perform a second registry clean with the second program.

I use RegistryFix and Regcure. Whe you google these names you get interesting results and you also seem to get hijacked to site trying to sell you other cleaners. That upsets me me because I am questioning whether these cleaner have any truthful potential. Did I waste my money on these two programs.

Please enlighten me.

[email protected]
 

A:Solved: Registry Issues Cleaners etc

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There are so many of these progs around. I have tried a couple - currently have System Cleaner installed, and CCcleaner in the past. Several before that. I am running Japanese XP Pro and when I used the registry cleaner with Ccleaner I had all sorts of problems. I ended up having to do a restore from Acrosis.

I am wondering whether any of the specialists amongst you could suggest a prog that is very, very good for cleaning my registry?

Thanks.
 

A:Registry cleaners

Registry cleaners are a real minefield, with lots of potential to screw up your system, as you already found out with your Ccleaner experience.

Personally, I don`t recommend you use a reg cleaner at all. Any so called benefits are far out weighed by the potential damage to your system.

But, if you absolutely have to, then only delete regkeys that you know for a fact are safe to do so. In other words, don`t let the programme decide for you, which regkeys it deletes. Also, always make a backup of your registry before any cleaning is done. Creating a new system restore point is also advisable.

Regards Howard
 

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Is there any software that is free that will actually repair my register and not just scan it and then offer to sell me their product?
 

A:registry cleaners

Nope. You want to steer clear of those, they tend to cause more harm than good.
The following is one of the best write-ups I’ve seen for the NON-use of registry cleaners, and also a very good description of the ‘why you shouldn’t use them’, courtesy of fellow moderator Elvandil.

Elvandil said:


Registry cleaners do nothing to help a machine. The damage they cause may not even show up right away. Then you buy a new piece of hardware and discover that it won't install because some "cleaner" removed all the entries. And because of the way the registry works, removing things from it does not improve access speed one iota.

Cleaning "junk" files is another thing that should be done with caution. Many files that programs like Ccleaner remove are very useful at times. For example, most backups, including that of the BCD registry, use the bak file ending. If there is a problem booting, it's easy to replace it unless it has been deleted. Contrary to popular belief, the number of files on the hard drive has nothing at all to do with how well or fast the system runs.

In case someone has not already seen it:

It is true that errors in your registry can cause all sorts of problems. But what cleaners find are not "errors" at all. They define them as "errors" and then either fix them by deleting them, or make repairs that are almost always incorrect. They then see the incorrect entries as co... Read more

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Just need to know cause I'm not sure.ThanksEdit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:registry cleaners, which is best

This thread covers Registry Cleaners and Bleeping Computers position on them: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/179604/registry-cleaning/And in case there is any doubt, Bleeping Computer does not endorse or support the use of registry cleaners without the express assistance and advice of a trained malware helper.

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I am looking at 3 free REGISTRY CLEANERS:
EASY CLEANER
REGSCRUB XP
TWEAKNOW REGCLEANER STD.
I would appreciate comments on these-I am an intermediate user-WIN XP,and just want to have a decent cleaner.
 

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I ran a registry cleaner scan which found almost a thousand errors. I browsed through them and sure enough they were all legitimate. Many were remnants from prior
uninstallations. Many seemed to result from merely moving items around or deleting them.

Due to the conflicting information I've read concerning useing registry cleaners,
I did not allow it to do any actual cleaning. My questions are: (1)Are these errors affecting the performance of my machine (wich is good, but not as good as it use to be)? (2) If it is not advisable to use registry cleaners, are there other, safer ways to remove these errors? (3) Should someone like myself who knows nothing about computers, just allow these errors to continue to accumulate? (4) Is there anything
I, as a user, can do to stop or reduce the accumulation of these errors?

I know this is a heavy and debatable issue. However, all novices such as myself
need to be armed with as much information as possible, so as to make the most practicable decision we can.


Thanks in advance to all who join in on this.

Likekinds

A:Registry Cleaners Yes/no/maybe?

....ehhhhh......i don't know man, personally i'd say no. Screwing with the registry could cause some serious problems and result in you having to reinstall windows. I tried one too and it told me the same thing and my computer was brand-new, didn't have any previous anything on it. However, yeah, it could help....but why? why would you do it/ is your system working alright? If so then don't worry about it. If you're having problems and it's really getting under your skin then the most that could happen is you have to reinstall windows. So before you do it at least backup your pc.

God Bless and In Him,

Eric

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Hey there....can anyone suggest a decent registry cleaner for XP?

Ive seen regcure and registryfix along the way, but Id rather have some advice before I dl one.

Thanks

Bev
 

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There are three distinct thoughts on registry cleaners ? the do?s, the do not?s, and the group that just spouts information they have read somewhere else with no actual experience whatsoever with registry cleaners. The do's have had excellent results with registry cleaners whereas the do not?s have not had good experiences. Confusing? Most definitely, to the unknowledgeable everyday user that read the ?experts? comments. However, I have an issue accepting the many broad statements pertaining to Win7 & registry cleaners given but rarely substantiated with facts. This is not a discussion on what cleaners, procedures to follow or whether or not to use cleaners.

I would (and many others also) like for once to see facts and information that substantiate these three statements that experts on this site have stated numerous times:
1. Never use a registry cleaner on Win 7.
2. Registry cleaners do more harm than good.
3. There are no good registry cleaners.

Me, I am old school and have had excellent results with registry cleaners. Given that, Win 7 is a new beast and one that appears to be far more stable than any previous OS. I am always open to updating the way I do things but I need facts in order to do that.
Ron Burnes

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IMHO

1-Used with care in "knowledgeable" users the risk is acceptable.

2-They can, but again read the manual and minimize the risk

3-Good is relative, better than most Ccleaner.

Your post sounds reasonable and experienced. You need to decide if the risk is worth the benefit.

There is little "benefit" unless the case is extreme.

I would not recommend their use to standard users, more advanced users I say caveat emptor.

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This is just a heads-up for everyone out there not to make this mistake that I made. This does not apply for those programs with specific Vista x64 versions.Recently I purchased a brand new Gateway computer. This computer had lots of pre-installed crapware on it and I did not want that. One of the programs in particular gave a really troublesome uninstall, and it left things messy. Knowing that, and wanting a clean system, I installed and ran RegCure, which found an insane amount of registry errors. I "fixed" them.What basically happened was, just hours after hooking up a brand new computer, RegCure completely destroyed my computer. It could find no networks, Windows Explorer would hardly run, it wouldn't connect to virtual disk management, all system restore dates were unavailable. It ruined my computer and I had to send it in to Gateway repairs with the filler excuse that I was given a faulty hard drive for them to fix my situation.IF YOU USE VISTA x64, IT IS IN MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION NOT TO USE ANY TYPE OF REGISTRY CLEANER!

A:Do not use registry cleaners!

Originally Posted by Hyphen


This is just a heads-up for everyone out there not to make this mistake that I made. This does not apply for those programs with specific Vista x64 versions.Recently I purchased a brand new Gateway computer. This computer had lots of pre-installed crapware on it and I did not want that. One of the programs in particular gave a really troublesome uninstall, and it left things messy. Knowing that, and wanting a clean system, I installed and ran RegCure, which found an insane amount of registry errors. I "fixed" them.What basically happened was, just hours after hooking up a brand new computer, RegCure completely destroyed my computer. It could find no networks, Windows Explorer would hardly run, it wouldn't connect to virtual disk management, all system restore dates were unavailable. It ruined my computer and I had to send it in to Gateway repairs with the filler excuse that I was given a faulty hard drive for them to fix my situation.IF YOU USE VISTA x64, IT IS IN MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION NOT TO USE ANY TYPE OF REGISTRY CLEANER!



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Originally Posted by rive0108


Is it just me or is there an unusually high number of inexperienced users using this registry cleaner (and other ones like it), and ending up with corrupted Windows files?

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I downloaded two free registry cleaners. One said i had 1500 faults, the second said i had 800 faults. Can they both be right, and is it safe to delete or move the suspected files.Why dose my antivirus not pick them up.Thanks.

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First, I would not permit the downloaded registry cleaners to remove any files. They can cause a great deal of harm. Second, I would uninstall both of them.Then download and install ccleaner. It is a safe and very light registry cleaner. By light, I mean it will only remove those items in the registry that are obviously dead-end entries or of no value. I have used it for years, and it works exceptionally well. Be sure and keep it updated.http://www.ccleaner.com/downloadYour anti-virus did not pick them up because they could very well be legit programs, but legit programs can still cause harm to your computer. You were wise to ask for guidance before executing those programs.

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I read quite often about the possibility of "registry cleaners" messing things up on Vista. Is it recommended not to use a registry cleaner at all? Are there good/bad ones? My computer is almost brand new so I don't believe I have any problems. I used a registry cleaner on my old XP computer.....it found lots of problems.....fixed them and the machine ran better than ever!

A:Registry Cleaners

Hi Chiefjim, please go thru this thread:
http://www.vistax64.com/software/224...ml#post1035374

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Which is better JV16 Powertools or Regseeker
 

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Help!!!! I suspected that I had a virus and so I went into my registry to try and fix it. Big mistake! Now I am not able to access several items on my desktop. I click on them and nothing happens. I am not able to open up notepad, cant do a system restore, etc. I have wiped out several items...please help me! I have a Dell Inspiron 5100 with Win XP sp2. Thanks in advance for any help. BTW...I believe this is the registry cleaner that I used: http://www.aplusfreeware.com/categor...egCleaner.html. I may have used this one though: http://www.evidence-eliminator.com/regclean.exe
 

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Does anyone know of any registry cleaners that is free and no charge, and it does full scan and full delete of the stuff? All the registry cleaners i found only deleted certain things.
 

A:Registry Cleaners?

Couple of options:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download460.html

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download2579.html
 

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Hi guys I have another question which has not been very well answered...
 
 
So I have windows 8.1 , are registry cleaners needed? are they dangerous? should I get ccleaner?  I have major ocd over having a clean efficient and fast healthy system but are they really needed?

A:Registry Cleaners

BC does not support the use of "regsitry cleaners/optimizers"...so, no, they are not needed by anyone, at any time, for any OS.  Not recommended by anyone other than the developers of such .
 
Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2563254
 
Registry Cleaner FAQ, PC Support - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/registry-cleaner/a/registry-cleaner-faq.htm
 
Registry Cleaner, Animal - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/526247/tune-up-utilities-2014-problem/?p=3303494
 
Louis
 
Corrected link : Registry cleaner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registry_cleaner

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i'm looking for a good FREE registry cleaner. a friend recently told me of one called "AMUST". he swears by it. everyone seems to swear by the one they use, and all say be careful (nad make a back-up). i just want to find one that works without me sweating what might happen, is free, and simple to use. and yes i guess thats asking a lot. any opinions or help is greatly appreciated. thx
 

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I read somewhere ( in a "sticky" here, I believe) that using a registry cleaner was not recommended.

I wanted to use CrapCleaner to aid in maintaining my system, but now I am uncertain. I have run registry cleaners before and clearly they find entries that are associated with long uninstalled programs and other errata.

I have also read that CrapCleaner is one of the least aggressive.

I would appreciate some feedback and/or advice about this issue.

Thoughts?

A:registry cleaners

I recomend Argente Software, this is the one I use all the time (at least 3 or 4 times a week) and it has not given me any truoble. I have been using it for about 2 years now. It is a free download. freewarefiles.com/Argente---Registry-Cleaner_program_40811.html

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Is a registry cleaner necessary? On almost all of them I've used, it detects tens or hundreds of "problems" that need to be fixed, on freshly installed systems too. And after fixing them, if I run another scan, it finds even more!

Does it make my system "faster" in any noticeable way? It seems to cause more problems than it fixes.

A:Registry Cleaners?

No, it is not needed.

No, it will not improve performance.


Registry Cleaners in general, cause more problems than they fix the large majority of the time.
This is largely due to the fact they tend to "guess" at whats a bad key and are often wrong.


There are however, some that are not as aggresive and tend to be a bit safer. Such as the one in CCleaner.
Still, I would be cautious about using it. And if you do, always review its findings and back up before you delete anything.

For example, a reference to a program you know for a fact you have un-installed would likely be safe to delete.
And anything you are not sure of, is best left alone.



Bottom line, there really isn't anything to be gained by cleaning the registiry, but always a chance of causing a problem or breaking something.

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I have heard many comments from various people on using programs to clean registry and keep your PC running better. Some say absolutely not and others say only way to go. Iam talking about software like PC Medic, System Mechanic etc. Looking for opinions and is there any free software out there that is just as good. gary
 

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I have downloaded Regseeker and it seems to work, although some of the deleted errors come back again, and even if I re-run Regseeker many times, it never gets rid of all the red and green errors. Any ideas as to a better registry cleaner?
 

A:Registry cleaners

Please do not create duplicate threads for the same issue.

You got a very good answer here: http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/840181-regseeker-registry-cleaner.html
 

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Can anyone recommend a safe registry cleaner please ???
 

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do CCleaner actually sometimes ruin the windows 7 systems??? or any other registry cleaner?? give me some opinion..
because i have the following softwares and what do u prefer??
*CCleaner
*Perfect Optimizer
*RegCure
*MZ Registry Optimizer
*PC Registry Mechanic
*Paretologic PC health

A:Registry Cleaners

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rigz


do CCleaner actually sometimes ruin the windows 7 systems??? or any other registry cleaner?? give me some opinion..
because i have the following softwares and what do u prefer??
*CCleaner
*Perfect Optimizer
*RegCure
*MZ Registry Optimizer
*PC Registry Mechanic
*Paretologic PC health


Win 7 doesnt really need them and all of them top to bottom can do more damage than they fix.

If I was forced on pain of death it would be CCleaner. But not automatically

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Which is better JV16 Powertools or Regseeker

A:Registry Cleaners

My advice ... Avoid all registry cleaners ... Eventually you'll get burned ....

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Are registry cleaners at all effective? I've heard they can be dangerous, and want to be sure.

A:Registry Cleaners

CCleaner

I use it all the time and find it to be rather reliable.

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Would someone please be kind enough to recommend a good and freeware Registry Cleaner? I only have a 56k dial up and I expect the downloading to be a LOT slower, but I have read that using a Registry cleaner (preferably one that's easy a safe to use) may cure this problem a little? I would really appreciate any help and advice. many Thanks.
 

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Can some-one please explain to me about registry cleaners. Can an inexperienced person safley use these?
 

A:Registry Cleaners.....?

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In need of a quality Registry Cleaner. Looking for the best out there.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8139 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 690243 MB, Free - 621658 MB; D: Total - 20896 MB, Free - 1930 MB; E: Total - 4054 MB, Free - 1103 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1803
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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Ok so I recently downloaded this program called CleanMyPC Registry Cleaner and I cleaned a lot of files that were supposedly "invalid"... and then there is also a feature where it allows me to delete File/Path References (which it says are non-existing folders and files) but it says I should only use it if I am an Advanced User.

I want to use this feature so my comp will run at it's optimal performance, but I don't want to delete something that will mess up my registry or anything else. How can I know which of these I can delete and which ones I can't? Or should I just leave this feature alone?

Thanks!!
 

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From Chevy:-
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After a long discussion, GeekGirl and I have come to the same conclusion - Registry Cleaners, while sometimes useful, can and will ultimately cause more problems than they solve.

Please refrain from advising that members use these utilities.




Could I ask you to say a little more Chevy. What problems have occurred and why are they best avoided?

I have been using CCleaner for some time and have enjoyed it's ease of use to clean up generally (incl. Registry Integrity).

A:Registry Cleaners

If I may comment. I believe the reason that registry cleaners are not recommended is that sometimes registry cleaners can mistakenly delete entries that are good and being used and cause system unstability. I have had this happen to me and it caused me to have to reinstall Windows three times. Just use caution.

**I am not condoning and/or promoting the use of registry cleaners, I am just explaining why. If I am not correct in my explanation, let me know.**

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I'm not particularly registry savvy. I know my way around, but not to any significant extent. Are registry cleaners more of a help or a hazard? I had one on my old computer that I ran weekly. It spiffed up my registry, but then my computer had a bit of a system failure a month or so later. I'm not sure if the two were related, but I would be interested to see if the cleaning was actually detrimental to the system. How does everyone else feel about them?
 

A:What's your take on registry cleaners?

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Chevy,

You caution against Registry Cleaners.

Top of the webpage you advertise PCTools Registry Cleaner.

Confused.

Well not really as I use the PC Tools Registry Cleaner but the advert is more prominent than your warning. :)

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Hi and welcome to TSF Roy124

When she warns about Registry Cleaners she is saying that in some situations they could delete the wrong value and then you will have a corrupt registry. I am actually impressed with PC Tools Registry Cleaner as it is my favorite, but remember when it gives you those 500-600 results some of them could be fake or just have no plain problem in the system. There is a word you could think about for a while, Have A Nice Day

Regards,
TechPro5238

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