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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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.

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A:Solved: Registry Issues Cleaners etc

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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I hope I'm posting this in the proper place. Are there any truly FREE registry cleaners/utilities out there? I can find some free ones but they are only free to download or do an online scan, I cannot find any that will actually clean up the errors without buying the software. Would be nice to find one that is TOTALLY free.
Thanks!

A:Registry cleaners

I don't know your level of expertise, so please heed this warning:If you aren't absolutely, positively, sure about what you are doing in the registry, STAY OUT!!!"Fixing" something in the registry, that shouldn't be "fixed", is the quickest way there is, to turn your computer into a doorstop.That being said (both free):CCleanerEasyCleaner

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Which is better JV16 Powertools or Regseeker
 

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Which is better JV16 Powertools or Regseeker

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

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Hey there again! Thank you to all who posted their great advice! I would appreciate some more. To clean up the registry of Windows XP Home after a bout with an assortment of Trojan and malware attacks, what is recommended? I thought a regitry cleaner of some sort. How about Windows, is there a tool for restoring any possible missing or damaged reg or link files? Please advise, Thanks again, G

A:Registry Cleaners

Hello potogold,

While there are registry cleaners out there, it is generally accepted that they will cause more damage than they fix.

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

A:Registry Cleaners.....?

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what is the best reg cleaning software ? are there any good free ones?
thanks,franco
 

A:registry cleaners

Here's a favorite of mine;

RegVac Registry Cleaner

It's basically free for your purpose, run it in the 'novice mode' , and click on clean registry, wait, and wait, when you get the 'pop up', click ok, and the cleaning will be finished,
 

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I am thinking of purchasing either ace utilities or registry mechanic. My 2 year old dell computer with xp home edition is slow at times and not performing as well as it used to. I have 512 ram & 40 g hard drive. Can you tell me which one would be the safest to use? I have my registry backed up to an external hard drive.
 

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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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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?
 

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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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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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Has anyone got any experience of REGCLEAN or REGSEEKER?

Do you have any better recomendations?

Is tampering with the registry a good idea?
 

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For windows vista hp pavilion that you can use without purchasing.
I'll thank you for your answers now.

A:Best registry cleaners

None are good to use. Bleepingcomputer doses not recommend the use of any registry cleaners or "fixers". The can do more damage than good.

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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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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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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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My PC is 4+ yrs old and is getting sluggish. It's a Dell Dimension 2400, PentiumŪ 4 Processor at 2.53GHz with 533MHz front side bus. 40 gig HD with 25% free space, plenty of RAM 768 MB, I use my PC mainly for e-mail, interent, and Microsoft Office -- no serious gaming or video usage. Someone recommended a registry cleaner to boost performance. Do they work? The particular one mentioned to me was Advanced Registry Optimized 5. Thanks
 

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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

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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


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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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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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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Hi I have a question about Registry Cleaner programs. I've used Ontrack Fix-It Utilities 4.0's Registry Cleaner on my old computer, however I never really knew what exactly it was cleaning out. For example, if I uninstalled a game, then use the Reg Cleaner, and look at the registries...the game's registry folder would still be there.

I've recently purchased a new computer and I would like to keep it in top condition. Are there any recommended registry cleaners? Thanks.
 

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I had a scan on PC pitstop and it said my PC had 600+ errors. Obviously they wanted me to buy their regcleaner.
Is it nescessary to keep the registry clean?
If it is what is the best programme for this task?

Thanks

H
 

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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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Hi All

What do people think of registry cleaners? I have heard pro and cons of each. Are they any more reliable these days.

Thanks, Doug

A:Registry cleaners

Here is BC's view on registry cleaners:Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:? Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.? Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove en... Read more

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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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What is the best, and completely free registry cleaner out there?

I am having trouble, an error, with internet explorer on the limited accounts on xp and think it could be a registry problem.
 

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