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registry cleaner
« on: June 23, 2006, 10:55:12 PM »
was wondering what is the best and safest registry cleaner to use(free or paid) ;D :D
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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2006, 11:13:51 PM »
The forum Search function, among others, revealed the following:
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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2006, 12:52:05 AM »
Bob's link discusses free alternatives. As you said, free or paid, so if you want to spend a few bucks, Registry Mechanic is the one I use, and I've been very happy with it.

You can read CNET's review here:

http://www.download.com/Registry-Mechanic/3003-2094_4-10349249.html?tag=tab_rev

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And, a more comprehensive review at Softpedia:

http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/windows/Registry-Mechanic-Review-25884.shtml#RATINGS
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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2006, 12:58:21 AM »
TweakNow RegCleaner and Eusing Free Registry Cleaner are worth a mention.
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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2006, 04:38:40 AM »
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I use TweakNow RegCleaner Standard ... which is free ... and it works very well and safely.


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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2006, 09:18:14 AM »
I wouldn't recommend playing with the registry but if you absolutely must then i would suggest you first install ERUNT a wonderful registry backup utility.It's fast, small and reliable, i've been using it for a long long time now never had any problems with it.... ;)


As far as the registry cleaners go i still think RegCleaner by Juoni Vuorio is the best(most reliable) ...


Remember to backup the registry before you start to play with it!


P.S: Stay away from payable registry cleaners they don't do anything more than the free ones ...

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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2006, 09:34:03 AM »
Yes they do. TuneUp Utilities 2006 are the most reliable (registry cleaner inside). They also seem to update System Mechanic 6 which had many problems before. But not anymore i think. At least not for me.

Free ones do their job only if you know every inch of your registry. Othewise you might erase loads of stuff that shoudln't be erased at all.

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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2006, 09:41:33 AM »
Free ones do their job only if you know every inch of your registry. Othewise you might erase loads of stuff that shoudln't be erased at all.

I believe that can happen with paid for and free registry cleaners that's why i usually recommend to people to leave the registry alone there's just too much stuff that can go wrong ....

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EDIT: I found a link i think you guys should read so you can make a better decision ... http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000643.html
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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2006, 11:49:19 AM »
thanks M2 for the article ;D

when i posted this i was just curious,the ONLY program i used for years is Ccleaner(Ccleaner.com) and what its issues function does and have NEVER had a problem(i always back-up and save in a folder when i do)


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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2006, 08:58:15 PM »
thanks M2 for the article ;D

when i posted this i was just curious,the ONLY program i used for years is Ccleaner(Ccleaner.com) and what its issues function does and have NEVER had a problem(i always back-up and save in a folder when i do)


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CCleaner is a good program but, it isn't a registry cleaner.  ;D
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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2006, 07:50:48 AM »
I would like to share with you all about what happened to my laptop using ccleaner. I used ccleaner for almost 2 years with no problem. Somehow something happened to my laptop's add/remove programs are missing *remove buttons*.

I used no other cleaning or registry programs. CCleaner was my first one ever. I used *issues* but I allowed ccleaner backups everytime...The problem was I had thought everything was fine and I had backups for months until one day I decided to clean out my documents folder and I deleted old backups except I kept recent backups..

One day I wanted to remove a program I don't want and imagine my shock that I saw something was wrong with Add/Remove Programs tool!  :'( Now I regretted deleted old backups....it was too late and I can't use system restore. I used recent backups but it wasn't the right one...

I had to turn my laptop over to the techie...I didn't want ccleaner anymore. Now I am looking for another *idiot proof* cleaning program for myself as I am a computer novice.

What did you think about CleanUP and Wincleaner? I hope this is right thread to post.... ??? Regards, Rose
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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2006, 11:48:59 AM »
I'm not sure that this can be laid at the door of ccleaner, there simply isn't enough evidence for that, especially after two years use with no issues. I'm sure that during that 2 years you uninstalled programs and the remove button was there.

I on occasion have used ccleaner but not its registry cleaning function.

I think that there are a number of recommendations for RegCleaner by TweakNow and some others in this thread (also Bob's link to the Recommend Registry Cleaners thread) to be going on with without having to look at others, which mightn't have user recommendations.
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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2006, 12:58:42 PM »
davidr,thanks for the comments ;D

i have used Ccleaner for @4 years and have used the issues function and "always" have saved a back-up and have NEVER had a problem at all as i stated in my previous post ::)

Cleans the following
   Internet Explorer
Temporary files, URL history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat.
Firefox
Temporary files, URL history, cookies, download history.
   Windows
Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
   Registry cleaner
Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more... also comes with a comprehensive backup feature.
   Third-party applications
Removes temp files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including Opera, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, MS Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more...

i have never used any other registry cleaner such as tweaknow or easy cleaner 8)

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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2006, 02:58:38 PM »
was wondering what is the best and safest registry cleaner to use(free or paid) ;D :D

So, based on your last two posts, you were just "trolling" with your original question, right?

Though others offered advice too, and they can make up their own minds, I for one will probably ignore your questions from now on - contributing in this thread was a waste of time.

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Re: registry cleaner
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2006, 03:28:25 PM »
CCleaner is a good program but, it isn't a registry cleaner.  ;D
It might not technically be called a registry cleaner but it does a number of integrity checks and can remove those that fail the integrity check, cleaning elements of your registry.

@ OrangeCrate
I doubt that it is trolling, to ask opinions of what might be considered the best and safest registry cleaner, even if you are using one (albeit a limited registry integrity check function).
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