Cleaning remnats of programs with lousy uninstallers is not what most of these registry cleaners do. I use jv16 after an uninstall and see if anything is left under 'Installed programs' and remove any errant entries. But I ignore jv16's 266 'invalid entries' that show up in it's Registry Cleaner section. As I said many have run into problems using these cleaners on systems that ran fine with no problems before the cleaning.Originally posted by brindle:
Not everyone feels comforable manually cleaning the registry, for those of us that do great. Have you ever tried to uninstall AO..ll, Norton or Incredimail without cleaning out the registry? Not going to happen one way or another it has to be cleaned up.
According to who? Microsoft has never had a registry cleaner. They did for awhile have a repair utility, but it is no longer recommended. If anybody would be in a position to make a cleaner it would be MS. MS does not recommend the use of cleaners.I just know you are suppose to do some sort of maintenance.
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