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Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by Bill P, Oct 5, 2004.

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  1. Bill P

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    What is the best registry cleaner. I'm looking for a good balance of efficiency and safety. What do you think?
     
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    I'll second Moby's rec for EasyCleaner
     
  5. polak

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    Have had good luck without any ill effects after removing invalid entries found by RegSeeker and RegSupreme. Use both as often RegSeeker finds invalid entries RegSupreme misses and vice versa. Some have reported experiencing problems after cleaning with RegSeeker but I have not experienced any problems.

    Always wise to backup the registry prior to using a registry cleaner to add a measure of safety. Both RegSeeker and RegSupreme create backups before removing invalid entries they have found.

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=2579

    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4001.html
     
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    I have always used JV Regcleaner and like the product alot. All of a sudden it has started to 'hang' after looking at the first 292 entries and will go no further.

    Has anyone ever had that problem and what is the solution -- I bet there is a registry entry for JV that has been corrupted.

    I have have tried uninstalling and then re-installing the product but alas same problem occurs --

    any help is appreciated
     
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    Subject to the proviso that many people believe that Registry cleaning is, at best, unnecessary and, at worst, dangerous, I use RegSupreme.

    This is the commercial version of the cleaner that was in jv16 Power Tools when it was free. I understand that, although you may still be able to get copies of the free version of jv16, it will not have been updated for some time and so may be more risky to use.
     
  8. Bill P

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    I presently have Regscrubxp. I trust it to not mess me up. Today at work I downloaded Regscruxp on one of the companies computers. I also downloaded Regseeker. I ran Regseeker and it found over 700 things. I didn.t remove anything. Than I ran Regscrubxp. . It found 177 which I removed. Regseeker kind of worries me. I do like the ability to search the registry.
     
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    I use RegSeeker, myself. Have not had a problem so far. Plus, it gives you the option to backup anything you delete.
     
  10. Bill P

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    I haven't run Regseeker on this machine. When I ran it on the machine at work and it found about 800 I was afraid to remove them. Do you think that it is safe?
     
  11. Bill P

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    Tommy the counter at the bottom right . Does it indicate the number that it has looked at or the number that it wants to remove?
     
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    I use registry first aid. It works well but it isn't free.
     
  13. TommyBazball

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    That's the number that RegSeeker has deemed as candidates for deletion. You can either remove individual entries by one-click highlighting, then right-clicking or let RS delete all 800.
     
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    i still use the free version of jv16 never found anything to equal it for simplicity and reliability
     
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    And to go along with the jv16 recommendation, there is the old, reliable, and still free (some places) RegCleaner by Jouni Vuorio. It has always been popular, safe, and until recently, free. It is the same basic code as the one that accompanies the jv16 Power Tools. Free here:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/download460.html
     
  16. Bill P

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    I have a lot of entries that I recognize the exe as good but it says [unused open with entry] What sould be done with these?
     
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