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Solved: Revo Uninstaller Advanced Mode

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by reticentAJ, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. reticentAJ

    reticentAJ Thread Starter

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    From reading other forums on here, I recently learned to never use a tool to clean the registry. I have never used one, but never knew not to use one. The advanced mode of revo uninstaller does clean the registry. The only forum I could find on this situation was this one:
    http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/916641-revo-uninstaller-question.html

    In that forum, nobody was against using the advanced feature, they actually encouraged it, even though you are never supposed to clean the registry? That's why I'm confused. Basically, my question is what is the difference between using revo's advanced mode to clean the registry compared to other programs that clean the registry?
     
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    Revo isn't a reg cleaner per se, it's an uninstaller but advanced enough to be able to clean any registry entries left behind by the program being deleted. Whereas reg cleaners search for certain devoid entries in the registry and often choose entries which are still being used in some way or another and when these are deleted it can bugger up the registry.

    Even using the advanced feature in Revo you have to be careful. I always back up the registry first whenever I use CCleaner or Revo etc with a nifty program called Erunt (it;'s more reliable than the windows one.)
     
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    Ah. Alright that makes more sense. But you use ccleaner to clean up the registry??
     
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    Never use the Registry Cleaner Tool in CCleaner.

    As indicated by Laz123, the registry aspect of Revo is targeted at specific program entries related to the program you are uninstalling. Having said that, I never use the Advanced mode of Revo. I've found the Moderate setting to be adequate for anything I've uninstalled. One cannot be too careful when doing anything with the registry.
     
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    Yeah, I found out not to use the registry cleaner in cclear, but the way laz123 put it, made it sound like he does use the registry cleaner. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Just to clarify, no, I never touch the registry with CCleaner, but all the many other tools I do use.
     
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    Ah. Alright. Sorry about that. That's just what I got from what you said.
     
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