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What is the Best registry cleaner free one

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  1. TRISH-HICKS

    TRISH-HICKS Thread Starter

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    really curious about this one
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  2. Stoner

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    Hi Trish-Hicks and welcome to TSG :)

    Registry cleaners aren't popular with many at TSG.
    Not everyone has issues with them, but many including myself think they are the Devil himself :D
    I have used them as a novice computer user with disastrous results and won't use or recommend them, free or commercial.
    IMO, you're better off with out using one.
     
  3. grwebguy

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    I like RegScrubXP and CCleaner.
    Both have worked excellent for me without issues.
    They cleanup the crap that lots of installs/uninstalls leave behind.

    I'm a newbie to the forum, but not to pc work.



    CCleaner also has a more agressive disk cleanup that the standard windows version.
     
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    Interesting but....

    1. Don't like registry mechanic anyway.

    2. Ccleaner, and RegScrupXP do not delete dlls. They deleted empty reg entries, entries to invalid dlls.

    3. These two are not an attempt to fix your pc. They are cleaning up the crap that bad installers put in, and worse uninstallers leave in.

    A streamlined reg WILL help your computer, regardless of the lack of numbers, due to the mere fact there is less to read/index.

    The use of any softwware designed to fix, or protect a computer on it's own, without an experienced person to manage it, can be hazardous to your pc's health.
     
  6. tbird6820

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    What is you Opinion on Easycleaner 2.0 (free)
     
  7. AKAJohnDoe

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    Unless you can articulate why you wish to clean your registry there is little need in doing so
     
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    I agree with AJD here. And if you don't know what you are doing, using a reg cleaner, especially one you are not familiar with, could be risky.
     
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    I could not articulate specifically as a intermediate user and defiantly do not wish to be risky, thanks.
     
  10. AKAJohnDoe

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    There's no harm in installing one and running it in "Analyze" mode, just to see the sort of things it finds. As long as you do not tell it to remove anything it will do no harm and could be a learning experience.

    I find both CCleaner and jv16PowerTools (and the two others from MaceCraft: RegSupreme and RegSupremePro) to be quite good.
     
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    Don't fix stuff that ain't broke!©
     
  12. Stoner

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    Drive imaging is our friend :D
     
  13. Powlaz

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    These guys did all the work: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-registry-cleaner.htm
    Here you'll find that EasyCleaner is very highly recommended amongst the free registry cleaners. I've used this site in one form or another for years and uncovered a bunch of jems. EasyCleaner doesn't do all of the work for you. It makes suggestions about what to delete and you will need to decide if they are good suggestions. If you are not ready to make that decision leave your registry alone - this is one area you don't want to make a mistake.

    MJ
     
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    Hi powlaz,
    I agree, TechSupportAlert is a great site for independent, well written reviews. As you say - the decision is yours. Me? I leave alone.

    Thanks
    Richard
     
  15. JohnWill

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    Powlaz, see post #11. :rolleyes:
     
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