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Joe van Raamt
Super Advisor

registry cleaners

Are they safe and worthwhile to use for a novice PC user, or does one have to know what they actually want to clean from the registry?
Any suggestions on which one to buy?
c'est la guerre
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Eino V
Honored Contributor

Re: registry cleaners

Hi Joe

I have used these without problems:
http://www.ccleaner.com/
http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Best/easy-cleaner.html

They are free. I have deleted all, what they propose and the computer has not stopped working. You can do backup copy from the registry and settings you are going to delete.

Eino
Jim Kisco
Trusted Contributor

Re: registry cleaners

Norton's WinDoctor tool works great.
It's in the Norton Systemworks suite.

Jim
Rich S
Honored Contributor

Re: registry cleaners

I like JV16 Power Tools...

Its free to try....

http://www.jv16.org/


great write up on it...

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,22765-order,1-page,1-c,alldownloads/description.html

Rich

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Joe van Raamt
Super Advisor

Re: registry cleaners

To Jim Kisco, You mean the Windoctor cleans the registry the same as programs on the net? I have the Norton system works 2006. I tried one of the "free" cleaners, but it is only a trial version. It found 160 plus errors and only cleans 20. That is why I was asking if they are worth wile buying.
Also my thanks to the other members for the inputr.
c'est la guerre
Rich S
Honored Contributor

Re: registry cleaners

I used to use Registry First Aid. But tried the Jv16 on a challenge by Fred Langa.

After running your favorite registry cleaner, run JV16 and it will find more errors. Usually a lot of them.

And that is not in "agressive" mode either.

Give it a try.

read the story:

http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml;?articleID=171203805&pgno=2


Rich

Rich S
Honored Contributor

Re: registry cleaners

in case that link does not work, try:

http://tinyurl.com/2hn9k9


Rich
Eino V
Honored Contributor

Re: registry cleaners

Joe

I have also used JV16 Power Tools and it works fine, but the new versions are not free.

Eino
Joe van Raamt
Super Advisor

Re: registry cleaners

this brings me to my last question about this issue. Is WinDoctor from Norton System Works 2006 sufficient for a novice user like me.
I do not want to buy a program if that is the case, as most of these "free" programs are only a trial version.
c'est la guerre
Jim Kisco
Trusted Contributor
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Re: registry cleaners

Joe ;

Yes, using the built-in registry cleaner ( WinDoctor )in Norton Systemworks 2006 would definitely keep your registry clean and be appropiate on what to remove.

I find the trial versions of third party registry cleaners to clean more than normal and potenially deleting good entries also.
They are also laden with spyware, that can slow down your system.
Just a way to get money from users is there game.............

Please use google and Microsoft Press books to enhance the windows registry and get fresh ideas.

Please use other products like Window Washer and Spy Sweeper ( without the virus checking feature ) along with Spybot.

Ofcourse, always update your definitions on all software tools like these mentioned.

Jim
Joe van Raamt
Super Advisor

Re: registry cleaners

Thanks for all the replies.
c'est la guerre