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    Default Registry Cleaner

    What program do you recommend. Are there any dangers using Registry Cleaners?

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    Default Re: Registry Cleaner

    Some will delete valid entries, just use ccleaner

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    Default Re: Registry Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    Some will delete valid entries, just use ccleaner
    OK. Should I backup changes to the Registry?. Any other hints on using ccleaner please?

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    Get Registry Mechanic by PC Tools - it's not free, but it's a lot better than the registry cleaner in ccleaner.

    Just remember, they don't actually fix a registry, they just remove invalid entries. If your registry is already unstable, they won't improve it, and may even make it worse.

    Having said that, on older PC's, you can get quite substantial improvements in boot times and general speed using them.

    Always let them set a restore point before removing anything.

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    I like ccleaner as it does the backup and is easy to use, apart from that I second what nofam said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nofam View Post
    Get Registry Mechanic by PC Tools - it's not free, but it's a lot better than the registry cleaner in ccleaner.

    Just remember, they don't actually fix a registry, they just remove invalid entries. If your registry is already unstable, they won't improve it, and may even make it worse.

    Having said that, on older PC's, you can get quite substantial improvements in boot times and general speed using them.

    Always let them set a restore point before removing anything.

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    Thanks for the further info. I can't say my registry is unstable. I have just noticed a slow down and as I play around with lots of programs I thought the registry may be some of the problem.. I use Nod32 and other security programs. I have done a full scan with nod32. Defrag and anything else I could think of. I am always very reluctant to play with the registry.

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    Yup - staying out of the registry is a good idea!! I've used Registry Mechanic on many PC's, and I've never had any issues, so give it a try.
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    Default Re: Registry Cleaner

    I personally use Galry Utilities, it' a great all in one PC tool.
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    I use ccleaner and a few other free registry cleaners, e.g. tweaknow reg cleaner. Some free cleaners can be reviewed here, including the trial version for registry mechanic...
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    Default Re: Registry Cleaner

    Quote Originally Posted by Pato View Post
    What program do you recommend. Are there any dangers using Registry Cleaners?
    RegSeeker is the one I have been using for years. Automatically prompts you to save a backup of whatever you have removed.

    The danger in using a registry cleaner is that removing certain entries can cause programs and functions to no longer work and in some cases a computer that will no longer boot.

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