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Old 11. Jul 2009, 04:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi guys,this is my first post here .
i really nice to have site like this one that advice about freeware programs.
i started reading "the Best Free Registry Cleaner"..and it really is a good post.
also brings another very useful links like "perillo's adice on registry cleaners"

well i reinstall my OS like 4 days ago..and i was looking for the best registry cleaner,,i ended up using the advice about "defragmenting the registry"...
pc really runs better like after defragmenting the hard drive..i use the winaso [free] registry defrag..

-but i still believe that some remanents of unisntall sotware stay there in registry,for example is really difficult to uninstall ESET antivirus..
also after running malwarebytes "it" checks for infected registry keysand then you can remove it...is this safe?..i bet yes.

--at this point "which" registry cleaner is the safest one..
thanks in advance.
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Old 11. Jul 2009, 11:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Before you make a final decision you might like to consider this quote:


Mark Russinovich (Author of the "Bible", Windows Internals, co-founder of Winternals and Sysinternals, and since both companies were bought by Microsoft, now a senior Microsoft employee) was asked:
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Hi Mark, do you really think that Registry junk left by uninstalled programs could severely slow down the computer? I would like to 'hear' your opinion.

Mark Russinovich wrote:
No, even if the registry was massively bloated there would be little impact on the performance of anything other than exhaustive searches (ed. of the registry itself).

On Win2K Terminal Server systems, however, there is a limit on the total amount of Registry data that can be loaded and so large profile hives can limit the number of users that can be logged on simultaneously.

I haven't and never will implement a Registry cleaner since it's of little practical use on anything other than Win2K terminal servers and developing one that's both safe and effective requires a huge amount of application-specific knowledge [end quote]

I agree with this and think that for all but the most experienced users (and for their own reasons) the Windows registry is best left alone. I would also suggest that there is no such thing as a "safe" registry cleaners, only one that might be "safer" than the others. If you really can't be persuaded against it, this would be EasyCleaner There's also a portable version available.

At the end of the day do you believe vendor hype, or do you believe Mark Russinovich?
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Old 12. Jul 2009, 01:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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the problem is easycleaner doesn't have a backup option.
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Old 12. Jul 2009, 03:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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For average users, IMO an easy way to backup the registry is to create a system restore point.

See also:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
Windows registry information for advanced users
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thanks............................................ ...........
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You can use ERUNT to backup your registry.

Also read this article on the main site:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...ry-cleaner.htm

Please use Registry Cleaners with caution, and use at your own risk. Take proper backups of the registry, and your data.
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thanks for the advice,but then how can the site recommends eusing registry cleaner..also they offer a registry defragmenter.
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Both the products listed on the review are equally good choices... but I think the recommendation was given to Eusing Registry Cleaner, as it takes backup of the registry before presenting you with the results. You can use any of the product. If you want to use EasyCleaner, you can take a backup of the registry with ERUNT.

Registry Defragmenters are like Disk Defragmenters, and are safe. You can go for the defragmenter, but be cautious with registry cleaners.
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ok thanks Anupam
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EasyCleaner does have an "Undo" option which actually creates backups of the entries it deletes. Never had to use the undo feature myself though.

EasyCleaner is pretty old now and seems one of the most conservative (safe) registry cleaners about although IMO there's not much point in using it for the debatable benefits it's likely to offer. Not that I'm suggesting you go for anything more aggressive though, unless you are sure what you're getting yourself into!
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