Norton's "Registry Scan": A registry cleaner ?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Stro, Jun 8, 2004.

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  1. Stro

    Stro Registered Member

    May 16, 2004
    Memphis, TN USA
    I have NortonSystemWorks 2004. If you're familiar with this product, you know that the first item in One Button Checkup is the "Windows Registry Scan." It finds registry errors and fixes them.

    I'm wondering what is the difference between NSW Windows Registry Scan and a registry cleaner such as RegSupreme? I've read favorable reviews of RegSupreme, and the price is very low, but will RegSupreme simply be duplicating NSW, or is RegSupreme significantly more thorough?

    I appreciate your advice.

  2. MCT

    MCT Registered Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    i cant say about norton, cuz i dont use that, but i have used regsupreme

    it has options for how therough u would like 2 scan, lite, medium,extra i believe they were

    i didnt find it 2 bad, but it found alot of "useless" registry values (according 2 it) that were actually being used

    so if u have something like that make sure u know what your doing and dont select all unless u are sure :)

    good luck :D
  3. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Sep 21, 2003
    SW. Oklahoma
    Nortons registry cleaner and repair like in their system works is a (lite)version of a registry cleaner. You can't hardly make a mistake useing it. And if it does take something out it shouldn't have you can just restore it through the norton utilities. To restore a deletion just use the undo button
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2004
  4. dog

    dog Guest

    Hi Stro, ;)

    I use NSW 2003, Win Doc, like BigC says is a "lite" reg cleaner, useful but far from comphrensive.

    A free reg cleaner, that I both use and recommend is Regseeker ... I haven't experience any problems with it, and it does a great job! It's also pretty newbie friendly, and makes backups by default. It's available for free from Hoverdesk - Regseeker 1.35

    HTH :)

    dog - *puppy*
  5. Moore

    Moore Registered Member

    Mar 14, 2004
    land of ?z
    I just love how Norton Windoctor likes to cross reference files instead of deleting the invalid registry entries on automatic fixes, so when you try to uninstall something it's actually linked to something else completely unrelated.. :eek: ..
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