Any suggestions for a good registry cleaner and a disk+reg defragmenter?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Happy-Dude, Jul 14, 2007.

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  1. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    SPRINTMAN you know what I just remembered? I downloaded a free version of Amust Registry Cleaner off of the "giveaway of the day" website back in March. I sent them a support ticket to requaest the key I got at the time, so what do you think the odds are of getting it? It would be nice as you have convinced me it's safe and a very good program. I'll keep you informed.
     
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  2. SPRINTMAN

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    You won't be dissapointed. Run CCleaner clean and Issues first. Be warned first AMUST scan will scare you..s
     
  3. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    Ok SM, but you're sure it's "safe" to delete the safe entries right?
     
  4. bellgamin

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    There is no such thing as TOTALLY safe when using a registry cleaner.

    Registry cleaning adds VERY little zip to your computer. In other words, don't go on autopilot when flying a reg cleaner. Better safe than sorry.

    By the way, backing up the registry is NOT an absolute fail-safe. Some reg changes can kill Windows ability to even boot up. If you want to be aggressive in reg cleaning, it's a good idea to image your HD (system disk) from time to time.
     
  5. SPRINTMAN

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    AMUST does a full backup regularly. and when it finds a problem. My PC has never been reformatted or whatever since installed way back. It's a HP/Compaq d530 SFF forerunner to dc7100/7600/7700 SFF. I've loaded/unloaded more sw programs than I care to remember. I put it down to AMUST that it's as stable as a rock.
     
  6. duke1959

    duke1959 Very Frequent Poster

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    I will add that although Amust customer service could not help me with finding a key for the Amust Registry Cleaner I downloaded for free from give away of the day back in March, they were very quick to respond with help and communication. Not a bad thing with a program of this nature.
     
  7. SPRINTMAN

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    Support is slow but Dr. AMUST always get back to you. SAS appears to have the best support IMO.
     
  8. jm0307

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    I am not an expert. I have used TuneUp Utilities 2006 and 2007, as an all in one tool including a registry cleaner and defragmenter, and Registry Mechanic, a cleaner only, for more than two years. As a computer challenged individual, I found both to be safe and never had any problems.

    Have these not been mentioned because they are inadequate compared to those mentioned? How do they compare?

    Best wishes
     
  9. King Grub

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    I think TuneUp is the best registry cleaner in the business. Thorough, but not too thorough.
     
  10. GlobalForce

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    Bizarre how this thread has continued to induce casual commentary fourteen post's beyond as, Bellgamin has sensibly pointed out "The originator of this post has said that he has already found answers to his questions & selected software accordingly." Where's it headed? You folk's posting after the fact want to discuss registry cleaner's and they're supposed usefulness? Please, go debate your view's, finding's, where they belong .... Mr.Albert's "safest registry cleaner" thread.


    Steve
     
  11. RootAccess

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    I will be using PerfectDisk as my defragment software.
     
  12. jm0307

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    Hi GlobalForce,

    In view of your suggestion that it would have been appropriate to stop posting in this thread after post 7, then why did you submit post 8?

    Yet, your post was appropriate in my opinion as you reasonably pointed to the alternative of not using a registry cleaner in the first place.

    My post was intended, in view of the outlining question, to address and receive feedback on other alternatives which had also not been mentioned. Far from being an expert in computer matters, I, for one, was wondering why certain products had not been mentioned, and if there were reasons for their not being mentioned, e.g. weak performance, lack of safety, or if those which had been mentioned are generally considered superior. Furthermore, in my opinion, as this is a forum intended for the exchange of opinion and advice, the outlining question can continue to be of interest to other users even if the original thread starter may have found satisfactory feedback. Are not subsequent posts appropriate provided they fall within the remit of the outlining question?

    Best wishes
     
  13. GlobalForce

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    Patiently awaiting your ~ wink ~ pm reply.

    Steve
     
  14. Rainwalker

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    Hmmm..how do you guys feel about RegVac ?
     
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    I would not recommend JkDefrag at this moment as the latest versions have become very buggy.
     
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    I noticed quite a few updates recently and wondered what was up. Two version updates yesterday within 4 hourso_O
     
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    I think that's a tad unfair, please see
    http://www.kessels.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=508

    We have three PCs in the house. The 2 Acers are fine but the Dell is proving a problem. I believe the Dell is a rare event but, importantly, that doesn't stop Jeroen trying to figure out the solution to make us all happy.

    My view is try it. If there is a problem (rare event) then post the debug file on his forum http://www.kessels.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=7 he will dive in to sort the problem.

    For a freebie the support is fantastic.

    Ian
     
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