is the last free version jv16 still reliable

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by hadi, Jan 18, 2006.

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  1. hadi

    hadi Guest

    Hi
    or you think its outdated. My interest here is the reg cleaning part. Have downloaded several registry cleaners and got misleading results of invalid items, here are just few (I think most commonly used by our readers)

    jv16 (free)................215
    jv16 (2005)...............91
    regsupreme (1.2).......74
    regsupreme (1.3)........66
    regsupreme pro (1.2)...66
    regcleaner(4.3 free)....17
    ccleaner...................46
    easycleaner...............49
    regseeker..................439
     
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    ronjor Global Moderator

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    I keep jv16 around for finding orphaned entries and to use after uninstalling trial software.
    As you know, you have to be careful in the registry.
     
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    i'm looking for it too?
    ant news?
     
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    You forgot the excellent Ace Utilities...

    jv16 PT Free doesn't have the restrictions of the new, so could deleted some good registries...
     
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    Adding on what the last poster said. That's why I use RegCleaner which is the precursor (same author) as JV16PT.
     
  7. Mrkvonic

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    Hi,
    I use RegSupreme and TU2006 - never had any FP with them.
    I tried CCleaner - don't use it for registry cleaning.
    RegSeeker - FP gallore.

    My RegSupreme is dated back to 2003 and works perfectly. So I guess the good ole jv tools are ok. Be careful though.
    Mrk
     
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    I have jv16, Regsupreme, RegHeal, RegMechanic, and WinASO RegOptimizer. It's been my experience that all of them will eventually clean a required entry (especially when you use their 'aggressive mode'). Therefore, it is very important that successive backups be made before each and every cleanup that can be used to restore the registry if and when that problem occurs (and it eventually will)!

    ~pv
     
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    Stretching the topic just a tad beyond the last free version, if I may ...

    If you play with the newer shareware versions of JV16, e.g. 2005 or 2006 which is currently in beta, that warning about backups is especially important. I get the impression that they're a lot more agressive than the older versions, even in default mode.

    Back in the old days, its reg cleaner was so safe and conservative that you could gamble (usually safely) on not doing backups. But backups are a definite necessity with newer versions, as I found out the hard way.
     
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    I was interested in, and agree with, their comments about it needing relative-safety flags or other indicators. These were in earlier versions, and it sounds like they're supposed to be revived in the 2006 version due out in a while.
     
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