reg. cleaner

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  1. enigma

    enigma Registered Member

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    Hi to all,
    Im looking for a good reg. cleaner that is free. I need one for someone who has never gone into his registry to change anything. I did a google search and there was about a million sites :D It would take me days to find what i needed. Being a newbie i wouldnt know if i picked a good one. What raised my curiousity was a post i read at Lavasoft support about a reg. cleaner. I checked that one out only to find it was a trial version. (30 days) It was at regvac.com.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated!
    Thank you.
     
  2. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi enigma,

    Read this thread for some advice on regcleaners:
    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=11850

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
  3. 3st3ban

    3st3ban Registered Member

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    Hi Enigma,

    the first thing a newbie should do when considering
    modifying the registry (or making recomendations to
    clueless friends about modifying the registry) is to understand the registry and how it works FIRST.
    NEVER modify (or allow other software to modify) your registry if you dont understand what it is doing and why. once you understand why and how to make the changes, you'll probably want to do it yourself anyway.
     
  4. enigma

    enigma Registered Member

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    Hi to Pieter_Arntz,
    After reading the links that were provided im going to wait for awhile before i try cleaning my registry :cool: I understand the Windows registry somewhat. I think calling myself a newbie was a bit of a stretch, but im going to take the advice of prof. here and wait awhile. :) I wanted to clean up the leftovers from uinstalled programs, short cuts, etc. But as i said before, im going to wait awhile. No need to s###w things up :D
    Thanks to all.
     
  5. Mr.Blaze

    Mr.Blaze The Newbie Welcome Wagon

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    :DWell the thing i do is when i first started from scratch on my pc i looked at all my programs on my registry program aka reg cleaner

    then every time i installed something i look at the new registry entrys

    kinda like a menatal note

    and after i uninstall anything i look at my regstry algain and look for left over entrys

    then i check those out then i delet ones that match with uninstall programs
     
  6. vukodlak75

    vukodlak75 Registered Member

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    I agree. Incase you want to understand it a bit more:
    http://www.winguides.com/article.php?id=1
     
  7. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

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    Other advice before you use any regcleaner is to make sure you have made some sort of backup of your system before any changes are made.

    Preferably some sort of system image ;).

    http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=9925
     
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