Discussion in 'other software & services' started by aigle, Mar 6, 2006.
Is there any registry cleaner for "idiots" that can be used safely, better to be free as well.
this is absolutely the safest cleaner app I have ever used and it is free Here
Ace Utilities is sooo safe that my granddaughter (age uses it on her computer every day. Has done so every day since age 6, & no sweaty doll. At $29.95 it isn't free, but you can get a for-REAL 20% discount at Dozleng security forums. AU has superb support, plus a good forum, & is stringently maintained at zero added cost.
Imo TuneUp Utilities 2006. Their 1-Click Maintenance is the most idiot proof.
I second TuneUp Utilities 2006 for idiot-proof cleaning.
Another thumbs up for TuneUp Utilities 2006. Very easy to use. Lots of nice features. Not free, but you can download the 30 day free trial.
I third that.
EDIT: OOPS, I fourth that, not third that ...
So the max votes go with TuneUp Utilities 2006. What about CCleaner, I used it in past but on my new notebook, I don,t want to touch the registry except as an idiot.
My vote goes to TuneUp Utilities 2006 too, but I do use Ace Utilities as well.
About TU I like the fact that it gives all necessary information about what it's going to clean.
cc imo earns the 1st part of it's name.
EasyCleaner 2.0 from ToniArts its free.. and also RegScrubXP..I think both of them are safe, and for paid version the Registry Mechanic.. because it has an option to make a System Restore in case something wrong happens...
I uses the registry cleaner and the unnecessary file finder of EasyCleaner 2.0 without any problem with the options attached below. Just don't use the duplicate file finder if you're not expert.
I use TuneUp and Ace Utilities both. AU always finds more trash than Tune Up. Whatever, since I followed that I have your taste of software, I tried "cleanup" and it found 364Mb of garbage after tune up and AU
Wow, she must be very competent on the computer at such a young age!
Yaa, it,s the new generation!!
Yes, and she's very dangerous at checkers, too.
Cleanup! from stevengould.org has been found to be defective. It deletes the very necessary index.dat file needed in order to run System Information on WinXP computers.
Here is a fix should anyone every run into the problem where the following file no longer exists due to this problem (upload the fix, install the index.dat file:
System Information Fix for missing index.dat file in
C:\WINDOWS\pchealth\helpctr\OfflineCache folder (WinXP):
Fix is in post#5 of the following thread uploaded from mike5532g at:
Note: Index.dat Suite is safer to use to delete index.dat files since it highlights the necessary file in red and does not delete it:
Index.dat Suite: http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Products&act=DL&p=index.datsuite
CCleaner has also been found to be safe from this bug.
Why would an idiot want to use a reg cleaner anyway lol.
I've always found Regseeker to be excellent, especially if you stick to just deleting the Green entries. If you have the backup selected as default, then you can always undo !
bellgamin if your granddaughter is so good at that age, then she'll be probably be doing HJT logs in a few short years lol. What a bright kid.
I thought windows automatically recreated the index.dat etc on every reboot ? It does on 98SE anyway !
Because he doesn,t want to remain an idiot anymore!
I'm an idiot (or is it moron..... or.... something....).
Anyway, I also recommend Regseeker.
"Backup" on by default to get your bacon out of the fire if something horrible happens.
For paid: Regsupreme Pro, V-Com Fix-It Utilities Pro.
The index.dat files for history and temp internet files folders are recreated as fresh (16 or 32KB) files, if an app is used to delete them on restart, but if you delete the one for helpctr, Help and Support and msinfo32 will be broken. As lotuseclat79 says,don't do delete that one.
Only idiots use registry cleaners.
so how MANY registry errors do ya hav ?
Registry Cleaner found 529 errors on my emachine +
it WON'T let me uninstall -a gray box pops up "Invalid-Install log" with
a $20 coupon + survey behind that
how can we uninstall or delete ?
I used Regseeker only one time and the next day I discovered it had caused a problem on my PC. When I tried to merge the backup into the registry nothing happened. I tried about 4 or 5 times. Another member here reported having the same issue trying to replace his backup but after many attempts he said it finally worked.
I performed a System Restore and everything returned to normal.
Someone else in the thread where I had posted this info before recommended RegHealer and although I performed a scan with it I never actually allowed it to remove anything.
I do wonder about that one ! .... .... just kidding of course !!
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