Registry Cleaners/Tweakers 2007

Discussion in 'polls' started by kof, Feb 3, 2007.

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wich Registry Cleaner/Tweaker do you use?

  1. Registry Healer

    0.9%
  2. Registry First Aid

    3.4%
  3. Registry TuneUp

    0.6%
  4. Registry Clean Expert

    0.3%
  5. Registry Repair

    0.6%
  6. Registry Medic

    0.9%
  7. Registry Washer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Registry Booster

    1.6%
  9. TuneUp Utilities 2007

    18.6%
  10. Registry Mechanic

    7.5%
  11. Registry Cleaner

    0.6%
  12. WinASO Registry Optimizer

    1.2%
  13. AMUST Registry Cleaner

    1.6%
  14. RegVac Registry Cleaner

    2.5%
  15. jv16 PowerTools 2006/2007

    22.7%
  16. RegSupreme Professional

    8.4%
  17. TweakNow RegCleaner Standard (Free)

    2.5%
  18. Reg Organizer

    0.6%
  19. XP Repair Pro 2006

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. RegCure

    1.2%
  21. CCleaner (Free)

    37.9%
  22. RegSeeker (Free)

    10.6%
  23. Ace Utilities

    8.1%
  24. Wise Registry Cleaner (Free)

    1.6%
  25. TweakNow RegCleaner Professional

    0.3%
  26. EasyCleaner (Free)

    6.2%
  27. RegDoctor

    0.6%
  28. Error Doctor 2007

    0.3%
  29. Other (?)

    9.3%
  30. I don't use.

    8.4%
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  1. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

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    I use the usual suspects, jv16, CCleaner, Easy Cleaner and what I think is probably the best, Fix-It Utilities V4.
     
  2. farmerlee

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    Crap Cleaner
    Eusing Free Registry Cleaner
    jv16 powertools (the last freeware version)
     
  3. Niels

    Niels Registered Member

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    I use :
    Glarysoft Registry Repair
    Tune-up utilities 2007
    Registry Mechanic
    RegDoctor
     
  4. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Hi! What are the views about Eusing Free Registry Cleaner. Is it safe? too aggresive?
    Also is it Ok to delete red values in RegSeeker?
    Thanks
     
  5. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I ditched RegSeeker, not because it's one of the most aggressive registry cleaners, but because this software is developped by a poor programmer and I'm talking about the program itself, not about the registry cleaning.
    It's freeware, but I also have my principles and I saw things in RegSeeker, which are for me unacceptable.
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2007
  6. aigle

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    What is the poor programing and what is unacceptable in it?
     
  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I already mentioned this at Wilders and I'm not going to repeat myself anymore.
    There have been alot of discussions about registry cleaners since I'm a member.
    As long the majority of users and registry-cleaner-programmers have only one goal : removing as many registries as possible and don't want to see anything else, I'm not going to fight against mills, like Don Quichote.
     
  8. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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  9. dawgg

    dawgg Registered Member

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    CCleaner here... not because its better than the rest (because i cannot comment on this because i havent tried any to be honest)... use CCleaner to clean the crap... and it has registry cleaner in it as well, so just run that while I'm at it.
     
  10. MakoFusion

    MakoFusion Registered Member

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    I used to use one called RegCleaner.
    Jouni Vuoro Software
     
  11. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    CCleaner has a registry cleaner indeed, but I wouldn't qualify it as a complete registry cleaner and some users don't trust it.
     
  12. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

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    System Cleaner 5.53 :) Hunts out 1000's of Junk and Obsolete Files, and has several methods of Cleaning, from Basic 1 pass Cleaning to Guttman 37 pass cleaning, It is extremely safe, has a registry defrag also, as well as registry backup, and best of all its Windows Vista Compatible 100% :D
     
  13. kof

    kof Registered Member

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    yea realy good one ;)
     
  14. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    I personally think this is sound advice. I have never used EC v2 but the first 2 on that list are the only 2 I have used (on others PCs) and found to be satisfactory. If I did use a reg. cleaner, it would be one of those 2.

    Somebody said they ran a scan immediately after installing windows. Well does it surprise you that a Windows OS would have a bunch of junk & invalid keys by default? Not me. It may be hard to believe, but you didn't need any of those 200 things it found I'd wager. And you won't need them later either, as any program you install from now till then will of course imbed it's own keys.
     
  15. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    The question is : is it good and safe to remove all these unused registries, installed by Windows. Was that "somebody" a registry expert ?

    I tested 21 popular registry cleaners on a fresh installed Windows and the scan reports were all different, going from 20 to 200+ registries.
    In other words 21 different opinions, which programmer are you going to trust ? I don't even know these people. Why would I trust them ?
    I put all these reported registries of Windows on IGNORE and I do the same for all other legitimate softwares.
    These registries are not a threat and 200 registries is nothing compared with the total number of registries.
     
  16. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    I'd wager that it's perfectly safe to get rid of them. And I'm quite sure that "somebody" is no expert, in fact the somebody I was refering to is in this thread and mentioned that they ran a registry scan immediately after a fresh install of windows xp.

    I don't use them on my own PC either, but have on a couple friends PC that were all messed up with junk. I wanted to help them out but certainly wasn't going to manually go thru all that junk. I ran Registry Mechanic on these PC's and it didn't break anything, in fact it made them noticably faster after scanning & compacting the registry.

    None of them are probably risks, but aren't neccessary either.
     
  17. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    My bad, as I go back and look that "somebody" was you. LOL

    You may or may not be an expert, I wouldn't know.
     
  18. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I'm not an expert in anything when it comes to computers, but I THINK about many subjects related to computers.
    I have an analytical/logical mind without being a genius. I learned how to separate problems from one another and to solve them systematically.
    I'm doing pretty good, when I read all these problems at Wilders, which I don't have. I'm still not finished with my setup, but that's a matter of time, as long there is progress, I stick to my plans. :)
     
  19. kof

    kof Registered Member

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    erik u use only FirstDefense-ISR?
     
  20. luciddream

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    Erik I use the same approach. I'm always looking for feedback from others that have "been there, done that", but ultimately my own T&E leads me to my conclusions and future decisions... and not what other people say.

    For example, I just happened to have used RM on a friends PC and it seemed to do the job. It doesn't seem to make it a personal mission to delete anything that hasn't been used in the past week and a half like many will, it just got rid of leftover obsolete junk. My friends PC was an absolute mess and it was part of a multi-pronged quick fix solution.

    People like you or I that actually pay attention to what gets on our PC's in the first place (imagine that concept)... don't have much of a need for them.
     
  21. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    Very sorry for my late reply.
    No I don't use only FDISR, I have a security setup like anybody else, but I'm still working on it. It's hard to find the right softwares.

    I am, what they call the average, less-knowledgeable user at Wilders, so when a problem (small or big) occurs, I don't know how to fix it and I also don't like to bother people with my problems.
    So I use FDISR to fix all my problems, from little problems upto a BSOD.
    I took care of my Image Backup first, then FDISR for Immediate System Recovery.
    I also separated my system from data, I created an off-line snapshot to get rid of all Internet/Malware-related problems and now I'm working on my on-line snapshot, which is still a pain. I can't do it all at once, but I have a plan in my mind. :)
     
  22. DWEvans

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    I am using RegistryFix V 5.5 seems to work good with Vista.
    I just now downloaded the trial of RegRun 5 and started a scan.
     
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    RegVac from www.superwin.com - very thorough with choices of what to scan and an undo feature too. No charge for updates after the initial purchase.
     
  25. colorado13

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    jv16 PowerTools 2006/2007:thumb:
     
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