Registry Mechanic vs AMUST Registry Cleaner

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  1. Brandon

    Brandon Registered Member

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    I have tried both of these registry products and respect them both, but I am wondering what one is better? They both seem to do exactly the same functions but I am out for other people's opinions about these two products.
     
  2. Atomas31

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    Hi Brandon,

    I had both of this software and I will recommand Amust Registry cleaner... The latest version of Registry Mechanic screw my system (again) by deleting some important file and folder (like the folder : system32), the technical support of Registry Mechanic is pathetic and it is a real pain to make them understand that there software found things that it shouldn't have found and delete, so this time when my subscription ended, I was happy to say "bye-bye" to registry mechanic from my system... As for Amust, I never have any problem after using it and never have to contact their technical support. So for me, Amust Registry Cleaner is a better choice than Registry Mechanic but then everyone have is own experience and results with both of this products...

    Best regards,
    Atomas31
     
  3. ErikAlbert

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    I'm not going to explain how I work with registry cleaners, but I noticed that the latest version of AMUST Registry Cleaner (3.0 I believe) is alot more aggressive than older versions.
    It depends on what you want of course. Some users like to delete every reported registry, even the unused VALID ones. I prefer to exclude unused VALID registries.
    Not every registry cleaner offers the possibility to exclude registries.
    Not every registry cleaner with an exclude function offers the possibility to exclude more than one reported registry.
    Sometimes the exclude function is amateuristic, like in RegSeeker, which is also an aggressive registry cleaner.
     
  4. Atomas31

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    Hi Erik,

    I agree with you that version 3.0 of Amust seems a little bit more aggressif than the previous version but still it didn't screw up my system like the latest version of Registry Mechanic did...

    By the way, you didn't answer wich one do you prefer Amust registry cleaner or Registry mechanic?

    Best regards,
    Atomas31
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    Concerning AMUST it's not a little bit more aggressive, it's alot more aggressive. The best way to test this is running a registry cleaner, when only Windows is installed on your computer without anything else.

    I didn't work with Registry Mechanic, but if it doesn't have an exclude function, I wouldn't vote for Registry Mechanic.
    AMUST has an exclude function, but I asked the author of AMUST to make it possible to exclude more than one reported registry. AMUST doesn't call it "exclude", AMUST calls it "ignore", which is the same.
     
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    If I am not mistaking, Registry Mechanic does have an exclude function...
    As for Amust, did you have any problem with your computer after deleting what it reported?

    Best regards,
    Atomas31
     
  7. ErikAlbert

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    OK. I will explain how I work with a registry cleaner.
    1. I install each legitimate software monitored by "Total Uninstall".
    2. I also uninstall each legitimate software with "Total Uninstall"
    3. I use a registry cleaner from the beginning after installing winXPproSP2.
    Any reported registry after that is excluded by me, because they are VALID unused registries, but I don't want to see them in the next report.
    Each time I install a legitimate software, I run my registry cleaner again and exclude the VALID but unused registries of that software again.
    Each time I uninstall a legitimate software with Total Uninstall, I run my registry cleaner again to remove the leftovers, because Total Uninstall isn't perfect either.

    If I didn't install/uninstall any legitimate software, I also run my registry cleaner sometimes. If it reports registries, than it looks suspicious.

    For trying unknown softwares, I would use FDISR, because I can change my registry back into a healthy state by using a clean snapshot.
    So I don't need "Total Uninstall" or a registry cleaner for installing/uninstalling softwares from an unknown source. FDISR just removes them by using another clean snapshot.
     
  8. JRCATES

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    Yes, Registry Mechanic has an "Ignore" option....where you can ignore the key/sub-keys/value, etc. It also creates a restore point, and allows you to restore items it deletes either collectively (all at once, as a whole), or individually (item by item). I've found Registry Mechanic to be less aggressive than other registry cleaners....but still thorough enough and generally very good. I'm sorry to hear about your problem, Atomas....but I've been using it for the past year without any problem (knock on wood).

    While I can't speak for AMUST....I have used Registry Mechanic, CCleaner, and RegSupreme....and found each to do a very nice job......
     
  9. Brandon

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    I have chosen to go with AMUST once again and will see if I find it better myself then Registry Mechanic :)
     
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