What's The Safest Registry Cleaner and Registry Defrag (Free)?

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  1. eugene91

    eugene91 Registered Member

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    Im not sure if this thread belongs here..

    Im wondering what's the safest registry cleaner and registry defrag to use which is free?

    Currently I only use CCleaner to clean the registry after uninstalls :)
     
  2. CiX

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    Ccleaner IMO
     
  3. Boyfriend

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    +1 for CCleaner
    You can enhance CCleaner capabilities with CCleaner Enhancer
     
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    From several things I've read on the web, if you are having no issues, registry cleaning in XP and higher is not necessary. For that reason, IMO, no automated registry cleaner is "safe" (fixing something that's not broken is not a best practice.) If you do have PC issues that you feel are coming from the registry, I guess running an auto cleaner might be worth a try. But truthfully, if a PC is running poorly, a fresh install of Windows is the best answer.

    As for registry fragmentation, maybe it's an issue. I know it's never been an issue for me. The longest part of booting on any PC I have ever used was the loading of programs, not the loading of instructions for Windows itself.
     
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    Wise Registry Cleaner
    is one of the safest Reg cleaners out there (more than CCleaner IMO),it has a Reg defrag function and comes in a free version too.
     
  7. layman

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    Eusing has a cleaner and separate defragger, both safe in my experience. Registry cleaning is, of course, a potentially damaging process. Unless you have the expertise to understand what the cleaner is removing and the consequences of that removal, it's best to leave well enough alone or stick with an ultraconservative tool like CCleaner. CCleaner sorta dusts the registry, as opposed to giving it a good scrubbing.
     
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    Our license for Wise just ran out and I have uninstalled it. While it has a better looking UI, it isn't superior to Eusing in any sense. I kept is around just for the defrag function, which Eusing now also offers. Oddly (and annoyingly), when I uninstalled Wise, it took the liberty of uninstalling the Eusing defragger as well!
     
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    ccleaner i think is the safest but i prefer jv16 just a user without much knowledge of what to remove and what not to can get themselves in trouble much easier as it is MUCH more powerful
     
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    Apparently both sucks....

    28.10.2010 - Comparison of 176 Registry Cleaner Products


    not an independent test but still quite interesting
     
  11. mantra

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    what is CCleaner Enhancer ?
     
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    JV16 is great for when you want some more advanced features. I've personally never had a problem with it since this program started many years ago, just using it on the default clean. So advanced or not, it picks up even with the default settings where CCleaner leaves off and does more. Plus with it like CCleaner you can make a backup, so you never worry about killing something...

    CCleaner & JV16 both make a great combo.... :thumb:
     
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    From Mark Russinovich, in answer to this question....

    "Hi Mark, do you really think that Registry junk left by uninstalled programs could severely slow down the computer? I would like to ‘hear’ your opinion."

     
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    CCleaner Enhancer is an add-on for CCleaner that makes it even more powerful. CCleaner Enhancer adds support for over 270 new applications, which means that from that moment on you can use CCleaner to remove any traces left by those as well.

    A non-official plug-in, so you should use it at your own risk.
    hxxp://thewebatom.net/programs/ccleaner-enhancer/

    Now on the registry cleaners. In my experience depends. If you have a brand new shiny Windows 7 copy and you installed and uninstalled some crappy codec pack and now you have no sound is better if you try to do a System Restore. If your computer is old, full with viruses and has a lot of errors than you can try some trusted registry cleaner begining with jv16 PowerTools, Registry Healer, Vit Registry Fix, TweakNow RegCleaner, Auslogics Registry Cleaner or Uniblue RegistryBooster.

    Just stay away from:

    Error Doctor
    Error Nuker
    RegCure
    ErrorSmart
    PC Health Advisor

    If you see a website like this just run away.

    Avoid Registry Cleaner Comparison / Reviews websites, they are full with ClickBank affiliate software with one purpose: money. There is this website where the reviews are as unbiased and objective as possible and where the real users can vote their favorite software not some webmaster hungry for money.
     
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    but this add on does not enhance ccleaner registry cleaner

    thanks
     
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    Theoretically any registry cleaner that allows you to make a backup is safe. If it doesn't, I wouldn't use it. CCleaner has never done me any harm but it's pretty weak in my opinion. I've been very happy with Eusing. Does a thorough job and I've never had any problems. :)
     
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    Whichever you go with Eugene, make sure you know how'da access that backup should your system no longer boot.
     
  19. eugene91

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    Thanks for all the inputs. Ill stick with CCleaner only then I guess :)
     
  20. Brian K

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    GlobalForce,

    I'm curious, how does one restore a registry backup to a system that no longer boots?
     
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    Brian, I'll leave that for their proponents.
     
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    PowerTools Lite (Registry Cleaner - Freeware from Macecraft developer of jv16 PowerTools)
    and
    Registry Life (Registry Cleaner & Defragmenter - Freeware from Chemtable developer of Reg Organizer)
     
  24. Nanobot

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    As far as I'm concerned None of the so called registry defrag tools do a proper offline/boot time reg defrag

    with the exception of jv16's Registry Compactor who defrag/compact the registry before windows starts

    after every run my system feels and IS faster/snappier
     
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    Do you run this with Win7 Nanobot?
     
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