Which registry cleaner do you trust most?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by richrf, Dec 3, 2004.

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  1. luvhirez

    luvhirez Registered Member

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    I use regscrubxp, Without any problems.
    anybody else use regscrubxp
     
  2. NAMOR

    NAMOR Registered Member

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    I mostly use JV16 Powertools 2005 or regseeker to clean up after using TotalUninstall 3. Haven't had a problem yet... :D
     
  3. luvhirez

    luvhirez Registered Member

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    OMG, I just tried regseeker!
    after I ran Regscrubxp
    It found 921 that regscrubxp didnt :eek:
    A bit scary
    but I got rid of them
    no problems yet
    also found another hundred in the following 4 scans :rolleyes:
     
  4. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I use ashampoo utilities and registry tools. also wincleaner ;)
     
  5. Close_Hauled

    Close_Hauled Registered Member

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  6. fannymites

    fannymites Registered Member

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    RegSeeker.
    I installed it the same week I got my computer.
    Knowing nothing about computers at the time I installed it on a recommendation to try to get rid of all traces of some program or other that was causing me problems.
    I've been using it ever since and never had a single problem with it.
     
  7. gre87y

    gre87y Registered Member

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    Is there a help file for regseeker somewhere? I want to put back the 300 entries I have in the backup.
    Thanks
     
  8. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Double click each entry you want to put back in the registry.
     
  9. gre87y

    gre87y Registered Member

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    Thanks Ron,
    I was hoping there was some way to put all the entries back without having to double click on each one.
     
  10. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    You could try highlighting all of them and right click. It may ask on each one that you want to put back.
     
  11. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I would ask "Which registry cleaner has NO false positives ?"
    because that's the only one for ignorant users.
     
  12. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    It's debatable that you should clean the XP registry at all. Don't do it if you don't feel comfortable and have some knowledge of what is affected. And, have a backup. :D
     
  13. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I concur. Better one registry too many, than one registry too short.
    Registry cleaners aren't tools for ignorant users.
     
  14. ragnarok

    ragnarok Registered Member

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    a question related to REGSEEKER, ive been using it for couple of days with no probs at all, i was wondering what does the EXCLUDE file should contain, there are quite some elements on this that i really dont know why they are defaultly X-cluded:

    2|Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Citrix Program Neighborhood

    1|Software\Funk Software, Inc.

    0|.DAT
    0|.hta
    0|.htc
    0|.manifest
    0|Applications\WINWORD.EXE\TaskbarExceptionsIcons
    0|CLSID\{08EE6878-C867-4D8C-A360-FED4B6501D54}

    do every regseeker installed on a pc has different default X-clusion list according to users config? or it is the same for all of us....
     
  15. ragnarok

    ragnarok Registered Member

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    also, taking advantage of the space..:p, ive had a recurrent problem for quite some time, i cannot do anything with a music FOLDER on my D: drive, nor delete, read, scan, etc, it contains corrupted music as i went through a blackout when i was trying to pass some musik to other place, somehow it became very corrupted, cuz even with system symbol - DOS with DEL command i cannot delete it, keeps saying to me ACCESS DENIED, so what should you ppl recommend me to do, format D:? (as i dont have anything that i cant back up first), or what else could be useful.....thx in advance.
     
  16. Gregory

    Gregory Registered Member

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    I could not find very many helpful reviews from any reputable websites to help me in choosing a registry cleaner but I have not had any trouble with RegSupreme Pro.
     
  17. Beefcarver

    Beefcarver Registered Member

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    seeing that Regseeker is good with everyone I downloaded it and it is quite impressive it does a great job. thankyou guys.
     
  18. SG1

    SG1 Registered Member

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    Registry Mechanic - bought it and used it on 98SE and the now current XP PRO (SP1 and 2 and current updates) and have seen time and time again, that you can trust RM, to work. Period. Also had 2-3 updates of the app., in short time that I've had it.
    That co. seems to have done their homework, as I think all here know what a gaffe in the Registry can do...

    SG1 (Pat)
     
  19. toploader

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    For all those who put their trust in Registry Mechanic let it be known that in the latest edition of PC Pro Magazine (November 2005) (UK) - Registry Mechanic Version 4 (the Full Monty) is included on the cover DVD.

    (please note that if you click "live update" on the RM panel it will prompt you to download a trial of version 5 - if you download and install this it will overwrite your full version 4)
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2005
  20. toploader

    toploader Registered Member

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    ok decided to try Reg Mechanic 4 cover disk - it found 200 problems on scan and presented the first five high priority ones on the screen - i decided to let RM fix them. when i clicked fix it came back and said it had fixed all 200.

    i closed RM and then decided to do a quick check just to make sure my system was still working. i doubled clicked on a progam icon on the desk top - nothing happened! - tried another - nothing! - tried the Registry Mechanic icon - nothing!

    i was able to start reg mechanic from the progams folder and thankfully the backup restored everything to normal.

    i've come to the conclusion that using a registry cleaner is a form of russian roulette. you click the fix button and then wait to see if you still have a system. :D
     
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