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Windows 7: Registry Cleaners

26 May 2012   #51
Pilgrim

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

As I accept the right of others to their own opinions and long since gave up on the idea of finding a consensus on this issue I will make this my last post on the subject.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Looks like the keys it's finding are it's own.
Of the keys that it found the small number shown in the image relate mostly to start menu shortcuts which is what I would expect after installing most programs.
Perhaps the fact that it shows its own unnecessary keys is actually a sign of its effectiveness rather than anything else?
If they had not been found the only way anybody would have known is if they ran a different registry cleaner and that found them.

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Almost all of these are sales scams.
The word 'almost' implies exceptions which surprises me but perhaps this is one of them.


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26 May 2012   #52
gregrocker

 

The exception is CCleaner 3.19.1721 - FileHippo.com.

Did you come here to give advice or seek advice?
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26 May 2012   #53
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Pilgrim, I'm slightly confused at your answer about it finding it's own keys.

If the keys are unnecessary then it shouldn't install them in the first place, should it?
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26 May 2012   #54
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus77 View Post
If the keys are unnecessary then it shouldn't install them in the first place, should it?
You would certainly think so wouldn't you.

May be why a lot of refer to most registry cleaners as Snake oil, at least those that have a price tag attached to them.
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26 May 2012   #55
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Snake oil I like it.

It's a pity a lot of these paid ones can't take a leaf out of CCleaners book.

It's great when free products are better than the ones you have to pay for!
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26 May 2012   #57
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I use most of those except puran defrag. I haven't seen the usb universal installer before. I'll have a look at that.

Most of mine are free with the odd exception.
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26 May 2012   #58
gregrocker

 

Puran gives you a free boot time defrag which you can couple with Disk Check. I run it a few times per year.

Just because it's free is not the point. This is freeware that is the best in its class, like CCleaner.
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26 May 2012   #59
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I agree with you I don't just use them because they're free but also because I know they do a good job.
I use Raxco PerfectDisk for defrag. Although that's only because I bought the home version years ago.
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26 May 2012   #60
Pilgrim

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Did you come here to give advice or seek advice?
I came here because the forum has the largest collection of information on Windows 7 that I have found in one place and after being referred here many times from elsewhere I decided to register.

The reason I have not asked any questions is that I have been reading through the forums and found answers to most of the questions that I started out with without needing to ask them.

My comments on this thread were not intended as advice but as opinions, if I have somehow caused offence it was not intended.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burdus77 View Post
Pilgrim, I'm slightly confused at your answer about it finding it's own keys.
If the keys are unnecessary then it shouldn't install them in the first place, should it?
Speaking as someone who both runs registry cleaners and installs software on a regular basis I have rarely installed a program that did not add something that was not necessary, be it registry keys or temporary files which do not get removed.
Even Microsoft programs and updates do it.
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