Quote: Originally Posted by deceiver
CCleaner works great, but be careful using the reg cleaner. Right now there aren't many reliable ones available.
I don't think there ever will be reliable registry cleaners since there have never been any. I've never seen a (backed up) proof that there would be gain in speed. But millions of instances where they caused problems. If you can delete 2 kB, do you really think that speeds up the PC?
If for some reason I need to delete all traces of a formerly installed software I use CCleaner to find those and manually select those entries. But I don't do that for speed, but when I need to re-isntall them and somehow the new installation still uses some old data.
If your registry (and the entire system) is so screwed up that it causes you trouble and slows down the PC, then a registry cleaner won't help and a clean install is needed anyway.