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Windows 7: Is Cleaners Registry Cleaner "safe"

04 Jan 2012   #21
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Hi Asser,

I think the answer to your question is "Yes, it is safe in the hands of someone experienced enough to know why they are using it, or under the tutelage of someone experienced with it". As a very general rule of tumb, the ordinary layman should probably be quite careful with it.

Consider an RPG rocket launcher : its safe, as long as its not loaded, pointed in your direction, and has someones finger on th trigger


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04 Jan 2012   #22

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
On the issue of Ccleaners necessity in the first place I bow to a wizard (Mark Russinovich) whose opinion I value.

You can read his opinion and many others Do I need a Registry Cleaner? | What the Tech

Thanks, Ken. A very interesting read. Bookmarked.

I don't think he's classed CCleaner as a registry cleaner here, mainly because it only cleans up leftover keys in Registry and makes no other determination about them as the Registry Cleaners do (badly).

I have almost become persuaded by the line of thinking that Win7 needs no cleaner or defragger other than it's native one. However CCleaner can often find a gig of schmutz when Disk Cleanup will find less than half that amount. So I can't see giving it up.

I also believe that a boot defrag like Puran's which gets at System files is more powerful than the Win7 native defragger - but that's left to another thread.

Of course you are correct. The amin point in the article is that they are not needed. He did mention Ccleaner in that context so ergo he considers it one of the un-needed ilk.

I have used Ccleaner myself and had both good and bad experiences . I just dont recommend them to others for they are un-neccessary.
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