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Windows 7: Registry cleaner

16 Mar 2012   #11
delmoon01

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

mcafee launched a registry cleaner just recently. if registry cleaners are reputabel like ccleaner, reginout, etc they can be used. they do not harm. i have used many and found them ok.


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16 Mar 2012   #12
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by delmoon01 View Post
mcafee launched a registry cleaner just recently. if registry cleaners are reputabel like ccleaner, reginout, etc they can be used. they do not harm. i have used many and found them ok.
In the wrong hands they can harm the PC. The Registry is very delicate. If you dont have a backup first then it can cause problems.

In the past some cleaners have removed the application keys for opening .exe files...

Always do a backup first.

Dave
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16 Mar 2012   #13
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

The best suggestion I've heard of so far in this thread is Bumpkin's

If you use Revo you shouldn't have the need for a Reg cleaner.
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16 Mar 2012   #14
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
The best suggestion I've heard of so far in this thread is Bumpkin's

If you use Revo you shouldn't have the need for a Reg cleaner.
There are a few problems with Revo.

1. The free edition only handles 32bit programs even on 64bit windows.
2. If you use the default Moderate Mode Scan it sometimes leaves leftovers.
3. If you use the Advanced mode it will often suggest things that should not be removed.

But whatever you do you must look very carefully at any registry changes it suggests.
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16 Mar 2012   #15
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Thank you for the clarifications Kado!

I agree wholeheartedly with your caveat in red.
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16 Mar 2012   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by delmoon01 View Post
mcafee launched a registry cleaner just recently. if registry cleaners are reputabel like ccleaner, reginout, etc they can be used. they do not harm. i have used many and found them ok.
The absolute worst crapware seen here causing problems almost every week is MucAfee. I would not use anything they make. .

You have just read every expert say not to use any Registry Cleaner except CCleaner which is possibly the most reputable app in the entire tech world.
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16 Mar 2012   #17
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The only attempts I have ever made cleaning a registry is with ccleaner, only because it doesn't dig deep and mostly cleans up things from uninstalls. There really isn't a need for cleaning the registry anyway in Win 7. Best to steer clear of them, no matter how good they say their product is.
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16 Mar 2012   #18
bjclark

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for all the replies! I think I'll stay away from all registry cleaners.
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16 Mar 2012   #19
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Good. It probably means you won't need our help so much.
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16 Mar 2012   #20
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bjclark View Post
Thanks for all the replies! I think I'll stay away from all registry cleaners.

Wise choice too.
Safe surfing!
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