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Windows 7: Free Registry Cleaner?

25 Nov 2009   #31
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
EWell I am going with the anti-registry cleaner lobby.

None for me.

Johnston

IMHO a wise decision Johnston.
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25 Nov 2009   #32
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Another anti-registry cleaner vote.

Here's some good material here - pro and con...Solved Do not use registry cleaners! - Vista Forums
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25 Nov 2009   #33
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
Anyone reccomend a free registry cleaner?.

One that works and doesn't mess with your computer.

Johnston
I did not read throught every answer, but my suggestion is leave well enought alone. I have read about so many problems with registry cleaners. Just perform the normal maintenance, recommended by MS. If you have problems just do a system restore.
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26 Nov 2009   #34
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

another vote for ccleaner here
- been using it for years - never any problems
- you can re-import deleted/fixed items if you do notice any irregularities..
- it'll even do secure file deletion, if you set it up appropriately

- it's a well-tested and thoroughly reliable (free) product..
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26 Nov 2009   #35
Newt

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Colonel Travis View Post
Ditto jimbo.

Did anyone mention Revo's uninstaller? Didn't see it. It's free and it gets rid of just about every speck of crap a program dumps on your system. Sometimes I'll have to manually trash of a few harmless files after Revo, but I've never had to dig into the registry because Revo pulls that junk out and it does a superb job and doesn't screw your computer as a result. Can't recommend it highly enough.
Good answer,
I agree 100%,.It is what I use,just used it an hour ago,and I usually recommend it, don't know why I didn't in my first answer.

I use it all the time since I download a lot of utilities and other "stuff" to try out and end up removing much of what I try.So I want to keep my registry somewhat free of junk.

I like revo and I trust it.
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26 Nov 2009   #36
MadMatt

7600.16385 x86
 
 

don't use registry cleaner in Ccleaner, it's a time-bomb. everything will start showing error messages gradually. in my case I'm lucky I was still be able to do a System Restore.

and guys, how about uniblue registry booster? It has GOLD MICROSOFT CERTIFICATE. I've used its registry cleaning once that has found 2000 registry errors and had it fix it all 2 days ago, not a single error YET.
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26 Nov 2009   #37
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnston7 View Post
Anyone reccomend a free registry cleaner?.

One that works and doesn't mess with your computer.

Johnston
I've used CCLEANER for 2 years and with Windows 7 no problems so far.

It's possible with any cleaner if you actually have a bad registry entry the Cleaner will clean the entry but it could be related to another function, Houston you have a problem.
Backup your Registry before using any cleaner on your system.
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27 Nov 2009   #38
MadMatt

7600.16385 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by catilley1092 View Post
A safe alternative would be to download Windows Live Safety Scanner (it is free) and run it. It will show all registry errors (usually uninstalled programs and Active X controls). It also scans for viruses. It is safe. But in order to use it to it's fullest, choose complete scan. It will take awhile, but will be worth it. You can even use your PC or laptop while scanning. As for all these other "free" or even paid registry cleaners, it is best to avoid them. Some of them will show hundreds of problems to repair just to get your money. A lot of these programs are garbage, and may place spyware or adware on your system. The choice that I gave you at first is your best option, and it also creates a restore point. I run it on a monthly basis and have had no problems.
it stays on initializing forever, and when I minimized then maximized its window turned to all white.
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27 Nov 2009   #39
catilley1092

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

For whatever reason, Windows Live Safety Scanner won't install on my 64 bit version of Win 7. It gave the error code:0x0c600c03. I googled it, and it led me right back to that program. A lot of 64 bit users are experiencing this problem. I use it every month on both of my XP laptops. And CCleaner has some excellent cleaning tools, but I don't trust my registry with it. I use it every night to clean temp internet files, because your built in disc cleaner only deletes them. CCleaner shreds them 35 times (the Guttman method). Until Windows provides me with a safe alternative, I'll leave the registry cleaners alone.
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27 Nov 2009   #40
BugMeister

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadMatt View Post
don't use registry cleaner in Ccleaner, it's a time-bomb. everything will start showing error messages gradually. in my case I'm lucky I was still be able to do a System Restore.

and guys, how about uniblue registry booster? It has GOLD MICROSOFT CERTIFICATE. I've used its registry cleaning once that has found 2000 registry errors and had it fix it all 2 days ago, not a single error YET.
I find that rather disturbing..

Ccleaner has NEVER ever caused me any problems
- and I've been using it for 5 years..!!
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