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Posted by:

Joan
17 Dec 2008

What about Windows Live OneCare? You can use it for free. Here is the link: http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

I use it once a month and whenever my laptop starts acting "funny." It seems to help.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Very interesting... this Microsoft tool includes a registry cleaner! Food for thought for the "anti cleaner" camp.

Posted by:

Glen
17 Dec 2008

JV16 PowerTools 2008 deleted the files needed to run my Brother MFC 7820N and after 6 weeks of contacting their tech support, no solution! There must be a better program somewhere.

Posted by:

Bill C
18 Dec 2008

Bob, I have been an avid reader of yours for a while but not commented. I used my CCleaner this evening to tidy up the registry. This is a feature I didn't realize I had. Lo and behold my "windows wonder wagon" is running a bit better. Enough with my alliteration. Many thanks and the early Christmas present.

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Barbara
18 Dec 2008

I use Easy Cleaner and have for about 1 year now. It keeps my computer up to date for me. I am a new computer user and this helps me take care of many problems. I downloaded it and my computer geek who cleans my machine for me when needed says I have too many things but he was impressed with this program.....Thanks for the tips..

Posted by:

walter reinhart
18 Dec 2008

I've used Uniblue's Registry Booster and it damn near fried my computer. I wouldn't recommend their products to my worst enemy. The one time I ran RB it not only went after all the errors in the registry but it went after all my music, graphics, etc and I was just lucky it moved them to the recycle bin. I use REG CURE, it's a paid product and it works really well and this is one that I would recommend for those not too tech savvy.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Interesting... I've heard quite a few people tell me that REGCURE is Pure Evil. As always, your mileage may vary.

Posted by:

Keith Paterson
18 Dec 2008

I have used registry cleaners such as Regscrub XP and Ccleaner but I almost invariably am asked to reinstall a program afterwards. Seems to be Microsoft programs that suffer. Works or Office will ask for the original disk. So making sure you can undo is wise. I think ccleaner has its own undo facility, no ?

Posted by:

veenav
18 Dec 2008

Did you tried advanced windows care 2 or advanced system care 3?

Posted by:

Rick
23 Dec 2008

Is EasyCleaner from ToniArts even supporting his product any more? There have been no updates for Easy Cleaner In over a year possibly 2 years.

Posted by:

DannySF
23 Dec 2008

I've used Ccleaner for years and have never had a problem with it. I've cleaned up 100s of MBs in a matter of minutes. I was surprised to see the reg. cleaner on it, I never really had used it for that. I've only cleaned up the system memory with it. Thanks for the update on the program.

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
23 Dec 2008

Oh, I learned a long time ago, just how important a good registry cleaner was. I know that you must use them with caution, but, the overall improvement in performance has been dramatic, in my experience. I don't do it often, just maybe once or twice a year.

I found a wonderful FREE program for un-installing programs that really works and saves me having to use a Registry cleaner often. It is Revo Uninstaller. This program not only uses most programs uninstaller, but, goes one step further. It looks for left-over registry data values and you can remove them, as well. That is the biggest problem with the registry ... left-over data values. Doesn't mean that the registry can't get 'bad' data in it, but, left-over data is the biggest problem that I have seen and that alone can really 'mess' with the registry and over-all computer performance.

I also, didn't realize that CCleaner had a registry cleaner with it. I set it up and didn't even notice, but, I use CCleaner quite frequently. I tend to 'trial' computer games a lot, so that is why I use Revo Uninstaller and then I use CCleaner to clean up all of my cookies, adware/spyware and etc.

Check out Revo Uninstaller at www.revouninstaller.com I recommend this program. It is also, very user friendly and it is FREE!!! It is so much better than Microsoft's Add/Remove program with any Windows version!!!

Posted by:

Des Sharp
23 Dec 2008

There is also a pretty good free Reg cleaner - Eusing Free Registry Cleaner from www.eusing.com. (DonationWare)

Posted by:

Yokel
23 Dec 2008

Glen, JV16 powertools is an excellent thorough and deep registry cleaner, but it's not really suitable for novices.

Posted by:

Brian
23 Dec 2008

I have used ccleaner on alot of computers and find it to be a really good program for the not so techie people out there, as it is hard to do damage if they go with the default settings. If I get a system that is really bogged down then i will use JV16 Powertools, but you have to be careful of what you are doing as it can do some real damage. Like the program tells you, if your not sure about what you are doing, don't do it till you know.

Posted by:

Dawne
24 Dec 2008

I run Windows XP snd use "RegCure" which is a paid-for program ($29.95) to start, and it costs me $19.95 to remew each year. It will automatically back up the registry before cleaning it. In case of a conflict, I can reset it. It keeps all backups until I decide to delete them. It performs some other cleanup tasks as well.

Posted by:

Dan B
25 Dec 2008

JV16 Power Tools 2008 is not freeware. It is a trial version from Macecraft. (Free to try, 29.95 to buy.) I have used Jouni Vuorio's (the JV in Macecraft's JV16 Power Tools 2008) Reg Cleaner 4.3 for years without problems. It is the last freeware version before Jouni started distributing through Macecraft. Just Google Reg Cleaner 4.3 to find a download site for this free program.I also use CCleaner and Easy Cleaner and run all three as part of my backup procedure. I run Reg Clean last and it always finds more than the other two cleaners.

Posted by:

Registry cleaner
02 Feb 2009

Thank you! I need to do this! Great article. Easy to follow, and thanks for the registry cleaner source.

Posted by:

Jack
06 Feb 2009

I tried the Regcure "free" download, why is beyond me, well, anyways, it found over 1000 errors! Of course, fixing these so called errors aren't free, so after dishing out $29.95, and registering the program, I started the repair process, and whats the first thing the program wants to do? It wants to disable my Picasa 3 graphics program, and restore Windows picture viewer as my default program for opening bitmaps! over 1000 registry "errors" and this is the first thing it wants to "fix"?! That's when I realized I've been duped again! When am I going to learn, that NOTHING IS FREE ON THE INTERNET!!!

EDITOR'S NOTE: There are plenty of good freebies on the Internet. But sometimes you have to do your research. Hopefully you're not implying that I advised you to try REGCURE, because I've actually recommended AGAINST that program. Try one of the ones I've recommended...

Posted by:

askbobfan2009
18 Feb 2009

Wow, you sound like you know what you're talking about. I'm not as computer smart as you are, which is why I'll be sticking with JV16 thank you very much. I don't HAVE to know everything about a computer to work with JV and yeah, maybe that makes me sound stupid but so what. I know the difference between a slow computer and a fast computer. JV makes that difference very clear.

BTW, you're very cute Bob. :-)

Posted by:

Mark Jacobs
25 Jun 2009

I've heard tha registry cleaners don't help much, if at all. I totally disagree with this. I've used a few free and paid and I've settled on CCleaner as my clean-up tool. I've revived many computers which prior to runninc CCleaner were so slow the computer owners insister they had a virus. I don't know if there is a better one or not, but CCleaner definitely does the job.

Posted by:

Spencer
26 Jun 2009

Bob's comment about EasyCleaner is a little outdated. The developer, is no longer actively updating his software. His programs are still available as far as I know, and I use them every day.

EasyCleaner cleans the registry very safely. In 10 years of use I have never had any problems with it. I can recommend EasyCleaner for cleaning the registry and the other things it does, with ONE EXCEPTION.

DO NOT USE THE DUPLICATE FILE TOOL, EVER.

It is too easy to inadvertantly remove a duplicate file that the computer requires in order to work properly. Neither you nor I know which duplicate files are safe to remove and which are not.

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