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Old 07-24-2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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Good registry cleaner?

What the title says... there are tons of them out there but I'm not sure how safe they are.

I've looked in the registry before and when ever you install something and then uninstall it, it leaves all these extra folders behind.

I'd like all that crap gone.

So what do you use on you windows computer (if you have a cleaner) or which one would you recommend?
Old 07-24-2007, 04:21 PM   #2
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Registry cleaners can be pretty risky. Always use one that has a backup feature.

I use CCleaner. Minor cleaning with backup. Never had a problem with it and it is a freebie.
Old 07-24-2007, 04:22 PM   #3
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The one I use and have had good luck with is CCleaner (the first C = crap).
Old 07-24-2007, 05:16 PM   #4
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Regcleaner. Never had a problem with it and it has a backup feature. And it is free.
Old 07-24-2007, 05:23 PM   #5
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I just manually delete suspect keys.

Old 07-24-2007, 05:39 PM   #6
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Tune-Up Utilities has a good one in it.
Registry Mechanic is a good one, but pay attention to what it finds.


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