Do I Need a Registry Cleaner
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It's a well known reality that over 94% of PC's that are over a month old are
infected with malicious spyware and adware. Even if you have an antispyware tool
your Windows Registry might be broken - developers of those tools are focused on
removing spyware and adware only, not every trace of software itself. Such
software is rarely accompanied by an uninstall utility and even when it is it
almost always leaves broken Windows Registry errors behind it.
The registry is essentially the catalog or reference source for the computer.
Only those with a meticulous knowledge of computers should attempt to change the
registry. If you make a mistake while altering the registry and it isn't backed
up, you may lose information critical to the proper performance of your
After you run an antispyware application that deletes active spyware files,
you are still left with references to those files in your computer registry.
These traces will clog your registry over time, leaving your computer
susceptible to failure.
Symptoms of Windows Registry Problems:
Problems with the Windows Registry are a common cause of Windows crashes and
error messages. Your PC is likely infected with Windows registry errors if it
has ever undergone any of the problems:
- PC runs much slower than when you first bought it
- PC keeps crashing at vital times
- PC doesn't startup correctly
- PC doesn't shutdown correctly
- PC needs frequent rebooting
- Unable to remove a software using add/remove dialog
- Getting the "Blue Screen of Death
The registry records the relationship between hardware, memory space, and
addressing. It contains information and settings for all the software, hardware,
users, and preferences of the computer. The registry is stored on your computer
in several files and depending upon your version of Windows, there will be
different files and different locations for these files. The registry keep
growing when you use Windows and become corrupted as software and hardware is
added and removed from your computer.
To keep your computer in top performance, it is recommended to periodically
clean the Windows registry with a reliable and efficient Registry Cleaner.
Registry Cleaner is an utility program that scans the Windows Registry and looks
for outdated and invalid entries.
In short, the registry cleaner cleans the following:
- Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera
Temporary files, URL history, cookies, Auto complete form history, index.dat.
Temporary files and Log files, recycle bin, recent documents,.
- Advanced features
Removes unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ClassIDs, ProgIDs,
Uninstallers, Help Files, Shared DLLs, Fonts ActiveX Controls, Icons, Invalid
Shortcuts, Application Paths, and more...
- Third-party applications
Removes temporary files and recent file lists (MRUs) from many apps including
Media Player, Kazaa eMule, WinRAR, Google Toolbar, Nero, Adobe Acrobat,
WinAce, WinZip, , Netscape, MS Office and many more...
There are dozens of
programs on the market that cleans registry, boosts PC's performance, get rid
of unwanted material and prevent crashes. Some of the prominent ones are:
Error Doctor, Reg Cure, PAL Registry Cleaner, Easy Cleaner, Adv. System
Optimizer, Fix-it Utilities, Ace Utilities, Registry Mechanic, Registry Fix,
JV16 PowerTools, etc.
A good windows registry clean and repair product should have the following
Automatic Scan It is the simplest way to clean up the registry.
Automatic Scan is recommended for 'non-technical' users.
Custom Scan One can customize the search and scan Windows registry
for particular types of errors (shared DLLs, invalid start-up entries, missing
Manual Cleanup After the scan is complete, the program should show a
full list of errors with details, broken down by types and let you fix
individual invalid entries or all invalid entries of a certain type.
Backup and Undo Before removing an entry from the windows registry,
an automatic creation of a backup file should be done, that can be used to
undo the changes. This to avoid changes without backup.
Scheduler Schedule the program to scan the registry whenever you
start your PC.
Using the registry cleaner software is not a one time fix. One should run
it on a regular basis to keep the registry clean and without errors. This will
help the stability and speed of windows.
Thus every PC requires registry cleaner which optimizes windows registry
allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space.
Valuable registry repair software can help you get your computer back into
shape, tuned-up and running problem free in no time.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2007-03-19 00:10:47 in Computer Articles