Glary Registry Utilities not working in Win 7

November 1, 2010 at 07:49:50
Specs: Windows 7
When I click on "Scan Issues" on "1-click Maintenance", Registry Cleaner says "53 problems found" and Temporary Files Cleaner says "590 Byte files found". So I click on "Repair Problems" and it tells me "problems solved" and "Space recovered". I say "Oh good!"

So I click on "Scan Issues" to see if the problems are all gone, and once again the Registry Cleaner says "53 problems found" and Temporary Files Cleaner says "590 Byte files found".

? Glary Utilities told me the problems had gone! Why are they still there? Why was Glary lying to me? So I click on "Repair Problems" and it tells me "problems solved" and "Space recovered" again. But another quick check shows me they're all *still* there! Why is Glary Utilities doing nothing, and why does it tell me "problems solved" when they aren't?

Is Glary Utilities really the worthless piece of crap it appears to be?


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#1
November 1, 2010 at 08:15:37
I don't know much about Glary Utilities, but automatic registry cleaners can typically be dangerous and much of what you expect it to do for you is either automatic now with Windows 7, or easy enough to do yourself within windows. The main one you still need to maintain still is the internet files, so just set your browser to keep history and things for only one day or so (for convenience only), and regularly clean out history, cookies, stored files, etc with its available tools. Defrag as I understand it is now automatic and registry is best left alone unless you understand it enough to do it manually yourself.

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#2
November 1, 2010 at 09:41:21
"Is Glary Utilities really the worthless piece of crap it appears to be?" Pretty much.

This is not aimed at Glary Utilities in particular. All registry cleaners have the same inherent faults, that is it is impossible in a general sense to detect with 100% accuracy that a particular registry key or value is in error. As such they must often guess. Most of the time the guess is correct, but sometimes not. Sometimes a guess leads to deletion of an important key or value and problems arise.

Some registry cleaners are very aggressive in the removal or "correction" of what they consider invalid entries. This means bigger numbers of repairs made which impresses users. These are the most dangerous. Others are more cautious and less dangerous, bit in my view they are still unnecessary and should be avoided.

Most of these utilities do perform some legitimate functions, such as the removal of temporary files. But avoid the registry cleaning functions.


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#3
November 1, 2010 at 09:50:05
590 bytes is not very much space for 53 entries. The issue may be that the temp files are being recreated. Every time you do anything on the internet some temp files are created.

Try using Ccleaner Slim instead. As was stated, don't use the registry module unless it becomes necessary. It doesn't sound like you are using anything but a cleaner of temp files and cookies in Glary either. Get Ccleaner Slim at the link below.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...


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#4
November 1, 2010 at 18:42:32
Many thanks! I'll uninstall Glary and learn more about the registry. It's probably unnecessary to clean my registry anyway. CCleaner seems to work well, in the sense that it doesn't leave anything behind. Thanks for all the helpful insights!

Sincerely,
Moonlight


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#5
November 2, 2010 at 04:17:16
Any registry cleaner, such as "Glary", may become "scary" when used on Windows 7.

Therefore, I strongly advise nobody not to use registry cleaners on Windows 7.

CoolGuy


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