Registery cleaners safe?

February 23, 2011 at 06:40:04
Specs: Windows 7, 8GB
My computer friend told me that none of these are really safe as one can delete important registry files. What is a novice to do? I use Ccleaner.

Is it safe or not? My computer seems to run faster when I utilize this tool?


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#1
February 23, 2011 at 07:22:16
Registry cleaners generally cause more problems than they solve. The relatively small number of registry entries they delete are of little consequence to performance. The "errors" they correct are usually of no consequence. There is no way that a registry cleaner can be 100% certain that a specific entry is in error so it must guess. Usually it guess correctly, but sometimes not. Then you have a problem.

Any performance gains you might perceive are likely due to the placebo effect. If you truly believe it will seem faster.

CCleaner is safer then most but I wouldn't trust the registry cleaner functions.

A registry cleaner has some limited use when used by an expert to solve a specific problem. In the hands of a novice they can be dangerous.


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#2
February 23, 2011 at 08:52:07
Thank you so much, I will stop using it then.

What about this article.

http://askbobrankin.com/windows_7_h...


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