Solved I am looking for a free reliable registry cleaner

May 20, 2012 at 12:25:23
Specs: Windows Vista
I am not sure if it is wise to delete all InProcServer32's from CLSID in registry.
So, I would rather to have a free reliable Reg-Clean.
I would appreciate if you can help.


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May 20, 2012 at 13:06:29
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Why do you want to delete all InProcServer32's from CLSID in registry? Generally there is no need to use registry cleaners. Invalid entries cause no issues and registry cleaners can sometimes take out valid entries and mess things up.

However, I have found that the registry cleaner part of CCleaner is one of the least risky ones. I tend to judge registry cleaners by how good they are at keeping valid entries in place, rather than how many invalid ones they remove.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 20, 2012 at 13:37:36
I would also agree with Derek's recommendation about CCleaner. It is the only registry cleaner I have come across that I have absolute faith in not doing any accidental damage, plus it has other useful features that will make your system run better.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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May 20, 2012 at 18:00:33
Registry cleaners have some value when used by someone who understands the registry and the potential issues when using them. Anyone who knows that much about the registry will not be asking for suggestions. The large majority of people using these products have only the vaguest notion of what the registry is. In such hands a registry cleaner is dangerous.

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May 20, 2012 at 18:49:01
Amen to #3.

The problems arise when a powerful cleaner is allowed to remove all it wants.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 21, 2012 at 05:50:59
iv used CCleaner for many years on and off on many of my machines, in particular the 'Cleaner' which removes temp files, history etc.

My experience with registry cleaners has always been a bad one, and i include CCleaner in this as well, althought it is (well seems to be) better than the majority of the other registry cleaners i have used.

Although i am not a believer of registry cleaners, i always try them before i can give my opinion on them.

So, to me, seeing as there is ALWAYS an update to CCleaner, it could be once a week, or twice a month, whatever.. it seems that the developers find bugs that they obviously fix and release a newer version. I never see any new features so i assume that the new releases have bug fixes...... in the mean time the version we are using can potentially have bugs which 'could' be harming our machine???

Anyways, from my experience all registry cleaners have made my computers slower and more slugglish, i have observed this in my main machine, and in an experiment i ran with two identicle machines, fresh copy of xp, setup exactly the same. Over a period of a week one machine (the one with ccleaner) startup time was slower than the other, although there could have been other contributing factors i also believe that the registry cleaner had a part to play with it too.

Bottom line, the registry is the brain of any machine, if its not broken then why try fixing it? orphan keys have never caused me any problems, in fact the machine that i never ran a registry cleaner on works perfectly......

it is only my opinion so any experts out there please dont have a go at me :)

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May 21, 2012 at 08:23:10
free reliable registry cleaner is a oxymoron statement on so many levels.
I don't recommend registry clearners. They are a bad idea for 90% out there.

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May 21, 2012 at 08:32:42
I also don't like to test my system with a cleaner. May work, may leave system in unstable or odd to fix issues.

If the registry is full of junk then that means you installed all sorts of junk and maybe tried to un-install some of it.

The best way to clean a system is to reload from OEM media and learn best practices to avoid this in the future. One best practice is to refrain from installing all sorts of junk to test. Use a virtual machine if you can for those tests.

Hang up and live.

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