registry cleaning tools

I think Comodo is only interested in producing security software.

Ganda, if you’re going to go with CCleaner + something else then it’s recommended that you run it first before the others since it’s the safest.

Ah, but it’s a dual-edge blade because if you use it incorrectly and it can mess up your system. :o

I’ve been using CCleaner for about 7 months on this comp and i’ve never saved a back up of the registry before it deletes some of the registry stuff. It might be stupid but i just dont feel like i have to i mean if all fails just reinstall XP.

Me 2. That’s how safe it is.

With Windows.Live.Safety scanner you mean this?

I’ll give it a shot.

I’ve got CCleaner and I’m happy with it because it detects unused classes and I hear they’re the worst burden on performance, and it also cleans junk files. But could anyone please tell me what are “Custom Files and Folders” are? Maybe I don’t identify the words because I’m using a Spanish Windows…

I use Regsupreme Pro, its a good resgitry cleaner, that DOESNT remove to much, like some do…

And CCleaner is really not a registry cleaner… CCleaner cant replace a registry cleaner…

then windows firewall can also replace comodo firewall…

I think everything has been said, more or less, in this thread. But I can’t leave it without writing something, since I’ve always cared for registry cleaners. :wink:

My cleaners are, since a couple of months - after having tried several programs:

CCleaner 1.3
RegCleaner 4.3
RegSeeker 1.55

They all complement each other nicely, but I’ve learned that RegSeeker “destroys” AutoCAD 2007 and 2008. Except for that, my programs are all safe from these three registry cleaners.


+1 to LA’s post, except for the AutoCAD because I don’t have that and RegSeeker had left strange effects on my pc, though not serious ones (which I blame myself for not thoroughly testing the PC after removing a mountain of registry keys). If only RegSeeker had a better default ignore list, I’d say it’s the best of the 3.

Soya, do you remove all entries or just the green ones? I always remove all entries. Maybe AutoCAD would have been saved if only the green ones were removed, I don’t know. Anyway I haven’t noticed any other stability issues with my system or specific programs, when letting RegSeeker dig deep.


Same here. Green? What’s that? :P. I just delete everything. There was a point when too many “bad” registry keys were found, so I had to delete one group at a time, but still did not perform careful checks after that, so that was stupid of me.

Two things that when wrong after I deleted everything:

  1. Right when I’m at my desktop after a boot-up, most times I would open a program, single or double-click an icon and it would freeze for about 3 seconds, but this is something I’m not 100% certain was due to RegSeeker
  2. This for a fact I know due to my carelessness of using RegSeeker: there’s a shortcut that I basically dragged & dropped from my ISP in Network Connections (using XP) to the Windows Startup folder. Before I would have the correct icon that I customized. After it would also default to the My Computer icon regardless of how I tried to customized the icon.

So you can see they’re no biggies, but since I also deleted the backups, I can’t get it restored. Backups are useful when you delete one or a few items, but when you’re doing the first run of 300+ entries to delete, it can be very tedious to figure out which registry should not be deleted. :frowning: (If Service Pack 3 will be any good as SP2, then that will be my answer)

Ah yes, it’s impossible to get it right when restoring from 749 deleted entries…

Green/Red items; see the attached screen shot!


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Was the link I provided the “on-line” scanner you guys mentioned? Because it needs to be installed so it’s not really on-line and in that case I’m not that interested.

EDIT: By the way you can always backup everything, and if something goes wrong you restore all of it, then run the registry cleaner again, and take a closer look at what entries are related to what started to go wrong, and exclude them from deletion this time.

I have seen references to Jouni Vuorio’s RegCleaner but not to his jv16 PowerTools. I have one of the Last working free releases before it went commercial. Last year Fred Langa chose jv16 Power Tools Pro as the most robust and Toni Arts EasyCleaner as another good choice.

RegSeeker and jv16 Power Tools almost sound about the same, with general cleanings they come up with a lot more keys to delete than the simple registry cleaner. Not used RegSeeker but it probably as a registry tool like FIND which I like to use. Example after using Norton’s uninstall Tool for Systemworks there were over 600 keys left to delete when using Find for just 3 keywords Norton, Symantec, Systemworks. Running Find after the uninstall and before the uninstall tool, I had over 3,000 keys.

Oh RegCleaner and jv16 Power Tools do search for different keys, With Jv16 doing a deeper search you know it will find keys after running RegCleaner, but RegCleaner will also find 1 or 2 keys running it after Jv16 Power tools.

I also use Ccleaner the most, I would classify some of the registry cleaners in these categories

Simple and normally safe with no options
RegClean.exe (quite old)
TweakNow RegCleaner

A combination of registry cleaner and temp file cleaner etc
EasyCleaner by Toni arts (a little deeper registry cleaning)

Deeper Registry Cleaning
Registry Mechanic (not free)
jv16 Power Tools (utilizing the last free working release) The latest commercial Pro release has more advanced features

Oh here is a question I hope one of you, that have used registry cleanser for a while. might be able to answer
                      With most registry cleaners the term fix repair etc means one thing  DELETE.  But with jv16 Power Tools before the Delete button at the bottom there is a FIX button.  When clicking on it I wonder what it does?  You do see it trying to do something?  But normally I have so many keys and am impatient I just click the delete key.