Thought-free registry cleaner wanted

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by SlowwHand, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. SlowwHand

    SlowwHand Guest

    SOMEONE posted a link to a site that also touted a registry cleaning
    program. Suffice to say, it was terrible.
    Does anyone know a registry cleaning program that is thought-free, that I
    can't mess up if I try.
    One that will just flag for deletion, and take any decision-making out of my
    No. I don't ask for much, do I?
    SlowwHand, Dec 16, 2003
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    Brian H¹© Guest

    SlowwHand said:
    The one I use, which is pretty idiot-proof is RegSeeker.
    Links on my software page.
    Brian H¹©, Dec 16, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    There is *no such thing*.

    °Mike°, Dec 16, 2003
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    Fred Guest

    What about Easy Cleaner 2.0 ?
    Can anyone shed some light on this one, please?
    Fred, Dec 16, 2003
  5. SlowwHand

    SlowwHand Guest

    That's what you're telling me, isn't it?
    Because if that's what you're saying, I'll do it. Let me tell you though, if
    the registry gets all jacked up, again, I may get hostile. ;)
    SlowwHand, Dec 16, 2003
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    Rob K Guest

    No, you don't ask for much.

    Just for a program that lets you perform surgery in a completly
    thought-free way.

    You'll just have to accept that certain things in life require skill
    and experience. And a bit of knowledge, maybe.
    Rob K, Dec 16, 2003
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    Jammer Guest


    Jammer, Dec 16, 2003
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    Jammer Guest

    Jammer, Dec 16, 2003
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    Brian H¹© Guest

    SlowwHand said:
    No, I'm telling you that it's pretty idiot-proof, not totally idiot-proof.
    Brian H¹©, Dec 16, 2003
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    Brian H¹© Guest

    Jammer said:
    It leaves to much guesswork for my liking.
    Brian H¹©, Dec 16, 2003
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    Ionizer Guest

    I asked Fred Langa of essentially the same question earlier this
    year. Could I really trust Norton Systemworks or Fix-It Utilities or System
    Mechanic to make good, safe and harmless decisions when it came to cleaning
    the registry? Were any of them foolproof and if not, which such utility
    was? He replied that none of them could be "completely" relied upon to not
    accidentally cause damage. It was therefore essential to back up your
    registry AND, if available, engage the utility's "un-do" capabilities before
    making any changes.

    That's what I do now. The utilities I refer to above are not freeware,
    which is what I think you might have been hoping for, but the principle
    should hold true for all registry cleaners: do a registry backup first, make
    sure the "un-do" is activated, and hope for the best. And then make no
    system changes for a couple of days, just to see if anything has been
    screwed up by your "maintenance." For the record, Norton's "WinDoctor"
    (part of SystemWorks) seems to do a more superficial and therefore perhaps
    safer registry scan. At any rate, in my four years' experience with it, it
    has NEVER caused me a problem, despite being run at least once every two
    weeks or so.

    Ionizer, Dec 16, 2003
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    SlowwHand Guest

    Ok, Einstein. What does your learned self use?
    SlowwHand, Dec 16, 2003
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    SlowwHand Guest

    I'm waiting for a minimum of 2 people to say, "Oh yeah, Sloww. This is a
    piece-of-cake, and does all you or I need".
    SlowwHand, Dec 16, 2003
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    Brian H¹© Guest

    SlowwHand said:
    Why don't you just download RegSeeker, run it, and see just how easy it is?
    Brian H¹©, Dec 16, 2003
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    Rob K Guest

    TINMLS ...
    And to answer your question, Regedit.
    Sometimes a tool, such as jv16 PT.
    Rob K, Dec 16, 2003
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    Patrick Guest

    I went through EasyCleaner the other day, wacked nearly everthing (not
    Duplicates) with no problems.
    All the functions iether delete to the Recycle-bin, or have an undo
    Patrick, Dec 16, 2003
  17. I like RegVac.
    It's not idiot- proof, but is easy to use in the *novice* mode, and
    automatically makes a back up of existing registry should you need to
    restore it. The first time I used it, it removed over 400 bad entries.
    WorkingClassHero, Dec 17, 2003
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    me Guest

    Registry Clean Expert
    and/or Norton Utilities "WinDoctor"
    Both are pretty good and both have an "undo" in the rare case that it
    removed something that was still needed.
    me, Dec 17, 2003
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    Scrote Guest

    Easycleaner 2 works fine for me. I run it on 2K & XP pro & it has
    removed hundred with no problems. It has a configurable undo facility as
    Scrote, Dec 17, 2003
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    Boomer Guest

    Boomer, Dec 17, 2003
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