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    Default CCleaner not screwing up registry?

    From an article about CCleaner: Optimize Your System To Run At Its Best With CCleaner

    "The second way CCleaner lives up to its name is by its registry cleaning capabilities. CCleaner can look for a number of different registry keys that are irrelevant or unusable to the system which just clutter up the registry as a whole. As far as my experience has gone, CCleaner has been the only tool that doesn’t screw up your programs after sweeping through the registry. Updates ensure that the algorithms to find these unwanted registry keys are accurate and do not disturb anything on the system."

    What are the opinions here about this part of CCleaner???


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    Quote Originally Posted by japp View Post
    From an article about CCleaner: Optimize Your System To Run At Its Best With CCleaner

    "The second way CCleaner lives up to its name is by its registry cleaning capabilities. CCleaner can look for a number of different registry keys that are irrelevant or unusable to the system which just clutter up the registry as a whole. As far as my experience has gone, CCleaner has been the only tool that doesn’t screw up your programs after sweeping through the registry. Updates ensure that the algorithms to find these unwanted registry keys are accurate and do not disturb anything on the system."

    What are the opinions here about this part of CCleaner???
    The non-aggressive/mild Registry Cleaner of CCleaner
    as Not been that "innocent" through time.
    It caused problems with what found to be "invalid" file extensions etc.
    As a result, CCleaner Developers changed their Registry-Scan policies.
    That's the problem with Registry Cleaners:
    They damage or even wreck Systems,
    and After Users Complain about it,
    then, Developers Correct/Fix their Registry Cleaners.

    I've learned a Tough Lesson: Do Not Trust Registry Cleaners!

    Not even the one of CCleaner...

    Especially, after Windows Vista, Registry is Virtualized,
    and therefore, there is No Need for
    Registry Tools = Cleaners/Compactors etc.

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    I second that! Registry cleaners may have a provision to save your registry before you run the cleaner and I'm not sure how that works to restore. I've tried to restore my registry from a backup created from W7 and it failed. Creating a system restore point is the only solution but that only works if one can get to a point to allow one to do a system restore. It's good to have Repair Disc or a way to allow restoring your registry if your system won't boot at all.
    Last edited by wptski; 7th October 2011 at 11:54.

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    212eta and wptski: I stopped using registry cleaners when I also realized they're likely screwing things up.
    The post I referred to made me just wonder what others meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by japp View Post
    212eta and wptski:
    I stopped using registry cleaners when I also realized they're likely screwing things up.
    The post I referred to made me just wonder what others meant.
    Since you already know (as you wrote...)
    how dangerous Registry Cleaners are, then,
    do Not believe that you read about how helpful
    the CCleaner Registry Cleaner
    -OR any other Registry Cleaner-
    is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 212eta View Post
    Since you already know (as you wrote...)
    how dangerous Registry Cleaners are, then,
    do Not believe that you read about how helpful
    the CCleaner Registry Cleaner
    -OR any other Registry Cleaner-
    is.
    Well, one day that can change so.........

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    I never use a registry cleaner. But for someone who absolutely wants to use a reg cleaner, Ccleaner is the best option. I have never heard of anybody having problems with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 212eta View Post
    Since you already know (as you wrote...)
    how dangerous Registry Cleaners are, then,
    do Not believe that you read about how helpful
    the CCleaner Registry Cleaner
    -OR any other Registry Cleaner-
    is.
    Where's the legitimate proof that they speed up a PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wptski View Post
    Where's the legitimate proof that they speed up a PC?
    I keep wondering myself, too.
    Quote Originally Posted by japp View Post
    Well, one day that can change so.........
    Wishful thinking...

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    But for someone who absolutely wants to use a reg cleaner, Ccleaner is the best option.
    I have never heard of anybody having problems with it.
    Never write Never...
    If you search Here, you will find more problems caused by the Registry Cleaner of CCleaner...
    Last edited by 212eta; 11th October 2011 at 14:32.

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