Registry Cleaners - Friend or Foe

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Douglas Lynn, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. Douglas Lynn

    Douglas Lynn Guest


    I was having this exact problem with the 4 failing updates per thread. I
    took Robins suggestion and used my registry cleaner and backed everything
    out. Problem solved. Not it leads me to wonder,

    I was cleaning to resolve a perceived performance issue by having a junked
    up registry from spyware and malware of all sorts. You remove the malware,
    but it's been my opinion that the registry entries stay, which is why this
    things keep popping up week after week. At least I think.

    Anyway, can anyone comment on if cleanning the registry needs or does
    anything or just forget it. It would seem this time it caused more trouble
    than anything it solved and I had to pay $29 to boot. By the way, I'm using
    RegCure from a UK outfit.

    Your comments are welcome.


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    Douglas Lynn, Jul 15, 2006
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  2. XP has built-in techniques for keeping the registry in good shape. It
    really is not helped by so-called "cleaners" deleting random bits of the
    registry that they ought not to. The claims for registry cleaners are
    largely hype.
    Robin Walker [MVP], Jul 15, 2006
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  3. Douglas Lynn

    Garrot Guest

    I agree that it does nothing for performance but I hate it when some rogue
    app leaves 20 or so registry entries behind. There are bad reg cleaners and
    there are good ones. Plus some have tools that do more than just clean the
    registry. I have never had a problem with Macecraft's RegsupremePro but I
    do take their claim of improve performance with a large grain of salt. Same
    can be said of 3rd party HDD defrags. I've never seen a performance
    increase using a 3rd party defrag compared to the one that comes with XP
    even though they make claims that they do increase HDD performance.
    Garrot, Jul 16, 2006
  4. Douglas Lynn

    TKang Guest

    Garrot said, "I hate it when some rogue app leaves 20 or so registry entries
    behind. There are bad reg cleaners and there are good ones." I agree with
    Garrot that they do little for performance; but strange entries left in the
    registry can cause strange issues.
    You might run a "full service scan at" at:
    TKang, Jul 17, 2006
  5. Do NOT use this site: it damages your registry and prevents all further
    Office updates.
    Robin Walker [MVP], Jul 17, 2006
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