Does anyone have a download or a link towards a registry cleaner that actually works and that is actually free. Also 80% of the Trialware Registry Cleaner's I've experianced only deleted about 20 of the 600 items. Is their any cleaner that deletes all of them? Any help would be appreciated.
I personally like CCleaner. It's free, and it works pretty well.
Here's the link: http://www.download.com/CCleaner/3000-2144_4-10315544.html
No silly, I already have CCleaner, it doesnt delete my computer invalid registry files. That only deletes the Internet related files.
*EDIT* Ok so I have CCleaner and I did a bit of exploring, I see this advanced section with all these things. Which ones should I run cause I'm scared I'm goign to screw up my whole system.
OMG, I learn something new with CCleaner everyday! I just found out that the Issues tab has it. Thanks Marvin,
I guess I wasnt looking hard enough.
Back up your registry first
What about Microsoft's regclean?
I didn't make it!
You cant go wrong with Registry Mechanic 5+. I personally use it frequently and can attest to it's features, and functionality. It thoroughly cleans and compacts my registry, improving both stability, and performance across the board. You can find out a bit more at the site below, where they actually did some controlled tests with it. http://www.adwarereport.com/mt/archives/000284.html The product is fairly cheap, and worth every penny. I highly recommend it. For the actual product itself, look here: http://www.pctools.com/registry-mechanic/?ref=afl_adreport
www.adwarereport.com We decided to test Registry Mechanic on two PCs. The first was a low-use desktop PC less than a month old. The second is a kid's high-use gaming laptop that frequently has games and toolbars installed and uninstalled on it. We took measurements on both PCs, installed and ran Registry Mechanic, and then remeasured the difference. In our first test, we measured the Windows startup time. On the new desktop computer, startup time decreased from 57 to 49 seconds, a savings of 8 seconds or 14%. On the second high-use laptop, startup time decreased from 41 to 31 seconds, or a 25% improvement. Registry Mechanic definitely had an effect. We then used a tool called Sisoft Sandra to benchmark both machines. This tool measures CPU, memory, network, and file system utilization and is a good overall measure of how well the operating system and hardware are working. On the newer desktop, the Sisoft Sandra benchmarks didn't change much at all - there was a slight improvement, but not enough where one could tell the difference in normal, everyday use. On the gaming laptop however, the difference was amazing. Three of the four Sisoft Sandra benchmarks increased by over 80%! The computer was noticably faster and more responsive.
Sedistix is right.... I would go with Registry Mechanic! and also try Trek Blue Error Nuker. There all very good programs