Best Registry Cleaner??

By mooserny
Jun 30, 2007
  1. Hi all. I am trying to cleanup this mess of a computer. My son has downloaded more crap then you can shake a stick at. We have since got him his own new Dell XPS (rather expensive investment for downloading but what you going to do. Anyway I have been removing alot of programs and whatever and I know there is going to be bits and pieces left all over. I am sure the registry is a mess. I was wondering what would be the best program to run to help speed up and cleanup my computer? I am running XP for a OS. Are there some good ones on the Tech Spot download page?

  2. almcneil

    almcneil TS Guru Posts: 1,277

    I recommend Registry Cleaner by PC Tools to all my customers. It's the highest rated one by PCMag.
  3. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

  4. matt2971

    matt2971 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    As previously mentioned, CCleaner is a great freeware product, but it's quite generalized, you can't really target certain registry entries effectively by product or manufacturer.

    For that task I use Regcleaner 4.3, which was the last freeware version of that software: (untested links)

    There may be better freeware available now, but I'm not aware of it.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    CCleaner gets updated regularly, I am quite sure by now those issues are or will be resolved.
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    CCleaner is just a surface cleaner it doesn't go deep enough when it comes to cleaning out the registry. I use TweakNow PowerPack 2006 Pro they have included there most power deep cleaner for registry.

    The program also tells you which registry entries are safe to remove and not safe to remove. There is also a registry defrag tool. You try it out, but it's not for free but I've tried them all this one works...
  7. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 1,971   +10

    You can try Wise Registry Cleaner.

    It's free, and it does tell you which registry entries are safe to fix.

    But there's always some risk. So take registry backups.
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