Registry Boosters

By Psych1012
Nov 13, 2008
  1. Hi, All,
    I am currently using UniBlu Registry booster on my pc but have friends that need a registry booster on their pc's badly, but they aren't willing to pay. I haven't found a free alternative so far. Which I find odd, as there are tons of free spyware, virus scanners etc... Has anyone run into a good one? Thanks in advance.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  3. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

  4. old101

    old101 TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Ever since I started using Revo Uninstaller my CCleaner Registry scan comes up with no more than one or two entries, usually an un-used file class. Revo makes a separate scan of the registry to remove entries associated with uninstalled software.

    Are there any other ways for unwanted items to find their way into the registry?.
  5. Psych1012

    Psych1012 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys!
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Be careful with Registry programs. Most if us don't recommend using one.
  7. Psych1012

    Psych1012 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Why is that? I haven't heard this before. Thanks for any info.
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    There are many specific tools that are better quoted than, going in and editing the registry manually
    Many inexperienced users can effectively stop their computer from loading again by manually changing registry entries
    Although it is always stated to back up the registry first before manually making any changes, in some cases returning this backup (if fault occurs) may be impossible
    Best to stick with the tools designed to do this specific fault related work for you
  9. Psych1012

    Psych1012 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Yeah, I definitely won't be doing anything manually. I don't know nearly enough about the registry to try my self. So programs like regedit won't help me. But I know that UniBlu helps me out a so I figured it would be helpful to my friends.
  10. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Do you really know that anything UniBlue finds should be removed?
  11. hrlow2

    hrlow2 TS Rookie Posts: 136

    Hello. Steer clear of registry cleaners. They can do lots more harm than good. The registry doesn't take beeing messed with too well. You know what they say about paybacks? The registry does it in spades at times.
  12. Cybelex

    Cybelex TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Moderator Edit:

    Links to:
    Ed Bott's Windows Expertise: Why I don’t use registry cleaners

    Just posting a blind link, is not safe
    All links should be labeled, where they go to
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