Registry Cleanup Tool

By macx ยท 5 replies
Mar 3, 2016
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  1. Looked on CNET Downloads for reviews of registry tools,
    seemed like Advanced System Care free was well liked and
    had by far the most downloads, so tried it.

    PROBLEMS!! On attempting to restart to make the changes
    made by the program such as updating some drivers and
    cleaning up some things, Windows 7 wouldn't even start,
    Windows did some kind of repair that took quite a long time
    and then the program was gone.

    Any idea why all that happened?
    Is that AdvancedSystemCare free a legit and useful program?

    I don't mess with the registry myself but figure it likely could
    use some "cleanup".

    Looking for good advice, and info about that program

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,835   +895

    Hmm; Every time I've used a tool like this, it's caused more damage than good, but others here will swear by Cleanup Tools.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,404   +3,415

    The only cleanup tool I will recommend is CCleaner. But if you continue downloading from CNET, you will need more than CCleaner for cleaning.
    learninmypc likes this.
  4. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718

    This is the first time I've tried any Registry tool, have heard of too many problems with them.
    I have used CCleaner for a long time. Without reviewing it, from what I know it doesn't do
    anything with the registry?

    Out of curiosity, and I've never downloaded anything from CNet other than anti virus and anti
    malware and a keyboard encryption tool, with no problems, why do you say that about CNET?
    I'm always extremely careful to review and, to the best of my ability, vet anything I download and
    install. I can't necessarily say why, but I've always got the impression CNET was a reputable
    and reliable source for good recommendations and safe software.

    Thanks much!!
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,404   +3,415

    CCleaner Registry Cleaner. Please note that the Registry Cleaner is also available in the free version.


    The problem with CNET is not so much the application being downloaded. But the bundled applications they tend to package with the download.
    monaliza23 and B00kWyrm like this.
  6. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718

    I couldn't agree more! When I do download something, I always watch very carefully
    not to allow all that extra stuff. Once in a great while something sneaks in but it shows
    up somewhere and I am quick to get rid of it.

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