Does anyone use a reg cleaner?

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Does anyone use a reg cleaner?

Postby adztechcs » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:13 am

I don't really want to turn this in a discussion about the use of reg cleaners just curious if anyone uses them as part of the dsupportsuite maintenance function?
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Re: Does anyone use a reg cleaner?

Postby Mitch » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:27 am

I only use the reg cleaner function included in CCleaner.
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Re: Does anyone use a reg cleaner?

Postby adztechcs » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:32 am

Correct me if I am wrong but I didn't think you can run ccleaner reg part from the command line.
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Re: Does anyone use a reg cleaner?

Postby Mitch » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:55 am

My apologies you are right. I failed to fully read your post. :oops:
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Re: Does anyone use a reg cleaner?

Postby adztechcs » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:57 am

Hehe I though that ccleaner did a reg check in auto mode until I read through the command line switches.

I suppose Piriform didn't include that command line options for a good reason.
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Re: Does anyone use a reg cleaner?

Postby adztechcs » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:01 am

The only one I know off that doesn't appear to be bundled with crap and has a portable version is

Eusing Free Registry Cleaner

http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_cle ... leaner.htm

Portable version on the main download page.

Just wondering if it is worth including?
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Re: Does anyone use a reg cleaner?

Postby Nick » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:19 am

To be honest I question the necessity of registry cleaners. Microsoft used to have a registry cleaner for Win9x that cleaned up some very specific things only, then they abandoned that in a hurry and it quickly became unsupported. I have always really believed that they could potentially cause damage (although extremely rare, but I don't just mean a damaged registry or non-booting OS, I can see that they might cause issue with certain 3rd party apps from running properly if a necessary setting was removed) -- and the reward is slim to none for any difference I've ever perceived personally.

This is just my 2c. Take it with a grain of salt.
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Re: Does anyone use a reg cleaner?

Postby adztechcs » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:04 pm

It is true that ccleaner only ever seems to remove redundant or invalid keys.

Although I still get people asking me if the registry has been cleaned when I do computer healthchecks.

You don't seem to be able to go anywhere on the net without an ad for registry cleaner popping up.

Marketing hype for all the programs that have been developed and being sold I guess.

So on the whole it is not worth the overhead and risk implementing it.
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Re: Does anyone use a reg cleaner?

Postby Merit » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:00 pm

When I do "clean" the registry, I use Wise Registry Cleaner which also has a portable version. It is much less aggressive than CCleaner's and has stopped some errors in the event log.

I suppose if I could still read hexadecimal fluently and had hours to spend then I could just do it manually. ;)
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Re: Does anyone use a reg cleaner?

Postby adztechcs » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:38 am

Looks interesting command line prams too.

Will have to have a play

Thanks
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