Posted 12 December 2007 - 01:02 PM
I avoid using any registry cleaners like the plague, since their potential for harming your operating system far outweighs any small potential for improving your computer's performance. Despite their claims, you can take other steps that are safer and more productive to keep your computer running well.
Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications. There are a number of them available and some are more safe than others. Keep in mind that no two registry cleaners work entirely the way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad" entry.
One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause a problem when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly can have disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
aaaaaaaa a~Suzie Wagner