The BC staff members and I do NOT recommend using registry cleaners.Registry Cleaner(s) Warning
Please be aware that Bleeping Computer staff do not
recommend the usage of registry cleaners/tools
due to the following facts:
- Registry tools can cause irreparable damage to your Operating System. This could include making your computer inoperatable.
- These programs generally only delete "orphaned" or "dead" entries. This merely removes entries that point to files that no longer exist on your computer. Registry entries do not take up a significant amount of hardrive space. The program itself (and its own registry entries) likely occupy relatively more space.
- The amount of improvement in performance you gain is minimal.
This is done, assuming that the major audience here at this board may be inexperienced users and thus a suggested safeguard from our side. If you feel that your have sufficient knowledge to use such tools safely, then you are welcome to keep them.Miekiemoes
has created a excellent blog on registry cleaners and other tweaking tools and why they are so dangerous and explains what are they and what the do exactly: http://miekiemoes.blogspot.com/2008/02/reg...weaking_13.html