Hi all, after reading the following entry on Bleeping Computer ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/373006/registry-cleaners/?p=2091100) I noticed that reference was made to "some" when describing registry cleaners/ optimizers so I am looking for some clarification and advice on whether the following two products are sound and reliable, and also whether I am using them correctly.
CCleaner : (Windows & Applications Clean, Registry Clean)
My approach to using the 'cleaner" for Windows & Applications has been to simply select everything other than "wipe free space" and then delete any entries that have been produced by the scan.
The same can be said for the "registry" scan where I simply delete anything that the registry scan produces.
I understand that placing "blind faith" in a free software product that has the ability to remove registry entries is not without risk, however, I cannot remember an instance where using this tool on a daily basis over a number of years has caused issues, impacted on performance or damaged my pc (at least not that I have noticed).
Kaspersky Additonal Tools : (Unused Data Cleaner/ Erase Activities History/ Post Infection Windows Troubleshooting/ Browser Setttings Scan)
I have been using Kaspersky as my resident anti virus for a number of years and regularly (daily) run the scans available in Kaspersky's "Additonal Tools"
Again, as above with CCleaner, I have not noitced any detrimental effects to the performance of my pc by using this tool.
The only instances that a "Post Infection Windows Troubleshooting" has listed entries that need to be corrected is immediately after a fresh install of the OS (functions like CD Autorun have not been disabled at that point).
Thanks for any clarification and advice that can be provided on this topic.
Edited by Agent_Orange, 22 August 2014 - 05:31 AM.