need to do a registry clean up to fix a corrupt registry
It can be dangerous, so you need to know when to
do it and what to avoid.
Does registry clean up really help?
There is a raging debate among Windows experts
about how useful frequent registry cleanings are. Some say that it
keeps their system in tip top shape. Others say that it really doesn't
do much. Mark Russinovich, a well known windows expert and the author
of the process explorer doesn't believe they accomplish very much.
Sometimes these programs do their work too
aggressively and clean up things they shouldn't and introduce problems.
However, if one is experiencing strange problems,
it pays to try the registry cleaner as long as the registry has been
backed up before the attempt. In some cases, it can be a life saver.
Computer registry repair horror stories
In doing registry cleaner reviews, I searched for
reports of problems and issues and unfortunately came across accounts
of real disasters.
Regcure is a very popular registry repair program
and many people claim to use it successfully. However, I discovered the
following disturbing accounts.
One user reported using it on Vista and after
running it and discovering a huge number of "errors", his system had
reverted to Windows 2000 performance and many features didn't function
properly. You can read the details of his account in this forum report.
Another user tried it and none of his programs
ran, he couldn't get on the internet and his requests for support or
refund went unanswered.
His tale of woe is on the complaints board.
Here is the story of someone who sold Regcure for years.
Regcure may be good for most but I could never
recommend it in good conscience.
Registry mechanic is another popular registry fix
However, user ratings of this program were not encouraging.
Registrysmart came in for its share of
It made the big time when McAfee wrote up a report on it.
Spybot reported it as spyware.
Registry repair tools can be a great help when
needed. However, you need to know when to use it. One should be
particularly careful about which product they choose. That is why I
only recommend TuneUp Utilities and RegSupreme Pro.
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