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    This checks your reg and shows you ALL EMPTY CLSID KEYS.. (Every program gets assigned a CLSID key and if you no longer have it,the key is usually cleared (If its not deleted totally its left EMPTY))

    I ran this and it found 51 "value not set" keys and i removed them all

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    Does CCleaner also do this? If not this might be a good addition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggyMike View Post
    Does CCleaner also do this? If not this might be a good addition.
    Yes CCleaner also has a registry cleaner in it.
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    Hello,
    Just a piece of advice from a seasoned desktop tech. Using a registry cleaner is like doing open heart surgery with a lawnmower. I have seen those cause more damage then good.
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    Keith,

    If we were on lowendtalk, I would of "thanked" that ;]

    I agree to be honest, it has caused me quite a few issues in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattS View Post
    Yes CCleaner also has a registry cleaner in it.
    yep + it has a portable version. no installation required and its lite!

    highly recommended!
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    I used CCleaner since 3 or 4 year, is very simple, automatic and works excellent for me

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    I have never had a problem with CCleaner jacking my machine. I run it regularly and swear by it.
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    ccleaner is what I offer all my customers, its clean and doesnt harm the computer.
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    CCleaner and tuneUp utilities.
    I've been recomending that 2 programs, in that order. So far no problems at all. On the newest windows there should be less problems with the registry.

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    CCleaner does do this, but registry cleaners don't help nowadays, I've yet to see a benchmark that shows ANY improvement at all on a modern OS. CCleaner is great for cleaning up unused/temp files though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J450N View Post
    I've yet to see a benchmark that shows ANY improvement at all on a modern OS.
    Agree

    In fast most benchmarks show that the performance may actually be worse
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    I haven't seen any benchmark testing but have heard many people complain about slow machines that improved after running a registry cleaner. That testimony is enough for me.
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    CCleaner is what I use.

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    I forgot to mention Spy Search and Destroy, free and very good for cleaning up.
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    My "Freeware" weapons of choice are:

    Mircosoft Security Essentials (MSE)
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    CCleaner (CrapCleaner)
    Spybot S&D (Search & Destory)

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    Snake oil, beware, registry cleaners suck.

    Used to get a lot of business fixing people's computers after they ran registry cleaners, but honestly glad to be out of that side of the business
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Stephen) View Post
    registry cleaners suck.
    Why do you think that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    Why do you think that?
    Because they are unneeded. As I stated above, it is like doing open heart surgery with a lawnmower. There is no way that a program can keep up to date with every software vendor to know what is needed and what is not needed.

    There is also no proven benefit to cleaning your registry. Removing select keys can help if you need to re-install buggy code but this should be a manual process. I have seen more damage from registry cleaners then fixed computers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    Why do you think that?
    15 years experience and many tens of thousands of dollars fixing the mistakes they make.

    Like removing all those IDs from the registry that are supposedly not used and making their apps not work, files not open and all that great stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMyers View Post
    There is also no proven benefit to cleaning your registry.
    So what about those viruses/malware which hide within the registry?

    A registry cleaner such as CCleaner will work 95% of the time if not then a manual clean will need to be done, Ive used CCleaner since early 2003 time and never had an issue with it infact its a piece of software which I swear by and gets installed on every machine I own or work on
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    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    So what about those viruses/malware which hide within the registry?
    Boot into safe mode and remove it, it is the best way, in every case, because many times they morph about and knowing how to do it manually will keep you from being reliant on some program being updated.

    Moreover learning how they get in the registry, and how they operate helps you to know how to protect yourself better, and remove even programs that aren't bad but you don't want running all the time, it puts you in control of your machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    So what about those viruses/malware which hide within the registry?

    A registry cleaner such as CCleaner will work 95% of the time if not then a manual clean will need to be done, Ive used CCleaner since early 2003 time and never had an issue with it infact its a piece of software which I swear by and gets installed on every machine I own or work on
    Viruses cant hide int he registry, they simply add startup keys and change registry values.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMyers View Post
    they simply add startup keys and change registry values.
    Which means they can hide deep within the registry.

    Hence doing a registry clean is good practice if you know what your doing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    Which means they can hide deep within the registry...
    No, the virus itself cannot reside in the registry, just paameters used to run it. The virus itself is on the local storage (normally in %TEMP%, or %SYSTEM%)

    Registry cleaners should not be used as Anti-Viruses
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