Do you know anywhere that I can download a free registry cleaner that works? Which is the best Windows XP registry cleaner freeware?
If your computer is running slow and it is unlikely due to Spyware because you’ve just performed a deep scan using AdAware, chances are, it could be your registry. When was the last time you defrag your computer? If not, do it now. If the problem still exists, it is time to clean up your windows registry.
Have you heard of CCleaner? It is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history, and the best part is, it is a fully featured registry cleaner.
Some of CCleaner’s unique features:
- Cleans temporary files, history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, index.dat
- Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
- Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more
- deep registry cleaner
If you are worried that something might go wrong after performing the registry cleaning task, remember to backup your registry to a thumb drive, if the system fails to boot up after restarting Windows, restore your windows’ registry with the backup copy. Make sure you create a restore point with the build in Windows System Restore tool.