I have used Regseeker for quite a while without problems (due care and attention and backups always)
Yesterday, it chewed my entire registry rendering this PC useless. It's the first time I have ever had to use the F11 option to access Acronis, which put everything back to normal. (I Love TI) There was a strange error message in French at the end of the regseeker scan, and that was that. It may be that the new version is more aggressive, and it does come with a disclaimer, but without TI It would have been a very long boring re-installation day.
Might be best to avoid this for a while, am going to test it on my other PC to see what happens. The Acronis backup was 1 day old, so lost nothing.
I'll make that a "triple endorsement" of Acronis. I couldn't imagine using a PC and not having it. You really do feel totally "immune" to whatever may happen, either through, or not through any fault of your own.
As to registry cleaning... I've even given CC a miss this time round, and am happily gathering (probably) a nice long list of so called "errors" Used to use it regularly, and occasionally had "unexplained" weird Windows issues that defied all logic. Not using it and now 7 months into "clean install" and all still as quick and perfect as day one. Is there a lesson there somewhere :) Just using windows tools and 'nowt else to see, and so far I'm impressed (Vista).
Im always using it :)) I constantly push the boundaries, but this is the first time I have had to use the F11 option to access it. It is certainly the most important software on my machines. But it's only as good as your last backup!
I have deleted it. but it was a recent (newest version)
The scan proceeded as normal until 99% completion, then a dialogue box in French popped up with an exception error.
The machine froze, so I was unable to restore the registry from the backup, after shut down, dead PC, so Acronis F11 to the rescue....Machine is virus free, so it was Regseeker that caused the problem.
I will revert to manual Regedit and Ccleaner from now on.