link to a decent free registry cleaner

  bumpkin 21:08 14 Dec 2012

Hi, can someone give me a link to a good free registry cleaner please. Not something that says it's free then finds loads of errors and says will fix them if you register, then after you have wasted you time tells you how much to pay.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:20 14 Dec 2012

Most of them are more trouble than they are worth The only one I would recommend it free included in CClener

  Aitchbee 21:25 14 Dec 2012

This one is worth a look Windows Advanced System Optimizer the free trial version (which will correct up to 10 errors at a time) ... install it, then just run it a few times!

  compumac 21:50 14 Dec 2012

CCleaner without doubt.

  bumpkin 22:21 14 Dec 2012

Thanks, I have Ccleaner but is this a true registry cleaner?

  spuds 23:12 14 Dec 2012

I am one of those people who like to 'play' around with registry cleaners and so called system cleaners. But be warned if you are not careful, because you may well expect and get trouble if you are not sure what you are doing. Your whole system could go down.

CCleaner is one of the safe ones, that like others would possibly suggest.

At present I am 'road-testing' latest versions of Advanced System Care (which use to be called Advanced Windows Care), Toolwiz Care, Clary Utilities and finally Wise Care 365. All are free to download and use in certain formats, and all either have similar results, depending on how you use them. For the download links you might find these on or

But as I said, tread very carefully!.

  iscanut 09:35 15 Dec 2012

I have used the CCleaner Reg cleaner for years with no ill effects BUT as others have suggested, if you are not sure, just leave the registry alone.

  sunnystaines 09:59 15 Dec 2012


would be keen to see your feedback on those cleaners you are checking out.

i have winaso and ASC are ok but had trouble with several in the past

  bumpkin 13:45 15 Dec 2012

Thanks all, some interesting replies and links. I used Ccleaner in the end which I have used before simple and safe. Others may profess to cure all ills but they would say that. Better the devil you know as the saying goes. Thanks for your help.


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