How do I know when I really need a registry cleaner?

by on August 24, 2010

Q: How do I know when I really need a registry cleaner?


One Response to “How do I know when I really need a registry cleaner?”
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    You generally don’t. Your best steps for cleaning up your computer are to uninstall any software you aren’t using, especially programs that start themselves up when your computer turns on.

    After that you can run http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

    This does have an optional registry cleaner feature that has never caused any problems for me, but hasn’t really make things faster either. The big feature here is that it deletes junk files created by the operating system.