Looking for a registry cleaner

I’ve had a couple of crashes on Vista in the last few days which is quite distressing. I know it’s usually caused by driver incompatibilities, but I wanted to make sure it’s not some corruption in the registry. Now, Micro$oft used to produce a registry cleaner called RegClean, but they discontinued this a few years ago, so I set about looking for an alternative I could run on my system.

One of the packages I came across is called the jv16 Powertools which contain a Windows Registry Cleaner as part of the suite. It looks pretty comprehensive as it contains a number of optimisation tools as well as a registry cleaner. Just to mention some, there’s a Disk Wiper, a Cookie Manager, a Registry Monitor and much much more.

It retails for under $30 for the home edition, but RegClean was free, so for now, I’ll just keep hunting for an alternative. Anyone know of any free ones out there ?

4 comments

  1. I’ll second the easycleaner recommendation.

    I’ve used it on hundreds of computers over the past nine years or so (some desktop support experience in that time), and it’s never caused a problem. And it can do a nice job of speeding up a sluggish computer.

  2. I haven’t tried Vista yet, but in my case the best registry cleaner is manually removing those unnecessary files using the regedit command 🙂 I’ll try that macecraft tho.

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