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Re: Best registry cleaner?
Marie, You may get many opinions on this but I have been using RegCleaner 18.104.22.1680 for many years on both Windows 98SE and XP and it's never given me any problems. It's available for Free at the link below.
I use tweaknow Regcleaner along with ccleaner.
Tweak now Reg cleaner is freeware fast and easy to use can be found at major Geeks link.
(NT) guys, two follow-up questions:
Can you use two registry cleaners at the same time? I downloaded "CCCleaner" to give it a try. It had a simple user-interface.
After cleaning everything, I notice that in "regedit" my program files (from old uninstalls) are still listed in the registry. CCCleaner did not remove these folders in the registry. Is that something I need to learn how to remove myself? (Can you recommend a book? Do I need to hire a geek? Or can I simply ignore these folders?)
p.s. I downloaded TweakUI and it does not seem to address registry removal. (Someone recommended it in an earlier thread.) TweakUI seems to simplify the tweaking of various interfaces and accessories within XP.
If you are talking about my thread the suggestion was Tweak Now Reg Cleaner not TweakUI.
(NT) I second on Registry Healer
I've used both Tuneup Utilities and Registry First Aid for a couple of years and I'm quite happy with them. TU is safer and has a quick 1 click cleaner which is very convenient but does not clean quite as much as RFA. When first using RFA, you'll need to check the files to be sure they are not needed but after that, it's pretty thorough and safe
Can't uninstall Registry Booster
I installed "Registry Booster" and did not like it.
It only cleaned up 15 problems and they won't clean up any more until I purchase it.
Every time I boot up they keep hasseling me to purchase the software.
There is NO UNINSTALL program for this software and no listing in the index or contents to uninstall it.
Beware... this is ZOMBIEWARE !
You can't kill it.
Go to Start - Settings - Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs. You can remove (uninstall) it there.
Can't Uninstall Registry Booster, either
I also got the free version of Registry Booster. It does not have an uninstall selection in the programs menu, as claimed in the FAQ on Uniblue's website. I went to Add/Remove Programs, but it doesn't seem to be listed there.
Is there a list of the changes somewhere that were made when it was installed so that I can manually uninstall it?
1. Right-click Start, hit explore and erase the program directory
2. Run CCleaner
Thank you so much for the advice about uninstalling Uniblue Registry Cleaner...what a scam. I have one computer being repaired because of another registry cleaner that appeared on my desktop.I couldn't uninstall it, and it caused a great amount of damage to the hard drive after dumping a Trojan.It even created a blue screen with bugs on it.My advice would be to not respond to alerts that say your computer is "being attacked"....and would you "like to download a free program".Uniblue is only one of many free download scams that will cost you big bucks in repairs unless you buy the program.Thank you again for the excellent advice. Jayne
PLEASE!! CAN'T uninstall Uniblue Registry Booster 2
Can anyone please help me with this? I can't seem to get Uniblue Registry Booster 2 UNINSTALLED!!! Went to add/remove and it says "Uniblue is still running (which it is NOT that I can see). "Please close Uniblue and then uninstall."
Something is wrong here. I can't seem to get this program to get off my PC.
I also have a Win Cleaner/Uninstaller program. I went to that, and tried to uninstall the application thru there, and up pops the same identical windows again about "it's still open, and to close and come back and unistall."
What a nightmare. Is it me? Has anyone else had this problem. Please!! I wan't to get this mis-guided download OFF my PC.
Many thanks to all you people behind the scenes who help us newbies.
1) Check in your system tray to see if there is a Uniblue Registry Booster icon. If there is, right-click it and click Exit, or Close, or Shutdown. Anything that will shut down the app. If there is no icon, then proceed below:
2) Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and go to the Processes tab. See if there are any processes related to Registry Booster. End them and then try to uninstall
Uni-Screw Registry Booster
I also made the mistake of installing Uniblue Registry Booster. Being less than impressed by it I uninstalled it at the start page icon. That was when the error message popped up on the start page. I would click the OK button or the close button and it would just not go away. Time after time as I booted up there it was. I followed your advice about getting to the Task Master and then to the process tab and found the little ****** happily nesting. Put a stake through its heart and killed it for good. No more error message. Thank you.
I can believe all the stories about trying to uninstall Uninblue Registry Booster 2. After trying all other ways I just went to 'search' on windows task bar, entered "uniblue" and when uniblue came up I "deleted" it and it was GONE.....Hope this helps.
Uniblue is a crap!
It damaged my Windows XP hardly. I suggest you to use more friendly tools intead, like Registry Easy. You can find it here: http://repair.repairandsecure.com
unistalling stubborn programs
Sometimes the uninstaller of a program becomes currupted or removed.
Reinstalling the program will allow you to obtain the original UNINSTALLER and you can now safely remove the program.
If you are getting the message that you need to close a program before you can uninstall it then go to (ctrl/alt/delete and look for the running program then close it.
You should now be able to uninstall the program.
If you don;t want to program to run at startup go to start/ run and type msconfig. go to STARTUP and locate the program there. remove the check mark from the corresponding box and select apply and then OK.
the next time you restart your pc you will receive a notice tellling you that there have been changese made. Place a check in the box you'll see there them select OK.
cant uninstall registry booster 2
have u tryed to do a system restore ?? if not it probly help if u did
Ccleaner is the Best.
I'd Recommended Ccleaner. Ccleaner is Easy to use and does it's work Good. It's #1 for me
Registry Fix Removal
In yor post you say there is no application for uninstall? Did you try: Go to start go to control panel go to change remove double click then wait for the page to load. Once loaded find the name of your registry fixer program choose remove? if that doesn't work click on change. You now with this method have two options change or remove click remove. Try that.
Registry Booster has been working for me
I bought Registry Booster a while back and upgraded to Registry Booster 2 recently. My comments:
Pro: It seems to get the job done. It's very thorough. If it decides to tag something as an error, you have the option to deselect it prior to anything being done. Better still, you can tell it to remember it and never try to delete it again. This is good since I have one installed program that it always wants to erase from the registry.
Con: I agree, the trialware version is simply annoying. The Registry Booster window can't be maximized, so entries in the list of registry errors to be fixed are usually truncated, making it difficult to evaluate whether you want the program to proceed with cleaning them out. It would be great if I didn't have to reboot after each cleaning or if it could run in the background like Diskeeper.
Other comments: Speaking only of Registry Booster 2, it <u>does</u> have an uninstall program and it <u>does</u> show up in the Add/Remove programs list.
Uniblue is a nightmare!
I have been trying to get this off of my PC for days! Nothing seems to uninstall it. It appears to be "locked" as one program said; if anyone has any idea how to uninstall this, please let me know.
Many thanks, A
These are crap tools
The programs you listed are rather crappy. Tried many times with no profit.
My list of the tools:
First 2 programs available at http://repair.repairandsecure.com
And you can find other 2 at Download.com do not wish to post multiple links here.
I just downloaded and installed RegCleaner from your thread link. I decided it's not for me and tried to uninstall it but it doesn't show up in the "Add or Remove Programs" in the Control Panel. How do I remove this program? Thank you.
Re: Best registry cleaner?
I find 'clean tray' the simplest registry cleaner to use.
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RegCure Actually Does Work
Ok, I know a lot of people give flak to the registry cleaners, but I used RegCure on my laptop and it worked great. Sped everything up and the boot time is not an issue anymore.
It didn't make it run as fast as a clean install of Windows, BUT, it only took me about 10 minutes from download to done, and I didn't have to bother re-installing Windows.
I bought it after reading the review at http://www.registrycleanerzone.com/regcure-review.html
It's not free anymore!
I tried to download and they wanted $19.95.
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