I have been running Registry Mechanic for almost two years and have no complaints at all. It keeps your registry clean and tidy, unravels faults and repairs that which is broken. Regmech also has a back up system in case you remove something you should not have and wish to restore the registry to its original state. It is simple to use and the settings are quite easy to understand.
While looking something up at Google, I ran across an ad at pctools.com. It was for 'Registry Mechanic? 4.0 for Windows'. It seemed simple enough for a newbie, but I question anything /everything I download. (I presently have no registry cleaners for my WinXP Home Edition..SP2, nor do I know if it is imperative.)
Despite the fact that "they" say, there are 100,000+ downloads a week, I would feel alot more comfortable hearing about it's effectiveness and reliability from those I trust at this site. I might stress, I don't have any problems, that "I know of", but would not be surprised to find items that need to be "cleaned up". Am I looking for trouble??
Thanks in advance..