Registry cleaners / healers - clear inconsistent and obsolete sections

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

When you install, uninstall, and reinstall programs on your computer, registry keys are created, modified, and/or deleted. Over time, your computer's registry may contain corrupted, unused, and unnecessary registry keys, especially if keys are not removed when you uninstall a program.

A alternative is the freeware Regcleaner which works in Win95, Win98, Win98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT4.

  • Allows you to remove software registry entries.
  • Allows you to remove registry entries of start up programs.
  • Ability to uninstall software (similar to Add/Remove Software in Control Panel).
  • Ability to modify the Uninstall Software list (in Control Panel).
  • Ability to remove file types.
  • Allows you to remove unused DLL files.
  • Semi-automatic (You select, RegCleaner will remove them from everywhere).
  • Automatic backup, very easy to use.
  • Registry cleanup feature that does the same thing those other so called 'registry cleaners' do.
  • Small in size, free and very easy to use!

Another alternative is Easy Cleaner which works in Windows 95/98/ME (see FAQ before using)/NT 3.51 (or newer)/2000/XP (see FAQ before using).

  • Finds invalid registry entries ----> deleting them speeds up your computer up to 20%!
  • Finds duplicate files ----> deleting them will free disk space!
  • Finds all unnecessary files like backups, temps etc. ----> deleting them will free disk space!
  • Finds all invalid shortcuts from start-menu ----> deleting them will free disk space and increase usability!
  • Multi-language support!

Another alternative is Registry Healer which

  • find and correct invalid file and folder references in Windows 9x/NT/ME/2000/XP Registry;
  • find and delete empty registry keys;
  • find and correct invalid font entries;
  • find and delete obsolete Start Menu items;
  • find and correct invalid application paths;
  • find and correct invalid registered help files;
  • find and correct invalid shared DLL references;
  • search for matches of invalid entries on user's computer;
  • open folders to which invalid registry keys refer;
  • open Windows RegEdit at invalid registry entries;
  • full registry backup before any changes;
  • backup only modified registry entries as RegEdit4 files, so you are always able to restore certain registry changes;
  • save the list of found invalid entries into text file;
  • print the list of found invalid entries;

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