Registry cleaning software is popular to Windows users and you will find many free Microsoft registry cleaners on the market. Some are rogue registry cleaners but in this article we'll discuss freeware and non-rogue software.
Registry Cleaner for Windows
Windows registry is where the settings or configuration of Windows and applications are stored. Any registry key you delete may help or damage the system. We don't usually advise internet users to use a registry cleaner to prevent damage in their computer because it can also prevent Windows and software from working properly, but it seems such programs are here to stay.
People continue to look for registry cleaning software and there are many software vendors or developers that create registry cleaner software. There is even a free Microsoft registry cleaner via Windows Live OneCare safety scanner, the free online service to scan the computer for viruses and PC health. If you are looking for a registry cleaner, be sure to use the trusted program because you are going to make a modifications to the Windows registry.
Freeware Registry Cleaner
There are rogue distributors and malware creators that take advantage of what is popular. And since registry cleaner software is one of the most demanded kinds of software by computer users, the bad guys found another way to scam people by offering rogue registry cleaners. Don't be a victim of rogue software but use only the freeware full registry cleaner from trustworthy vendors.
Some PC users are happy to pay for a registry cleaning program which is good, but only if the software you're buying is providing what you need. Also, it is important to note that free software often comes with limited features. If you are satisfied with the standard features, there is no need to spend money for paid registry cleaning software. Below are the freeware registry cleaners that I can recommend to users who need it.
Please note that I tested the registry cleaner programs in this article by running the program in a clean-install Windows XP with integrated Service Pack 3 on Microsoft Virtual PC. There is no third-party application or security updates or virtual machine additions installed on the test system. What we are expecting is the registry cleaner program should not find errors in the registry since the install of XP is good and there's no modification yet in the system that will require registry cleaning. After each test using registry software, the changes in the XP system are reverted back to the previous state by turning off the virtual machine and deleting the changes.
Do you wonder if there is freeware full registry cleaner software? Do you you think a free Microsoft registry cleaner is enough to keep the computer clean? Here we'll talk about registry cleaners for Windows.
CCleaner and Glary Registry Repair
Two more registry cleaners are CCleaner and Glary Registry repair, but they are not as highly recommended as PowerTools Lite or EasyCleaner. See below for more information:
CCleaner - This is the popular optimization and privacy cleaning software. It does not only clean up the computer for free, but it can also scan the registry in Windows for errors or invalid entries. CCleaner's slim installer only uses 2.91MB of hard-disk space and will prompt to backup the registry before fixing. The program found 10 issues in the registry of a freshly installed XP system. Not bad since the detected issues are correctly identified.
Glary Registry Repair - I must say that Glary registry repair software installer is not attractive for it bundles a questionable and unwanted toolbar by Ask.com. You need to uncheck the option to install Ask Toolbar since it is not required to run the free registry cleaner. The program will use 5.17MB of HD space and it found 29 issues in a clean-install XP system. The program automatically created a backup before repairing the registry. There are not many options for the program since it is a freeware.