Cleaner made FUNDAMENTAL mistakes, and nearly ruined my Windows!.
First, i've been an it professional for over 2... MoreCleaner made FUNDAMENTAL mistakes, and nearly ruined my Windows!.
First, i've been an it professional for over 20 years, so i'm not your typical computer user. Anyway, i've been using 2 free registry cleaners in tandem with one another for years without issues. Regardless, i downloaded auslogics latest registry cleaning offering last week, and while i was initially impressed that it found hundreds of "bad" registry entries on its first 2 passes, i was not impressed when i started having issues with various programs, and hardware drivers soon thereafter. Turns out it removed numerous valid controlset and userdata//components which negatively affected hardware and software installed on my computer. I trusted auslogics while i was reviewing its proposed deletions; however, i had it backup its changes just to be safe. Thankfully, because i used its backups to restore what it had removed, rebooted, and all was well and good again, but not until i'd spent a day trying to limp through to a solution. I use auslogics defrag program, so i'm very disappointed it made such fundamental mistakes cleaning my registry. If you choose to install and use this program, do so with caution, and make sure you have the cleaner save a backup of changes!
Pros: Able to select which parts of registry to test.
Cons: Ability to select individual entries to restore from backup sets. Needs to have ability to export registry changes to text file. Needs to use more discretion in determining what is or isn't a valid registry entry.