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Originally Posted by CryJunky View Post
Ccleaner is a great program. I've never had a problem with it. Whenever my computer starts to slow down I run it with a defrag. It's part of my flash drive tool kit when I work on my friends computers.
Defrag does not really help much for "computer starts to slow down".
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Originally Posted by noahhova View Post
CCleaner will backup any reg entries you delete in case it screws something up. I only use it after uninstalling something in case it leave entries behind that conflict with a future install.
CCleaner also will clean cookies and internet cache, also Add/Remove program and disk clean/defrag
Even if you don't use the reg clean tool it is a good piece of software.
I'm not saying that CCleaner is bad. I'm just saying that it's not worth using it (or anything) to "clean" or "repair" the Registry unless you are absolutely, positively, 100% sure that there are no false positives - but even then I still recommend avoiding it. I've never seen any proof that "cleaning" or "repairing" the Registry provides a real-world performance/stability improvement.

Now don't get me wrong: if the Registry really needs to be repaired and if you know what needs to be repaired, and if you can recognize every single real false positive, then go for it - especially if you seem to have no alternative.
Edited by TwoCables - 5/21/11 at 7:14pm
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