Hello to all,
I have read several thread that discuss the need and possible destruction by the use of registry cleaners. CCleaner seems to be tops with those that believe it is acceptable.
What is the belief about the above commercial program. It is quite a bit more intense than CCleaner, and has deep registry scan, system optimization, optimize registry and clean along with junk cleaners, anti-malware scans in a one click does all.
I have a friend who swears by it and says it is much more powerful than CCleaner.
I have stopped using it. McAfee had clean files and registry utilities, Spybot has option to remove unused files. I have had a great deal of problems with what generally would be considered incomplete uninstalls using Revo Free and Windows uninstaller. Have gained confidence in Revo Pro, using it during trial, it removed a service that many attempts with Revo Free, IObit Registry Uninstaller didn't help.
In XP Pro, I could Revo and it usually got everything and CCleaner and a visual of User/App data took care of everything. Not so with Windows 7 in my limited experience.
System Restore Points have yet to be used successfully. The only thing I have confidence and thus lowered anxiety is a System Image Reinstall to a known clean working install, or just a complete clean reinstall.
I don't know but get the feeling with your advice, that ASC is too aggresive.
Anyone wishing to share their point of view would be appreciated.