Registry cleaning is an essential
part of computer maintenance though few computer users know about it. This
cleaning has absolutely nothing do do with viruses or malware of any kind,
and it has nothing to do with file fragmentation. As the computer operates
the program registry becomes "corrupted" and needs to be cleaned/repaired.
Symptoms are slow computer response and/or programs/files which won't open.
Registry cleaning should - must - be done once each week to keep your
computer running at maximum efficiency.
Two free programs are very effective in curing registry problems. Both
should be used because no one program can do it all. In fact, I
recommend that a third program, for which you have to pay, be used in
addition to the free programs. This is a case where more is better!
After opening CCleaner, click on Registry in the left hand
column, then click on Scan for Issues Then follow instructions as
they come. (Do not click on Cleaner in left
hand column - if you do, all stored passwords may go Bye! Bye!)
After opening Glary, click on the 1-Click Maintenance tab. Make sure
that all little boxes are checked except for Tracks Eraser which
should be un-checked. Then click on Scan for Issues. After it scans
(a couple of minutes), then click on Repair Problems. This last step
may take a second to complete.
There are several "for
pay" registry cleaners such as PC Matic; however, we like and use the
two mentioned above. When combined
with a good anti-virus/anti-spyware program, you will have many hours of
trouble free computing.
These registry cleaners should be used each and every week. Just like
changing oil on a car, it is an absolutely essential maintenance.