Using a Registry Cleaner Won’t Speed Up Your PC
Registry cleaners don’t speed up
At best, they’re a waste of time —
and often money. At worst, they can cause problems by removing registry
entries they shouldn’t.
PC cleaning software is a scam, noting that a big part of the cleaning
process — the registry cleaning — wouldn’t help speed
up your PC.
Registry Cleaners Demystified
The Windows registry is a huge database of settings — both for Windows
itself and for programs you install. For example, if you install a program,
there’s a good chance that program would save its settings to the
registry. Windows would also save pointers to that program. For example,
if the program were registered as the default program for a certain file
type, Windows would save a registry entry so it can remember that’s
the default program.
All a registry cleaner does is scan your registry for entries that appear
outdated and remove them. Registry cleaner companies want you to believe
that this would result in big performance improvements so you’ll
buy their software.
The FALSE Promises
• Registry cleaners fix “registry errors” that can cause
system crashes and even blue-screens.
• Your registry is full of junk that is “clogging” it
and slowing down your PC.
• Registry cleaners also eliminate “corrupted” and “damaged”
In reality, registry entries aren’t a drag on your computer’s
performance. The registry is a massive database containing hundreds of
thousands of entries and individual registry entries are fairly tiny.
Even removing a few thousand entries won’t make an appreciable dent
in the size of your registry.
So If a Registry Cleaner Won’t Speed
Things Up, What Will?
If your computer is hideously slow or crashing frequently, you likely
have more problems than a full registry.
Bring your computer into a qualified computer repair
company to correct the problems.