How Does Registry Cleaning Software Work and Is It Safe?

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How does Registry Cleaning Software Work

Faster, more effective and less expensive then a geek, a good registry cleaning software product systematically scans your computer’s Windows registry to discover problems deep in the registry. The software looks for corrupt files, obsolete and incorrect entries and then repairs the errors and restores the Windows registry to optimal performance. A good registry cleaner will also make a back up copy of your registry as a safeguard to unexpected errors in the repair process. Along with all of that it will also reduce the size of the registry file thereby freeing up computer resources.

Using a good registry cleaning software will save you time and money restoring your computer and it will help you avoid the frustration and potential problems you’re bound to have attempting a manually repair.

Once you have fixed your registry problems a good registry software product running in the background will prevent new problems from affecting your computer. Here is a list of things a registry cleaner will do to optimize your Registry’s performance:

Back Up Registry

The Backup feature is a must for any Registry Clean software product. With a good backup utility you are protected against an error in the repair process.

Compact Registry

Once your registry is repaired your registry is still the same size as it was before all of the repairs, deletions and defragmentation reduced the size needed to contain the registry. Your registry should be compacted now to the new size so it doesn’t take up valuable resources. A good registry repair software product will compact the registry.

Fix Faulty Application Paths

Faulty application paths cause incorrectly referenced disk directories. This may cause programs to fail to open properly.

Fix Invalid File Associations

Many times when a program is uninstalled the program files and directories are removed but the file extensions are not removed from the registry slowing performance.

Fix Invalid Shortcuts

Shortcuts are found on the desktop and other locations on your computer. Shortcuts can get disconnected to the program or files they were intended to point to. This clutters up the registry with more junk and should be repaired.

Remove Orphan Files

Orphan files are files that are left behind and are no longer useful. When you uninstall a program some files may be left on the computer but they are no longer associated with a working program. These orphan files can and should be removed. The problem is making sure that a file is an unneeded orphan file and not one that is useful.

Fix Invalid Class Keys

Invalid Class Keys and Shell Extensions are examples of more junk files that fill up and slow down your computer.

Fix Empty Registry Keys

Empty Registry Keys are just what the name implies; empty and useless keys with null data. More extra baggage for your computer to lug around.

Validate OLE Objects

OLE – Object Linking and Embedding is a technology that allows the linking and embedding of objects in documents

Manage Shared Dll’s

DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library that contains functions that software developers use for jobs. Unlike.exe files they can not be run directly but must be used more like a module. When you see a dll error message most likely it is not an error in the dll file itself but an indication of an error involving a dll file. Because dll files are like modules they are often shared by programs. Often there are problems involved in the sharing that need to be resolved.

Fix Startup errors

When you reboot your computer and it takes a very long time or you receive error messages you are experiencing startup errors. It might be a file that won’t load. It might be a driver that can’t be found. It might be a virus, malware or spyware that has infected your computer. In the worst case you won’t even be able to start your computer.

Fix Invalid User Settings

The registry stores information for all users of a computer. Sometimes these settings are corrupted. A user might be deleted or changed and problems occur in the registry

We recommend a that every computer running a Windows operating system use a Registry Cleaner/Fixer/Optimizer.

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