When you install, uninstall, and reinstall programs on your computer, registry keys are created, modified, and/or deleted. Over time, your computer’s registry may contain corrupted, unused, and unnecessary registry keys, especially if keys are not removed when you uninstall a program.
A alternative is the freeware Regcleaner which works in Win95, Win98, Win98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT4.
- Allows you to remove software registry entries.
- Allows you to remove registry entries of start up programs.
- Ability to uninstall software (similar to Add/Remove Software in Control Panel).
- Ability to modify the Uninstall Software list (in Control Panel).
- Ability to remove file types.
- Allows you to remove unused DLL files.
- Semi-automatic (You select, RegCleaner will remove them from everywhere).
- Automatic backup, very easy to use.
- Registry cleanup feature that does the same thing those other so called ‘registry cleaners’ do.
- Small in size, free and very easy to use!
Another alternative is Easy Cleaner which works in Windows 95/98/ME (see FAQ before using)/NT 3.51 (or newer)/2000/XP (see FAQ before using).
- Finds invalid registry entries —-> deleting them speeds up your computer up to 20%!
- Finds duplicate files —-> deleting them will free disk space!
- Finds all unnecessary files like backups, temps etc. —-> deleting them will free disk space!
- Finds all invalid shortcuts from start-menu —-> deleting them will free disk space and increase usability!
- Multi-language support!
Another alternative is Registry Healer which
- find and correct invalid file and folder references in Windows 9x/NT/ME/2000/XP Registry;
- find and delete empty registry keys;
- find and correct invalid font entries;
- find and delete obsolete Start Menu items;
- find and correct invalid application paths;
- find and correct invalid registered help files;
- find and correct invalid shared DLL references;
- search for matches of invalid entries on user’s computer;
- open folders to which invalid registry keys refer;
- open Windows RegEdit at invalid registry entries;
- full registry backup before any changes;
- backup only modified registry entries as RegEdit4 files, so you are always able to restore certain registry changes;
- save the list of found invalid entries into text file;
- print the list of found invalid entries;