Registry cleaners are software programs that remove unnecessary entries from the Windows Registry. Registry cleaners are especially useful for removing registry entries that point to files that no longer exist.
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The interface is a bit “old” in style, but AML Free Registry Cleaner makes up for that with a solid registry search, lots of still-free additional tools, and a long history of not accidentally causing more problems.
AML Free Registry Cleaner works on both 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP, as well as on some Windows Server operating systems.
Glarysoft’s Registry Repair is another good freeware registry cleaner. Registry Repair is pretty simple to use and is a good option if some of the better tools aren’t working out for you.
Registry Repair works in Windows 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003, and older Windows operating systems like Windows 2000, NT, ME and 98.
Note: After the installation of Registry Repair, you’re asked if you’d like to run the program (this is typical) but you’re also asked if you’d like to set “Glary Search” as your browser’s homepage. Be sure to uncheck that if you’re not interested.
EasyCleaner is one of the oldest and most trusted free registry cleaners out there. The interface is a bit dated but it’s a solid registry repair tool.
The ToniArts website says that EasyCleaner works in Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98, and 95. Both installer and portable versions of this registry cleaner are available.
EasyCleaner took considerably longer than other registry cleaners to scan my registry but it did a fine job overall. I also liked how I wasn’t asked to install a completely unrelated and useless browser toolbar during the install!
Comodo System Utilities is yet another good freeware registry cleaner program. It’s simple to use and scanned the registry in a reasonable amount of time.
The Comodo System Utilities tool is designed for Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, and XP. It works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows.
There are several other features in this “utility”other than the registry cleaning portion.
I especially liked a seemingly tiny feature: the ability to automatically create a restore point prior to clearing the registry. That could really come in handy if you run into a problem post-cleaning.
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner is another free registry cleaner. I frequently see references to this particular registry cleaner on other “top” lists but I didn’t find anything spectacular about it.
Eusing Software says that their free registry cleaner works on Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98, and 95. Portable and installable versions are available.
Tip: Remember, a registry cleaner program is not a regular PC maintenance tool. Registry cleaners don’t typically speed up your computer or provide any other day-to-day improvements to your PC. Registry cleaners should only be used to help solve specific kinds of problems.