Registry Cleaner Reviews - What To Look For

By: Elathrop
A good registry cleaner is a must have these days! The new Microsoft Windows operating systems, Windows XP and Vista are huge. After they are newly installed on your computer, their registries have no roadblocks in them, so the operating system can move files very quickly. However, after time goes on, maybe even a short time, little roadblocks do become setup within the registry and the computer's speed and performance start to show it.

So, what are these roadblocks? Where do they come from and how do we get rid of them? Windows registry roadblocks become erected just by using the computer in a normal way. There is no abuse necessary here. When a computer is operated, pointers in the registry are needed to tell the operating system both where the computer has been and where it will go next. Then, after all the programs being used are shut down, many pointers are left in the registry and will stay forever if they are not removed.

Because these pointers use the computer's resources as the operating system is discovering they are false pointers, they become roadblocks and your computer's performance will feel their presence.

It is at this time, and probably forever more you need a registry cleaner to get in there and get rid of the roadblocks so the computer can run free again. With this in mind, what do we look for when we see advertisements and reviews for registry cleaners? Here is a quick guide:

Vista Registry Cleaners

Even if you don't have Widows Vista, it is important your registry cleaner is Vista ready. If it is not, it is probably a registry cleaner that does not upgrade regularly and might be a cleaner living in the past. Whether or not it uses the term "Vista Certified" is not important. This term only means it has been recognized by the almighty Microsoft, who we all know is infallible. (Cough, cough) As long as it is Vista ready or Vista capable, this is all we need to know about it.

Registry Optimizer For Improved Performance

Make sure to get a registry cleaner that is also an optimizer. A registry optimizer will keep your computer operating faster than a registry cleaner that just cleans will. This is because not all pointers in the registry are useless after your programs are shut down. Some of these pointers serve a long-term purpose. These types of pointers are not roadblocks but still, many times they become disorganized.

A registry optimizer will not only clean out the roadblocks, it will organize the permanent pointers so the operating system can flow through them using the shortest path possible. Remember, when we think of these pointers as we illustrate the workings of a registry, we tend to think of them as being just a few. In reality, there can be millions of them. So, even the good pointers need to be dealt with, and this is an added benefit an optimizer gives you.

A Guarantee and a Free Scan

Finally, get a registry cleaner that gives you a money back guarantee. You probably won't need this guarantee, but at least if you have one you know you aren't dealing with a fly-by-night company.

Most registry cleaners will give you a free scan so you can see if you have registry corruption before you go ahead and purchase it. I recommend using one of these. What I don't recommend is using a registry cleaner that is supposed to be free altogether. They are not.

They will scan and find corruption and then start to clean your registry and then stop half way through. You will need to purchase it before it will finish the job. The worse part is a half cleaned registry can cause more problems than a totally corrupted one.

So, don't skimp on your registry cleaner. Stay away from the so-called free ones! Your registry is the most important part of your operating system. If it is not up to par it can kill your computer's performance. Treat it to a top notch cleaner!
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