AMUST Registry Cleaner 3

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Canberra ACT Australia
Having used a few registry tools and optimisers I was interested in Sept 2006 PC Authority test of Windows Registry tools and said that even though PC tools Registry Mechanic was good AMUST was in a different league. I did a lot of web research and found many Windows MPV's reckon it's the 'ducks gut's'. As I use CCleaner, Advanced System Optimizer, and MyregistryCleaner 2.1 on a daily basis I didn't expect much. Downloaded full version for 30-day eval and went into Advanced mode. Run scan and oh my G0d 510 problems, howcan this be? Fix and registry compaction and ran it again a day later with another 43 errors. After reg defrag and compaction with O&O Defrag Pro v8 in between it now scans clean. Pc boots clean and quick and everything is better. If you use Windows this and CCleaner are invaluable, definitely try them. One more registry compaction and disk defrag to go and I reckon it's as tuned as it could be.
 
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47,770
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Everson WA - Pacific NW USA
I've run AMUST before and then Ccleaner right after and ccleaner finds some of the exact issues AMUST just said it deleted. These products are frustrating to me. I think they are all OK in certain areas, but really just limp bandaids for bad bloated MS code.
 
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22,188
Location
Colorado Springs
Be careful with registry cleaners as occasionally they'll ditch stuff that you need and then major problems will pop up. Ccleaner has the lightest registry cleaner I know of.
 
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Spring HIll
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Originally posted by Drew99GT: Be careful with registry cleaners as occasionally they'll ditch stuff that you need and then major problems will pop up. Ccleaner has the lightest registry cleaner I know of.
I agree. I've had to reinstall Windows after a coworker "Cleaned" his registry with one of the many reg cleaning tools on his home PC. Completely hosed Windows. Yay fun.
 
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22,188
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Colorado Springs
I use the one in Ccleaner very often and don't even have it set to prompt a backup of the registry anymore. Never had an issue with it (that just activated Murphy's Law [Freak] )
 
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