Registry Cleaner Windows Registry Clean XP, Vista, Windows 7
I have to say testing new applications on computers totally infected by Spyware, Adware, Malware, Viruses really tells me allot about the development of the software.
Posted - 11/14/2009 > I'll be updating to this same page for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Look toward the end of this article.
Before you begin:
BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY:
- > Start > RUN > RegEdit
- > File > Export
- Select ALL
- Create your backup: Registry_11_14_09.reg
- Save your Registry Backup to your root drive C:\
Now you can continue.
The program I'm testing now is called TweakNow RegCleaner from http://www.tweaknow.com/.
The program installed on the infected computer and ran just fine.
It took several times to Analyze the registry due to how many errors were found.
I noticed it would pause and allow you to Fix and Clean then continue.
If I recall the old Windows RegClean did the same or maybe it was that you needed to run the program a few times to make sure it found everything.
The Registry Clean worked great.
When I started the Protect your Privacy and Regain hard drive space I started seeing problems.
I was able to analyze the drive using the Protect your Privacy then when I clicked on the Fix and Clean the RUNDLL error box appeared.
Error in InetCpl.cpl Missing entry:ClearMyTracksByProcess
I cleared out the two RUNDLL errors and tried it again.
This time I unchecked the Fix Problem and Clean Registry
From showing 1,565 files now it shows 46 files.
Same Error appeared as before.
Repeated the same process and got down to 21 files but still showing the same error.
Now it's time to run the applications as listed in the menu.
Now for the Disk Cleaner:
You'll need to select the drive you would like to clean up.
The Defaults show files like
.tmp, .bak, .chk etc.
You can find the full list in your configuration menu of the Disk Cleaner.
If you use Backup check to be sure you are not going to delete your backup .bak files. Even if you shouldn't be storing your backup files on the same computer you shouldn't be deleting these files until you have burned them to CD or transfered them off your computer drive.
Once the scan has completed you can view the list and uncheck any files you do not want to remove.
Skipping the Disk Usage Analyzer and Registry Cleaner that we started with.
The process only took a few minutes and requires a reboot to complete the process.