Could anyone recommend a free registry repair/cleaner program?

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plodr

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Avoid any registry cleaning tools AND those that promise to "speed up" your computer.

What problems are you having?
 

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Avoid any registry cleaning tools AND those that promise to "speed up" your computer.

What problems are you having?
I ran Avast for the first time not long ago. It said that I have a bunch of broken registry items etc. I know this can be a selling tactic as they want you to purchase premium etc. I just thought it would be nice if there was a program that could tighten the registry.
 

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I ran Avast for the first time not long ago. It said that I have a bunch of broken registry items etc. I know this can be a selling tactic as they want you to purchase premium etc. I just thought it would be nice if there was a program that could tighten the registry.
Some of the results could be a false positive and others may not even exist on you system.
 
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cleaning programs have their place and a good one is CCleaner by Piriform.
despite a few issues with their last couple of releases, it's still a good enough product to recommend it.
latest version is v5.43, I've left mine on v5.40
so it'll do the removal of crap and it also has a reg cleaner which is considered to have the most 'softly softly' approach.

I fully concur that reg cleaning is to be avoided at all costs, as per the official MS statement, but if you HAVE TO use it, the CCleaner one offers a backup of your data before applying the registry changes and I'd also suggest 'fixing' the recommended problems in small chunks at a time, with a reboot between each one.

I would also suggest having a full system image backup in place - just in case. Macrium Reflect Free is a good one.
 
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