RegSeeker is the all-in-one toolbox for your Windows. It includes a powerful registry search and cleaner tool. Take full control of your startup entries, services, drivers, histories, junk files (protect your privacy), installed applications, browsers extensions, and more. With RegSeeker you'll exactly know what is installed and running on your PC.
- New : Introducing Windows 8 support (beta)
- New : AppInit_DLLs added in Startup entries (usually should be empty except for anti-virus)
- New : Add Firefox support for Junk files
- New : Junk files: option '-recurse' after path\files to recursively list the files
- For ex: d:\dev\*.bak -recurse will list all .bak files in all d:\dev subdirs
- New : Junk files editor : browse for a folder button
- New : Junk files editor : option to open the path with a right-click on a rule
- New : Junk files editor : Auto-select rules button
- New : Recent files list : counter options, see recentfiles.ini
- New : Add Junk files option to Auto-Clean panel
- See website for complete changelog
Reviewing 2.5 (May 6, 2013)
Like all registry cleaners, don't use that feature unless you know what you are doing, eventually you will regret it., The rest of the program seems pretty solid, 4 stars for the over all program, minus one star for implying anyone can use it to clean their registry without caution.
Reviewing 2.1 (Feb 14, 2013)
definitely dont use the cleaner part, the rest of the program is great though.
Reviewing 2.1 (Jan 3, 2013)
Works, but wouldn't recommend the cleaner part. I tried it on a few VMs letting it fix everything it finds: Trashed 2, broke a few programs on 1, and no issue on 3 others.
The "Find in Registry" tool is invaluable though when removing leftovers. It makes cleaning up messy apps like AOL and Symantec products easy if you know what you're looking for and actually understand the results. Makes regedit's search look like junk.
Reviewing 2.1 (Jan 3, 2013)
I have used this app for many yrs and the only time my PC got hosed after using this is when I got stupid and started blasting everything pretty much blindly.
Reviewing 2.1 Beta (Dec 28, 2012)
@Music4Ever..."A registry backup is of no value in a non booting PC which is a likely conclusion if you use this program"
Not really so. There are many ways to restore a corrupt PC registry. My choice: Creating a System State backup of the registry using MS's Backup Utility 'Advanced' mode. That way I can boot into 'Repair' mode if need be and the registry backup will be used for restoring the PC to its last backed up registry state. ERUNT(Emergency Recovery Utility NT) also provides a method to restore via DOS mode. Windows System Restore would be another way in some situations, though I don't like Windows System Restore(I disable it personally).
Overall, I don't recommend regcleaners. Only for folks that are very PC savvy, having much experience in restoring PC's and fixing problems on their own. However, Windows Vista and Windows 7 are a more tricky situation(ERUNT has documentation on this for a workaround).
Update: @Music4Ever... For me, with all the software I try, uninstall later on if I don't like or find I don't really use anymore, bad or unwanted updates, stuff maybe installed by mistake by others in the family and whatever other reason, I find the need to clean that registry out from time to time due to a good many uninstallers being so, so sloppy that they leave oodles and oodles of garbage left behind in the registry. But, that's just me. It seems you would like to see regcleaners banned for all. That's as bad as others wanting to see your TOR use banned. To each his own. It's a free country brother. We ain't China, at least not yet. BTW, if I were to recommend a regcleaner, the only one I would trust would be from Macecraft(jv16 Powertools). However, even theirs has gotten overly aggressive over the years, but they do have an option for a 'Normal' mode(now called 'Safe' mode), of which I would only recommend with their new versions. These makers of regcleaners ran afoul when each was trying to outdo the other by saying theirs cleaned more than their competitor(s). That's really where the problems lies with regcleaners these days... Trying to be the biggest and baddest on the block and ending up possibly ruining systems in the process. I'll give this particular regcleaner 1 star just to make you happy. Really don't matter to me. I don't use it and never will.
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