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Registry Cleaning: Spring Is As Good A Time As Any

Registry Cleaning: Spring Is As Good A Time As Any

Registry Cleaning: Spring Is As Good A Time As Any

Your spring cleaning plans probably don’t include your computer, but it’s not a bad idea. The registry is one of the most important components of the operating system; without it, your Windows computer would not be able to run. Using a registry cleaner will help keep your computer running well.

Why Is The Registry So Important?

The registry is a control center. Applications that need the operating system’s services register their requirements here. The computer’s operating system reads the registry in order to allocate the system’s resources properly.

The registry isn’t so much a file as it is a database. Parts of the registry interact with each other; entries get written to the registry regularly, and they’re removed sometimes as well. Therein lies the problem. Sometimes. As in sometimes, these entries aren’t removed. Sometimes they’re just left to do nothing other than take up space in the computer’s memory. The computer has to keep track of these pointless entries as long as they remain in the registry.

Abandoned information isn’t the only thing that slows down the registry. Information is sometimes deliberately written into the registry to take up valuable computer resources, make the computer perform a specific action each time it starts up, starts a particular application, or at another defined time.

Virus and malware writers like the registry a lot. Much of their malicious work is written into the registry, and complete removal of the virus or malware requires that the malware’s registry entries be removed. Malware can even change or corrupt existing registry settings, which can produce a slow computer.

Aside from the malicious material that may find its way into your computer’s registry, completely innocent (and necessary) entries can get corrupted. The registry is spread out over several files on the computer, and the interaction between these files can sometimes go haywire.

Add RegCure To Your Spring Cleaning Tools

Using a registry cleaner like RegCure will ensure that your computer works the way it was intended to. More than a million users have downloaded and installed RegCure and the results are impressive. Users report that problematic computers that might otherwise have been on their way to the trash heap have been resurrected and rejuvenated; they work like they did fresh out of the box.

Doing a little spring cleaning on your Windows registry could make all the difference in your computer’s performance. RegCure also makes a full backup of your registry before making any changes, so you can always revert to the previous state if you’re unhappy with RegCure’s results.

If you’re planning to do a little spring cleaning, download your copy of RegCure today!
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Not All Registry Cleaners Are Created Equal

Not All Registry Cleaners Are Created Equal

Not All Registry Cleaners Are Created Equal

There are registry cleaners and then there are registry cleaners, so the problem for a user is deciding which registry cleaner to use. In a perfect world, a program would never leave behind entries in the registry when it is uninstalled. Errors wouldn’t happen. Shortcuts wouldn’t get corrupted or broken and computers would always run at peak efficiency. In a perfect world, Windows might even come with a tool that could detect and eliminate leftover registry entries before they caused problems.

Then, there’s the real world we live in. In the real world, programs that are uninstalled leave behind hundreds (or even thousands) of registry entries that will come back to annoy you, haunt you or interfere with the operation of your computer. Why is that?

Where Slow Computers Are Made

Simply put, many software companies want to keep you as a customer. They use their software not only to give you what you want, but also as a marketing tool to allow them to plug their other software products. These “plugs” can be found in the registry and will pop up whenever something triggers them. If the software company were on the ball, they’d remove these plugs when you uninstall their product. There’s no incentive for them to do that, though. If they remove this material, there’s no way for them to remind you that you once thought enough of their products to load them on your computer in the first place.

Not all software companies do this, but this is one illustrative example of how companies use your computer’s registry and why it gets so fouled up so fast. Simply put, there’s no real incentive for companies to clean up the mess they made on your computer, so they don’t. That’s why you need a registry cleaner and where a program like RegCure can help.

RegCure Will Speed Up Your Computer

RegCure is an award-winning registry cleaner that can locate and remove these invalid registry keys, remove unwanted or orphaned program code, and help tidy up the hundreds of thousands of lines of programming code that your computer has to sift through each time it starts or runs a program.

RegCure has been downloaded nearly two million times by people who trust it to clean their computers and restore the computer’s optimal performance. There are many things that interfere with your ability to get your job done, but don’t let old software slow you down. Install RegCure on your computer and maximize your computer’s potential.

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Do You Really Need A Registry Cleaner?

Do You Really Need A Registry Cleaner?

Do You Really Need A Registry Cleaner?

The evolution of Windows has left the diehard PC user with a number of not-so-elegant software designs to contend with. These approaches have led to an abundance of registry cleaners and other products designed to help your PC operate smoothly. But do you really need a registry cleaner? In a word, probably.

Where Did The Registry Come From?

In an effort to make a PC more secure, Microsoft has changed the way the operating system interacts with the user and the computer programs that run on it. For many years, the Windows operating system has used a “registry” to keep track of all kinds of important and behind-the-scenes interactions and details that most users are unaware of.

In earlier versions of Windows, the registry – which is spoken of as a single file – was really a collection of three very important .dat files. Every element of the operating system, the user profile, and the appearance (and operation) of the computer were controlled in some way by the data stored in these three files. Collectively, they formed “the registry.”

Housing so much data (some registry files can balloon to hundreds of megabytes) in so few files was a bit of a threat, so more modern versions of the Windows registry consist of a small army of files, stored in multiple locations around the computer. The registry is more dispersed now, and it’s a little more elegant when it comes to loading information into the computer, but the registry can still get crammed with all kinds of fluff and leftover entries that do nothing but slow the computer down and increase the potential of a conflict.

The Need For A Registry Cleaner

In older versions of Windows, a registry cleaner is an absolute requirement. As you add files and applications to your computer, or make configuration changes, your registry grows. Uninstalling programs (or worse, just deleting program files) doesn’t always clean up the hundreds of registry entries that a single program can make or leave behind. The computer must read and load these abandoned registry entries each time it boots up, or tries to run an application. Imagine what happens when the computer reads and loads information for a program that no longer exists on the computer!

Malware and spyware can also foul up the registry. Anti-spywayre and anti-virus software can miss these useless entries in the registry, allowing the same kinds of delays and conflicts to arise. Don’t waste your time waiting for your computer to time out, and don’t let leftover malware entries cause problems for you and your computer. Instead, apply a highly rated registry cleaner like RegCure to the problem.

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Not Every Registry Cleaner Is Alike

Not Every Registry Cleaner Is Alike

Not Every Registry Cleaner Is Alike

You may be one of those people who just want to use the computer. You don’t know much about the computer, but you know you need to use it to get your work done. You don’t know how to fix the problems the computer has, or even whether your computer has problems. If that sounds like you, you could be in for a rough ride when you end up with a slow computer.

Why You Need A Registry Cleaner

Your computer is a complicated piece of equipment. Nothing polices the interaction between the operating system and the programs you run. There are common resources that these programs use, however. One of the most important components of your Windows computer system is the registry. The registry isn’t a file, but rather a database of information that the programs on your computer need to operate properly.

For most people, the registry is complex beyond description. Information gets added to and taken out of the registry all the time. Sometimes, useless information gets left behind. Occasionally, a malware infection will change or corrupt information in the registry and cause your computer to misbehave, even after the malware infection itself has been found and removed.

If you download information frequently, or add programs to your computer on a regular basis, a registry cleaner is a good bet for you. A registry cleaner takes all the guesswork out of cleaning up and editing your computer’s registry. Unfortunately for the consumer, not all registry cleaners are alike. Many free registry cleaners leave behind information that will cause problems at a later date, or allow current problems to continue disrupting your computing.

RegCure Is The Registry Cleaner Of Choice

RegCure is a recognized leader in registry cleaners. More than a million users have downloaded it and use it to keep their registries clean and working at peak efficiency. RegCure knows where to find empty, invalid and damaged registry keys, and invalid bits of programming code that can slow your computer down significantly. These leftovers can cause your computer to waste minutes (yes minutes!) of time looking for files and programs that no longer exist on your computer, or attempting to make network connections that are no longer needed. Meanwhile, you sit and wait. And wait. And wait.

These leftovers do m ore than just waste time. They can cause conflicts among your valid programs that result in crashes and freezes that bring your computer to a complete halt. Crashes can cause more damaged files, which result in even slower performance. It’s a nasty cycle and you need something to break it.

RegCure is the registry cleaner of choice for millions of computer users around the world. SpeedUpComputer offers a free registry scan. Try it and see what could be slowing your computer down and affecting its performance. When you’re done, try RegCure and see what a difference a competent registry cleaner can make!

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Looking For A Registry Cleaner? RegCure Is Here!

Looking For A Registry Cleaner? RegCure Is Here!

Looking For A Registry Cleaner? RegCure Is Here!

You don’t have to be a computer expert to know that your computer is slowing down. Each time you use the Internet, each time you open a program, whenever you boot the computer, you know that something is wrong. Your computer never used to be this slow. It never used to take this much time to start up, and you don’t remember exactly when it started crashing and freezing, but you definitely know that you have a slow computer now.

What Is A Registry Cleaner?

Perhaps you’ve never heard of the registry, much less a registry cleaner, but it’s a good bet that the source of your slow computer performance, the crashes, the screen freezes and the other misbehaviors is your computer’s registry file.

Your computer’s registry is a busy place. Applications write to it, make changes to it, and load information into it. Your computer checks this file each time it boots up and each time an application runs. When new applications come in, they write (or overwrite) information that may already exist. One mistake in the registry file, no matter how simple, can wreak havoc.

You might think that editing the registry and clearing out the mistakes and old information is a good idea. You’re right, but have you ever seen the registry? Editing the registry is a very tricky thing to do. Remember, one mistake in the registry file, no matter how simple, can wreak havoc on your computer.

Use RegCure To Keep Your Computer Working Fast!

So how can you make sure that the entries you no longer need and the errors in your registry get taken care of? Simple. Use a registry cleaner to keep your computer in perfect working order.

What is a registry cleaner? A registry cleaner is a piece of software that runs regularly on your computer to remove broken bits of programming code, corrupted files and errors in the registry that impair the performance of your computer. These little fragments of useless code force your CPU to waste time on them each time you use your computer. These little leftovers do nothing, and add nothing to your computer. They shouldn’t be in the registry, and yet, there they are.

RegCure is a registry cleaner that will remove these empty registry keys, invalid class keys and DLL entries. These items load each time you start your computer and cause the slow behavior you’ve wondered about. RegCure does what it does meticulously. Each time it runs, it makes a backup copy of the registry before it makes any changes, so you know that you can go back to what you had if you need to.

Want to perk up your slow computer? Try RegCure!

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