Registry Cleaners: What Does RegCure Look For?
Paul Watson, PC Technician Tuesday, April 21st 2009
What’s In A Registry Scan?
Errors in the registry file can wreak all kinds of havoc, so finding and fixing these errors is a critical component of what RegCure does. Among the COM/ActiveX entries, for example, errors can cause application failures, freezes, crashes and other malfunctions, like problems when opening documents. RegCure locates errors in this section of the registry file and eliminates them and the problems they cause.
Lots of errors can be found in the Uninstall Entries section of the registry. As you know, uninstallers don’t always work correctly. This section of the registry can contain entries that point to missing files and folders, or other registry entries that have been removed. RegCure locates and removes these invalid entries that can otherwise slow the performance of your computer.
RegCure checks the Font Entries section of the registry, looking for pointers to missing files. These pointers can cause problems with font-dependent applications like word processors. Removing them will improve the performance of your computer and of your font-dependent applications.
If you’ve worked with Windows for awhile, you know that DLLs can cause a lot of problems. To confuse things, some applications share DLLs, and other DLLs compete with each other for system resources. DLL conflicts can cause system performance problems, application crashes and other similar problem. RegCure hunts these problems down and removes them to improve the performance of a slow computer and prevent application and system crashes.
Help files aren’t very helpful when they don’t work properly. The Help Files Information section of the registry can contain invalid entries that will cause help files to open incorrectly or not at all. RegCure locates and corrects these invalid entries to help you take advantage of the help files on your computer.
The Windows Startup Items section of the registry can be filled with invalid entries that can cause applications not to start up properly when the computer boots. In addition, the registry can contain bad path or file name information that will slow the performance of the computer. Broken program shortcuts and invalid registry keys can also slow the performance of your computer and cause problems with your applications.
Next time, I’ll cover what you can expect from a scan and repair and removal options that RegCure provides.
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