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Giveaway of the day — 1-abc.net Registry Washer 7

1-abc.net Registry Washer is the utility to clean up the registry.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 364 (41%) 529 (59%) 18 comments

1-abc.net Registry Washer 7 was available as a giveaway on June 17, 2014!

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1-abc.net Registry Washer is the utility to clean up the registry. It will search for unnecessary registry entries, broken links, the remaining elements of the old uninstalled fonts, recent documents, or others in no time (manually or automatically- based on predefined schedules by user).

You can select various types of invalid entries to look for, such as RunMRUs, invalid Paint, Wordpad, and Excel files, shared DLLs, and ActiveX files. Results are conveniently categorized by entry type.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8; CPU 300 MHz; RAM 32MB; disk space 10MB

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Homepage:

http://www.1-abc.net/0014/index.htm

File Size:

9.58 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#18

I have used System Ninja, CCleaner, Glary Utilities, and privazer and they all do a good job. Each finds more stuff than when used alone.
I will stick to what I have been doing so far.

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

#6 Giovanni
. . . (Portable) Privazer (by the way, far better than CCleaner)

Really? - could you explain why it is so much better?
Thanks.

Good to see you back by the way. :)

Reply   |   Comment by David Bee  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

"Because I use XP I can still use ERUNT..."

ERUNT works quite well in Vista. ("Windows XP/Vista/7
32-bit program. Can run on both a 32-bit and 64-bit OS.")

Reply   |   Comment by JGF  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#15

#3 Iliyan says "Sorry that Microsoft does not made such program – may be it is useless or dangerous?"

#7 XP-Man says "With the introduction of the registry Microsoft introduced software into their OS that can totally cripple it."

Exactly. This made me smile. :-)

Even if this software came from Microsoft, I still wouldn't use it. They're to blame for not providing a real operating system in the first place.

As a retired software developer I cannot comprehend anyone thinking any piece of software can make across-the-board cleanup decisions. The way these programs make money is from those who don't understand that. And then the Fix-it Geeks make money wiping and reinstalling Windows.

Look at the one on TV. A customer walks into a business and has the cashier use a web site to fix her POS system. She should have been fired on the spot.

The truth is that the only people who should even touch a program like this are those who know not to use it without a lot of human interaction.

Sorry, didn't download it. I've stopped trying new ones -- every time I compare 2 or more cleaners, I never get the same results from the same type of scan, especially registry scans. I have a popular free cleaner and just let it report without changing anything automatically.

Reply   |   Comment by Dani  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

#1: "Anything that has to do with Registry “Clean Up” needs to be used with caution. Make sure you have a recent complete Drive C: back-up and additional create a restore point be for installing this program. ... Microsoft advises against these types of programs as they can do harm."

I agree, William, but another thing you might want to look at is a way to backup & restore the registry in a way that it can be restored if Windows won't start at all -- many tools/apps require at least Safe Mode. It's not IMHO a substitute for your backup, but it can save time -- restoring the registry should take just a few minutes whereas, depending on how much data you have on your system partition, restoring a full backup will likely take at least 15-20 minutes. System Restore does a better job of it, because system data is stored now in so many places that you can have [usually minor] glitches restoring just a registry backup -- the most common one I've run into is when the security software updated after creating the registry backup, causing a mismatch in the software's update records [that can be easily prevented by turning auto updates off temporarily]. The problem with System Restore is that in my experience it doesn't always work, plus you need at least Safe Mode to run it. [Another thing about System Restore is that if like me you still have XP installed alongside 7 &/or 8/8.1, booting into XP destroys System Restore data in the later OSes.]

The old standby has always been ERUNT, but it hasn't been updated since 2005 & can have problems, particularly in 8/8.1. There is a free ERUNT GUI designed for 8.1 you can try, or there's Registry Backup to name two. http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/registry_backup.html . I've not seen any of these apps come with their own boot disc/USB stick setup however, so you'll need a way to boot at least to a command line to restore that registry backup.

Please remember that the registry is always in constant use when Windows is running, & you can't replace anything in Windows that's currently being used, e.g. System Restore always requires a re-boot to restore things. Likewise changes made to the registry may not have any effect until you re-boot, so you may not know you trashed the registry until then. There are methods of backing up the registry that do not require a re-boot for restoration -- simply put, they're not restoring the complete registry. Exporting & later importing the registry using Regedit is a common example -- if it was That easy you wouldn't have 3rd party registry backup/restore apps at all.

As far as Microsoft's concerned, they feel that they have some legal liability whatever they say, whenever they say it. It makes sense if you think about it, since some idiot could trash the OS on all of a company's systems, claim that they were just doing what Microsoft said, & that company would then sue Microsoft for the money it cost to fix things + any lost revenues when their systems were down. In a world where companies have to warn their customers not to use their microwave's for drying their hair, recommending registry cleaners would be a class action lawsuit just waiting to happen.

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#2: "Sorry, but in contrast, I prefer to CCleaner."

Have you seen CCEnhancer, John? http://singularlabs.com/software/ccenhancer/

From their site: "CCEnhancer is a small tool which adds support for over 1,000 new programs into the popular program CCleaner. The tool uses the winapp2.ini system built into CCleaner to easily add new rules and definitions for programs."

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#7: "With the introduction of the registry Microsoft introduced software into their OS that can totally cripple it."

The original idea may have been, & may likely still be sound -- provide a centralized database for Windows to store configuration data. The execution of that idea OTOH is entirely another matter. Windows 3.1 was hardly better than Windows 95, when the registry was introduced -- in 3.1 you had to fool with at least 4 configuration files, & getting something working could take days. Before that in DOS everything was individual to the program you were running.

That said, there is hope for the future. The old cycle was Microsoft would add onto their Windows code base, which would add features but require newer hardware, which sold PCs, which came with the new version of Windows, so everyone [that mattered to Microsoft] was happy. Android tablets & smartphones essentially run a version of *nix -- it can't take up loads of space or have high hardware requirements, & Microsoft wants into that market Very badly. Microsoft's goal is to make the Windows on your PC more like the Windows on their new tablets & phones, and in ways that go far beyond the touchscreen GUI tacked on top of win8/8.1. If they're successful that will mean leaner, simpler, faster code. I've read rumors that's starting with 9.

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#10: "On modern Windows 8.1 , programs like this are snake oil and do no harm than good. It doesn’t “speed up” your system at all."

The *snake oil*, as in misleading marketing claims &/or hype, it seems has already convinced you [falsely] that win8.1 is this totally new OS. Under the hood win8.1 is an improved Vista! UAC was improved so the majority of users could live with it relatively painlessly, core features were improved, but relatively little added. In fact in many ways 8.1 is a regression from 7, with fewer features & a touchscreen GUI tacked on. The only core improvements most people will likely benefit from have to do with better memory management, & a new, more inclusive driver architecture. The registry, in all its [infamous] glory is still there.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Be careful with Privazer (#6 Giovanni), it is very good indeed, but I keep to CCleaner as Privazer actually removed too many things and I lost settings and other things for my software that I considered useful and mostly harmless.

Actually Bruce Schneier the great security expert uses Privazer, so that is alone a very good recommendation, but it is just that I found it cleared out too much for normal use.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#12

CCleaner and the combination of Wise Disk Cleaner & Wise Registry Cleaner are all you need.

Reply   |   Comment by Neil from Ohio  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

On modern Windows 8.1 , programs like this are snake oil and do no harm than good. It doesn't "speed up" your system at all.

Reply   |   Comment by Mitchell  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#10

I use Wise Registry Cleaner (freeware) which also has a backup and restore of registry function.

As a rule, choose the less aggressive registry cleaners.

The most aggressive registry cleaner I have tried was on 12 Aug 2012 at about 5pm. It was a giveaway software named Software4u Registry CleanUP. Apparently it was a German software. It reported 51,410 errors in the registry. The number was incredible.
Since I had a backup in Acronis, decided to clean accordingly as recommended to see what may happen.
It crippled the computer.
Did a restore in Acronis.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Many of you use the fear factor in using something like this to clean your registry. I get that. Over the years all we hear about is backing up your computer. How important that is. And yet folks will not do just that. They will use registry software and complain when it is too aggressive. You can also use something like Toolwiz Time Freeze (free)to experiment and not lose any important files if the software takes out files needed. I thoroughly clean my PC before doing a backup image of it (free software). And that includes free Regseeker which has never failed me for many years now. I just don't like hundreds of unnecessary files being left behind after an uninstall, using Revo Uninstaller or any other free program. Use free Search Everything after an uninstall of a program and it will find at least a few if not more, files still on your PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Maureen  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#8

Downloaded and installed with no problems. It seems to work as promised. Didn't take long on my computer to show the scan results and there wasn't much to see. I just don't see why it's needed when I have some better GOTD programs. Wise Care 365, Win Utilities and of course CCleaner. I use them often and that maybe the reason why my scan didn't take long. If you need a registry-cleaner try it out. Just do a file backup first.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#7

@6 Giovanni: thank you to get back. We have been wondering these days where you have gone. Please stay here and make you great comments.

Reply   |   Comment by zan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+53)
#6

With the introduction of the registry Microsoft introduced software into their OS that can totally cripple it.
In my mind this is inexcusable, as a user you should be ale to have confidence in the stability and longevity of their OS, but no piracy was costing them a lot of money so they introduced this monstrosity, the registry!

We have to live with it and have to be very careful when messing with it, so use registry cleaners at your peril.

Having said that, I have used Wise Registry Cleaner for years, I had to keep my download speed at a reasonable level when I had a slow connection, half a meg, cleaning up the MRU made a huge improvement, but I only used this registry cleaner in the "safe to remove" mode.
Because I use XP I can still use ERUNT to backup my registry without problems, apparently it is still possible to use in Windows 7 but you need to do workarounds.
For those of you who have moved on from XP a program called RegBak is said to be a good substitute for ERUNT, obviously I cannot vouch for this but it is available at the following link:-
http://www.acelogix.com/regbak.html


If you are going to mess around with your registry make sure you know what you're removing, or better still do a backup that can be restored outside of Windows.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)
#5

This developer is specialized in producing decent software which are always replaceable with better FREE alternatives...and I wonder why!

How can he make money in a SUPERSATURATED field like this and others is a mystery to me.

For instance today's giveaway is just an ordinary Registry cleaner which is not worth downloading even as freeware, in my view.

Why?

Because (Portable) Privazer (by the way, far better than CCleaner) does much much more for FREE:

http://privazer.com

See also:
http://www.registryrecycler.com/features.html (==> Excellent FREE Registry Cleaner & Optimizer)
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/registry-cleaner
http://www.wisecleaner.com/wiseregistrycleanerfree.html
http://www.hlpsoft.com/product/free-windows-registry-cleaner.html
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Miscellaneous/IObit-Toolbox.shtml

Enjoy!! ^_^

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+169)
#4

Download and set up was very quick and easy to do on my Dell N5050, simple UI with an options and scan button, just hit the scan button without checking out the options to scan a 250 gig new hard drive with a fairly fresh legit Windows 8 instal, after 30 minutes of the progress bar getting to the 3/4 mark many times the scan restarts scanning the same files after the 5th time got tired of waiting so canceled the scan, now uninstalling,

Reply   |   Comment by Smoother  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#3

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit system. Double checked eMail...

A German company with address&phone. From Backup over Birthday reminder to the different washers. We had a lot of their products in the recent months.

The software is from November 2013.

I started the washing process. A small to full size resizable window opens, you can change the language under "file", not in the "options".

Under options you can define, where to search for orphans, a little bit confusing and unstructured from "last wordpad files" over "old Active-X files" to "uninstall entries". This should be washed again.

During the washing process the found registry entries are display. Due to the small window crippled. The process takes a long, long time. This is the longest washing process, I have ever seen.

Oops, I think the process loops. I repeats several times after "the last excel files". Yes, indeed! the program does not end properly.

Just check it out: you will be surprised how many old sins this program finds on your machine. And do not be shocked when it will be more than some 100 or 1,000 entries!

My registry is "clean" to a certain point. I used the Wise Registry Cleaner before this test - and the Ccleaner (on my virtual system). I do not wash to often... the colors are bleaching out.

Okay started again and checked only DLL,OLE,ActiveX. The program end correctly and displays the found entries in a clear way. In my case 2 "missing files" and 8 old OLE entries. You have to define, what should be cleaned. In this case you need some knowledge.

Makes a mixed impression (see the loop above) - but does not find hundreds of "wrong" entries. That's good.

But what do I do now with my wet registry. Is there a dryer??

Difficult to judge. The reports and logs are good.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+87)
#2

Be careful using such programs! 3 years ago i stopped trying registry cleaning programs bcs i realized every time happened something wrong with my windows. Sorry that Microsoft does not made such program - may be it is useless or dangerous?

Reply   |   Comment by Iliyan  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#1

Anything that has to do with Registry "Clean Up" needs to be used with caution. Make sure you have a recent complete Drive C: back-up and additional create a restore point be for installing this program. A Registry "clean Up" with an aggressive program can leave a computer inoperable. Microsoft advises against these types of programs as they can do harm. I have not tried this one. I currently use Uniblue's Registry booster which is very gentile in selecting s few entries to be corrected.

Reply   |   Comment by William W Gorman Jr  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+61)
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