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Ashampoo Registry Cleaner 1.00 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo Registry Cleaner 1.00

Update your registry and optimize the performance of your PC!
$14.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 121 (88%) 16 (12%) 32 comments

Ashampoo Registry Cleaner 1.00 was available as a giveaway on August 25, 2019!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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Detect and remove stubborn malware!

Do you remember how trouble-free and fast your new PC was? Regain some of that performance by updating the Windows registry with the Ashampoo Registry Cleaner.

With the Ashampoo Registry Cleaner you will easily and safely delete redundant or damaged registry entries. Faulty links in the registry are also repaired. The real-time backup in the Ashampoo Registry Cleaner offers a maximum of safety and enables the restoring of the windows registry into its original status anytime. You’ll be amazed how the Ashampoo Registry Cleaner will quickly and easily improve the performance of your PC.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista / 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

Ashampoo GmbH & Co

Homepage:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/0078/system-software/Ashampoo-Registry-Cleaner

File Size:

8.69 MB

Price:

$14.99

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#9

i can't seem to download it on my TRS-80 !!!

Reply   |   Comment by Darn '  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#8

Any program that is solely dedicated to clean the registry is to be avoided. It is doubtful that cleaning the registry will result in any significant improvement to your windows system performance. What you are more likely to do is to trash your system. Avoid deep registry cleaning at all costs. Malwarebytes flags such programs as potentially unwanted programs. That in itself should tell you something. Ashampoo also has WinOptimizer available for free in various download sites. I believe WinOptimizer 2019 and WinOptimizer 15 are the latest versions offered for free. These are o.k. as long as you don't do deep registry cleaning. I have read reports of those who did deep registry cleaning and wound up very sorry they did it.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Fare  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

Robert Fare,
What you posted should be read by everyone that has a registry linked to their OS. It's totally true. If a registry cleaner was needed, then Microsoft would have come up with one. Even Microsoft does not recommend a registry cleaner. Every time I've ever had to reinstall windows was basically related to registry issues do to the use of registry cleaners. I guarantee that if you use a registry cleaner enough times over the period of many months that it will break something on your OS. Things that used to work no longer work and it can never be repaired. Once there are enough broken things on your OS, you'll have to end up reinstalling Windows because of the frustration of your current broken one. Only a professional who understands the registry should ever attempt to clean it up manually. Do not rely on registry cleaners telling you the truth about anything such as "Is your computer running slower?" A number of other more logical answers can best sum up why your computer is running slower and one of them would NOT BE YOUR REGISTRY!

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Smith  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Robert Fare, I agree with this assessment.

Reply   |   Comment by JonE  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Robert Fare, I agree. I use Wise Care 365 and before anything is run I make a restore point beforehand. I have had to use it When ASC wiped out things that should not be wiped.

Reply   |   Comment by Charlie  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Charlie, I also have Advanced SystemCare. I have unchecked the boxes Registry Clean and Registry Defrag in the Clean and Optimize module of the program. And I don't do any deep registry cleaning. I have not had a problem with Advanced SystemCare since following these steps.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Fare  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Robert Fare, so basically you have to neuter ASC by disabling many default operations to be assured of no damage is done by the product. Good to know that in its default state it could wreck an unprepared unbacked up system. useful combination of experiences between yourself and Charlie.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Robert Fare, I agree but registry fragmentation actually does slow down a computer and it does make sense to defrag it once every few months as regular hard drive defrag software sometimes doesn't do it correctly because It may be in use at the time of defragmentation

Reply   |   Comment by Peter van Rijswijk  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Peter van Rijswijk, If the Windows Maintenance Center says that the "Current Status" of the disks / partitions are OK (0% fragmented), then I believe Windows, rather than IObit, Glarysoft, Wise, Ashampoo or another cleanup program.

Reply   |   Comment by Leona  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Robert Smith,
Registry cleaning is always a very contentious issue, and it is true that there are risks associated with it and it is not a universal panacea. It is not surprising that Microsoft recommends avoiding it, as they would not wish to be blamed for a broken system.
That said, there are arguments in favour of it, too, although weaker than in the past. Windows expert Mark Russinovich has written some balanced articles on the subject which are still available on the web.
There is also a Windows Club article about three Microsoft registry cleaning utilities, including one, RegClean, which was bundled with Windows 98, so a need has been acknowledged.
I have tried many, as I have a program which enables me to rollback my system completely in the event of problems.
In my experience, most of the reputable cleaners, such as TuneUp or Glary, are conservative and unlikely to create issues. I did use one small registry defragmenter which solved critical event viewer messages in an XP system, so have found them helpful in the past.
That said, I have not used them much on Windows 10, but would have a go if the system were slow and equipped with a rollback program: without one, set a restore point first, at least.

Reply   |   Comment by BAW30s  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#7

I have tried three times and I have not received my activation key.

Reply   |   Comment by Betsy  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Betsy, read the read me file how to install and get key

Reply   |   Comment by Buck oooo  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Betsy, To activate your free copy request the registration key by pressing "Get free activation key" button in the program window.
Fill in the form on the pop-up page using your Ashampoo account email, and the registration key will appear on the same page and will be sent to you by email.

Reply   |   Comment by Levente  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Buck oooo, Is there ANYTHING in Betsys comment that suggests she did not read the readme.txt since the ashampoo page states it had sent a confirmation email is it not expected for the end user to wait on that email?
From the Readme.txt for THIS giveaway:

(If you do not have an Ashampoo account, you will be asked to check your inbox for the confirmation email
after typing your email into the form).

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Levente, I did all that; entered my email acct. (actually created an Ashampoo acct. as the support site suggested) and I never rec'd. the email. I guess now it's too late. Thanks for ya'lls suggestions.

Reply   |   Comment by Betsy  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

I have Ashampoo WinOptimizer 2019 v. 15.00 installed on my two computers (desktop & laptop). Registry Cleaner module is incorporated in it. I have spotted now WinOptimizer Free v. 17.00, which seems to be a newer product. However, I am confused: please, advise if I should uninstall the version I have at the moment and install the Free version. There is no information on this issue.

Reply   |   Comment by WKKos  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

I think we keep being told by those in the know that it simply isn't WORTH messing with your registry -- it can create more problems than it solves.

And, since as BAW30s explains (below) it is just a piece of Win Optimiser hived off, suspicions are that it is basically just a come-on for Ashampoo's main programme.

Anyway -- no thanks, not for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

Tranmontane, If you are careful and in the know, a careful cleaning of the registry occasionally is not a bad thing. I believe my collegues were referring to the 1's who are not careful and, yes, it's a disaster waiting to happen.
Ashampoo does offer this separate from main Win Optimiser, not as a come-on, but I do agree with your filler assesment. But since I have Win Optimizer 2019 already, this isn't required.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Tranmontane,

"I think we keep being told by those in the know that it simply isn't WORTH messing with your registry -- it can create more problems than it solves."

THE problem with Windows registry is that it exists -- seriously. ;) Other OSes do just fine without one. And because it exists, coders writing software abuse it -- there are no rules that they must follow. Some people report good results -- which is why registry cleaners exist -- while others report no change, and some report problems afterwards. I'm Not saying anyone should or shouldn't give it a try, because the results can vary, but do a complete image backup beforehand, and the risk amounts to the time it would take to restore that backup.

"... it is just a piece of Win Optimiser hived off, suspicions are that it is basically just a come-on for Ashampoo's main programme."

We see this sort of thing a lot with the video converters -- one fully complete app for a higher price, and limited versions selling for less. If you visit the product page for today's GOTD they are selling the Ashampoo Registry Cleaner -- you can click the buy button & will go to the checkout page. Would Ashampoo rather you bought their WinOptimizer for more money? No Doubt.

"Maybe GOTD was running low on programmes to offer, and this being the weekend, this partial programme was stuck in here, as a sort of space filler??"

I think fewer companies are willing to give away anything at all, & that the GOTD team does a fantastic job to be able to offer a GOTD every day. Everyone is going to have their favorites -- while you might pass on today's offer, there are loads of others taking advantage of it. Hopefully in the coming week they'll have a few apps you'll like better.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#4

With the now common SSD running the operating system there is little point in trying to speed up access to the registry by removing a few dead links, or defraging it. Best left well alone.

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

john, registry cleaning has little to do with actual drive and more to do with the programming jammed up on it. IF you know and understand it, it doesn't hurt, BUT if you don't, then yes, leave well enough alone.
Soon Win 10 will have it's own proper "scrubber" and those with it won't have to worry.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

john,

I believe it's more complicated than that...
*If* every coder writing software did a fantastic job, & if all their software behaved extremely well, or if software followed the original guidelines in win10's store, so every uninstall was 100% complete, then Windows registry would be a non-issue. Sadly, the vast majority of the time none of the above is true.

That Does Not mean that using a registry cleaner will fix things -- judging by the posts of those that have used one, it might or might not. But I do not believe that everyone that posts that a registry cleaner helped is a paid shill either.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

mike, and you forget *If* every registry cleaner coder did a fantastic job and if all their software behaved extremely well, made NO errors and always failed safe and knew what NOT to touch under any cicumstances... BUT to my knowlwedge no registry cleaner by default fails SAFE some can be made safe'ish by taking over its decision making ones self but these are NOT registry repair programs they are cleaners alone i.e. if it finds an apparantly orphanned entry because it relies upon the %PATH% environment variable and some latter program altered the %PATH% so the entry now apears orphanned even though the original program is still installed. That will not be repaired by either fixing the %PATH% variable or by finding the orphand entries file and converting the path in the kays value to an explicit path to the file... It is not going to happen. The option IF any are provided will be to ignore that entry or delete it. NO repair just deletion.

For me I see no utility in any of these tools on a system that is working just fine. Only time I would consider even trying one out is if it promissed to do nothing and show all it's findings before trying to change anything on a system that is showing active signs of orphanned registry entries. Then and only then I might run one of these programs to accelerate the search for problem areas and only if it finds something relevant will I then use that information to investigate and repair the system accordingly. But I would not let these self proclaimed registry experts mangle my registry or my customers registries according to their self defined rules.
By the way "it might or might not." fix things reads very muchlike gambling with your expensive computer and possible more valuable data it also "might or might not." cripple the computer or an essential no longer re-installable program... like a previous giveaway program.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

This is a first for me from Give Away of The Day. I tried to download the file by having the link sent to my mail box and I have never got the email with the link in it. I did the same with the Game of the day and received the email with the link.It has been about 15 minutes and I got the link for the game in about 15 seconds.Checked my spam just in case no email.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

This is one of thirty modules included in the utilities suite Ashampoo WinOptimizer, now in version 17.
It would be interesting to know why it's being offered separately: I assume it's to try to persuade users to buy the whole program!

Reply   |   Comment by BAW30s  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)

BAW30s, Nah it's likely been offered to entice people to pay for a smaller program who would not have paid out on the more expensive product for very little company outlay as the dev work has already been done so no additional R&D work for this product similar to how Dimo have built in an enhanced skinning system that allows them to remove functions and feature from their flagship video converter ultimate product and offer single format products for sale at a little lower price hoping to get return customers of two or three of the cut down products when the uneducated end user might consider the full product was overkill for their immedite needs. Ultimatly end up making more out of the end user than they would otherwise .... until the end user wises up and realises they are pirating Open source code and selling it as if they wrote it and givving the original open source product no credit and paying no attention to their license restrictions strictly prohibiting their inclusion in closed source commercial products.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

from Microsoft support website:

Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners.

Some products such as registry cleaning utilities suggest that the registry needs regular maintenance or cleaning. However, serious issues can occur when you modify the registry incorrectly using these types of utilities. These issues might require users to reinstall the operating system due to instability. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved without a reinstallation of the Operating System as the extent of the changes made by registry cleaning utilities varies from application to application.

Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of a registry cleaning utility can be solved. Issues caused by these utilities may not be repairable and lost data may not be recoverable.

Reply   |   Comment by phoe monroe  –  23 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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