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Giveaway of the day — Ashampoo Registry Cleaner 2

Declutter and fix the registry in the blink of an eye!
$14.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 73 (78%) 20 (22%) 15 comments

Ashampoo Registry Cleaner 2 was available as a giveaway on October 2, 2020!

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Ashampoo Registry Cleaner has become a classic among the small but powerful Windows tools. Now, version 2 is finally here! So why do you need Registry Cleaner? Can you remember how fast and responsive your PC was the day you took it out of the box? Whip your Windows registry back into shape with Registry Cleaner 2 and regain some of that power!

Program functions and features:

  • Intuitive, simple user interface;
  • Optimized search algorithms;
  • Eliminates redundant and extraneous entries fully automatically;
  • Repairs invalid and corrupted entries;
  • Detects Registry entries that may harm user privacy;
  • Backup system;
  • Supports Windows 10.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10; Screen resolution: 1280x1024 - 100%

Publisher:

Ashampoo GmbH & Co

Homepage:

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/0178/system-utilities/registry-cleaner-2

File Size:

7.16 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime

Price:

$14.99

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#6

I have used Ashampoo Win Optimizer for a few years since I first got it from here and I haven't had any issue with that program or any other program that I have gotten from them. I lost that program when I had to get a new computer and I haven't gotten it back yet, I keep hoping that it will be offered again. I am getting this program because it it from Ashampoo and I trust their products, I have been leaving other registry cleaners alone when I don't know or trust the makers.

Reply   |   Comment by Velvet  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

The description is a little misleading:

"•Repairs invalid and corrupted entries;"

There is no Button to "Repair" only to "Delete now"

"•Backup system;"

Implies it can Backup the system! Not that it just contains A registry key backup system.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

I use ERUNT to back-up the registry daily.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Robertson  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Michael Robertson, on Windows NT, 2000 or XP? :D

Reply   |   Comment by miplo  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

I think it is not so simple.
It may be safe to make a System Restore Point.
I have used registry cleaner before.
Beware that some registry cleaners offer you a chance to "back up" before any deletion is made.
But they did not tell you that they only back up the specific keys.
Not the whole registry.
Now presuming your system crashed after the registry key deletion and you are unable to boot your PC.
Tell me how are you going to be able to use the "backed up copies of specific keys" to cure your PC.
The biggest problem is you do not even know know the locations of the specific keys within the registry.
150 keys may have been deleted and they are ALL OVER the place.
You have no idea where to reinstate the keys.

Reply   |   Comment by ricohflex  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

That's always been one of my criticisms of registry cleaners offering backup -- if Windows won't run, you can't restore that backup, so it presents a false sense of security. Setting a restore point doesn't always work either. ERUNT worked with Win7, but nothing newer, and like a few newer tools available today, you could restore a registry backup after booting to a USB stick. Problem there though is that nowadays booting to a USB stick can be iffy. The only bootable USB sticks I've found to reliably work on every device [PC, laptop etc.] are those created with Macrium Reflect, so the best solution *to me* is to create a full backup image using Macrium Reflect, free or paid versions.

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

ricohflex, as user, I saw the location of the backups on a 32 bit computer:
C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Registry Cleaner 2\Backups
My backup file is called RC_2020_10_02_19_18_13_064.reg
and it is a normal registry file. In the name you see today's date and the local time.

If I double-click on it, all entries are restored. If I do not want them all restored, I can delete them from this file, using a normal text editor.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ricohflex, please be aware that System Restore points are not 100% reliable. They are no substitute for real alternate media backups. Restore attempts can fail for many reasons.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

ricohflex, in the summary listing at the far right of each line is a magnifying glass icon that when pressed takes you to a further listing that itemises each entry it could delete. Each entry is selected but can be deselected.... and they list the registry locations each entry refers to and supposedly permit opening the registry entry in regedit BUT i found it did not pass the key URL to regedit so regedit just opened where it was last closed and not at the desired location.

It should be possible to navigate to any shown registry entry and selectively delete it or really repair it if it's in some way damaged.

one can deselect ALL entries and then dig down and select just a single entry to delete... prior to deletion a .reg file backup is made in the Backups folder so one could open an offline registry hive and import the backup reg files from a winPE envirnoment, in theory.

Each deletion button press creates one .reg file backup file containing ALL the entries deleted in that event.
Files are named by date and time of delete event:
RC_2020_10_02_22_48_54_901.ini
RC_2020_10_02_22_48_54_901.reg contents:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules]
"{C460F527-C3CA-455F-93F7-4B0A9167ED63}"="v2.0|Action=Allow|Active=TRUE|Dir=Out|App=C:\\Program Files\\AceThinker\\AceThinker Video Editor\\AceThinker Video Editor.exe|Name=AceThinker Video Editor|Edge=FALSE|"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules]
"{6834329B-D850-4558-9977-5B8522EFDF9A}"="v2.0|Action=Allow|Active=TRUE|Dir=In|App=C:\\Program Files\\AceThinker\\AceThinker Video Editor\\AceThinker Video Editor.exe|Name=AceThinker Video Editor|Edge=FALSE|"

I see no indication that it is capable of repairing any corrupted keys, just offereing "delete now" as only action button.

It is possible the regedit parameter passing problem may be due to the fact I am testing this under Vista and VIsta is not listed as supported here or on their website...

System Restore is not used or relied upon by this program.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#2

Hi Mr Patrick

Do you work for Ashampoo?. Because you are the only person that has answered my question. Nobody calling themselves their representative has. Only I've downloaded and installed this software and it has done a scan. But I can't find any 'Back Up' or 'Click and Restore Points' in evidence. So being as you seem to know that there is, perhaps you can tell me where to look. I have no intention of uninstalling anything from my registry. Without first assertaining that I can put it back if I need to.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Mike, Hi Mike I have no connection with Ashampoo, Im an independent Microsoft trained I.T. Engineer and Tutor, In my answer to your first post #1 I was Not telling you to use a built in restore point in the program I was advising you to make a Restore point before installing this or any other program to do this you would,

In the search box on the taskbar, type Create a restore point, and select it from the list of results.
On the System Protection tab in System Properties, select Create.
Type a description for the restore point, and then select Create. Then you can install any program you wish knowing that you can go back to a safe place if you need to.

regards Patrick

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Patrick McDonald  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Before deleting anything do you make a 'Restoration Point', in case there is a problem and the Registry needs restoring?.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Mike, Hi Mike simple answer is Yes I recommend backing up before any new installation I have been working in I.T. for 23 years and seen some real nightmares because people did not make a Restoration Point

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Patrick McDonald  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Mr Patrick McDonald,

I am certain he knows about the need to make backup, before tampering with the registry, hence his question.

What he asked was: Does this program create restore points AUTOMATICALLY (by default), before it starts tweaking the registry?

And do you speak for the author of the program or you speak for yourself?
Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Dan, I think you are looking at his second post #2 not the first #1 which i answered.

I have nothing to do with the company that made the program I was just offering my personnel opinion to his question.
Patrick

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Patrick McDonald  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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