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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: 61 (84%) 12 (16%) 30 comments

Ashampoo Registry Cleaner 2 was available as a giveaway on November 7, 2021!

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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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#14

I have installed this program 3 times and each time I removed the app and cleared the registry and anywhere else I found mention of the software. I keep getting the same error each time. You are either not connected to the internet or your security program is blocking access. Setup will continue after the connection is established. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by Richard L  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

Remember this, you're registry is never dirty so why clean it? Old useless reg entries don't mean a thing any more now that we have hard drives in our computers in the size of terabytes. There is a Youtube video that shows how you can easily break Windows 10 just by messing and deleting a bunch of registry keys. It's broken enough that you will have to reinstall Windows 10 again. Ever since I stopped using registry cleaners, which was years and years ago, I have never had a stability problem with any version of Windows. Lastly, your registry will never slow down your computer. If it is slow, it's almost always something else. And to fix that, all you need to do is open Task Manager, click on CPU tab so that all the running processes are at the top and you will generally see what the problem is. Then do a google search on that problem running process that is running abnormally high and the solutions to fix it or them.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Deragon  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#12

Every time I start up the program, I get an error saying no internet connection or firewall is vlocking. I have double-checked, I do have internet access and there is a firewall rule allowing it though

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Installed quickly without any issues. The interface and operation is very intuitive and I like the fact that it automatically backs up before deleting, no need to remember to do that manually.

I've used it on both my desktop and laptop and it found far more items than my trusty CCleaner. So far so good.

I also second the recommendation to run the program a few times, until it finds no more items.

Thanks GOTD and Ashampoo!

Reply   |   Comment by Barry  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#10

It installed without a problem but once I run it, it keeps telling me I'm not online even though I am. I've tried 3x, same error, programs simply closes.

Reply   |   Comment by MARTIN A.  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

I note that although this program purports to do a backup before deleting registry entries the backup it does is not a full backup but is a register of how this program can return the registry to its original state.
The importance of this is that if the registry is damaged in such a way that your PC wont boot or run correctly so that you can't run this program then you won't be able to restore the registry. Only this program can restore the backup made by it.
I would advise that before doing any work on your registry you also have a full registry backup that can be reinstated without the use of this program even if you have to use a boot up disc or USB boot up media because windows won't start.

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

If you have a similar list for this registry cleaner That is Ashampoo Registry Cleaner 2 I would like to see it. Thanks.
I have consistently used the registry tool in the free CCleaner ticking all the boxes and had no mishaps so far.

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#7

While A shampoo is providing some decent SW, I believe CCleaner helped me to clean my registry for the last two decades without a single issue...

By the why ...it's free

Reply   |   Comment by mm155  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

1) Seems Ashampoo are giving away this for free on their website. Does anyone know whether there is any difference between that and this Giveaway (version, license, conditions of use, etc.).

2)Does the software allow you to see and include/exclude the individual items it finds?

Reply   |   Comment by Dr JJS  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#5

For those who advise backing up registry.
It is good advice.
BUT
After a bad registry cleaning.
The problem is when your computer is fried.
You cannot even boot.
How then do you go about restoring your registry?
No one has explained the entire process in detail.
Additionally do not that some software just back up the registry items that are going to be deleted. And not the whole registry.
Even if you have the backup how do you know where to resurrect the deleted items.
It is not so simple.

Reply   |   Comment by ricohflex  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Microsoft do not support the use of registry cleaners and actually advise not to use them as they may make your system unstable and lead to needing to do a complete reinstall.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Elliott  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

Good advice here. Always be careful what you alter/delete in your registry! Also, always do a backup prior to making any changes-just in case something goes wrong.

Reply   |   Comment by HellsBells  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

HellsBells, A good software program should automatically create a restore point!

Reply   |   Comment by Steven  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

My computer was becoming sluggish at start-up. After I ran today's giveaway, my start-up time was reduced by 30% (I timed the start-up before and after the registry was cleaned). After it searches and you delete what is found, do a search again. It found more stuff to delete. Keep repeating the search/delete cycle until nothing is found. I had 4 search/delete cycles before it came up clean.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)

Gary, and suddenly many of the programs that required start-up execution no longer could.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Gary, If you want your computer to boot faster, then buy it a new fast SSD and more RAM instead of such tools :)

Reply   |   Comment by oglobo  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Gary, and in a month he will most likely be slower than ever before ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by voorbijganger  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Gary,
>"My computer was becoming sluggish at start-up"
When that happens, rather than blindly letting a program delete parts of your registry, you should determine what is causing the sluggish startup. Use a program such as Wise Care 365 or Glarysoft Utilities Pro (both offered here on GOTD) to see what parts of your startup are taking the longest time.

What causes a sluggish startup does not always have to be in the Registry. You might have been able to leave your Registry totally intact but prevent something else from running at startup, and in that process, you might have been able to get even better results.

Right now, everything might seem greatly improved but some issues caused by the cleaning might not show up until the program that depended on those entries has been run.

Even though you have a backup made by Ashampoo Registry Cleaner, do you know if it will get your Registry back to working order when you need it? Your best bet is to do a full system backup image. That way, in a worst-case scenario, you can at least get back to what you had before, even if you have to build it all on a new HDD.

Best of luck to you.

Reply   |   Comment by Gary Smith  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

I have been in touch with microsoft support... I spoke with a trained technician. They gave me items to uncheck from being cleaned. I suggest you follow my wisdom! The following lists are for various different apps to be followed exactly, so adjust the settings for this app from giveaway before you clean your registry! And for heaven's sake... back up your entire registry before cleaning it every time! Be safe.
Information Follows:
Items To UNCHECK FROM REGISTRY CLEANING:
Black Bird Registry Cleaner Pro:
Shared DLLs
System Software

Wise Registry Cleaner Pro:
Software Paths
Application Paths
File Types
Firewall Settings
Shared DLLs
User MRU Lists
IE URL History
Application Settings
Windows Services

AdvancedSystem Care Pro:
Registry Integrity
Application Paths
Shared Files
Software
Virtual Device
File Extensions
System Extensions
Windows Services
Firewall Settings

WinOptimiser Pro:
File Formats
Shared Files
Application paths
Software
Windows Firewall

Reply   |   Comment by David Wellman  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

David Wellman,

Your list of exclusions is so big, it makes me wonder what benefit you will get from actually using the program?

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+71)

David Wellman, Thanks for the advises. However all of these programs are rather expensive. However I agree in most, you took your time to check, and I only suggest, that there's very advanced freeware for the same job. Glarysoft have a great reg cleaner for free : https://www.glarysoft.com/registry-repair/?AFFILIATE=120460&__c=1

To backup your reg database, as David strongly advice, you can use RegBak, which is freeware as well. That doesn't mean, today's offer isn't a nice piece of software, but if you by accident update it, or the licence run out, you can bookmark my suggestion - keeping, David's wise advises in mind.
RegBak : https://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/RegBak.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by Allan F  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

David Wellman, Your list of exclusions is not related to the actual GiveAway ! On top, being a regular user of Wise Reg Cleaner, I wonder why you should uncheck for example Software Paths, User MRU lists or IE URL history...

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

"Your list of exclusions is so big, it makes me wonder what benefit you will get from actually using the program?"

NOT doubting David's post, that someone at Microsoft gave him that list, if it was really accurate, that would mean that Microsoft performed quite a bit of testing on those four apps, using different hardware, software configurations etc., to simulate real world use. Considering that Microsoft fired the roughly half of their coders responsible for quality assurance / testing, Dramatically reduced the amount of testing performed on Win11 before release, just suffered an embarrassment because someone(s) forgot a certificate used by several WIn11 apps expired November 1st, and so on, how likely is it that Microsoft *officially* performed any testing of registry cleaning apps?

TO answer your question, Othello86, Windows registry contains LOTS of links, to files, apps, other registry entries etc. For the most part, registry cleaners look for broken links, where the destination does not exist, and deletes them. To do more then that they would have to test the all the software that you & I might install, which would be next to impossible. That's because there are no enforced rules regarding Windows registry -- software can add whatever it wants, wherever it wants.

*In theory*, removing these broken links should only decrease the size of the registry, but very many people, e.g., Gary in another comment, find that cleaning the registry fixes other problems. My **guess** is that the cleaning broke software that was misbehaving -- for example an app can check that a registry entry exists when its starting up, and close if that entry is missing. By the same token however, that can happen just as easily for software that isn't already broken, so please heed HellsBells advice in another comment, and back up 1st.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

David Wellman,

Nothing from this offering (Ashampoo Registry Cleaner 2) is recommended to be excluded so I guess Microsoft agrees you can leave EVERYTHING checked. Is that what you are trying to say??

Reply   |   Comment by Brian Randall  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Othello86, To add to the comment, messing with the register may result in so many problems and a computer that may end up useless. Especially if you click the button "repair/fix all problems". If you don't know what you are doing, leave the registry alone. It really doesn't need cleaning.

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

Othello86,
Refer to the very good advice of comment #3.
Doing anything with the registry has all kinds danger.
Back up, back up, back up.

Reply   |   Comment by RCory  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Othello86, this is the reason why these products can cause unpredictable problems without an ability to assist in the diagnosis of what the heck they did... to use this type of tool SAFELY the end user needs to either be a Microsoft windows developer with a complete knowledge of the entire product and go through every suggested optimisation/registry entry and deselect anything incorrect or exclude so much from the 3rd party product that it is practically pointless running the program.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

David Wellman, A nonsense list. Besides, Microsoft have never recommended anyone use ANY reg cleaner, in fact they state they shouldn't be used. So I don't know who your technician was, but he wasn't a Microsoft employee.

Reply   |   Comment by JDP  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

David Wellman,
you list exclusions but for 3 other applications - not this one. Do you have advice for this application ?

Reply   |   Comment by Rick  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Othello86,

I think you may have looked at that wrong. He was talking about short lists for 4 different programs, and everything in the short lists made sense to me.

Reply   |   Comment by Elaborde  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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