Do registry cleaners actually improve Windows performance?
ernard 2 years ago
There are lots of registry cleaners around, obviously. The thing is, many of their claims remind me of the old snake oil salesmen in the vintage westerns I used to watch as a kid. "You there madam, with the Windows XP machine. Is you computer slower than it used to be? Do programs sometimes crash? Well, have I got a cure for you! Dr. Bill's miracle registry cleaner will take care of all of that and more! It will even help cure dropsy and ward off consumption!"
While dropsy of a computer would probably be bad and cause breaksy, I think I can avoid that on my own. I guess I'm not exactly hiding my skepticism about registry cleaners, but I do wonder a little if they have any benefits. Would a registry cleaner actually be beneficial for a Windows PC, or am I right to think of it as digital snake oil?
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