How does Registry Cleaner Work?

Literally everything you do in Windows gets recorded in the central registry system. While browsing the internet, you come across tons of images, articles, websites etc. The URL of all the webpages visited has an entry. The entries or paths to all the webpages accessed by you are stored in the registry. Not only online activities, offline activities like installing/uninstalling software or application programs creates registry entries.


So registry can be thought of as a warehouse where massive information regarding details of the computer like, what programs are installed, where they are installed, all their menu shortcuts, navigational links to various programs, paths to webpages loaded etc., are stored. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. You cannot imagine how much information in the form of access files and helper programs is stored in registry.

Some of the registry entries are useless. Some are important and must not be toyed with. People who have good technical knowledge and acumen are capable of differentiating between useful and junk registry files. From time to time, registry needs to be cleared so as to ease the load on RAM. Tech savvy people can manually scan the registry and sort it. But a layman, who is not aware of the intricacies of computers, finds it very difficult to deal with registry entries. So when it comes to sorting them, a layman depends upon registry cleaning tools.


When you turn off your computer after using it, windows tries to organize all the registries before going to sleep. But it doesn’t do this as efficiently as it should. New registries are created in a moment’s time, but useless ones are seldom cleaned. A good registry cleaner scans the registry and accumulates all the useless and junk files, which are no longer needed. These junk files take up unwanted storage space and it is advised to clean them as soon as possible. Registry cleaner, after collecting all the redundant files, shows them to the user who decides whether to delete them or not. So in once scan, cleaner is looking for all the dormant files and at the same time providing the related information; like the files name, space occupied, to the user. These junk files include cookies, pointers, and path files etc., which slow down the computer.


Now the big question. Does a registry cleaner really boost up the performance and makes it run faster? How do we know it is not messing with the right registry entry which if deleted, will cause trouble? Microsoft approved cleaners are the safest and most efficient. The efficiency of cleaners depends upon the type of registry as well. This is the reason why registry cleaners shows the files to be cleaned to the user before deleting them. It lets the user decide whether to delete them or not rather than taking the decision on its own. Many cleaners come with additional features like disk clean up and defragmentation. So they are not only cleaning registry, but can be used as the ultimate maintenance and optimization tool.

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