The Windows registry records everything that you do on your computer. This includes websites that you visit, images that you browse through, documents that you work on, software that you installed, device drivers and anything else that you can possibly do with your computer. Your computer will refer to your registry files in order to perform operations on your computer. Unfortunately, the registry has an insufficient self-cleaning architecture. Therefore, your registry will keep growing and your computer will start working slower, giving you unwanted error messages and even crashing. By using PC registry cleaners to keep your registry clean and up-to-date you can solve these problems.
Before opting to use any of the PC registry cleaners that are available today you need to do your homework. Make sure that you read the instruction manual and help file that comes with these PC registry cleaners. While these programs do have easy to use navigation and help menus, it is better to know beforehand what you are doing.
You also need to know that these PC registry cleaners have a backup feature that will allow you to backup any files before you attempt to make any changes. It is important to take this step so that you will be able to return your computer to a previous point if you have an undesirable outcome.
Most PC registry cleaners look for missing file associations, DLL files, help files, system fonts and start-up programs as well as invalid device drivers, application paths and entries. They will also give you options so that you can selectively remove entries so that you will be able to avoid any accidents. Even so, you should still have all of your external device drivers available before using PC registry cleaners so that you will be able to re-install them if necessary. Some of these PC registry cleaners will also provide you with controls for IE, start-up programs as well as for adding and removing other programs.
There are some PC registry cleaners that you can get for free but these are not nearly as good as the ones that you pay for. They will simply scan for registry related errors and tell you what is causing your problem. Instead of opting for one of these free programs, you should purchase a program that will also remove any problems for you.