Thank you for the Langa list. I recall that you have covered in the past the topic of reg cleaners , including jv16 Power tools.
The software developer, Jouni Vuorio, has recently run a comparison test among a number of reg Cleaners, http://www.vtoy.fi/jv16/shtml/registry_test.shtml , which may prove to be significant for readers who use utility programs. — Boo Johnson
Thanks, Boo. Indeed, registry cleaners tend to be either overcautious (leaving junk in the Registry) or too aggressive (removing some keys and values that should be left alone). It’s hard to get it "just right."
But Jouni may have done so: The current just-released final version of jv16 PowerTools http://www.vtoy.fi/jv16/shtml/jv16powertools.shtml is very good. It’s the "big brother" of past generations of Registry cleaners he’s released— and they were pretty good too. Power Tools is, in fact, more than just a reg cleaner— it’s a whole mini-suite of useful goodies.
The new version’s reg cleaning is actually a little slow (it takes close to 5 minutes to work through the half million Registry settings on my main machine) but it does seem to have struck a good balance between power and safety.