Windows is a complicated operating system, but it is complicated only because of how much customizable it is in terms of its behavior. You can practically change everything in Windows – it’s also why it falls prone to so many attacks. So where does Windows store all these settings? In the registry.
But when you have so many things to keep track of, the registry can get pretty messy after a while – that’s where registry cleaners come in. This list will take you through some of the best Windows 10 registry cleaners out there. You can also read our post in which we show how to fix corrupt registry on Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.
Advanced SystemCare (recommended)
Advanced SystemCare is probably the best-looking software on this list in terms of interface design. Although the software itself packs a lot of features, the only part relevant to us is the “Registry Clean” tool. If you are not too tech savvy, this tool is great for you because the interface is very simple to understand, and the tool is quick no matter how many errors your registry has. It also lets you shutdown or restart you PC automatically after the cleaning is done, and it takes automatic backups as well.
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Registry Repair (suggested)
Registry Repair is a tool much like others on the list, it scans your registry and tells you if there are any errors present, and if there are it will attempt to fix them. What makes this different from the other tools is the number of details it shows you about the errors – it can tell you exactly what is wrong making it easier for you to decide if you want to do something about it. The scanning speed is decent but the results are thorough.
CCleaner is the most popular tool to clean your registry. The software itself isn’t specifically made to just clean your registry, but it packs one of the best tools to do so. It will automatically backup your registry before doing anything so you can restore it in case something bad happens. CCleaner is also available as a portable software so you don’t even need to install it. It also comes with a paid version that can monitor your PC for changes in real time.
Wise Registry Cleaner (Recommended)
Wise Registry Cleaner is one of the new kids on the block – it has a simple and good looking interface that works well, and goes through your registry faster than most other programs on this list. You can also schedule registry scans, so it will wisely scan your registry every once and while and notify you if anything needs to be cleaned. It will also automatically backup your registry in case anything goes wrong.
JetClean is an extremely fast registry cleaner, and can go through your registry in seconds to check if there are any errors. Jetclean also features an interface that is not an eyesore and is quite simple to use. There is also a paid version with some extra features.
EasyCleaner is one of the oldest registry cleaners out there – older than CCleaner, and thus one of the most trusted as well. The interface isn’t the prettiest and looks quite old, but it gets the job done. EasyCleaner might take a bit longer to scan your registry unlike some of the new softwares, but it does a thorough job at it. It is also available as a simple portable tool, so you don’t really need to install it you don’t want to.
Registry Life is one of the simplest to use registry cleaners, as it comes with its own helpful Wizard to walk you through the process rather than expecting you to know what buttons to click and what options to select. Registry Life will also defrag your registry, beside cleaning up any errors it finds so Windows has faster access to it.
Argente Registry Cleaner features a wizard – much like Registry Life – but it might issues that other programs on this list not, just because of how thoroughly it scans your registry. There is also an automatic maintenance mode that will run when you start your PC and tell you if there is anything you need to fix. It also makes automatic backups of the registry before doing anything and also lets you manually make a backup if you like.
Pointstone Registry Cleaner has a simple and modern interface, but the best thing about it is that it categorizes the results of its scan into categories, and gives you a damage level for each category that lets you know how badly some errors affect your computer compared to others. The scanning speed is not the fastest but it’s not slower than some of the other programs on this list and it can make automatic backups before applying any fixes to the registry.
Auslogics Registry Cleaner might not have a wizard to walk you through the process, or the prettiest interface – but it is one of the easiest to use registry cleaners on this list. Not only does it scan your PC quickly, it also shows a severity rating for each error making it easier to see what errors do the most impact to your PC’s performance.It is also quite thorough in its search for errors and might find problems that other registry cleaners missed.
These were 10 of the best registry cleaners available for Windows 10. The fact is, the longer you use your PC the more of a mess Windows Registry will turn into, so cleaning the registry becomes a requirement at some point, otherwise your PC becomes very slow to use. These softwares will help you in keeping your PC fresh and fast.