Are Registry Cleaners Worthwhile?
I don’t think so.
If you run something like Uniblue Registry Booster you’ll get a scary screen like this
Sounds Serious – High Damage Level – and when you click on Fix Errors you are invited to purchase the program for about $30
Having purchased and “cleaned” your system it is likely you will notice no appreciable improvement in performance – You may even damage your computer or render it unbootable!
If you did shell out your money, you may even be inclined to think that your computer is faster – in order to justify your purchase. Once you have purchased – prepare for the Upsell:
Uniblue is a total waste of money and time. I have installed on both of my computers and noticed no appreciable difference in processing. They start with a $30 offer then upsell from there. Their freeware always identifies “very serious” problems with your system then offer a fix for $xx, that software identifies more problems they can fix for $xx, upgrade again for $xx, etc.
Before you part with your money, I suggest you check out these articles: