Bare-bones Registry cleaner

Find and delete Registry clutter with this simple tool.

As software reviewers, we install and uninstall a lot of programs, many of which leave bits and pieces behind. We're always on the lookout for a good tool to help us clean up after ourselves. Registry Trash Keys Finder is a simple program that does just that. This no-frills program identifies and deletes invalid Registry keys that take up space and contribute to poor system performance.

Once Registry Trash Keys Finder is launched, it automatically scans the computer's Registry, which for us took only a few seconds. The interface is pretty bare bones, listing the resulting trash keys in white on a black background. The program advises users to inspect each key to determine if it should be deleted, and this is where users need to be careful; the program will give you a list of broken Registry keys, but that's no guarantee that they should all be deleted. We don't advise users to go mucking around in their Registry unless they know what they're doing. To its credit, Registry Trash Keys Finder does have a feature that allows users to quickly search Google for information about each Registry key, which can help you figure out what you're dealing with. The program includes a Help file, but don't expect much in the way of guidance. Overall, we thought Registry Trash Keys Finder worked just fine, but it's not a good choice for users who expect many features or need some instruction when it comes to Registry cleaning.

Registry Trash Keys Finder is free. It comes as a ZIP file and is accessible after extraction with no need to install. We recommend this program to intermediate and advanced users.

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