There are numerous tools on SourceForge to help you maintain, optimize, and monitor your Windows registry. Here’s a few of them that we think you’ll find useful.
HijackThis is a free utility that generates an in depth report of registry and file settings from your computer. HijackThis makes no separation between safe and unsafe settings in its scan results giving you the ability to selectively remove items from your machine. In addition to this scan and remove capability HijackThis comes with several tools useful in manually removing malware from a computer. IMPORTANT: HijackThis does not determine what is good or bad. Do not make any changes to your computer settings unless you are an expert computer user. Advanced users can use HijackThis to remove unwanted settings or files.
- Little Registry Cleaner
Little Registry Cleaner will remove obsolete or unwanted items that build up in the registry over time in order to improve the stability & performance of your computer.
Regshot is a registry compare utility that allows you to quickly take a snapshot of your registry and then compare it with a second one – done after doing system changes or installing a new software product. It’s a great way to tell what exactly gets changed.
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- Little Registry Optimizer
Little Registry Optimizer is a part of Little Apps` Little Registry Cleaner. This project is aimed to analyze the windows registry and optimize it so it will be smaller and run smoother.
- Small Registry Editor
Small registry editor for windows system provide you ability to change your registry setting even if your default registry editor is blocked by a virus.
- Performance Maintainer
Performance Maintainer has combined open source tools such as Little Registry Cleaner, diskcleaner.nl and Ultradefrag that run periodically for PC maintenance and performance. It is very simple and automated.
1.Little Registry Cleaner scans and Cleans the registry,
2.Disk Cleaner Performs Disk Cleanup
3. Ultradefrag defragments System Drive.
The Programs also lets you install additional tools for tweaking and better performance. The installer schedules the program to run according to your requirement. Requires .NET Framework 4.
- Registry Alert
Registry Alert protects your computer from spyware or from other software which start automatically on system start up and effects your computer performance. It will monitor your start up registry keys, and if it finds any changes then it will give you an alert and allow you to stop those running processes. You can add a specific registry key into ‘Always remove list’ so that it will automatically remove that registry key. You can add your own registry keys for monitoring.