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I have tested this on a Windows 7 32-bit system.

 

I have merged the registry entries listed here into Windows Registry. The merged data belongs to Avira Internet Security Suite, CA Internet Security Suite, DivX 8, Roxio Creator, Freemake Video Converter, CleanMyPC Registry Cleaner and Glary Utilities. All of these mentioned programs were NEVER installed on this system. Your registry cleaner was able to find only 1 error (highlighted one) from all the merged entries. I tried Auslogics Registry Cleaner and Ace Utilities Registry Cleaner, both the programs were able to detect all these errors.

 

The data was merged into the sections where your registry cleaner claims that it scans to find errors.

 

For example:

 

CLSID

Interface

TypeLib

Uninstall section

Enum\Root (drivers)

Eventlog

Services

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{003EE56C-A07E-44D3-8F45-14EBB8A6DA10}]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{003EE56C-A07E-44D3-8F45-14EBB8A6DA10}\Implemented Categories]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{003EE56C-A07E-44D3-8F45-14EBB8A6DA10}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{003EE56C-A07E-44D3-8F45-14EBB8A6DA10}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{003EE56C-A07E-44D3-8F45-14EBB8A6DA10}\Implemented Categories\{D4432D1E-CBA2-4d8b-A9BD-5BA426FBFF54}]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{003EE56C-A07E-44D3-8F45-14EBB8A6DA10}\LocalServer32]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{003EE56C-A07E-44D3-8F45-14EBB8A6DA10}\ProgID]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{003EE56C-A07E-44D3-8F45-14EBB8A6DA10}\Programmable]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{003EE56C-A07E-44D3-8F45-14EBB8A6DA10}\TypeLib]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{003EE56C-A07E-44D3-8F45-14EBB8A6DA10}\VersionIndependentProgID]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Filter]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Filter\{7EFF9DFB-F80F-4FD8-B073-19EA666BD22F}]

@=""

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Filter\{FDE91212-4AD3-43E7-BA05-91FF4203B541}]

@=""

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{00DFABBC-23CC-4885-90CF-7645C7097E3D}]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{00DFABBC-23CC-4885-90CF-7645C7097E3D}\ProxyStubClsid]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{00DFABBC-23CC-4885-90CF-7645C7097E3D}\ProxyStubClsid32]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{00DFABBC-23CC-4885-90CF-7645C7097E3D}\TypeLib]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{07B98460-8F9E-438A-A7C5-39010C468E1C}]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{07B98460-8F9E-438A-A7C5-39010C468E1C}\1.0]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{07B98460-8F9E-438A-A7C5-39010C468E1C}\1.0\0]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{07B98460-8F9E-438A-A7C5-39010C468E1C}\1.0\0\win32]

 

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{07B98460-8F9E-438A-A7C5-39010C468E1C}\1.0\FLAGS]

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.avi\openwithlist]

"b" = "VC.exe"

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\Directory\openwithprogids]

"File Folder" = hex(0):

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Roxio\EMC13\Creator Classic\Directories]

"SelectedDir"="E:\\"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved]

"{72923739-5A47-40A3-9895-25AF0DFBB9E4}" = "Glary Utilities Context Menu Shell Extension"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{7B63B2922B174135AFC0E1377DD81EC2}]

"Cart URL override"="http://go.divx.com/divx/create/buy/en-us"

"Locale"="en-us"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers]

"C:\\Program Files\\CleanMyPC\\Registry Cleaner\\RCleaner.exe" = "DisableNXShowUI"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers]

"C:\\Program Files\\CleanMyPC\\Registry Cleaner\\RCHelper.exe" = "DisableNXShowUI"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers]

"C:\\Program Files\\CleanMyPC\\Registry Cleaner\\update.exe" = "DisableNXShowUI"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Search\CrawlScopeManager\Windows\SystemIndex\DefaultRules\7]

"URL" = "file:///C:\\Windows\\CSC\\*"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Search\CrawlScopeManager\Windows\SystemIndex\WorkingSetRules\7]

"URL" = "file:///C:\\Windows\\CSC\\*"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Search\Gather\Windows\SystemIndex\Sites\LocalHost\Paths\7]

"Path" = "file:///C:\\Windows\\CSC\\*"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_AVFWOT]

"NextInstance"=dword:00000001

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_AVFWOT\0000]

"Service"="avfwot"

"Legacy"=dword:00000001

"ConfigFlags"=dword:00000000

"Class"="LegacyDriver"

"ClassGUID"="{8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1}"

"DeviceDesc"="avfwot"

"Capabilities"=dword:00000000

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_AVGNTFLT]

"NextInstance"=dword:00000001

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\Root\LEGACY_AVGNTFLT\0000]

"Service"="avgntflt"

"Legacy"=dword:00000001

"ConfigFlags"=dword:00000000

"Class"="LegacyDriver"

"ClassGUID"="{8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1}"

"DeviceDesc"="avgntflt"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\System\avipbb]

"EventMessageFile"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,\

00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,\

5c,00,49,00,6f,00,4c,00,6f,00,67,00,4d,00,73,00,67,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\

00,3b,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,\

25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,64,00,72,\

00,69,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,5c,00,61,00,76,00,69,00,70,00,62,00,62,00,\

2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00

"TypesSupported"=dword:00000007

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\System\avkmgr]

"EventMessageFile"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,\

00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,\

5c,00,49,00,6f,00,4c,00,6f,00,67,00,4d,00,73,00,67,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\

00,3b,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,\

25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,64,00,72,\

00,69,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,5c,00,61,00,76,00,6b,00,6d,00,67,00,72,00,\

2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00

"TypesSupported"=dword:00000007

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Enum\Root\LEGACY_AVFWOT]

"NextInstance"=dword:00000001

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Enum\Root\LEGACY_AVFWOT\0000]

"Service"="avfwot"

"Legacy"=dword:00000001

"ConfigFlags"=dword:00000000

"Class"="LegacyDriver"

"ClassGUID"="{8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1}"

"DeviceDesc"="avfwot"

"Capabilities"=dword:00000000

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Enum\Root\LEGACY_AVGNTFLT]

"NextInstance"=dword:00000001

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Enum\Root\LEGACY_AVGNTFLT\0000]

"Service"="avgntflt"

"Legacy"=dword:00000001

"ConfigFlags"=dword:00000000

"Class"="LegacyDriver"

"ClassGUID"="{8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1}"

"DeviceDesc"="avgntflt"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\System\avipbb]

"EventMessageFile"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,\

00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,\

5c,00,49,00,6f,00,4c,00,6f,00,67,00,4d,00,73,00,67,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\

00,3b,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,\

25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,64,00,72,\

00,69,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,5c,00,61,00,76,00,69,00,70,00,62,00,62,00,\

2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00

"TypesSupported"=dword:00000007

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\System\avkmgr]

"EventMessageFile"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,\

00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,\

5c,00,49,00,6f,00,4c,00,6f,00,67,00,4d,00,73,00,67,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,\

00,3b,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,\

25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,64,00,72,\

00,69,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,5c,00,61,00,76,00,6b,00,6d,00,67,00,72,00,\

2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00

"TypesSupported"=dword:00000007

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CCleaner's registry cleaner is however a light registry cleaner which is somewhat safe enough for inexperienced users. Powerful regitry cleaners can detect all or most of those items but not safe enough for inexperienced users.

 

My suggestion would be that they should also improve the uninstalling tool much like Revo so it gets rid off more leftover bits of programs or registry items related to those apps that are removed.

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