What is a Registry?
Before going into detail about cleaning your computer’s registry, first I want to discuss your registry is. The registry within your PC holds details about every piece of your computer. For instance where programs are stored, which programs are in your Start menu, which programs have shared applications, and so much more! Essentially, everything you do within your computer is recorded within the registry. For instance, the URL to this article can now be found in your registry.
Do I Need to Clean It?
Yes you should. Here is why:
- As stated above, the registry holds details about every piece of your computer.
- Things are added to the registry daily. Unfortunately outdated things are rarely, if ever removed. That is unless the user does it themselves.
- It’s good PC maintenance.
Programs to Clean Registry
Manually going into the registry can be overwhelming. There are various programs available that are designed to clean the registry. One of which is PC Matic. PC Matic offers the ability to automatically clean the registry after each scheduled and manual scan.