Free Registry Cleaner and Windows Optimizers for Windows 7 / 8

You are probably here because you are looking for a free registry cleaner for your Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer. Before you proceed, you need to know a few other things. Microsoft discontinued their own registry cleaners like RegClean, RegMaid with Windows XP onwards, and also its Windows Live OneCare registry cleaner more recently. While the question, whether registry cleaners actually makes a Windows PC run faster is a hotly debated question, the fact remains that registry cleaners are one of the most used Windows software.Free Registry Cleaner

Apart from registry cleaners, optimization suites are also very popular with Windows users. All of us want our Windows PC’s to be running in top condition. While you can always use some tips to make Windows faster, many prefer to use a Registry Cleaner or a Windows optimization suite to keep their computer running smoothly.

This article will cover 10 Free Registry Cleaners and Windows Optimizers that will help your PC running smoothly.

Free Registry Cleaner & Windows Optimizers

1] CCleaner: CCleaner is one of the most popular and probably the safest registry cleaners available. The tool allows you to clean up your Windows registry, Junk files, History, Privacy data, etc – and offers some tools to let you control your start-up programs.

CCleaner consists of many tools that can help you a lot, such as disk wipers, system restores and lots more. CCleaner is the best registry cleanerand I beyond any doubt recommend it for your Windows PC.


  • Powerful registry cleaner
  • Uninstall programs option
  • Editing your startup programs
  • System Restore
  • Disk Wiper
  • Exporting some settings to .txt file
  • Cookies cleaner
  • Including and excluding additional folders that you wish Cleaner t remove
  • Saving all settings INI file
  • Browser history, cookies and browsing data cleaner
  • Advanced settings.

2] Macecraft PowerTools Lite: PowerTools Lite is a freeware version of jv16 PowerTools, the well-known Windows optimization suite and uses the same engine as jv16 PowerTools – so you can be sure that you are in safe hands.

With the free PowerTools Lite you can:

  • Automatically clean your Windows registry.
  • Automatically fix many kinds of registry errors, such as broken file references.
  • Detect and remove unneeded history data, MRU, etc.
  • Delete temporary and junk files.

3] Rizone’s Power Tools: With Rizone’s Power Tools, you can clean and optimize your registry, launch hidden Windows tools, repair, optimize, backup important files and tweak the Windows OS, defrag, and do much more, to keep your Windows machine in proper condition.

It is a portable app which does not require an install and works just fine on Windows 7 & Vista.

4] TweakNow PowerPack: This fully integrated freeware suite of utilities that let you fine-tune every aspect of your computer’s Windows operating system and Web browser, including cleaning your disk and registry.

Apart from its Registry cleanup modules, it also includes a Virtual Desktop module. Its other modules include Disk Cleaner, Disk Usage Analyzer, Miscellaneous Tools, Registry Cleaner, Registry Defragmenter, Startup Manager,  System Information, Track Cleaner, Uninstall Program, Windows Secret &  Restore Backup.

5] RegSeeker: RegSeeker is a free-for-personal-use registry cleaner and an optimization tool that can help you in successfully optimizing your Windows PC’s speed and make it faster. It is a user-friendly tool that is designed perfectly so that your PC performs faster.

It has many features, some different from CCleaner such as registry cleaning, uninstalling applications option, some tweaks, backup option and lots more:


  • Registry Cleaner
  • Program Uninstaller
  • Tweaks
  • Backup Option
  • Startup Entries
  • History
  • Favorites
  • Printing Option
  • Many more…

6] IObit Toolbox: It is free portable software that system administrators and computer geeks  may like to have a look at, since it claims to solve PC problems.

IObit Toolbox is like a Swiss army knife, with more than 20 computer tools in one place, including Disk Cleaner, Registry Cleaner, Privacy Sweeper, Uninstaller, Registry Defrag, etc, to diagnose and fix PC problems and  clean, optimize, repair, secure and fully control your Windows computer.

7] SlimCleaner: It is a cloud based optimizer for Windows PC. SlimCleaner uses cloud technology to analyze the software configuration of a computer and make  recommendations based on collective research from IT professionals, technicians, and computer users around the world.

While this cloud-based tool has not caught the fancy of many Windows users, it does take a novel approach in keeping your Windows computer in lean, mean and fighting-fit condition.

8] JetClean is a new, free and light-weight utility for the Windows operating system, designed for system optimization, privacy protection and junk file cleaning.

JetClean offers a 1-click solution to clean up your Registry, Windows junk files and orphaned shortcuts. It also helps in protecting your privacy by keeping installed browsers, programs and apps like Windows Media Player, eMule, Google Toolbar, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinZip, etc clean.

9] PC House Keeper: PC House Keeper is another comprehensive PC maintenance software for Windows 7 and Vista and includes over 20 different tools to help cleanup junk and registry, diagnose and improve your computer’s system and network performance.


  • Cache Cleaner
  • History Cleaner
  • Cookie Cleaner
  • Registry Cleaner
  • File Shredder
  • Startup Manager
  • Program Uninstaller
  • Process Explorer
  • Disk Cleanup Tool
  • IP Port Scanner
  • TCP Connections Viewer
  • MAC Address Changer
  • MAC Address Scanner.

10] Comodo System Utilities: Here is another fine system optimizing tool from the house of Comodo. This freeware suite includes a registry cleaner, privacy cleaner, disk cleaner, etc.

Its Force Delete module can cause force deletion of some undeletable files, folders and registry keys. The Shredder module lets you permanently delete files from your hard disk.

11] Glary Utilities Free: The first thing you notice about Glary Utilities Free is it compact yet user-friendly interface. The interface is intuitive and very easy to use. It offers various modules that promise to keep your Windows PC running in top condition.

The best part of this freeware that I like is that it allows you to set all these options and then use the 1-click maintenance to clean up your PC.

Kingsoft PC Doctor, Puran UtilitiesToolwiz Care, iolo System Mechanic Free, Eusing Free Registry Cleaner, PrivaZer, Anti Tracks, AppCleanerAuslogics Registry Cleaner, Wise Care 365, Synei System Utilities, Yet Another Cleaner, Clean Master, BleachBit are some more free Windows PC Optimizers, Junk file cleaners and Registry Cleaners you may want to have a look at.

If its a good shareware you are looking for, you can check out SpeedUpMyPC.

Well, this was our list of some recommended free Windows registry cleaning and optimization system utilities. But I am sure there may be many more such! Before using such tools, it is always a good idea to quickly create a system restore point first or back up your Windows registry, just to be on the safe side.

You may be interested in knowing that generally speaking, Microsoft does not support use of Registry Cleaners in Windows.

Do share and let us know and which one you use and recommend? We’d love to hear your views on them.

 List compiled with inputs from Lavish Thakkar

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.
  • André Ziegler

    registry cleaners are crap and will always be crap. You get no improvement only issues.

    Read what Mark Russinovich wrote about those useless tools:

    “I haven’t and never will implement a Registry cleaner since it’s of little practical use on anything other than Win2K terminal servers and developing one that’s both safe and effective requires a huge amount of application-specific knowledge.”

  • Anand Khanse

    I am completely aware of that link and it has been discussed here:

    Incidentally he has also said there: “So it seems that Registry junk is a Windows fact of life and that Registry cleaners will continue to have a place in the sysadmin’s tool chest, at least until we’re all running .NET applications that store their per-user settings in XML files – and then of course we’ll need XML cleaners”.

  • Caleb

    You should try this free stand-alone registry cleaner. It is very fast and safe.

    Wise Registry Cleaner

  • Pinky

    CCleaner is the only one that is truly portable. Although the others will ‘clean’ your registry, all of them write large amounts of entries to your registry before cleaning it – and yes, their entries remain untouched.

  • Andwar

    Have been using CCleaner for years and haven’t seen anything yet to beat it!

  • Regman

    Here’s one that is truly portable and gives your registry a through cleaning:

    Argente Registry Cleaner –

    I just ran it on my machine after I used CCleaner (rebooted) and it found almost 10,000 entries that CCleaner missed. My Win7 Slate PC is running much faster now.

  • Star51L

    10,000? And you trust that program?

  • Pedel Pop

    You forgot to mention 360Amigo System Speedup and Glary Utilities, another good one-click system cleaner which is currently being used by millions of people worldwide. They offer a wide range of system tools aimed for both beginners and experienced users. There are free & paid versions for both software.

    360Amigo System Speedup –
    Glary Utilities –

  • Anand Khanse

    I am not aware of that program, but just because it found 10K more entries, does not necessarily make it better. There was a moment in time when even CCleaner broke the Windows 7 context menu So one have to play very safe and take a conservative approach when cleaning the registry. Again in all honesty – whether using a Registry Cleaner really makes a computer run faster is a debatable issue, as has been mentioned in a link in the post above – but yes, it may be good good idea to keep your registry clean by using a cleaner occasionally.

  • Regman

    It’s been 12 hours now along with two voluntary reboots – the machine runs great and the cleaner did not break anything. Argente is by far the best cleaner that I’ve found. My slate PC is running so much better now. You guys have to try this out – you won’t be sorry. I’m dumping my copies of Glary and TweakNow.

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  • Samit

    Auslogics Registry Cleaner for cleaning registry, Puran disk defrag for defragmenting harddisk, Quicksys registry defrag for defragmenting registry and Ccleaner to clean temporary files…..

  • rover3500

    Then again if it was so certain that regcleaners do nothing,why is there so much discussion about it,there are pro’s and cons,elements of risk.Bit of common sense alot of the time.The amount of people I’ve fixed Pc’s for that have uninstalled a security product then straight away used a reg cleaner before a reboot so all the secutity program’s drivers etc don’t get uninstalled.My biggest tip with cleaners anyway is not to do this,always reboot 1st before using one.

  • Eppo1000

    Regseeker is niet werkend onder win7

  • Alexandra Lawrenz

    Registry cleaners and optimizers are an important aspect to keeping computers running effectively and efficiently. There are so many out there on the market, but you list some really great ones. What would you say are the two most important factors when picking a cleaner/optimizer?

  • JonD122480

    You forgot to mention Advanced SystemCare, it’s probably the best free optimizer out there.

  • Web QA Rat

    The one I like the most are the ones that require a downloader that hijack your computer or browser or install a bunch of useless software on your computer even though you decline them like Rizone’s Power Tools above.

  • Chavirah

    JetClean have a BIG BUG, if you resist to keep free, any moment they erase ALL YOU HDD i have this BIG TROUBLE WHIT THEM!!!!! WARNING PLEASE!!!

  • Chavirah

    Puran Utilities is awesome!!!!! and secure on SSD

  • Gipanaul

    Basis on your advise I tried Puran Utilities. After scanning for empty folders, Puran found a lot of… By curiosity, I checked if some of them are indeed empty but I was very surprised to find that most of them still containing useful files on private drive!!! So, I decided to uninstall immediately this… “awesome” program. Other recommendations..!!?

  • Christina John

    I see, the list is missing one of the best reg cleaner i know i.e. Registry Recycler. I think, you have not updated this article. Its time to update it and add my personal favorite in it.

  • Steve Jordan

    Well the cleaner and uninstaller I use is Revo Uninstaller ..Check it out :)

  • Meena Bassem

    totalloy agree, the only one i use is CCleaner, and i use it(but not the registry cleaner)
    i use it for uninstall, remove crap from startup and scheduled tasks, i can do it all manually but it just puts it all in one place. and my computer is still working just fine without any of these

  • Rodolfo

    exelentes programs to optimize pc.

  • Ciprian

    I use RegCure Pro. It’s cheap and very effective. Short link here:

  • Antreas Arkoudi

    ccleaner and iobit is the best i use them both for years now

    and never use registry cleaners is not good

  • Lisa Wayne

    I am using Ninja TuneUp, it it better then ccleaner and registry cleaner. I am using it for long time and its trial version is free. Download its free trial version at

  • Lisa Wayne

    Registry cleaners are good they flush out the useless stuffs from your PC but you have to use an efficiently working registry cleaner like Wise Registry Cleaner and Ninja TuneUp.

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    buddies this is truly my first experience commenting on any website, this is
    sensible post that provoked me to comment!!

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