As any computer owner knows, there are many potential threats that must be guarded against in order to keep any PC in operating condition. THe most common and by far the most overlooked problem is registry corruption.
A registry will start to build corruption whenever any piece of software is either removed or upgraded. Removing hardware in a roundabout way can also cause registry corruption because when hardware is removed its corresponding device driver will be removed and device drivers are software programs.
Trying To Avoid Corrupting The Registry
There was a time it was practical to try to avoid registry corruption by staying away from removing software programs. Such a procedure is no longer practical. There are too many sources of corruption to deal with to make it worth the effort to live in the sheltered world required to keep away from corruption. Instead, it is much more practical to accept the fact registry corruption will occur in your PC's registry from time to time and be prepared to deal with it.
It is certainly within the realm of possibility to restrain oneself from deleting any software programs or removing any pieces of hardware from a computer, but here's the problem. Spyware and all the other things in the computer world we refer to as parasites, such as viruses and adware, are all software programs.
Antispyware Programs Must Be Used
The point is, we don't want to let spyware and the like remain on our PC's just to avoid corrupting the registry because this would be a big mistake. Spyware not only has the capability of destroying our operating system, it can also steal our most private information.
Here is complication number two. It was rather difficult to corrupt an older operating system like Windows 98, and if you did corrupt it, the corruption may not have become noticeable for a long time. Then, if the computer did slow down, you could just add some more RAM and you'd be fine.
Don't forget Windows automatic updates also delete files as they add their newones to you operating system. This too, can cause registry corruption.
More Files, More Corruption
Our new operating systems with their super sized registries make a computer work harder to complete each operation. Add registry corruption into the mix and the result will be a computer that will be virtually gasping for air as it slowly labors to complete each operation.
Running a good registry cleaner will relieve the operating system of the extra workload registry corruption piles on it. Of course, if left to develop over an extended period of time, registry corruption has the potential of causing major harm to the operating system. So, using a top-notch registry cleaner regularly is not only wise, it is necessary these days.
What all this means is every PC owner needs to run a registry cleaner as part of his computer maintenance routine these days. It really is a bad deal when you consider nobody has asked for anyone to bombard his or her computer with the malicious software known as spyware. Still to ignore registry corruption as a way of seeking justice can result in a destroyed OS and a hard drive reformat!