Do you know that a poorly optimized Windows Registry can cause your performance to degrade and also security to reduce? How can this happen? I am going to explain how it can affect your performance first and then security but before that, make sure you had already gone through the chapter on ‘What is Windows Registry’.
Windows Registry on Performance
A non-optimized Windows Registry means that it might have some broken registry where the value stored leads to nothing. Still remember we talked about the Windows Registry is the place where the configurations of your Operating System are stored?
If your Operating System keeps reading from the broken registry, then all your computer resources will be spent on processing unnecessary things. Imagine you had like 1000 broken registries to be processed and 1000 instructions that you set to process, then your performance might drop up to 50%.
As a result, removing broken registries can help to increase your computer performance. Not only that, it will also increase your internet web browsing performance as well because certain web based components like Active-X are also registered into the Windows Registry.
Windows Registry on Security
Spyware and Keyloggers registered themselves into the Windows Registry as well in order to start together with your computer so that they can capture most of you private data. It is just like any of your applications that registered into the Windows Registry.
If you optimizes you Windows Registry by removing those key points where the Spyware and Keyloggers start, then you will be able to prevent your privacy from being stolen. Although most of the times, they can be swept clean by antivirus. However, cleaning the registry will ensure that they will not appear anymore in the next start up.
I had shown in the previous chapter that you can access the Windows Registry Editor as simple as just one line of command. However, to optimize or clean them manually is your call. As I had warned many times before, Windows Registry is a sensitive place.
If you had removed a very important piece of information about your Operating System, you might see blue screen the next minute you use your computer. I had always encourage to use the Registry Cleaner instead. Next chapter, I will cover on the reason why you need to clean your Windows Registry to further make you aware on the importance of Windows Registry.