Good looks don't reveal this optimizer's performance

Find an appealing interface but no way to test functionality with the demo version.

Easy to use. Quick performance. Nice, sharp-looking interface. Too bad all of the repair functions are disabled in the trial version.

Perfect Optimizer Registry Cleaner launches an appealing, nicely designed interface, with a colorful appearance that makes a good first impression. Unfortunately, after our tests, we can only say that Perfect Optimizer can't get by solely on its good looks.

In scanning and diagnosing our system's Registry, IE history files, and C and D drives, this app performed very quickly, locating more than 2,000 "problems" in each of its scans--all in less than half a minute. Just by deselecting check boxes and clicking a Repair button, we expected a similarly fast process. Unfortunately, all of this app's repair functions are disabled in the trial version.

Any app can "find" problems, or at least say that it finds them. Making repairs is the glory of an optimizer, and this one just doesn't allow us to determine if it's really got what it takes without shelling out some cash first. That's a little disappointing, despite the fact that just looking at the pleasing interface makes us feel warm and happy. Too bad our system can't say the same.

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