Advanced Registry Optimizer

Advanced Registry Optimizer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 502 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2010
  • Total Downloads:
    13,272,314
  • Date Added:
    January 13, 2010
  • File Size:
    4.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,149
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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This program, like many others, promises to clean your Registry, make your computer run faster, and, if you're lucky, do your dishes, too. At least when it comes to cleaning your Registry, Advanced Registry Optimizer seems to do a pretty good job.

The scan process was easy to initiate and was done in about 3 minutes, although don't forget that the scan time depends on the computer system. A smart-looking row of five tabs and their labels makes navigating the program options stress-free, and the lack of lag on the system was much appreciated. The user interface has quite a bit of white space, which makes options easy to see. New features include advanced tweaking options for power users, faster performance on NTFS systems, selective CPU priority, so you can set specific programs to get more CPU attention than others, and a start-up accelerator.

There's also a scheduler and tools for scanning, optimizing, and backup, and an exclusion list to prevent certain Registry entries from accidentally being altered. For beginning and intermediate users, this should be enough. Keep in mind that the trial version of the program is severely limited and can be difficult to evaluate for the home user. Advanced Registry Optimizer will clean your computer's clock and keep it ticking. Just don't expect it to do your household chores.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.4

    out of 98 votes

    • 5 star 15
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 17
    • 1 star 43
  • All Versions

    2.3

    out of 502 votes

    • 5 star 85
    • 4 star 58
    • 3 star 43
    • 2 star 50
    • 1 star 266
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1 stars

"CNET please remove this software from your list"

September 21, 2014  |  By unclebuck38

 |  Version: ARO 2013 9.0

Pros

None this shouldn't be downloaded

Cons

Avast lists "FileRepMetagen [RTK]" as a dangerous Malware and will not allow it to install.

Summary

As many other reviewers have noted, this is dangerous to download.

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1 stars

"Do not download!"

March 30, 2014  |  By Weatherman37

 |  Version: ARO 2013 9.0

Pros

None, really.

Cons

After downloading ARO 2013, Malwarebytes detected that the program was malicious.

Summary

Do not download this program, it is not safe to use. I don't know why Cnet rated ARO so highly.

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1 stars

"Luckily, I got a refund"

December 01, 2013  |  By Tristanovich

 |  Version: ARO 2013 9.0

Pros

Niet. I can't think of any.

Cons

Interfered with Best Crypt, corrupts Key Generator. Had to re-install Best Crypt every time I wanted to use it. WORSE yet, Aro deleted ALL of my Windows Live emails! I am now stuck
having to search an orphaned folder of .eml files
if I need to retrieve an email.

Summary

Tech Support wasn't supportive, but at least there is a Refund option and I asked them for one. They complied.

Just about every review here is bad and I agree with most that CNET can no longer be trusted. How many more bad reviews will it take for them to come to their senses? They
are contributing to messing up people's computers.

Final comment: Always research a product's reviews before downloading.

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2 stars

"I don't trust them"

October 20, 2013  |  By keneaise

 |  Version: ARO 2013 9.0

Pros

Fast, easy install, Easy navigation and features.

Cons

I don't trust them. I cleaned my computer 3 times with Geek Tech and 3 more times with PC Tools Performance toolkit before running the Trial version of their software. They claim to have found close to 3,000 errors. There is just no way I can accept this as being valid. It strikes me as simply an over inflated sales gimmick to get customers to buy their product.

Summary

Don't buy it.

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1 stars

"NO WAY, YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO DOWNLOAD ARO"

September 03, 2013  |  By 9292us

 |  Version: ARO 2013 9.0

Pros

THERE IS NO PROS FOR THIS SOFTWARE

Cons

ARO 2013: SLOWS DOWN YOUR COMPUTER LIKE NO OTHER

Summary

I deliberately signed-up just to WARN users not to download this. This is just bad. BOGUS software that will slowdown your pc. After I dowNloaded this, I couldn't load sites in my browser! Do not, and I mean, DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS CRAP.

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1 stars

"Nothing but a scam, this is worthless junk, BEWARE!!"

August 24, 2013  |  By seabow2

 |  Version: ARO 2013 9.0

Pros

There is nothing good to say.

Cons

Con is the appropriate word, this is nothing but a con. It is positioned just before the download that you really want; it is nothing but a con.

Summary

In a nutshell, they take advantage of you if you are not paying attention. I was looking for Hitman Pro and the link for this was only inches away which really deceived me. I called them and some rookie tried to sell me on spending more money for a PC cleaning. This is a scam and a Con.

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1 stars

"Bogus and CNET in collusion: "4 stars , "EXcellent!!!""

August 17, 2013  |  By sambruskin

 |  Version: ARO 2013 9.0

Pros

the pros are at first an IRRATIONAL EXUBERENCE. then a great dissapointment. here's one more scam i fell for.

Cons

: don't buy ARO until you read this. This whole area is just hucksters and hustlers. with CNET in collusion. Can't truest them anymore. there is onelink , that has a come-on: don't buy ARO until you read this. Then he has a lot of Then he has a long essay that begins trashing all the registry cleaners. yeah thjose guys are crook.
then he says But there is one registry cleaner that is good as word. So here he selling GeeK.Tech registry cleaner which --surprise--comes in first in testing. he provides no evidence at all except to repeat that TONs of people agree. Then says, Just look at the reviews!! click. here is this glowing review of his product. gives no credentials, no journalistic affiliations. it is still just him sellinghis producr.
this is just SO DISGUSTING. i feel i've been snookered at the fair by the barker at a side show.

Summary

give it a wide pass.

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1 stars

"Not worthy to be here"

August 13, 2013  |  By Angela3330

 |  Version: ARO 2013 9.0

Pros

None - Please remove from Cnet it hurts the computer

Cons

Everything from installation to general usage sucks

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1 stars

"so bad, why cnet give it high score"

August 13, 2013  |  By Sudikipa

 |  Version: ARO 2013 9.0

Pros

no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

so many ads, so i think the software is good. But almost noting

Summary

don't buy......too bad

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1 stars

"Paid for but disappeared"

August 11, 2013  |  By chatipatti

 |  Version: ARO 2013 9.0

Pros

NO PROS!!!

Cons

Paid $39.90 for download and back up CD. CD never arrived and the download mysteriously disappeared. What a scam. Last time I trust CNET.

Summary

Got robbed of almost $40.00. Very bad business.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2010

Version 2010 includes new application performance upgrades, a more comprehensive scanning engine, PC performance tweaks, and a visual face-lift for ease-of-use comprise of the new features in ARO 2010.

General
Publisher Support.com
Publisher web site http://www.support.com
Release Date January 13, 2010
Date Added January 13, 2010
Version 2010
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.59MB
File Name ARO2014_uc.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,272,314
Downloads Last Week 5,149
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 100-error fix limit
Price $29.95

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