Auslogics Registry Defrag

Auslogics Registry Defrag

Download Editors' Rating:
4
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Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 488 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    1,670,693
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 21, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    156
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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It's hard to tell if registry defraggers and cleaners work, but the Auslogics Registry Defragger looks good. It's hard to gauge if these programs are effective because once you're done using them, you'd need more than a mere store-bought machine with store-loaded programs to judge CPU speed.

When you run it, it tells you that it will perform a registry analysis, after which you will be able to review its registry report, and once that's done with you can run the registry optimization, requiring a reboot to defrag and compact the registry. It's a fairly serious program, and once you begin the analysis it won't let you move the mouse outside the program window. It also "strongly recommends" that users close all other programs while it runs, although this is a standard warning for registry-cleaning apps.

An expected change in clock speed or other performance benchmarks never materialized. Resource-intensive Internet browsers and e-mail clients may be piggish, but they're necessary and don't load any faster or slower than normal after running the reg defrag. Until a registry defragger or cleaner can demonstrate benchmarkable improvements to a computer, they'll be little more than 21st century snake oil.

 
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1 stars

"Literally nothing but a scam effort."

March 16, 2015

 |  Version: Auslogics Registry Defrag 8.1.0

Pros

It's at least a really obvious scam.

Cons

The scanner actually found no registry issues on my PC, so I didn't notice anything fishy at first. It was only afterward, while glancing at other user reviews, that I opted to tell it to do a full system state check and see what it said. Sure enough, it comes up with 5,500+ "privacy issues" and "speed issues" and all the "More details! :D" links do nothing but take you to a page where you can buy one of their premium services. Given it didn't even have an option to perform a registry defrag in the first place, I'm forced to conclude that the sole purpose of the free program is to fool the gullible into thinking they have crippling PC issues. These are probably the same people who failed to notice that the basic installation also installs multiple browser toolbars and at least two other "one step from malware" programs at the same time (which is why all the sane people learn at a young age never to accept anything other than "custom installation" with all other boxes unticked).

Summary

It's a completely pointless program that exists only to scam the gullible into buying their premium package after generating a ton of false errors. I can only assume this wasn't always the case since CNET usually doesn't endorse programs this bad, and it's been around since like 2008. If it was ever useful, that's no longer the case.

It's always a nice red flag when the installed program folder doesn't even have an "Uninstall" button and you're forced to remove it through the control panel instead.

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1 stars

"I really hope this isn't malware"

February 26, 2015  |  By BHenry1969

 |  Version: Auslogics Registry Defrag 8.1.0

Pros

It uninstalls easily.

Cons

It exists.

Summary

Ignore Auslogic's products. The one you get here is not a defrag utility. It's one of those come-ons that runs for a moment, points out all these terrible issues with your computer, then offers you the chance to fix them all with the click of a button. And guess what? It's just like the rest: the only way to fix these "issues" is by buying premium services and programs. I have no idea where these positive reviews come from (I suspect the posters were paid) because the defrag utility they're referencing is not available with the file I downloaded from CNet.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.1.0
  • Fixed all known bugs.
  • Improved internal libraries.
  • All Tools: fixed all known bugs.
  • Improved program stability and reliability.
General
Publisher Auslogics Software
Publisher web site http://www.auslogics.com/
Release Date November 21, 2014
Date Added November 21, 2014
Version 8.1.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.7MB
File Name registry-defrag-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,670,693
Downloads Last Week 156
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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