On the positive side, Free Registry Fix's interface is aesthetically pleasing, well arranged, and easy to use. Most of the window's real estate is reserved for a pane that shows the sections of the Registry the application is scanning. Free Registry Fix searches for such entries as invalid application paths, broken shortcuts, and problematic ActiveX controls. You'll also find a couple of handy features, such as scheduling and backup utilities. In spite of its enticing name, however, the program isn't free and will remove only 50 entries before registration. Once it removes those 50 entries, it pops up a registration window we could close only by clicking on the Upgrade Now button. Also, in our latest round of tests, the program generated an error message, although it still seemed to work just fine. The trial restriction alone puts Free Registry Fix far down our list of favorite tools.
Free Registry Fix is an Advanced Registry Cleaner with instant access to Remote Microsoft Certified Support Agents. You can safely clean and repair your Windows Registry problems with a few clicks and enjoy 100% Free Manual Fixes or 100 automated fixes in the demo version. The Registry is the nerve centre of your PC, and problems with the Windows Registry are a common cause of Windows crashes and error messages. Free Registry Fix will enable you to enjoy a cleaner and more efficient PC and Demo users can also get one chat-support session with a Microsoft Certified Engineer for any Windows problems that they may have (10 minutes time restriction).
What's new in this version:
Version 5.6 is Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit compatible.
I used this registry cleaner in XP for many years exclusively, and it never failed me.
I normally do not post comments on any software, but the low ratings given by the other commentors are unjustified. (Yes, I acknowledge that the software is not FREE, in this the author of the app is guilty. Nevertheless, the app is an incredible tool, for what it is--a registry backup, cleaner, and a way to monitor registry changes.)
It is unfortunate that the author has not published a new version to cover WINDOWS 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), given that Registry Fix kept my XP OS installation humming. The other very positive aspect of the tool is that it worked FAST--thus the reason I selected Registry Fix over Registry First Aid.
People who look into registry cleaners do indeed get duped into thinking that simply clicking on the 'FIX' button will make their PC run like new. I've got new for you--NO registry cleaner can do such--such utilities are for the informed, period.
> Presently, no version for WINDOWS 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) exists, thus I am forced to return to Registry First Aid (an excellent registry cleaner, and one I recommend over Registry Mechanic).
> The window cannot be resized--a small inconvenience, given the purpose of the utility.
Registry Fix is the fastest registry cleaner out there, and it performs admirably, especially given it's small use of resources. Unfortunately, development stopped with XP (no WINDOWS 7 versions).
I recommend Registry First Aid above all other existing registry cleaners (and it covers WINDOWS 7 [32-bit and 64-bit]).
After installation when I booted up Chinese like character was on the screen. It was impossible to read what it was. It didn't matter how many time I rebooted it. Computer was totally ruined. I had to reinstall everything.
After you run it, it says 700 some mistake there is. I don't think this is possible. That should be clue for me, but I pushed to fix. I tell you guys fixed it alright. It took me few days to reinstall everything.
Having downloaded the FREE Registry fix from CNET Downloads.com, I am most dissatisfied. Below is the transcript of my 'live web chat; with one of your Microsoft Certified Engineers:
Please wait for a site operator to respond.
You are now chatting with 'Alan'
Sahra: Hi Alan
Alan: Welcome to our live chat service.
Alan: Can you please tell me your order number from your Order Confirmation E-mail to verify the records? Your Order number starts with ST like ST1234567.
Sahra: I don't think i have one. I downloaded the Free Registry Fix and wasn't asked to put in my email, but I will check for you just in case I have got that wrong
Sahra: No, I definately don't have an email
Alan: Please tell me are you using the trial version or do you have bought the license version of Free Registry Fix Unlimited Fixer?
Sahra: I am using the trial version
Alan: I would like to update you that Free Registry Fix is a free version and fix your all problem; we are not indulging in marketing our software through inaccurate information or misleading our valued customer's.
Alan: We are charging cost of the software to save your valuable time in fixing all errors with the help of using our 1 click technology to fix your all problems.
Alan: You can still fix your all problem without paying any money and use it as Free Software. You need to fix all problems manually and it will take your precious time.
Alan: I will guide you to FIX your all problem FREE OF COST..
Alan: It will show you list of problem after complete the scan process.
Alan: If you click on FIX button it will fix few problems because you are using our unregistered software. You need to double click on the errors and it will show you list of problem, select each individual entry and then right click on the mouse it will show you option " Remove selected Item".
Alan: Either selects "Remove selected Item" or hit the "DEL" button and then click on yes to confirm deletion of selected entry.
Sahra: However, the home page of your website states: Significantly increase your PC performance and stability ABSOLUTELY FREE! Free Registry Fix will find and fix PC problems to leave your PC in PERFECT HEALTH and Problem FREE If your left with ANY PC, Registry, Windows, Optimization, Security Problem or any aspect of PC Performance you are unhappy about Our Microsoft Certified Agents will fix your PC Problems effortlessly through instant, secure remote support - while you wait and watch in complete amazement - ABSOLUTELY FREE #Worth $39#
Sahra: and what would happen if I just delete them rather than 'fixing' them?
Alan: I would like to tell you that please don't delete them.
Sahra: So please help me then, as your advertisement states
Alan: Please perform the all above steps to Free Fix.
Sahra: You just told me NOT to delete them, but your previous steps suggest TO delete them. You are giving me conflicting advice. What happened to the 'instant, secure remote service'??
Alan: You need to double click on the errors and it will show you list of problem.
Sahra: And how do I FIX them?
Alan: Please select each individual entry and then right click on the mouse it will show you option " Remove selected Item".
Sahra: Which deletes them?
Alan: If you want to fix all the error with the help of using our 1 click technology to fix your all problems then you must need to purchase License version of Free Registry Fix Unlimited fixer version program.
Sahra: Completely invalidating your statement of: Significantly increase your PC performance and stability ABSOLUTELY FREE! Free Registry Fix will find and fix PC problems to leave your PC in PERFECT HEALTH and Problem FREE If your left with ANY PC, Registry, Windows, Optimization, Security Problem or any aspect of PC Performance you are unhappy about Our Microsoft Certified Agents will fix your PC Problems effortlessly through instant, secure remote support - while you wait and watch in complete amazement - ABSOLUTELY FREE #Worth $39#
Sahra: So, in fact, NOT ABSOLUTELY FREE, nor will the Microsoft Certified agents FIX MY PC whilst I wait and watch in amazement, again ABSOLUTELY FREE?????
Alan: You will get one Remote Support Service after the purchase the Full Version of Free registry Fix program.
Initial upgrade Fails to work on problems tech support had to upgrade 3 time Refund process is impossible long wait on Tech support Tech support thinks delete and run is total solution
FreeRegistyFix Up front seems like a great product. easy to use but after registration you find you need to use thier live chat to get a real copy of the software. that the tech will run twice to show you that there are no additional problems Until you are out of the chat and find that your computer is running slower and less stable than befor at which time you have to go back into live chat to get bumped to a remote desktop tech who will Install yet another copy of the software and go threw and delete many files which had nothing to do with system stability and turn a 7 min xp boot into a 40 min time befor you can even load a browser to get back to tech support to another tech that just wants to install a new copy of the software and reboot again at which point I manually undid all changes made by previouse Tech and Requested a refund. which took a unreal amount of time to figure out their process and fill in their forms to get a msg I would be contacted with in 48 to 72 hours. I waited several days and heard nothing at which point I tryed to resubmit a refund request and was told only one request per customer I then sent an Email to their tech and sales support to get a return email stateing to use the tech support chat to fix my problems. tried one more time, tech was unable to fix the problem sent a new email requesting a refund again to hear nothing. I feel that FREEREGISTRYFIX is a SCAM their software does nothing and their web sight has little information to contact the company for anything more than giving them money and using their "live chat and tech support" which by buying the software you are allowed one FREE use of. I would not recommend this to anyone and Until I hear from the company about the status of my refund Which should have been made by Early January at the latest I am I will be posting Nagative reviews every place I can on the web. The software is Inexspensive and the Money is not an issue it is the principle if you say it works it better work and if you offer a money back Guarantee stand behind it. dont make your process so hard to go threw you customers just eventialy go away
they data mine your information...fix 100 items so they say, then look for the payoff for the rest, you even have to escape their upgrade now box. I would like to see someone run their program with a out of the box computer and see what comes up.
I would suggest avoiding this software, when they start the relationship by lying to you, honestly how do you think the rest will be?
Be Blessed in you search for the proper programs, and watch for wolves in cheap (I know sheep) clothing.
The site said "Absolutely Free." I thought, ok, I'll try it. If it works, I'll upgrade to keep them going. It scanned like crazy, fixed only a very minimal amount and then stated I had to pay to get the rest fixed. THAT DOES NOT MEAN FREE! Would have been glad to upgrade and pay if they didn't lie.
Then, I got continual popups on my computer telling me to pay to upgrade or my system would likely crash. Gimme a break!