Free Window Registry Repair

Free Window Registry Repair

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 401 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0
File Size:
784.8KB
Date Added:
April 21, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Total Downloads:
2,340,902
Downloads Last Week:
4,566
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Free Window Registry Repair is a refreshingly simple tool for cleaning up your Windows Registry. It lacks the bells and whistles offered by some programs--such as special features for uninstalling programs or managing the Start menu--but thankfully so. This is a program that does something well and doesn't stray from that success.

The application's straightforward presentation and clear menu make this program appropriate for most users. The program opens to a window with very simple, step-by-step instructions. You can perform a full scan or select areas to examine. Scanning is quick, and the results list shows the data and key, sorted by problem type. The right-click menu lets you open the Registry to a specific item. Each time the program fixes a set of errors (you uncheck the ones you don't want fixed), it automatically creates a backup. This seems like a sensible and safe feature, making us wonder why most other repair makers make you manually create a restore point. Each backup is saved with a unique filename, allowing you to choose which one to reinstate via the Restore menu.

In addition to scanning, fixing, and restoring, Free Window Registry Repair offers an Options menu where you can choose keys to exclude from scanning as well as choose to create a system restore point prior to fixing errors. The program isn't perfect--the name of the program itself has a typo, and the Help file is actually not a help file--but overall, this is a great, speedy program for all but the most novice user.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.7

    out of 401 votes

    • 5 star: 180
    • 4 star: 94
    • 3 star: 35
    • 2 star: 21
    • 1 star: 71
  • Current Version:

    3.9

    out of 129 votes

    • 5 star: 62
    • 4 star: 31
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 15
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  • 1 stars

    "An adware nightmare! You have been warned."

    June 23, 2014   |   By jsteffe

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    I guess the basic function works OK, though it is hard to tell because of all the adware problems I encountered.

    Cons

    Installing this adds other programs that you don't want. What is worse, these programs hijack your computer. Among other things, it installed a Trovi tool bar that was especially difficult to remove.

    Summary

    Avoid at all costs!

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  • 5 stars

    "This program worked very well for me :-D"

    June 07, 2014   |   By JKstorm

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    Easy to use. Found over 4000 broken keys in over all five hives in a ten year old machine. Love it. I would suggest running it more than once per session. Will look forward to others from Regsofts.com and will check them out as well.

    Cons

    Came in with lots of spamware type advertising but not worms or virus. Easy to delete. I put this program in another machine but this time I read each page during setup. You can easily opt out of the other programs. Just decline them. The advertising may have paid for the program you are getting for free so I would not complain too much.

    Summary

    Love it!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Works great !!"

    May 04, 2014   |   By tbruno8241

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    Works Perfectly it found 540 errors and fixed them all first time using it !!!!!!

    Cons

    None at this time

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  • 1 stars

    "THIS IS A F********* SCAM! DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!"

    January 22, 2014   |   By coolaquaries

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    THERE ARE NO PROS!!!

    Cons

    this program is nothing but a headache. do not make the mistake of downloading this POC program like i and many others did. i am now having trouble uninstalling it. i wish i would of read the reviews prior to downloading this deceiving program. PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!!

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  • 2 stars

    "windows wouldnt load after.. removed ntldr"

    January 22, 2014   |   By refreshinglyhonest

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    fixed things

    Cons

    broke things.. computers wouldnt load for a day until i went here>> http:// tinyempire. com/notes/ ntldrismissing.htm

    Summary

    fixing this was a pain in my time

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  • 1 stars

    "Basically a virus"

    November 26, 2013   |   By sawelsh

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    If you're a Bing lover, you'll love this because it hijacks your browser.

    Cons

    Don't do it! This is probably a registry cleaner, but it also downloads a bunch of annoying spybot/malware programs that hijack your browsers. I should have seen that CNET's review is old, and I clicked through the set-up screens quickly, only catching one sketchy-looking one. Now I'm uninstalling and undoing the damage. This is so bad that I endured Cnet's laborious sign-in, which will probably get me more spam e-mails, to save others from this horrible program.

    Summary

    CNET, I'm really disappointed. I've relied on you for years for safe downloads, and this is the last one.

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  • 1 stars

    "Didn't seem to remove errors completely"

    November 11, 2013   |   By memelan

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    none for me

    Cons

    slow- seems to find same things again and again

    Summary

    going to remove it from computer

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  • 1 stars

    "CNET = Outstanding? That is hard to believe."

    October 19, 2013   |   By Mark R. Jones

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    For my purposes, zero (0)

    Cons

    Not everyone is going to have the basic knowledge to see through the junkware that comes along with this download's install and the indiscriminate power of it's registry cleaner. As CNET puts it;

    "this is a great, speedy program for all but the most novice user"

    I suspect that it may have created as many problems as it has resolved, even with the backup features.

    Summary

    I am with nevermind111 & PoopStrong with their assessments as seen here/above.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very quick and efficient"

    October 09, 2013   |   By bellabigbum

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    Was very quick on a system that had not been scanned in this regard at all

    Cons

    None that I can see

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  • 3 stars

    "<a href="http://www.fixandrepair.org">DLL Error</a>"

    October 03, 2013   |   By SeoulPeter

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    My DLL Error went away.

    Cons

    It did nothing for my <a href="http://www.fixandrepair.org">Blue Screen of Death</a>

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