Free Window Registry Repair User Reviews

CNET Editors' Rating 3.5 stars

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent since the first moment"

    August 19, 2014  |   By akuigla

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.8

    Pros

    Makes always restore point
    Quick and accurate scan
    Removes empty registry keys
    Never had any problem with them!

    Cons

    No cons,only positive !

    Summary

    After testing almost every single registry and optimizing software,I am firmly convinced that Free Windows Registry repair is a gem !
    And it is free!
    It actually speeds up my system !And I have vista-the most complex and demanding windows system !

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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

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

    June 7, 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "If you don't understand the Registry, avoid this!"

    June 6, 2014  |   By thos2

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

    Pros

    1) So far as I can see it doesn't do serious damage, but doesn't do much good either.
    2) Probably gets rid of some Registry errors, but so do dozens of other programs that don't make ridiculous claims about themselves.

    Cons

    1) If you're not careful, can install trojans on your PC that are extremely difficult to remove. I'm staggered that CNET are even offering this program, never mind giving it a good rating.
    2) Can easily damage your Registry, but not beyond fixing.

    Summary

    People don't seem to realise that the Registry is more often damaged than not. Windows is very forgiving of this! Personally, after testing for a couple of weeks, I think this program is ineffective junk. I would ask those giving it a good rating, do you understand the "errors" it claims to find? If not, you're not competent to judge it.

    If you find your Registry corrupted by trojans, very likely after using some CNET software, I found the best solutions are:
    1) Use Wise Care 365 to get rid of the rubbish that tends to fill the Registry after a year or twos use. Make a backup of Registry - of course.
    2) Again make a backup, and then use Windows Repair (All-in-one) from Tweaking.com. It doesn't pretend to be easy (the Registry isn't) but it does an amazing job of fixing problems. You'll have to trust it to download some software, believe me it's fine and you can easily uninstall it later if you wish. The program takes you through a logical and thorough technique to get rid of Registry hacks. And, please, when you find it works, send the guys a donation. This is one group that deserves one for offering professional software free.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great !!"

    May 4, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 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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