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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

    "Gave old computer second wind"

    July 12, 2012  |   By cokeefe88

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

    Pros

    I have a ten year old dell desktop running Windows XP, which I haven't used in 2 years. I've been trying to get it running again, despite its repeated complaints, because I'm now using a mac laptop, and I need windows to use turbolister on ebay. It wasn't going anywhere- this computer had so many problems it was funny. I tried Free Windows Registry Cleaner as a last resort - 2866 errors. After fixing them, the next run found 169. Then 31. Then 18. That was good enough. In under 5 minutes, and free. Check out ebay for my new listings! (same username)

    Cons

    Doesn't fix every error it finds.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Well worth downloading"

    December 26, 2011  |   By shamrock1957

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

    Pros

    Run once daily keeps the computer running

    Cons

    I dont know any

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  • 3.0 stars

    "So Far, So good..."

    December 18, 2011  |   By SolFyre

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

    Pros

    Install was simple. So far the software does what it says...it found over 1000 registry errors and "repaired" them.

    Cons

    I don't know what the software does when its 'repairing'. I've been chasing a good utility that doesn't contain malware itself and I am doubting the integrity of CNET's reviews lately but, like I said, so far, so good.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Straighten my mess out."

    December 14, 2011  |   By kennyrayjohnson

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

    Pros

    It was very easy and it did what it said it would do.

    Cons

    I don't know of any yet

    Summary

    Thanks for helping me when times were tough on my computer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great, finds more errors than many pay products."

    December 6, 2011  |   By scoff_man

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

    Pros

    Finds and repairs many more errors than a lot of commercial products do, and it scans quickly. Default setting is to create a restore point before making changes to the registry so if something does go awry, you can recover from it.

    Cons

    User interface is a bit sparse. As with many registry scanners, it can take a number of scans to find all the errors.

    Summary

    The biggest complaint I've seen about this software is that it finds the same errors over and over and can't fix them. Did you ever bother to right-click on the entry and launch Regedit and take a look? A lot of those keys can't be deleted because of permissions they are in use by Windows, or are corrupt. Since YOU can't delete them, the program isn't going to be able to either. Generally once you get to that point, it's cleaned up pretty much every thing it can and if you want to go further your going to have to do some research and do some manual editing. Nothing's perfect, and for free I don't think you can complain much.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fixed My Registry on Win Vista SP2"

    December 2, 2011  |   By extremecnet

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

    Pros

    Had a weird error that popped out of nowhere, did some research on the error and it mentioned that it may be a registry issue and they were right. I download another one but they wanted $$ so I tried this one instead and it worked perfectly.

    Cons

    None, it was easy to use--excellent program!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "did not seem to work"

    November 30, 2011  |   By J-W-G

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

    Pros

    fixed a few errors

    Cons

    started with 85 errors run repair then 66 errors run repair then 61 errors run repair then 91 errors run repair then 67 errors then got bored

    Summary

    cons say it all

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Does it really work?"

    November 26, 2011  |   By 17zeng_michael

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

    Pros

    Great UI, finds Registry Errors as expected

    Cons

    The Fix Errors tool doesn't really work

    Summary

    So I did a registry scan with this thing, it found a bunch of errors for me. So I fixed them by pressing "Fix Now." It fixes instantly. I'm happy so I do another scan. Expecting there to be no new registry errors, there are the EXACT SAME REGISTRY ERRORS THAT IT SUPPOSEDLY FIXED. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong but this is ridiculous.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding!!!"

    November 23, 2011  |   By MyDemon

    Version: Free Window Registry Repair 2.5

    Pros

    Solves registry problems which other famous programs ignore.

    Cons

    Interface isn't attractive as others, but who cares for that!

    Summary

    I kept trying every other free & paid so-called registry cleaner while ignoring this one. When I faced a real registry problem unsolvable by others, I gave it a chance & bingo! It solved each & every reg problem I had come to know.

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