Registry cleaners always make us a little nervous; too often they contain entirely too little information about what they're doing and the potential risks involved in tinkering with the registry. Occasionally we encounter registry cleaners that do a particularly good job of helping users make wise decisions about their use, but unfortunately Genuine Registry Doctor is not such a program.
Genuine Registry Doctor opened and immediately began scanning before we had a chance to even realize what was going on. When the scan was done it listed the number of problems found in each of four categories--Registry Clean, Privacy Sweep, Junk Files Removal, and System Optimization--and then asked us if we wanted to "cure these right now." Since we had no idea what the program had actually done or what it wanted to cure, and especially since it hadn't given us a chance to create a backup of our registry, we declined.
We were then able to take a look at exactly what Genuine Registry Doctor had found. Broken shortcuts, missing uninstaller files, unsupported file types, and plenty of other issues that made varying levels of sense. The program has a brief online FAQ that doesn't go into any detail about what kinds of errors it finds and fixes. We finally decided to at least try fixing some of the Privacy Sweep issues, figuring that our browsing history in seldom-used Internet Explorer would be a safe thing to get rid of. But when we clicked the Cure button, we got a message informing us that this version of Genuine Registry Doctor can only fix five errors at a time, and users must purchase an upgrade to be able to do more.
That was all we really needed to see of Genuine Registry Doctor; there are plenty of other programs out there that do a thorough and safe job for free, and we recommend seeking those out instead.
From Genuine Registry Doctor:
Genuine Registry Doctor is registry cleaning programs. It is a free service and helps you make a maximum use of your computer and safeguard your privacy. In detail, it will remove the unused files, obsolete registry entries, history of Web surfing, and improve your computer performance. The obsolete files that Genuine Registry Doctor helps to remove includes: Windows temporary profile, Windows log files, IE history, IE saved password, Recent doc history, Start menu order, Find and search history, and Registry edit history. Additionally, this app has the functions of automatic scanning, cleaning, and optimizing which save you a lot of valuable time. You can also set a time schedule and choose a corresponding optimization according to the usage of your computer and your network environment.
If your read their entire review the last 4 lines of the 3 paragraph and the 5th you see this is a junk "free" program that fixes 5 registry issues for FREE and then presumes to CHARGE you to empty your browsing data and other junk easily done by oneself. MY MAIN PROBLEM IS THE CNET REVIEWERS GAVE IT 3 AND A 1/2 STARS JUST ABOUT HOW MANY COOKIES IT WILL DELETE FOR YOU FREE.
Its A Crap Wagon Of ToolBars And Browser Setting Changers without Your Control Of Course. AND IT FIXES 5 Problems LIKE 5 Cookies small ones 5 REGISTRY PROBLEMS AND THIS PROGRAM LEAVES 114 Whant To Fix Them Whip It Out Your Credit Card That Is.
Sorry for the trouble, but our software is not bundled with any toolbars. And Help Center on the software links to our Support page. Besides, we have tried the scanning and found nothing wrong. Please make sure of the software you used and the problems you met with, then have another try.
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