If you've been computing for a while, you've probably encountered Registry cleaners, a class of software that promises to boost your system's performance and security by searching out and eliminating junk and clutter. Used carelessly, however, these programs can wreak havoc by deleting critical files and registry entries.
Registryproductreviews.com is a Web site that reviews Registry cleaners; it claims no product affiliations. However, it does offer one product of its own, PC-CheckIt, a free Registry diagnosis and scanning tool. It differentiates itself from the crowded field of Registry cleaners and editors by merely offering to help you diagnose and solve problems with your Windows Registry, not to perform ad hoc surgery. But while it does a pretty good job of explaining common Registry issues, you'll quickly find that it recommends using a Registry cleaner for virtually every problem, and--surprise!--it just happens to have a handy link to a free scanner offered by the one Registry cleaning product the Web site recommends. Of course, to actually make the changes the scanner urges you to, you'll have to pony up $30 for the full software.
PC-CheckIt has a text-heavy interface that more closely resembles a Web page than a Windows program, though the emphasis on text is in keeping with the software's stated goal of explaining everything in plain English. It's useful for pointing you in the right direction if you're having PC woes, though there are Web sites that do as much. In the end, though, PC-CheckIt is just trying to sell you software.
Registry Product Reviews brings you their Registry Diagnosis and Scanning Tool. If you have been struggling with system crashes, loss of speed, errors opening files or applications and general problems attributed to the Windows Registry then this is a nifty tool to get you on the road to recovery. PC Check-It will take you step by step through the problems you are encountering with your computer. This easy to use tool will then analyze what these problems are caused by and give you a detailed description of each error. It also provides a description of how you can easily resolve these issues.