Registry Cleaner

Registry Cleaner


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 83 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4
File Size:
1.56MB
Date Added:
February 15, 2006
Price:
Free to try (20-registry error fixing trial); $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me
Total Downloads:
270,457
Downloads Last Week:
36
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me

Editors' review

Although not feature-rich, this application quickly scans your computer for any Registry errors. Registry Cleaner's interface is visually appealing and very easy to use. Like other Registry cleaners, it scans for common Registry errors such as ActiveX objects, invalid application paths and file types, orphaned help files, obsolete program installations, and the Start menu and start-up list. The program allows you to fix located errors but, unfortunately, the trial version is limited to fixing 20 errors. If removing an object causes a system problem, you can restore the Registry from the backups the application creates. Although features such as defragmentation and trace removal aren't included, Registry Cleaner did locate numerous errors and quickly cleaned the few files it designated. Any user can try this application, although others can provide more complete functionality.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    2.8

    out of 83 votes

    • 5 star: 24
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 34
  • Current Version:

    2.7

    out of 75 votes

    • 5 star: 20
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 9
    • 1 star: 32
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  • 1 stars

    "Didnt end up using it"

    July 25, 2011   |   By RonG6

    Version: Registry Cleaner 4

    Pros

    have no idea if there are any good points

    Cons

    Either it wasnt really free or didnt load up, either way, I did not use it

    Summary

    Rahter than this I used Windows Registry Cleaner 2.5 (780K) seemed to work fine and actually was free. also available on CNET.

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  • 2 stars

    "Over rated and over priced."

    January 17, 2009   |   By Zane77

    Version: Registry Cleaner 4

    Pros

    Registry Cleaner has an easy to use interface, fast scan, and scans in nine categories. It did a full scan and found 320 invalid registry entries in my computer.

    Cons

    The free trial will only repair 20 invalid registry entries. I will not pay for this program to repair the other 300 invalid registry entries. Try Glary Registry Repair it is free and will repair all registry errors.

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  • 2 stars

    "Not Bad ... But!!"

    November 02, 2008   |   By dr.debugger

    Version: Registry Cleaner 4

    Pros

    Seemed pretty fast in scanning my registery. Only downloaded the trial version. Liked the ability to backup the registery, and would have liked it better if I knew were the backup was and if W/XP could find it if the system crashed.

    Cons

    Tried trial version, only fixes first twenty problems. Can't choose how to fix the problem. I should have a choice: new path, delete the key or ignore it. Can't buy software, only a licensed. No way am I paying $45.82 to use it for three years.

    Summary

    There are better products out there. This cleaner doesn't give you the control you need to make sure that your system is so clean you can use it anymore. I don't like the fact I'm not being informed of what the software is checking, why its being checked and how to correct the problem. I don't like the shotgun approach the software takes to clean the registry -- very dangerious -- and lastly, I think its WAY too expensive for the little affect it has (or any registry cleaner really) on the performance of my PC. Of couse, if the windows wasn't so dependant on databases to keep it functioning, we wouldn't need software like this at all.

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  • 4 stars

    "Does it work on XP?"

    May 09, 2008   |   By es_jail

    Version: Registry Cleaner 4

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  • 2 stars

    "TERRIBLE"

    May 08, 2008   |   By d0ubi

    Version: Registry Cleaner 4

    Cons

    on vista this thing is horrible it slows down the computer and takes for ever to finish a scan not worth a download waste of time

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  • 3 stars

    "FREE TRIAL = 10 issues (of thousands) can be fixed with demo."

    April 19, 2008

    Version: Registry Cleaner 4

    Pros

    Looks cool; and has helpful features.

    Cons

    I would prefer "FREE TO TRY" registry editors to let their software demo resolve all found issues, rather than just first ten, so I can evaluate the overall performance improvement and decide if I want to buy for continued use.

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  • 1 stars

    "URGENT! TROJAN in this download"

    March 07, 2008   |   By artgoulet

    Version: Registry Cleaner 4

    Cons

    URGENT! DO NOT DOWNLOAD

    THIS DOWNLOAD CONTAINS A TROJAN, AS FLAGGED BY BOTH AVG AND NORTON ANTIVIRUS 2008.

    I CAN'T FIND ANY 'CONTACT' INFO TO TELL CNET'S EDITORS.

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  • 5 stars

    "It won't cleam more then 20 problems"

    December 25, 2007

    Version: Registry Cleaner 4

    Cons

    I paid for the program . Ten i had to format computer,and can't get my registerd one back

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  • 2 stars

    " A waste of money"

    December 17, 2007   |   By stevenho22

    Version: Registry Cleaner 4

    Pros

    The ease of use

    Cons

    Doesn't pick up on all the nasties lurking in your computer

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  • 1 stars

    "very poor, software needs updates."

    November 20, 2007   |   By rich1620

    Version: Registry Cleaner 4

    Pros

    It finds 535 registry registry errors every time. It says that it repairedsthem, but when it is ran latter it finds the same 535 errors. I want my money back.

    Robert Richardson 205-681-5509

    Cons

    It doesn't fit the registry erriors.

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