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Registry Life

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Registry optimizing tools tend to fall into two categories: those that defragment the registry by removing blank spaces and those that make changes to the registry, deleting unnecessary, invalid, or problematic entries. Registry Life from ChemTable Software combines both in one free application. Like other registry cleaners, Registry Life is best used with caution. It's much more forgiving than most such tools, though. Used wisely, it can keep your system working smoothly.

Registry Life's interface sports two main items, Registry Logical Structure and Registry Physical Structure, and a menu of basic controls and settings in the left-hand panel. Pop-up dialogs handle operations and display scan results; most offer an Advanced User option that lists results in detail. We install and remove a lot of software on our test machines, so there's always plenty for a registry cleaner to do. The Registry Cleanup tool quickly found 275 problem entries, mostly nonexistent references, useless keys, and invalid entries. We saved the scan results as a text file, a recommended step that Registry Life makes easy. The cleanup scan tagged nothing critical, so we clicked OK. The software cleaned the registry in about a second, simultaneously creating a backup file--a thoughtful touch. The registry optimization tool is a bit more vigorous, requiring you to close all applications, disable your antivirus software, and reboot the system when it's finished. Nevertheless, the process took mere minutes and reclaimed significant space on the registry, resulting in a quicker boot-up. More importantly, it caused no problems, at least no obvious ones.

While any software that modifies the registry demands caution, Registry Life seems less prone to include valid entries in its scans in the first place. It's freeware that outperforms costly tools, so it's definitely worth a look.

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All User Reviews

Results 1-10 of 24

  • 4.0 stars

    "Better interface than Glary Utilities."

    April 13, 2013  |   By Gigabyte11

    Version: Registry Life 1.51

    Pros

    Easy scan and repair. Seems to consider more criteria.

    Cons

    I found none.

    Summary

    Program scanned, repaired, and then a week later, I ran the program, and it said that a recent optimization had been performed, and that it was not necessary at this time.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This software works very well!"

    July 10, 2012  |   By Rioismycat

    Version: Registry Life 1.40

    Pros

    This software works very well, isn't dangerous as stated by other users, company is American, Norton safe webb, Wot and Webutation rate this software and their site as safe!

    Cons

    There are no cons that can't be fixed!

    Summary

    This is a very good program that works well!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Wow, Some People Need To Pay Attention When Installing!"

    August 5, 2011  |   By DBone20

    Version: Registry Life 1.31

    Pros

    It found 156 items that CCleaner and Auslogics both missed. Out of the 156 items I found 151 that I knew were obsolete software references, the other 5 I wan't sure about so I added them to the ignore list.

    Cons

    None. The program does what it says it will.

    Summary

    This little known program does what it says. If found a crap load of entries that others missed. It also defragged and compressed the registry as well.........All of the people crying about malware (lol) and crapware just installed this program without READING the installer. I suggest using the custom install feature on this, AND ALL, software installations. Take your time and read!!

    Free software has to generate $ somehow, so most of them partner up with someone and try to install a new search engine, or toolbar, ect....

    Always do a custom install!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This download have maleware"

    April 12, 2011  |   By Darkschakal

    Version: Registry Life 1.28

    Pros

    I dont know

    Cons

    I dont know

    Summary

    This download have maleware please take care of that,detected with avg internet security, be more careful.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy to use and does a good job"

    March 27, 2011  |   By Nythawk9507

    Version: Registry Life 1.27

    Pros

    Easy installation, seems to work well. Well worth the download.

    Cons

    None so far

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  • 3.0 stars

    "A bit dangerous and installs crapware"

    February 7, 2011  |   By WEA76

    Version: Registry Life 1.26

    Pros

    The registry defragger seemed to work fine.

    Cons

    Registry optimizer suggested several entries for deletion which appeared to be incorrect.

    Also popped up a window saying "do you agree". I hit yes before reading and it installed an annoying browser extension which becomes default search provider.

    Summary

    Use Auslogics for the registry optimization and use this for the registry defrag afterwards.

    Updated on Feb 7, 2011

    I'd like to update this review to 1 star.

    The spyware they installed was not removed by doing an uninstall. In addition, each browser had to have add-ins removed manually, then each browser had to have the default search provider manually set back to what I wanted it, instead of Facemoods.com, then I had to do a search and find out that to set Firefox's default keyword search back I had to go to About:config search for facemoods, reset to default values, then find out how to actually make the google search work again.

    Annoying.

    Also, my sound card no longer functions. This is bad software and should be removed from download.com

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works good."

    December 24, 2010  |   By dumdora

    Version: Registry Life 1.26

    Pros

    Cleans it all nicely.

    Cons

    Cleans out my passwords, because I can't figure out how to stop it from cleaning them. I'm not computer savvy.

    Summary

    Easy enough, I run it once a month.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "works perfectly"

    October 30, 2010  |   By kennyd4233

    Version: Registry Life 1.24

    Pros

    its simplicity

    Cons

    noyhing it does what it says on the tin

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Seems to work Ok"

    September 20, 2010  |   By namvet3x

    Version: Registry Life 1.23

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    Nothing at this time

    Summary

    It looks like a good program at this time

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Absolutely wonderful!"

    September 4, 2010  |   By dumdora

    Version: Registry Life 1.22

    Pros

    So easy to use and novice friendly. Used for a week so far and it hasn't messed up our Vista or XP.

    Cons

    Haven't found any.

    Summary

    Better than Glary or eusing.

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