Registry Mechanic

Registry Mechanic

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 1086 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0
File Size:
17.8MB
Date Added:
October 29, 2003
Price:
Free to try (Repairs first 6 sections); $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
9,521,524
Downloads Last Week:
318
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.1

    out of 1086 votes

    • 5 star: 342
    • 4 star: 182
    • 3 star: 140
    • 2 star: 120
    • 1 star: 302
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3 stars

    "Portfolio No Longer provided by Symantec"

    June 08, 2014   |   By Keith_C_A

    Version: Registry Mechanic 11.1.0.214

    Pros

    Was a great Program

    Cons

    No Longer in Symantecs Portfolio

    Summary

    The PC Tools utility portfolio was retired on December 4, 2013.
    The current PC Tools Utility range consisting of File Recover, Performance Toolkit, Privacy Guardian, and Registry Mechanic was retired on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, and will no longer be sold or renewable from this date forward. Why did Symantec discontinue the PC Tools Utility Portfolio (PC Tools Performance Toolkit, PC Tools Registry Mechanic, PC Tools File Recover and PC Tools Privacy Guardian)?

    Symantec has made the strategic decision to streamline our product range in order to provide fewer, more integrated solutions for our customers. Consequently, the decision was made to retire the PC Tools Performance Toolkit, PC Tools Registry Mechanic, PC Tools File Recover, and PC Tools Privacy Guardian products.

    See: http://www.pctools.com/product-eol/index/faq/utility/

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  • 5 stars

    "good software"

    July 24, 2013   |   By gamerx_daniel

    Version: Registry Mechanic 11.1.0.214

    Pros

    all the features are good

    Cons

    I have nothing to report as `bad`

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  • 1 stars

    "Did not fix problems with my system and was re-billed."

    November 26, 2012   |   By FGHM

    Version: Registry Mechanic 11.1.0.214

    Pros

    None, in my case.

    Cons

    I purchased Registry Mechanic from PC Tools online in 2011 without any online mention of automatic renewals. Without using the product I was subsequently billed in 2012 with an automatic renewal. The re-billing was without my consent or notification, and PC Tool refused to refund the money because the claim period had expired. When I spoke with PC Tool they had no interest in satisfying me as a customer and were adamant, as if they knew that credit card companies will not file a clam after 120 days. PC tools has since changed the renewal notifications and web page.

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  • 2 stars

    "Registry Mechanic Was A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing."

    October 02, 2012   |   By Several9920

    Version: Registry Mechanic 11.0.277

    Pros

    Bleaching the hard drive free space was one of the only few features i loved about this software.

    Cons

    Like a lot of registry software, Registry Mechanic deletes too much.

    Summary

    I payed for Registry Mechanic and i was pleased with it at first, Then came the problems. I was the click happy type so i do take responsibility but, I trusted this software. I would scan and click fix on what ever it found. Then the error messages started up. I was deleting things that my computer needed to run properly. Important service pack files had been deleted, My system eventually slowed down to a crawl. Restore points didn't help at all, and my built in windows system restore feature know longer worked. It was just one problem after the next, My documents folder, Windows services folder, all corrupt. The last straw was when i decided to bleach the hard drive free space and at the half way point, I got a message from windows stating that i didn't have enough memory to complete the task system restart. After restart i got the dreaded blue screen of death. I then had to order recovery cd's from the Manufacturer because so many files were missing when i tried to perform my own system recovery hitting f10 on my keyboard. Its best to leave the registry alone, But as someone else stated below CCleaner registry cleaner is the safest.

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  • 4 stars

    "Used it for years, no trouble."

    June 30, 2012   |   By Tom_SF

    Version: Registry Mechanic 11.0.277

    Pros

    Works as advertized but I let my subscription expire. Still works great.

    Cons

    Doesn't "over clean". It won't get rid of things your system needs. (Beware of CCleaner. It will delete your start-up sounds on XP).

    Summary

    Can't go wrong. I bought this originally in 2005. Works great.

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  • 1 stars

    "Will Not recommend"

    May 25, 2012   |   By srnimani

    Version: Registry Mechanic 11.0.277

    Pros

    Clears most of the Issues.

    Cons

    I purchased this SW after seeing the initial results. I paid for 2 years and when I did not renew the second time, the SW stopped working. No valid reason when I contacted support. I will not recommend if you want to protect your money. Use a freeware like CCleaner Instead.. Works as well and free.

    Summary

    Pathetic customer support. If you care for your money, do not buy.

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  • 1 stars

    "New Version = Terrible"

    May 16, 2012   |   By zebra148

    Version: Registry Mechanic 11.0.277

    Pros

    none....has always been a very good program, but new 11.0.277 is awful

    Cons

    The newest Registry Mechanic is probably the worst ever made. I have been using for years, and when seen an update figured OH good. Well that was a mistake. Took twice to install in windows7, after the re-boot figured was something I did, then it started. It removed parts and pieces of programs I use everyday. Hard to find all the settings, lot slower than the the older version. interface is poor. Overall the worst product on the market if trying this version......Terrible to remove, left all kinds of trails.

    Summary

    Too bad had to give it a 1, the is being overrated, Tried it had major problems, caused me to re-install two programs (Office being one) because allowed it to auto fix. Had troubles getting out of system. Had me digging to go back to RM 10 far more stable. Advise to stay away from RM 11 till they fix some problems maybe in next update, But keep what you have that works do NOT bother with this one.

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  • 2 stars

    "Sadly, not as good as it used to be"

    April 14, 2012   |   By Cobrawing

    Version: Registry Mechanic 11.0.277

    Pros

    Very comprehensive suite of registry and computer cleaning tools

    Cons

    The latest version became stuck on scrubbing my registry every night and the normal scheduling tools to turn this off became ineffective! This forced me to reboot every morning as the registry scrubbing could no longer be turned off. That kind of invasion into my operating system is an automatic deal breaker for me.

    Summary

    This used to be one of the best programs around. Unfortunately, it has gotten too aggressive and wants to literally take over your operating system. This entire program needs a new overhaul. They need to get back to the simple effective program they once had. Each year they kept adding more and more tools and capabilities and now it has a mind of its own. I'm searching again for a better alternative and hopefully a freeware one.

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  • 2 stars

    "You need to pay annually"

    February 24, 2012   |   By hongkongkev

    Version: Registry Mechanic 11.0.277

    Pros

    Easy to use if you don't use all the optimal tweaks.

    Cons

    1. You will be given an online account which does little except to tie you into being changed annually; this software is a service for which you will have to pay every year.
    2. Beware when you try to follow the impressive looking dial and optimize your registry to 100%, you will likely end up losing more than you bargained for.

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  • 5 stars

    "20% DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

    February 01, 2012   |   By jimmydeniIson

    Version: Registry Mechanic 11.0.277

    Pros

    Excellent program, has automatic features. Does its job thoroughly and fast. After I used it just once, my computer started working really faster.
    And I found a discount for this software here:
    www.**************.info/registry_mechanic.htm

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say.

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