Registry Mechanic

Registry Mechanic

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 1089 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.0
  • Total Downloads:
    9,521,524
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 05, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (Repairs first 6 sections only); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    17.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    318
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Although not feature-rich, Registry Mechanic checks your registry for errors that can slow down and crash your computer. The utility can find a wide range of defects, including references to already uninstalled programs, missing help files and broken shortcuts, virtual devices, start-up programs, fonts, and configuration files. It also can automatically repair invalid entries at Windows start-up.

The Quick Scan has been abandoned in this version in favor of an exceedingly fast and comprehensive Deep Scan. The program also makes backups, so it's easy to restore a fix gone wrong. The left-nav-based interface is uncomplicated and easy to use, and fortunately there are some extra horses to support this former one-trick pony: other features include a defragger, a "registry compacter," and a system optimizer.

It's too bad, then, that the stringent restrictions on the trial version make it difficult to analyze the effectiveness of the program. The trialware allows for only five sections of the registry to be repaired, the compacter was similarly crippled, and the defrag and system optimization buttons had no effect. Given these handicaps, our recommendation of Registry Mechanic is also hamstrung.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 73 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 30
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 1089 votes

    • 5 star 343
    • 4 star 182
    • 3 star 140
    • 2 star 121
    • 1 star 303
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5 stars

"LOVE this product!"

March 03, 2011  |  By nhevergreen

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 8.0

Pros

Fast, thorough registry scan. Shredding unwanted files is a huge plus. Performs various tweaks to optimize Windows.

Cons

None whatsoever.

Summary

I've used Registry Mechanic for several years and have been VERY impressed with its ability to provide dramatic performance improvements on every PC I've brought back from death's door. Up until last year, I was working on an 8-year-old machine, running high-end image manipulation and web design software, and RM kept it clean and nimble. I finally upgraded to a quad core machine and the old PC is still operational as a server for therapist practice management software. Registry Mechanic delivers on its promise to speed up and improve the performance of your system...period!

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1 stars

"Unhappy customer"

March 26, 2010  |  By olderposter

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 8.0

Pros

Seems to do what it does pretty fast.

Cons

Doesn't seem to do much. What is the justification for the $30/YEAR price? The $30 I paid for it is enough, since does it NOT need to be "updated" unless (maybe) one upgrades the OS; do service pack upgrades count? And WHY isn't an upgrade OPTIONAL?

Summary

Their marketing philosophy is ridiculous. (See above.) My version is 5.0xxx. I installed it and used it for 3 years without any charge and without ANY notice of a charge pending and with the same OS. Then PCTools unregistered it remotely. When I contacted them with my concerns about their stealing my license back, they were just interested in my PAYING for it AGAIN. Mandatory. I might have upgraded but for this sleazy approach to my wallet. Forget it. I'll just use WISE instead.

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3 stars

"For me free is free not free and then pay..."

November 13, 2009  |  By kulpincan

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 8.0

Pros

I have downloaded the registry mechanic and it worked fine. Then I tried to uninstall it and I was also offered the free to have.

Cons

Claiming you will get it free when you have to pay... Sad really.

Summary

There are better programs than the registry mechanic. Maybe Pc tools has a lot of money for their advertising but I don't thinks their product is the best. I really liked the site called thebestofregistrycleaners.com where I had a choice to choose from. I was not tricked to get anything for free, except the free scan but not the product as such.

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1 stars

"NOT FREE AT ALL!!!"

August 11, 2009  |  By mikey01h

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 8.0

Pros

who knows??

Cons

Rip Off just more registry clutter even after uninstalling it.
SCAM!!

Summary

Deceitful selling practice means deceitful company!

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1 stars

"False Utilities"

June 06, 2009  |  By CaviteChapter

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 8.0

Pros

nothing at all

Cons

all of the services they have

Summary

I;am using tuneup utilities and then i try to install registry mechanic to test how it perform . the recommended of this product for my pc performance was so bad
after i optimize my system, den i go tuneup having so many error ***
and slow down my pc ***

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5 stars

"20% DlSCOUNT C0UPON found yesterday"

June 06, 2009  |  By jordanfirgusson

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 8.0

Pros

It fixed over detects over 230 registry errors! My PC is running much more faster now! And I saved a lot of money on purchase because I found 20% discount here
http://www.*********.net/registry_mechanic.shtml

Cons

Nothing negative. It's great.

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1 stars

"WARNING!!! THIS IS A SUBSCRIPTION TO THE PROGRAM"

May 27, 2009  |  By lawrence2000

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 8.0

Pros

Its a great program to use...BUT

Cons

You have to pay for it once a year. when your subscription runs out you have to pay for it again or it doesn't work

Summary

Don't but it unless you want to pay 30 bucks every year for it.

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5 stars

"20% DISC0UNT C0UP0N recently found"

May 23, 2009  |  By PrettySummerKitty

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 8.0

Pros

The best registry cleaner I ever used. My PC running much more quickly after I applied Registry Mechanic. And i found 20% discount here
http://www.*********.net/registry_mechanic.shtml

Cons

I don't know what is bad...

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5 stars

"20% DISC0UNT COUP0N found on Friday"

May 09, 2009  |  By mikealexon

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 8.0

Pros

My computer is more fast after I used this wonderful soft. And I saved 20% with the discount found here
http://www.*********.net/registry_mechanic.shtml

Cons

Can't remember.

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1 stars

"is it free? just another scam!"

April 18, 2009  |  By clifforhapiness

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 8.0

Pros

nothing outstanding!

Cons

just simply another scam, that's all!

Summary

you waste your time scanning and then this program tells you to pay before it can repair problem! Tell us up front that this is NOT free!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.0
Version 8.0 includes re-designed interface and new plug-in framework.
General
Publisher PC Tools
Publisher web site http://www.pctools.com/
Release Date August 05, 2008
Date Added August 05, 2008
Version 8.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 17.8MB
File Name rminstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,521,524
Downloads Last Week 318
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Repairs first 6 sections only
Price $29.95

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