Registry Mechanic

Registry Mechanic

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 1089 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.134
  • Total Downloads:
    9,521,524
  • Date Added:
    September 10, 2010
  • File Size:
    17.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    318
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Registry Mechanic checks your Registry for errors that can slow down and crash your computer, and provides you with a full toolbox for finding and repairing your Registry. The utility can find a wide range of defects, including references to uninstalled programs, missing help files and virtual devices, broken shortcuts, and removed fonts and configuration files. It also can automatically repair invalid entries at Windows start-up.

Under Optimize, 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. There's a Registry defragger, and a Tuneup Services option that optimizes Windows boot services. Click on either Recommended or Minimal to see which services will be toggled, and to customize them. The Monitor tab tracks your system's Registry, services, and performance behaviors, while the Windows Tools section contains a series of links to Windows' default tools. This could be better explained, but choose an option and you'll find out soon enough that these tools are the default ones that come with Windows, but collected in one place. The interface isn't bad, but it feels a bit jumbled, and presents a lot of open white space without clear directions for what the user should do.

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, and the compacter, defrag, and system optimization buttons were also hamstrung. During the trial, we recommend deselecting all of the errors discovered, and then carefully choosing which errors you think you can verify as being repaired to see if you want to purchase it. Registry Mechanic is a good program, but you won't get something for nothing here.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.9

    out of 73 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 23
  • 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

"Its quite good!"

November 02, 2011  |  By alexpaIladino

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 10.0.134

Pros

Its very thorough, detects all kinds of stuff 1/8th of which I don't know about and it does fix things up coz after I rebooted my system I did notice and increase in operating speed!

Cons

Well, you have to pay for the results of course.

Summary

I have an AMD Turion64 laptop with a 4.3 Windows benchmark but I noticed it was lagging a lot lately.

After I ran Reg Mech through it, which took about 30 minutes, and had everything fixed, I felt like my laptop breathed fresh computer air again!

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1 stars

"Asks 4 a registry number which u can't get w/o buying"

October 31, 2011  |  By cdonjdale

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 10.0.134

Pros

no good for me

Cons

i guess u need to buy to get a registration number

Summary

no good 4 me

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2 stars

"Not A Good Experience :("

October 28, 2011  |  By buckshot351975

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 10.0.134

Pros

none (wouldn't install)

Cons

downloaded, and tried to install it, but the file appeared to be corrupted, and it would not complete the (full) install.

Summary

My rating is based on my experience with the program. Seems to work for others, maybe there was a conflict of interest with Registry Mechanic and another program I run on my pc? Anyway, good luck to anyone that downloads it. Hope it works for you all. :)

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5 stars

"20% DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

October 05, 2011  |  By peterberidqe

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 10.0.134

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.************.com/registry_mechanic.htm

Cons

Nothing bad to say.

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5 stars

"FAST & THOUROUGH"

September 21, 2011  |  By frog3404

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 10.0.134

Pros

Fast and easy to use.

Cons

None yet....

Summary

I have used this program for four plus years on my Dell XPS Gen 5 and NEVER a problem.
Downloaded the most recent version,10.142. It runs smooth, even with Norton Internet Suite-2011.

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5 stars

"Works Great!"

August 30, 2011  |  By peterberidge

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 10.0.134

Pros

It works great. Real results after Registry cleaning. And peteberidge, thanks for your 20% discount!

Cons

Nothing bad to say.

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3 stars

"won't allow you to renew"

August 24, 2011  |  By stage9xx

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 10.0.134

Pros

works fine

Cons

I have to put something or I can't submit

Summary

Website won't accept valid credit cards.

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1 stars

"VERY EXPENSIVE NOT AT ALL WORTH IT"

July 29, 2011  |  By JohnnyNet

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 10.0.134

Pros

Works well.

Cons

PC Tools biz model is to force u to renew every year at $30 bucks. This would be like gates forcing you to renew office every year. THERE IS NO REASON TO RENEW OTHER THAN THEY WANT TO STICK THEIR HANDS IN YOUR POCKETS. A COMPLETE RIPOFF.

Summary

This is the only software company that FORCES you into renewing the software every year OR it won't work right. Even if the updates are marginal you will pay EVERY year for this. What a horrible way to do business. Much better values out there. Keep looking.

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3 stars

"I'm Not Sure About It"

July 27, 2011  |  By KurstDisciple

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 10.0.134

Pros

Doesn't seem to slow my computer like others have said. It looks like it does a thorough Job.

Cons

30 dollars seems like a lot. It did offer installation with an unrelated program. I don't really trust a program that doesn't have a start menu folder or a listing on add/remove programs, I had to look in my program files folder for the uninstaller.

Summary

Doesn't seem worth it, I'm sure there's a decent program for free or less somewhere on the web.

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1 stars

"Dodgy Positive Comments here"

July 17, 2011  |  By km598

 |  Version: Registry Mechanic 10.0.134

Pros

Nothing, downloaded itself attached to another product which i stupidly downloaded

Cons

Look at the positive comments here, they are all written very close together...mostly on the same day or on consecutive days....hope the user gets all the malware and viruses going..

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.0.134
Version 10.0.134 includes new features: protects Internet privacy and personal information; securely deletes files from your PC; and bleaches free space and deleted files using Department of Defense standard (DoD 5220.22-M) making the data unrecoverable using regular file recovery methods.
General
Publisher PC Tools
Publisher web site http://www.pctools.com/
Release Date August 05, 2010
Date Added September 10, 2010
Version 10.0.134
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 4.0
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 First 6 sections repairing trial
Price $29.95

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