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Registry Optimizer Free

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Registry Optimizer Free scans your Windows Registry for correctable issues such as leftovers from uninstalled problems, broken links, and potential security threats. Unfortunately, to fix the problems it identifies, you must buy a premium version, Registry Optimizer Pro. Freeware that checks, repairs, and optimizes your Registry isn't difficult to find, and premium tools you can try before you buy are out there, too. But here you have to pay for the upgraded program to see what Registry Optimizer does.

We downloaded and installed Registry Optimizer Free, which started scanning our system as soon as the program finished installing. A bad start: We dislike programs that scan first without asking almost as much as programs that claim to be free but aren't. The scan finished fairly quickly and reported a number of registry errors, junk and private files, and other issues to be addressed. A pop-up asked us if we wanted to fix these problems right away: Hmmm; another familiar tease, and another bad sign. We clicked "Clean" and, as expected, a pop-up appeared informing us that Registry Optimizer Free only fixes the first three of the dozens of "issues" it warns about; and did we want to buy Registry Optimizer Pro to do the job we thought Registry Optimizer Free did? We did not.

Of course, you're free to try Registry Optimizer Free, run its scan, and ponder its results. But before you do, why not try similar tools that actually work and are actually free, like CCleaner? We've had good experiences with Advanced Uninstaller Pro, which despite the name is free. Glary Utilities is another favorite. Whatever tool you choose, you should always tread carefully in the Registry!

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All User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "bullcrap.!!!"

    October 9, 2013  |   By gbailey1669

    Version: Registry Optimizer Free 2.5.6.6

    Pros

    none totally bogus as free app

    Cons

    must shut down to unstall, but will not let you stop.

    Summary

    cnet, you absolutely dropped the ball with this one !!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "totally bogus"

    October 8, 2013  |   By gymini29b

    Version: Registry Optimizer Free 2.5.6.6

    Pros

    none, couldn't use it without buying the pro version

    Cons

    Not FREE. will only correct three errors without buying the pro version.

    Summary

    CNET should be ashamed of themselves for offering a "free" product that has to be purchased to fully function.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Advertised as free, then asked to pay to use. Hate this"

    September 14, 2013  |   By wegranger-2009

    Version: Registry Optimizer Free 2.5.5.8

    Pros

    none for free download.

    Cons

    I detest being told that it is a free download when you try to use it the corrections can only be made if you buy their product. Looks bad on them and on C-Net as well. I hate to waste my time and I only fell for it because it was on C-NET.

    Summary

    If your name is going to be used in an advertisement like this you should check their product first. I thought you were a reliable company but I guess I was wrong.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Useless do not download this piece of crap!"

    May 14, 2013  |   By OtakuTom1992

    Version: Registry Optimizer Free 2.5.2.8

    Pros

    Good at being a ***** to try and remove

    Cons

    It isn't free.
    It pops up every hour saying that there and 700 or so infections on my laptop which is complete bogus.
    Can not delete it as the file is apparently 'missing'.

    Summary

    This annoys the hell outaa' me every time I log on to my laptop I'm greeted with the same popup saying I've got 700 or so infections viruses ect on my pc which is not true I run scans with my Norton every so often just to put this "free" software crap to shame. It was never free and trying to uninstall comes with the same greeting that the file doesn't exist which is just stupid. I don't even remember downloading this piece of crap in the first place.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Pointless waste of time"

    March 25, 2013  |   By jaaykaaybaay

    Version: Registry Optimizer Free 2.5.1.6

    Pros

    None without paying

    Cons

    Not free!!

    Summary

    Pointless waste of time, its not free and will only cure 3 problems

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  • 5.0 stars

    "a comprehensive tool"

    March 27, 2012  |   By game_wind

    Version: Registry Optimizer Free 2.4.4.2

    Pros

    I trust the cent's editors' words--
    "Registry Optimizer Free is a comprehensive tool that can scan for and get rid of invalid Registry entries, junk files, and privacy threats."
    Then I find a useful tool.

    Cons

    maybe there is some, but I haven't found.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Everything worked perfectly on my pc"

    March 8, 2012  |   By G-partner

    Version: Registry Optimizer Free 2.4.3.8

    Pros

    It is one way to keep your PC working smooth and avoid any crashes, and your computer work better for you by digging more other junk files through this system cleaner.

    Cons

    automatically scanning without asking me

    Summary

    My computer running faster and faster

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  • 4.0 stars

    "A useful program"

    February 22, 2012  |   By gustopher2

    Version: Registry Optimizer Free 2.4.3.6

    Pros

    Gets rid of a lot of clutter in the system

    Cons

    Removes some shortcuts which then have to be re-created to enable easy access to programs etc

    Summary

    The pros far outweigh the cons. Pity this silly little glitch cannot be eliminated.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Windows system doctor"

    February 5, 2012  |   By EN09-Rice

    Version: Registry Optimizer Free 2.4.3.2

    Pros

    Makes sure of a clean registry in windows operating systems.

    Cons

    find out problems-----> fixes problems-----------done.....

    Summary

    the windows systems includes: 2000/XP/Vista/7

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This program is not really free"

    January 23, 2012  |   By jamesmevans

    Version: Registry Optimizer Free 2.4.2.6

    Pros

    Seemed to scan quickly and found lots of registry entries to clean up on my old XP machine.

    Cons

    It would only cure 3 items without the purchase of the Pro version.

    Summary

    I can't really comment on this program, I downloaded version 2.4.2.8. I want a freebee. Wish CNET would somehow indicate these kinds of limited use programs. I had selected FREE

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