Wise Registry Cleaner Free

Wise Registry Cleaner Free

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 877 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.91
File Size:
2.03MB
Date Added:
January 10, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
8,231,127
Downloads Last Week:
9,685
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Registry cleaners are fine when used with care but can cause problems when used carelessly. Unfortunately, those users who most need a reliable registry cleaner are often unable to tell vital entries from junk, with predictable consequences. Registry cleaners now emphasize doing no harm; none more so than freeware registry cleaners such as Wise Registry Cleaner Free from WiseCleaner. It's touted as thorough but especially safe and easy to use, which we found an appealing combination. By and large, it lives up to the claim.

Wise Registry Cleaner Free's installer persuades users to download and install the Ask toolbar via a cleverly worded "combined" EULA. It also recommends, and offers to download, a companion disk-cleaning utility. We opted out of these extras. Too many free registry tools of recent memory would scan your system and identify "problems" that you had to buy a full version to fix. However, Wise Registry Cleaner Free did a good job of scanning our system for errors and fixing only those that it considered safe to fix. The program first offered to create a restore point or full registry backup before scanning our registry; we chose the full backup. The interface is typical of the class, with scan categories listed in the left-hand panel and a series of large, colorful icons for major functions. A scan identified more than 500 invalid entries, including 63 it considered unsafe to remove, though it was possible to select them for removal against the program's recommendation. Since our usual registry scanner had found far fewer problems and the new scan seemed to show entries for our pen tablet, we ran the Fix function with some trepidation. However, even after a reboot, our pen tablet and system functioned fine. We reran our other scanner and found a handful of minor issues, none of which were on Wise Registry Cleaner Free's naughty list, emphasizing the different approaches similar freeware utilities often take, even on the same job.

Wise Registry Cleaner Free lived up to its promise of being thorough and easy to use without causing any problems. Whether or not you choose to download and install its associated programs, it certainly did the job as a standalone tool.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 877 votes

    • 5 star: 367
    • 4 star: 333
    • 3 star: 72
    • 2 star: 28
    • 1 star: 77
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 13
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 5 stars

    "Smart Registry cleaner!"

    June 09, 2014   |   By pcpandaparada

    Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.12

    Pros

    Exclusion feature is the most I like,the related registries won't be cleaned as long as you input a keyword.

    Cons

    still good and no cons now.

    Summary

    It is pretty good registry cleaning program,and the support team is excellent to help me with the problem which I met.

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  • 5 stars

    "Registry Cleaner , excellent program!"

    June 03, 2014   |   By cookiedrawing

    Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.12

    Pros

    Also it can keep specific registry entry from scanning and cleaning.

    Cons

    don't know yet.

    Summary

    I love this program so much, since it can clean the invalid and bad registries on my PC

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  • 5 stars

    "The best and safest registry cleaner I have seen"

    May 30, 2014   |   By thos2

    Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.12

    Pros

    1) Has three modes of operation depending on your experience and needs.
    2) In normal mode - the one we should all use - it flags possibly unsafe cleans for further investigation before doing anything to them. Also, it gives details of the problem and advises best action.
    3) Reboots when done. I'm surprises CNet flags this as a negative. It is the only way to know the real consequences of any changes to Registry. And, since changes usually lead to the need for at least one more scan, it is vital to reboot before making any more changes.
    4) Is fast and offers defragmentation of registry. I found the latter very safe to use. The PC has markedly snappier responses after this.
    5) Offers comprehensive and automatic backup options so that you can always reverse registry changes if disaster strikes.

    Cons

    None so far

    Summary

    This seems to be a very safe and effective piece of software. Contrary to the views of "experts" in magazines, the Windows Registry is very prone to corruption if you reboot during an apparently stalled software installation, for example. Unless you already have some sort of backup, your best recourse is to programs such as this. In my case, a failed driver install stopped my PC booting properly, although I could always boot on second attempt - boring! After weeks of trial and error, I identified Registry as the only possible problem area I hadn't examined thoroughly and eventually tried the Wise Cleaner. In its deep scan mode (don't use this unless you have some idea how Windows works - more accurately how Windows sometimes fails to work!) the Wise Cleaner suggested changes I would never have discovered myself and they worked - my PC now boots as normal!

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  • 5 stars

    "Good performance !"

    May 30, 2014   |   By haoyanan727

    Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.12

    Pros

    After scanning, the registries would be identified to two types, the safe and unsafe to be deleted.Even I regret to delete some registries, they can be restored by clicking "restore" as the registries has been backed up before cleaning.

    Cons

    None found at present.

    Summary

    The favorite registry cleaning program I've experienced. Fairly easy to know how to work, clean my registry entries safely and keep my PC cleaner.

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