Wise Registry Cleaner Free

Wise Registry Cleaner Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 880 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.94
  • Total Downloads:
    8,377,910
  • Date Added:
    March 21, 2011
  • File Size:
    2.04MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,787
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 64 votes

    • 5 star 24
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 10
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    • 4 star 333
    • 3 star 72
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5 stars

"Effective. Safe. FREE."

August 03, 2011  |  By ComeToPass

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 5.94

Pros

My first registry cleaner. I knew Nothing of a reg. cleaner at the time. I was cautious and careful and after 18 months of using it, Never a Problem. I would recommend this to any beginner.

Cons

Absolutely Zero Cons.

Summary

From time to time, a Top Notch product will get totally SLAMMED in user reviews. A year ago Wise Registry Cleaner was locked at 4.5 stars, and for good reason. It's dropped to 3.5 within the last 6 months. Looking at the negative reviews, and the succession of them, it's obvious that Wise has simply been hit by Internet Trolls. Geeks at that. 3 or 4 One Star reviews in a row whining that they had to pay for something - WRONG. It crashed their computer - WRONG. It forced a toolbar - WRONG. READ WHILE YOU'RE INSTALLING SOMETHING. USE COMMON SENSE WHEN YOU RUN THE APP. The negative reviews here border on slander and liable. Wise is a great product and I will continue to use and recommend it...

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5 stars

"Nice and easy"

July 26, 2011  |  By Jason_41

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 5.94

Pros

It's a useful software, nice interface and easy to use.

Cons

None so far

Summary

I would recommend program to anyone

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1 stars

"Not really Free"

July 25, 2011  |  By RonG6

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 5.94

Pros

Never did much with it - Used a diff one

Cons

After you waste your time loading it up and it finds lots of brokend stuff (which any good registry cleaner will do,) It says that if you want to finish teh registry repair you have to pay.

Summary

Only free to download and waste your time, not really free to use.
And very annoying if you downloaded the file and loaded it up0 on a computer you are fixing up that is NOT connected to the internet. Cant even get it to work if you wanted. Windows Registry Cleaner 2.5 (780K) seemd to work fine in the end.

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4 stars

"It did what it said it would do."

July 22, 2011  |  By reinventwen

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 5.94

Pros

it cleaned my registry without any side effects - so far

Cons

don't want the toolbar!

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1 stars

"Could not install"

July 18, 2011  |  By MeAmy1

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 5.94

Pros

?? Couldn't install it to find out any pros

Cons

I tried to install twice got errors. There are other programs out the that I am not going to bother with this headache.

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1 stars

"Destroyed my Windows Fax and Scan"

June 30, 2011  |  By groucho7

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 5.94

Pros

None that I can think of

Cons

Like all registry cleaners, it will damage your system. In my case it ruined my Windows Fax and Scan. I had to uninstall and reinstall my fax modem as well as the software.

Summary

Avoid this and other registry cleaners like the plague

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1 stars

"It does work only"

June 28, 2011  |  By zhangzhizhi

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 5.94

Pros

It does get rid of a lot of entries.

Cons

But not enough. Nothing is free! Installs all kinds of extra toolbars & programs that are unnecessary and SLOW down your PC

Summary

I had to edit my registry myself. sucks

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5 stars

"Very Good Tool"

June 28, 2011  |  By purigen

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 5.94

Pros

This program finds the errors and safely repairs them. By "safely" I mean the program will back up your registry and allow you to easily restore in case something happens.

Cons

I've been using this for months and have never had a problem

Summary

A must have maintenance tool for all beginner PC users

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4 stars

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June 26, 2011  |  By kardoflersus

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 5.94

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4 stars

"Does the job"

June 23, 2011  |  By wanpengpeng

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 5.94

Pros

Seemed to clean all the problems I've been having

Cons

None yet that I know of

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.94
Version 5.94 updates scan module.
General
Publisher WiseCleaner
Publisher web site http://www.wisecleaner.com
Release Date March 21, 2011
Date Added March 21, 2011
Version 5.94
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.04MB
File Name WRCFree.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,377,910
Downloads Last Week 9,787
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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