Wise Registry Cleaner Free

Wise Registry Cleaner Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 883 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.21
  • Total Downloads:
    8,785,113
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 05, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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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  • Current Version

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    out of 16 votes

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5 stars

"This is one of the good guys"

March 26, 2012  |  By stephen

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 6.21

Pros

Cleans, compacts and speeds up my registry

Cons

Haven't found any yet.

Summary

Does a nice clean job on my registry but gently so there's no fixing later.

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5 stars

"Wise Registry cleaner is wonderful it does a great job."

March 21, 2012  |  By owls1017

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 6.21

Pros

It is easy to download and it is free. I ran it once and it fixed the problems I had on my computer.

Cons

There is nothing bad I could say about this product.

Summary

I highly recommend this product.

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5 stars

"Quick and easy"

March 21, 2012  |  By OzzyRobyn

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 6.21

Pros

Quick and easy

Cons

None so far

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4 stars

"No surpises and worked as advertised"

March 21, 2012  |  By justarobot

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 6.21

Pros

Download and install was easy and software did what it was avertised to do.

Cons

No issues to comment on

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4 stars

"great free cleaner"

March 05, 2012  |  By majikal1

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 6.21

Pros

default settings get most stuff and are safe

Cons

requires some knowledge to really do job

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5 stars

"Does the job"

February 29, 2012  |  By nickv411

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 6.21

Pros

Easy install along with the tandem program Wisk Disc Cleaner.
Surprisingly fast running fixer (Took less than one minute for me).
It did fix a couple of annoying problems for me.
Most important: These programs did not cause any damage whatsoever.

Cons

None that I notice

Summary

I'm a believer. Wise works. I am a novice when it comes to computers and running these cleaners was easy and hassle free.

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4 stars

"A Good and Useful Tool."

February 25, 2012  |  By robertsaint

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 6.21

Pros

Works as promised.

Cons

Some scan results produce Chinese characters.(?they look Chinese?)

Summary

A good and free program.

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5 stars

"cleaned up my register"

February 21, 2012  |  By Leonard2552

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 6.21

Pros

very easy to use. A more well known product was not as effective unless its excess register reporting was designed to ensure continuation of its usage fee.

Cons

none that I can determine at this time.

Summary

Very satisfied with the program and especially the price is right.

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1 stars

"BAIT AND SWITCH PROMO"

February 05, 2012  |  By trdoliars

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 6.21

Pros

Gee let's see, it removed 100 errors!?

Cons

Just a come on to make you buy their whole product. After finding 600 errors and then on the second scan 2,000 errors I pushed the "fix" button and it saye the typical, we can only fix 100 of these and if you want to fix more you need to buy the complete package. JUST ANOTHER COME ON TO BAIT AND SWITCH YOU INTO BUYING THEIR PRODUCT.

Summary

I am seriously dissapointed in CNET that they would allow these kind of crap to go on. I searched for FREE Registry fix and even had to refine my search more to FREE from other choices that you pay for and what do I get but another CHEESY, SNEAKY download that is nothing more than a bait and switch scam to get your money that I am tired of getting.

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5 stars

"EXTREMELY THOROUGH, FAST AND FREE"

February 02, 2012  |  By Jim Kovacs

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner Free 6.21

Pros

I have been using WRC in combination with Kingsoft PC Doctor (free too) for 3 months now on any machine I come across. AWESOME. I threw out a lot of paid programs (no offense, good stuff too) an run WRC once every 15 days or so. I love the Registry Defrag option. All is well. Strongly recommend !

Cons

scary when you see all the crap in the registry and hit CLEAN...
But extremely effective.

Summary

DEFINITELY GO FOR IT !!!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher WiseCleaner
Publisher web site http://www.wisecleaner.com
Release Date January 05, 2012
Date Added January 05, 2012
Version 6.21
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.81MB
File Name WRCFree.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,785,113
Downloads Last Week 11,944
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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