Wise Registry Cleaner

Wise Registry Cleaner

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 881 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.36
  • Total Downloads:
    8,436,672
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 12, 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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User Reviews
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5 stars

"A necessity on my computer."

December 03, 2014  |  By gollyduct

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.26

Pros

Very needful application for my computer.

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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5 stars

"Great program"

October 26, 2014  |  By Dave8646

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.23

Pros

Ease of use, it tells what`s safe to get rid of, or what isn`t until you say yes.

Cons

None yet, and don`t expect to find any faults as I`ve used it before.

Summary

Had this program ages ago and since upgrading PC`s over the years lost it, but for me the best Reg cleaner about. Works a treat, it`s free and gives you options to play with instead of losing all your info in one go,,,,,,,got nothng but praise for it,,,,get it and sort your PC`s problems out in seconds.

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1 stars

"Not free!!!"

October 15, 2014  |  By otto12

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.23

Pros

I have nothing to say positive because I did not buy into it.

Cons

Although it says 100% free it does nothing until you buy, or so I think. I didn't buy.

Summary

I don't like any thing that says free and then won't really work until you buy.

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5 stars

"Greatly reduced the time it takes to open programs!"

August 25, 2014  |  By craig.knapp1

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.22

Pros

Wise Registry Cleaner was easy to install, streamlined my registry, improved boot-up time and greatly reduced the time it takes to open programs.

Cons

None so far.

Summary

25AUG2014

Wise Registry Editor prevented me from going out and buying a new desktop system, saving me $$$!!!

I have a quad-core Win7 32-bit (thus limited to 4Gb or RAM) desktop system with 1GB video RAM and 4Tb of internal hard drive space.

Despite taking precautions like running Kaspersky Internet Security, my desktop system was taking 30 seconds or more to open MS Word 2010, or ThumbsPlus v9, and nearly 2 minutes to open Adobe CC Photoshop.

Since running Wise Registry Cleaner, MS Word 2010 opens in 4 seconds, ThumbsPlus v9 in about 10 seconds, and Adobe CC PhotoShop in about 35 seconds...12 seconds after it has been opened once, likely due to pre-fetching).

As a power-user taxing my system with Adobe CC (PhotoShop, Adobe Premier Video Editor), database creation/management, etc., I was considering buying a new desktop system. I find that since the Windoze OS (with DirectX solving many previous sound/video card issues) and hardware architecture has matured, I am no longer a slave to the 2-year computer replacement syndrome (new OS or PC game requires more RAM/video RAM..which requires new power supply, which ultimately requires a new system...etc.).

Updated on Aug 26, 2014

I forgot to mention that my desktop system is about 7 years old....due to maturity of Windoze, DirectX, and hardware architecture, replacing a computer every 2-3 years does not seem necessary any longer.

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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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5 stars

"worked well"

May 07, 2014  |  By youshguess

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.03.530

Pros

good helper of computer newbies

Cons

none come to mind

Summary

Highly recommended and very easy to use

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5 stars

"nice registry cleaner"

May 05, 2014  |  By G_nelson

 |  Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.03.530

Pros

1,simple interface and easy to use. Just one click to scan and clean
2,scanning and cleaning are very fast
3,auto-backup before cleaning. supports to restore to an early point
4,system optimize and registry defrag
5,auto update

Cons

some 'unsafe' problem cannot be fixed, user need to select them manually. I think not all users know whether can remove these 'unsafe' problem. Good news, it will backup automatically.

Summary

A nice software! CNET Editors' rating is too low, it should be 5 stars.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher WiseCleaner
Publisher web site http://www.wisecleaner.com
Release Date July 12, 2012
Date Added July 12, 2012
Version 7.36
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.04MB
File Name WRCFree.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,436,672
Downloads Last Week 10,088
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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