Wise Registry Cleaner

Wise Registry Cleaner


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 878 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.23
File Size:
2.04MB
Date Added:
September 01, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
8,316,167
Downloads Last Week:
10,878
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
32 MB RAM, 10 MB Disk space

Editors' review

Wise Registry Cleaner scours your Windows Registry for invalid entries and system-slowing junk. It's safe, easy to use, and (best of all) free. The no-nonsense layout groups all the features you need right where you need them, including Registry Cleaner, System Tuneup, Registry Defrag, and Scheduler.

Pros

Cleans deeply: Wise Registry Cleaner has Normal, Safe, and Deep Scan modes. In our tests, it found and fixed issues that similar freeware missed.

Cleans safely: Wise Registry Cleaner passed the acid test: We did what inexperienced users do and just cleaned everything, but no ill effects ensued.

Lots of tweaks: The System Tuneup optimizes Windows, network settings, and more. Like the cleaning process, they're generally safe, but as with any tool that makes system changes, you should always exercise caution.

All the necessaries at hand: Wise Registry Cleaner has the features we expect to see, such as backup and restore, Exclusion List, Command Line option, and scheduling.

Cons

Baby vs. bathwater: Any Registry cleaner or tweaker can make the wrong changes, if you let it. When in doubt, start small and add tweaks as you go. A bit more background on what each tweak does would help.

Rebooting required: That's not really bad, since a reboot is often needed to change system files in use, and the Registry Defrag requires a reboot, but be aware. It's smart to apply tweaks one by one, if you're not quite sure what each will do.

Bottom Line

We really like Wise Registry Cleaner's businesslike approach to cleaning and tweaking your Windows PC. Regular cleaning and maintenance of the Registry keeps your PC running fast, smoothly, and safely. Wise Registry Cleaner is an excellent choice for the job.

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    out of 878 votes

    • 5 star: 368
    • 4 star: 333
    • 3 star: 72
    • 2 star: 28
    • 1 star: 77
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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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  • 2 stars

    "Not as wonderful as claimed, in my opinion"

    April 30, 2014   |   By howardferns

    Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.03.530

    Pros

    Fairly simple to understand and use, if you've used any registry cleaner before. I didn't see any help files, but it does have a helpful forum that is searchable.

    Cons

    I installed it on two computers, on the very first use it removed some icons from desktop shortcuts on one machine, while on the other it reordered the shortcuts and added a program to the start menu.

    Summary

    Wise RC seems to be more popular than Eusing Free Registry Cleaner that I used before, and it has more features such as optimize and reg. defrag, so I thought I'd give it a try, but after my experience I'm going back to Eusing which never gave me any such problems. You could say I am now wise after the event.

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  • 4 stars

    "Uncovered broken links. Automated clean up worked Well"

    April 04, 2014   |   By easke

    Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.03.530

    Pros

    Wise Registry Cleaner found a ton of broken links and other garbage in my registry. I was concerned to have the program clean up all the issues but there was just to many items. Happy to report that after having the program do it's thing, I had no issues. Pretty straight forward UI.

    Cons

    It would be great if the fixes were rated by their critical nature or a summary of why there is an issue in the first place. This is offered in some cases but not all.

    Summary

    Great and simple program that makes cleaning your registry a lot easier without you having to be in IT.

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  • 3 stars

    "Registry cleaners are not necessary at all"

    March 31, 2014   |   By DakotaSpirit

    Version: Wise Registry Cleaner 8.03.530

    Pros

    It works, but be careful, registry cleaners have never proven to make your system faster or anything else. Any computer tech will tell you that, it only makes you feel better.

    Cons

    Can mess up your computer royally, be careful, I do not advice the use of these unless you know exactly what your doing.

    Summary

    Simply put, if you do not understand it, then don't as registry cleaners can make your machine a real disaster..

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