Wise Registry Cleaner

Wise Registry Cleaner

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

Version:
7.52
File Size:
2.03MB
Date Added:
October 16, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
8,244,832
Downloads Last Week:
9,615
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

The Windows registry is often considered forbidden territory for newbies. Only the most experienced users are encouraged to peer into its contents. Wise Registry Cleaner claims to offer a tool that even the least experienced can use without fear of wreaking havoc upon their computer. While the tool is indeed easy to use, it doesn't offer anything extra to help put new users at ease with their registry.

Wise Registry Cleaner presents a simple, easy-to-understand interface with three tabs at the top that walk you through its cleaning features. We started with the program's main selling point, its Registry Cleaner. Our first scan uncovered 412 registry issues, with six deemed unsafe. We did like that it offers a breakdown of the scan results before any action is taken, allowing you to manually select which keys you want fix instead of leaving it up to the program. What we didn't like was that it didn't ask us if we wanted to create a backup of our registry before moving forward. This is imperative for all users in case a registry key is deleted by mistake. The program does include a Backup feature that lets you create a system restore point and a full backup, but it's up to you to do it first.

Once we had made our selections, we clicked the Start Cleaning button, and in literally a second, the program came back claiming that all but four issues were resolved. For those of us who are forgetful about regular PC maintenance, Wise lets you schedule regular registry scans so that you don't have to remember. As a bonus, the program includes a System Tuneup feature that offers to improve bootup and shutdown speeds; we found that it worked. The Registry Defrag also lived up to its promise of tidying up our registry to improve our computer's performance. An ample online help feature is available, though we think that most users won't need to use it for basic cleanups.

Wise Registry Cleaner installs and uninstalls without any issues. We still don't recommend that new users poke around in their registry, but the program works just fine for those of us who are more comfortable with keeping it maintained.

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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:

    4.9

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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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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