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jv16 PowerTools 2009

Download Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 22 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Jan. 22, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


The software scene is crowded with Registry editors and cleaners, each promising to improve your system's performance and enhance your online security by deleting old, broken, invalid, and downright dangerous entries in the Windows Registry as well as cleaning your disk drives, browser caches, and other stores of sensitive information. They typically offer a free download version that will analyze your system and uncover rows and rows of malicious-looking items, which of course you want to delete because they look so threatening, highlighted in red. However, to actually clean or tweak your system, you must fork over 30 bucks for a full version, which you do because you assume the software knows more about it than you do. After you run the cleaner, you find that some Windows features no longer work, or you can't open this or that program, or your machine won't even boot because the Registry cleaner has deleted critical files.

That's the state of affairs with Macecraft's jv16 PowerTools 2009, a suite of tools that not only cleans and tweaks the Registry but also lets you disable Windows features that you don't need or never use, delete sensitive personal data, and so on. Like similar products, it can do a good job, if you are careful how you use it.

The free version of jv16 PowerTools is limited to a 30-day trial, after which it's $29.95 to buy. There's also a freeware version, PowerTools Lite, with fewer features. As with all such utilities, use PowerTools with caution.

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User Reviews

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2 stars

"Appears great but actually damages your system"

February 28, 2011  |  By groucho7

 |  Version: jv16 PowerTools 2009


Many system tools in a single window.


After using this product a few times, programs begin to malfunction, crash or not work. If you use it to clean Windows settings as well, your entire system begins to malfunction and you have to reinstall Windows and all your programs from scratch.


Don't ever use any registry cleaners. They all damage your system. There are many articles on the web warning against them. Like driver updaters, they are the snake oil of computer software.

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5 stars

"Brilliant, but use with care"

April 25, 2010  |  By walesrob

 |  Version: jv16 PowerTools 2009


PT2009 interface is a vast improvement on older versions.


Sometimes the startup registry manager doesn't load, other than that, its fine.


Its a multifunction toolkit - and one of the best on the market. I've tried them all, and keep coming back.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Macecraft Software
Publisher web site http://www.macecraft.com
Release Date January 22, 2010
Date Added January 22, 2010
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.95MB
File Name jv16pt_setup_hb.exe
Total Downloads 9,298
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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