jv16 PowerTools 2009

jv16 PowerTools 2009

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.9.1.606
  • Total Downloads:
    9,202
  • Date Added:
    January 22, 2010
  • File Size:
    5.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista

Editors' Review

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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 1.9.1.606

    Pros

    Many system tools in a single window.

    Cons

    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.

    Summary

    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 1.9.1.606

    Pros

    PT2009 interface is a vast improvement on older versions.

    Cons

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

    Summary

    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

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    General
    Publisher Macecraft Software
    Publisher web site http://www.macecraft.com
    Release Date January 22, 2010
    Date Added January 22, 2010
    Version 1.9.1.606
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2000
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 5.95MB
    File Name jv16pt_setup_hb.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 9,202
    Downloads Last Week 4
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $29.95

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