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Advanced Registry Doctor Pro 9.2 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Advanced Registry Doctor Pro 9.2

Advanced Registry Doctor Pro - fix your registry and improve your PC's performance!
$24.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 280 (39%) 438 (61%) 24 comments

Advanced Registry Doctor Pro 9.2 was available as a giveaway on April 12, 2010!

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Advanced Registry Doctor Pro is capable of scanning for, diagnosing and curing multiple registry problems, which averts possible malfunctions and crashes, and significantly improves the speed of computer loading and performance. In addition, the program comes with a set of advanced options, like registry defragmenting, built-in scheduler, backup and restore feature, history log and many other perks - a registry toolkit, for example.

This version of software looks through the following data for possible “registry spoilers”: application paths, uninstall information, COM/ActiveX objects, help files, file extensions, font files, most recently used files list, shared DLLs and folders, startup applications, Windows/MS-DOS Shortcuts. The automatic cure options means that any person, regardless of his or her PC literacy level can solve registry problems by simply pressing a button. Advanced users can opt to make registry changes manually.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/Vista/7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Publisher:

Elcor Software

Homepage:

http://www.elcor.net/ard.php

File Size:

5.40 MB

Price:

$24.95

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Windows XP-Pro SP2 64-bit

Downloaded and installed with no problems.
I read a lot of negative comments so I'll make this short and sweet;

The program works just fine for me, No Problems.

Thanks GAOTD your Team is Great!

Reply   |   Comment by Terflip  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Be careful with as it will suggest removal of some valid registry entries. If you were to remove these entries it could cause problems either with Windows or some of the applications you use.

So, unless you have the time and knowledge to verify every single error found, do not use this!

To #16 cleaning the registry is NEVER essential. In fact it's much better to leave the registry alone, rather than use a badly coded registry cleaner like this which wants to remove needed registry entries

To #6 I think you are mistaken and this program is clean.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

well 3rd program I have downloaded from here and none will register, keep getting cannot connect to web site. well what did i expect for free............

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

This app has saved my butt several times after some other applications have corrupted my registry. Always backup your registry before installing any program.

Reply   |   Comment by Al  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I use Ccleaner ... very happy with it

Reply   |   Comment by Keya Brown  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

glary utilities will work the same and its free.

Reply   |   Comment by mario  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I use Glary Utilities and CCleaner. Glary Utilities has a free version that does alot. If I remember corectly it will try to install a toolbar, just check no. Btween the two what one misses the other finds. I run both on all my computers.

Reply   |   Comment by RAY  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I love this program..as for all the "issues/problems" the others have mentioned, I did NOT experience a single one of them...this program is so simple even a crazy redhead like me can do it, lol! Click Scan, then when you get to the screen listing the problems, hightlight ALL of them per category and click Repair Problems...Voila! You have to do this a couple times as you can only repair 40% of them at a time but no biggie...just keep hightlighting and clicking repair...took me 10-mins max (and that is only cuz i rescanned my pc 4 times just to be sure it got them all) In a nutshell: AWESOME PROGRAM!

Reply   |   Comment by Suzanne  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Nothing wrong with good registry cleaners and registry defraggers! As for 'don't need them' - let problems build up and your pc will run remarkably slowly,crash often and eventually need a Windows re-install! If you install and uninstall a lot of programs, a cleaner like today's GAOTD is essential!! Simply choose repair categories and let the registry cleaner do its job. Runs fine with XP SP3 and yes at times it can be a resource hog, and you might have to be patient to let it finish. Result nice clean registry!!

Do a registry back-up BEFORE fixing problems, that's all....

Reply   |   Comment by Charles  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

Everyone...read #6 comment because he has a valid point. I experienced the same thing...

Reply   |   Comment by Greta  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Sorry today's GAOTD but Chk out IObit Advanced system care: It does it all!! and More!and FREE!!!

Reply   |   Comment by GAOTD FAN  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

what a crappie program installed on vista computer keeps freezing don't install iv used 5 yrs ago and was junk then good to now this crappie program is is going to stay crappie junk junk you get a F
giveawayoftheday should know better then to give such junk well i guess that's why it free junk get F

Reply   |   Comment by chinuts2u@yahoo.com  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-30)

The developer, Elcor Software, is completely upfront about what their registry software can do [http://www.elcor.net/registry_repair_faq.php] -- in this day/age of completely exaggerated claims, I think their honesty is refreshing.

If you've ever found a dead link on a web page, or a bookmark in your browser that no longer works, you know how Advanced Registry Doc Pro -- & every other registry repair utility -- works. Some are more aggressive than others, but all of them look for broken *links* in Windows' registry, e.g. a registry key pointing to something that doesn't exist, or in some cases, keys that point to nothing at all, when they should point to something. Deleting garbage entries makes Windows' registry's physical size smaller -- compare how long it takes Notepad to open a 1 KB file vs. ~2,000 KB file & it's obvious the bigger the file size, the longer it takes Windows to read it.

Catch #1... it takes an awful lot of registry entries to amount to a size reduction you can see, & even more to make you sit up & take notice... I recently tried to get rid of all references to an app I was upgrading, deleting almost 2,000 keys [not something I'm anxious to do again] -- the before/after ERUNT backups [with all registry files in the same folder] showed I got rid of less that 3 MB out of ~72. To better the odds that you'll notice an improvement, registry cleaners like to also go after different caches -- more-or-less long lists the registry stores that are always changing. It's not uncommon to *flush out* several hundred entries just starting the install routine for most apps -- when you double-click a GOTD setup.exe file [or any other setup.exe file], before anything much happens, you might have already lost 300 - 600! The thing is, that can happen every single day... obviously Windows is always busy rebuilding these lists, so any gains from cleaning out these caches are *very* temporary.

Catch #2... Advanced Registry Doc Pro can look for files that aren't where the registry thinks they are. When a bookmark doesn't work in your browser, you can use Google/Bing to try & find the site again -- you might get loads of hits, but which one is the right one, if it still exists? I don't know about you, but in my experience more often than not the original's no longer there. When registry cleaning/repair software searches for missing files, it's more or less the same thing... Yes, you could have accidentally moved a file &/or folder, but how many people actually move program folders around in the 1st place, so they could have accidentally misplaced one? In my experience when registry cleaning/repair software looks for a *missing* file & finds a match, it's either a duplicate file name, or the registry entry was left behind after a software uninstall or upgrade. If the found file is a different version, it *may* be completely incompatible. If it was left behind, or if the duplicate file's an exact match, likely no harm, but, if my system has been working fine, & an entry's been pointing at nothing all this time, I'll just delete the entry rather than waste time trying to fix what isn't broken.

Catch #3... When it can take thousands & thousands of lines of code to write even a simple looking app, it's extremely rare to start over with a clean slate when the developer upgrades/updates that app. When they add onto the code base old portions that are no longer used might remain in place -- it's more common with larger developer teams, & after all, what harm can it do? And/or, a developer might license code from someone else, & not use every option that code includes. In these 2 scenarios (& possibly many others) there might be registry entries that serve no current purpose, but the software checks & won't work without them. Quality control testing wouldn't include: "What happens if the user deletes these registry keys"? SO deleting any registry keys/values is inherently risky. It's like the old Clint Eastwood line: "Do ya feel lucky..."? Back up 1st.

ERUNT is a nice, free app to backs up your registry, & can restore a backup even when Windows won't start -- in those cases you still need to be able to get to the backup folder, so read the docs & make sure you'll be able to. In Vista & 7, System Restore has the benefit of keeping a copy of everything -- cool since in Vista & 7 your system's state isn't only stored in the registry. I spend an extra 2 - 3 minutes & do both... redundancy is good.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

I use Eusing Free Registry Cleaner along with ccleaner. Works just fine, and just like Stanley, in the comment above.....never had a problem. Perhaps GAOTD should demand better offers for their efforts to please their users, and not least for the free advertisment the software developers get. Anyway, thanks for keeping the site alive.

Reply   |   Comment by Rufus  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

Same as #9, I use CCleaner + some others all the time and NO problems. But NEVER again will I use Comodo Reg Cleaner! Had to get a complete format and reinstall (Vista SP2) after using it ONCE. This Giveaway today looks awfully suspicious to me and according to most comments, I will Pass on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Guy  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

#6 - I use CCleaner all the time to clean registies, never had a problem - and I mean NEVER.

I used Comodo Registry Cleaner once - now THAT will stip flesh away from the bone...really gotta watch that one.

Reply   |   Comment by Stanley  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Watch out!!! before using any registry program always make a backup FIRST (system restore). I would recommend leaving the registry alone, if your PC is working why mess with the registry? Another option is CCleaner which does a backup first, but again I wouldn't use it's registry cleaner it's not worth messing up a working PC. Defragging the registry is OK. A better way is to keep a PC working it's best is to defrag including system files (Roxio Perfect Disk does this) and run chkdsk X: /f where X = any hard drive letter. Concentrate on HDD throughput because it gives the most most improvement HDD=millisecond CPU & RAM = nanosecconds. You break it, you fix it.

Reply   |   Comment by Geek1945  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Found 300 errors. Program expects me to sit there and delete each one, as if I know what ramifications of the delete will mean. It is a dunbass poorly designed piece of crap program. No wonder they are giving it away. It belongs in the pile, "can't give it away."

Reply   |   Comment by Very Disappointed  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)

Beware! The last part of the setup program directs you to a web site Premiumbooster.com, and it did some keylogging actions. It is not sure if this install is safe and truful! I blocked it and the install got stalled. If you cancel the install and exit the setup at this point, the program is still install ok. I do not really like a company which deploys such keylog ways for marketing purpose!

Reply   |   Comment by Nano  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+60)

The SW was unstalled without any problems. The first running found more than 400 errors. pressing REPAIR PROBLEMS doing nothing. Next scan shows same problems found before

Reply   |   Comment by Julius  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

To #2 most new versions of software you install, will install to the same folder as the previous version, and overwrite it, so there is no need at all to uninstall the old version first.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-59)

Installed and activated fine on WinXP SP3.
Application hang when attempting to run a scan (tried this twice without success). Had to use TaskManager to close the application.

Reply   |   Comment by carrot muncher  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

Its always a nice touch when downloaded installations also do the uninstall of an older version for you, as today's Giveaway does.

Unlike yesterdays Giveaway, when you check the "about" section, it clearly shows that the program is registered.

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

The Good
* Has full registry management features (scan, repair, defrag, backup/restore).
* You can undo the 'repair' or 'fixes' you make.
* Ability to apply tweaks to Windows.
* Has preemptive protection against malicious ActiveX malware.
* There is a startup program manager.

The Bad
* A bit buggy.
* You cannot choose individual Windows tweaks to apply. It is all or nothing.
* Registry backup files are not self-executing (you must have a program that supports the backup format to restore your registry).
* You can only undo one 'fix' or 'repair' at a time.
* By default automatic backup of registry is not made before any 'fix' or 'repair'.
* Developer displays semi-scareware Premium Booster advertisement during installation of Advanced Registry Doctor Pro.

Free alternatives
WinUtilities Professional Edition
TuneUp Utilities 2008
WinOptimizer 2010 Advanced

For final verdict, recommendations, and full review please click here.

Reply   |   Comment by Ashraf  –  6 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+184)
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