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Giveaway of the day — Registry Washer

Registry Washer offers a robust registry scan engine and a set of extra system tools.
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Registry Washer was available as a giveaway on October 29, 2012!

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Registry Washer offers a robust registry scan engine that allows you to safely scan your entire Windows registry for errors and other problems that can interfere with your computer's performance. After identifying the problems that require action, Registry Washer helps you resolve those issues and get your computer back to running efficiently.

But that's not all! Registry Washer also includes a variety of other system-maintenance tools to help optimize your computer's performance, including a quick and easy Windows Startup Manager, Registry Defrag, Registry Monitor, BHO Manager, Full Registry Backup, Full System Backup, and more!

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, 7 (x32/x64); 512 MB RAM; 30 MB Disk space

Publisher:

Giant Matrix

Homepage:

http://www.giantmatrix.com/products/registry-washer/

File Size:

8.52 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#39

I have one more list which has amazing registry cleaner software-
https://blogs.systweak.com/2017/01/10-best-registry-cleaner-software-to-optimize-windows/

Reply   |   Comment by jessica Walker  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Thank you "Michael - Giant Matrix" for finding what might be the "fsm" entry during startup.

But it's FireBox XTM, not Firefox:

http://www.watchguard.com/help/docs/wsm/11/en-us/content/en-us/fsm/fsm_about_wsm.html

... mysterious to me, and apparently even more mysterious to you, since your program identified it as belonging to "Giant Matrix" -- your software claims responsibility for anything it does not recognize? Hmm.

Hence my not yet trusting your software to manage what it finds on my system.

And please do NOT tell your software that "fsm" belongs to Firefox!

But thanks anyway -- keep on trying, and let us know when you incorporate GOTD user feedback above into your next offering.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

RE: Real time monitor: Please add keys to be monitored first and Registry Washer will monitor them automatically :)

RE: Right Utilities / Giant Matrix: Right Utilities started in 2004 and was offering Registry Washer as well as other products then was bought by Giant Matrix few years ago

RE: Registry Washer 5.x and 64 bit Windows: Registry Washer 5.x fully support 64 bit Windows up to Windows 7, Windows 8 to be supported soon

Reply   |   Comment by Michael - Giant Matrix  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

@ Peter Blaise
What is this hidden “fsm” item in “Registry
CurrentUser\Run” startup dated 12/30/1899 that belongs to Giant Matrix, that shows up in Registry Washer but not through any other registry viewer?!?

>> FSM is not a process belonging to Giant Matrix, please check http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/fsm/440281/#.UI_GIfKXetI

This is related to Firefox browser

Reply   |   Comment by Michael - Giant Matrix  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#35

I gave this software a test run... just for "fun", because as some people have said lately, this kind of software is dead...

Test enviroment:
An old laptop with Windows XP SP2 + Norton 360. All the software is just installed and the laptop haven´t been used for anything yet. All software updates have been made at this test point.

1. Test run gave 65 errors and it took 5m 9s with a Reg file size at 35.330 KB. Okay, we let the software fix all 65 errros. Windows restarted and 61 errors fixed. That leave 4 errors in the Reg file !

2. Test run gave 12 errors and it took 4m 54s with a Reg file size at 35.291 KB. Okay, we let the software fix all the new 12 errros. Windows restarted and 12 errors fixed. But the 4 errors from first test run isn´t found again and isn´t fixed !

3. Test run gave 12 errors and it took 4m 49s with a Reg file size at 35.303 KB. Okay, we let the software fix all the newest 12 errros. Windows restarted and 12 errors fixed. That leave 4 errors in the Reg file ! And the Reg file size have grown since last time !!!

Final test run gave 12 errors and it took 4m 56s with a Reg file size at 35.310 KB.

Overall the software cleaned 61 errors and left 4 errors. But it still leaves 12 errors that it can´t fix and the file size grow everytime you run the software again !!!

The 12 errors is from the Deep Registry Scan, so at this point I will do something that I can´t recommand anybody to do unless it is your last attemp before reinstalling Windows !!! I tried to remove those errors manuelly !!! But they can´t be removed, because they belong to the Anti-virus software !!!

My overall comment is: Don´t trust software that is surpose to fix something that you don´t know anything about in the first place. If I made the same test on my new laptop with Win7 then had the software destroyed the Reg file and made my OS useless. None software is surpose to bypass anti-virus, so you will always get something left in the Reg file that can´t be fixed !

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

This program made me to reinstall.Please create restore point or do not install.registry backup is not enough.

Reply   |   Comment by raja  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#33

Excellent registry cleaner! Is very demanding on CPU process, yes, but the "In-Depth" Registry scan provided by this software really terminates ALL errors in your registry. The Registry Defragmentation is really useful as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Artemis Fowl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#32

You can have 10 different Reg cleaners on your pc and each one will say it does a better job. Tell me this, how can you tell when your pc is not healthy? A lot of these so called "Cleaners produce false positives just to get you to buy them. For me i don't touch the registry. If the pc is working fine why mess with it?

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

Nothing is more controversial here than 'Registry Cleaners'.
I used a very popular one without problems until Win7. Then it changed. Things would get screwy & I'd have to reinstall 7.
Again it worked fine until I ran the registry cleaner.
after the 3rd reinstall, I read about problems between that registry cleaner & Win7. Even though I'm sure it is fixed by now. No more registry cleavers for we.

I clean/overwrite my free space with Cleaner after using HJT to fix registry with online help: Maybe a little slower & time Consuming but definitely educational too.

Reply   |   Comment by Bart  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

....and the debate continues....after trying what seems like a bazillion of these I just have to say, find one that YOU find suitable to YOUR needs - every year or so try a few of the new and recently released ones, if they don't give you the satisfaction and reliability of YOUR current program - 'nothing wagered, nothing gained' - if you find a new super satisfying creation then change it to YOUR newly preferred software program and get on with your life ...
Thank GAOD as always!

Reply   |   Comment by SkullCollector  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Yes, market is jam packed. But, there is some creativity with this entry. "Monitor" idea and a few other things. So, I like the concept of this little tool. But, I am un-instaling as a few things do not work and I feel that a tool like this must be nearly flawless. So when GM fixes these things, I will try again. Then, maybe enough fine tuning may have gone into it to make it flawless. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

@CyTester: Thanks for the additional research. Point duly taken.

However, my point still stands. Registry Washer 3.3.5 (damn I even got the version wrong lol) by Right Utilities is from (somewhere around) 2006 and only supports OS up to XP, no 64 bit support.

This offer here also supports Vista and 7 (x32/x64).

Because of the difference between OSes and added functionality it simply isn't justifiable to apply the ratings for the old 3.3.5 to this 5.1 version. XP ain't Win7. Point in case: the realtime monitor that failed you wasn't even in version 3.3.5.

To me that makes them even less trustworthy. Claiming awards based on older versions that do not have the same functionality or OS support...

Oh well, my 2 cents.

Reply   |   Comment by dany  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#27

Doesn't seem to have a help file associated with help button-needs one

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby Baker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#26

I would be very careful when using such software. While they proclaim miraculous things that is not always the case. Being a computer technician myself, often I have fallen for what many of these so called registry washer proclaim they can do, only to find out, the registry is now corrupt. If you do not understand the registry or exactly what any software will do, it is best to leave it alone and not to use such software. It is much better to be safe than it is to end up sorry. Just my opinion of course.

Reply   |   Comment by Ivan White  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#25

you need the ability to be able to change options or preferences or look at other menu items while your very slow registry washer is going on.

Reply   |   Comment by june  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

When the Registry was introduced with Windows 95, with a typical Pentium 486 you could read 100,000 entries per second. The registry gets clogged with obsolete entries? Probably more myth than reality. Imagine that a million web sites were no longer in existence. If you didn't try to use the obsolete URL, you wouldn't be effected at all. But if a program deleted a shortcut/bookmark to a site that you use, then you would be inconvenienced. Of all the registry cleaners I've ever used (and I've used many), Perfect Registry is the one I trust. If I run it and clean with it, when I run it a second time there will be nothing reported. Check your favorite and see if this is true. In any case, review the recommendations before blindly accepting them.

If you use Revo Unistaller, you won't have crap left behind by formerly installed programs.

Most of what I've seen in clean up recommendations has to do with recent file lists that contain files that no longer exist. Big deal.

ERUNT is a great free program to protect yourself if you can't resist taking chances with yet another registry cleaner.

Be careful out there.

Reply   |   Comment by dwm  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#23

Hello,
The whole point of any GOTD offering is for people to try it out, is it something that performs according to the claims, does it function to your liking, any bugs etc. Nobody is saying you must keep it forever, nobody says you must pay for it now. Just download it, try it out and if you like it 'then' consider if you would be prepared to pay for it.
So many people want everything for nothing these days, give the developer a break, he has to live too.
If you feel another freeware product is better then go with that, but don't slag every developer off purely because he's trying to make an honest living.
We are not marketing experts nor is GOTD, it's offered, you try it and maybe buy it. Simple.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#22

Seriously, another program that won't let us resize it's display windows to our screen so we can read the displayed information?

Columns don't show how they're sorted, disabled items leave the list to go to the bottom, as I scrolled, I thought I'd already addressed them, but what I thought were additional entries were merely my prior tweaks that had mysteriously moved down the list.

So ... you cannot simply double click to "go to" the registry entry to edit any found item, the way Sysinternals AutoRuns can, eh? (Earlier, someone wrote, "... Fixing entries by hand can definately be achieved much faster with its result list ..." -- no, you can't!)

What is this hidden "fsm" item in "Registry
CurrentUser\Run" startup dated 12/30/1899 that belongs to Giant Matrix, that shows up in Registry Washer but not through any other registry viewer?!?

Way to go, Giant Matrix, I'm now afraid to install and use your software -- PLEASE sign on here and address our concerns, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#21

Giovanni: Why are you so enthused by Baku? Just curious. Why does it offer to remove uninstall programs and Windows installers? Aren't these necessary? Will Revo Uninstaller work without reference to them?

The Auslogics Defragmenter Pro defrags the registry during a "next bootup" cycle as does the Puran program. I've tried both without a problem so far.

Reply   |   Comment by SloWayne  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#20

I've been using Registry Mechanic for over 12 years and been totally satisfied.

What happens in the registry. Many times a giveaway of the day will create a key under the licenses key in the registry. Other times it will create an asprotect key. Others will include the license under the Software section of the registry.

However, some times a single CLSID is created with no value. This deep registry scan can delete this key and break your giveawayoftheday program.

The majority of the scan revealed either files in the Appdata/Temp folder or recent file list (which CCleaner takes care of) or a program that was installed from the DVD=ROM

I see know benefit in using this program, I'll have to pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#19

Yes, there are many of these programs, but this one has a defrag function and talks about removing gaps. If this actually removes deleted space, it will be well worth the trouble.

Reply   |   Comment by One who waits  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
#18

Is this program Windows 8 certified?

Reply   |   Comment by Todd Rosen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#17

Thanks to Jon C for pointing out the errors by this software during use.
Looks like this cleaner is too aggressive.

I note that it tries to be a multi-use tool. "..... including a quick and easy Windows Startup Manager, Registry Defrag, Registry Monitor, BHO Manager, Full Registry Backup, Full System Backup, and more!"

It may be trying to give value to the buyer.

But it may not be the best way.

In trying to be too many different things at the same time, the software programmers come under intense pressure to deliver many things and lose focus. That is usually bad.
The resulting software becomes a hodge-podge mix of below-average utilities incoherently plastered together.

It should do 1 main task extremely well. To such an extent that it is acknowledged as among the best for that type of software.

Like for example:
Total Commander
Notepad++
Keepass
Videolan Player (VLC)
Foxit PDF Reader
Excel (not freeware)
Camtasia (not freeware)

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#16

This is SO AWESOME !!! Thanks GOTD for another registry cleaner. With all these fine tools I've gotten my registry hives down to 1K. Boot time is amazing.

Reply   |   Comment by Candee Mann  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)
#15

Thanks for the offer!
I´ve tested the cleaner function with backing up my registry before with another tool.

Cleaning went well.

But I couldn´t figure out how to restore the registrywashers own registry backup.

It was created as two files: RWB_20121029_114747.bck
and RWB_20121029_114747.bcr.

But I can´t open them with registrywasher.
Please, would someone tell me how to.
Thanks a lot

Marvin

Reply   |   Comment by Marvin  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

ok back from testing...

but first something about my own comment nr 8:
i did read to fast and made a mistake... i adressed it to comment nr 3 by Precizion.
That was a mistake... i wanted to answer what i sayd to comment nr 7 by dany ! He/She blamed the company for not being serious because of a false tucows award claim. Well the older tucows award went to registry washer older version with 4 cows and it showed a different company name (rightutilities-com) A short research made me find out, rightutilities-com was a URL by Giant Matrix Organization. So i think there is no unserious claim there... the companys name just changed, thats all.... ok done with that.

now my test:
the registry locator feature works as promised. I only miss a multiselect ability in the result list.

the registry realtime monitor didnt work for me. While havin the monitor running, i installed some other software that definately created new registry entries. None of that appeared in the monitor ! I think here is some fixing needed.

besides that it seems to be a tool as expected. I havnt checked the other functions yet because i dont need them.

After all i can say, just for the easier reg-entry search function in it, i ll keep this program installed. Fixing entries by hand can definately be achieved much faster with its result list.

Thankyou Giantmatrix and GAOTD ;-)

Cy

Reply   |   Comment by CyTester  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#13

Installed fine on Win 7. States it could take several minutes depending on your system. I keep a very lean and trim machine including registry. This scanner ran at least 15 minutes and appeared to be running with the little blue circle showing it was busy. About 3/4 way through. Progress bar stayed in the same place. And yet it showed scanning: Windows Installer for probably most of the 15 minutes. I finally stopped it. It did show quite a few entries that could be deleted but haven't done that yet. Has anyone else on here had the same results?

Reply   |   Comment by Maureen  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

Registry Washer? Really? This site is becoming useless. Why not let us send in ideas about what we would like to see listed here, and utilities that we have used and like along with links to the appropriate downloads. Thanks to Giovanni I keep coming back, and the first thing I do is read his response. I get more from his input than anything else. Again thanks Giovanni.

Reply   |   Comment by jmchism  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#11

i think this program is good actually, but,but use only when needed. if you use it only for your enjoyment while your computer is in good conditions, you should slap yourself because you will blame anyone else. do you agree with me?

Reply   |   Comment by tamby  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
#10

Anyone running Windows Vista or 7 does NOT need this kind of program.Most of these Registry editors I have tried in the past do more harm than good...thanks anyway GAOTD...But NOT for me!

Reply   |   Comment by Gilbert Jones  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#9

Having run a scan, I looked a little closer at the results and noticed some of the files identified as not existing. However a quick check with Explorer showed them just where the path indicated that they would be.
Upon closer examination I found that the identified missing file often had switches included in the registry entry such as "path name/uninstall.exe -F" upon checking for the claimed missing file it seems that registry washer is not managing to recognise the switches and is suggesting deletion of a valid instruction.
Not at all good so uninstalling now.

Jon C

Reply   |   Comment by Jon C  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+60)
#8

to comment 3

hey Precizion ! do your name honor and research precisely...

as you can figure out from this page
http://dawhois.com/site/rightutilities.com.html

rightutilities-com is a URL from the Organization Giant Matrix Limited.

so before you blame someone for not being serious, get things straight first!

I am not related to that company at all, but i dislike ponting fingers for no reason.

Besides that, yes i couldnt find the five stars rating on tucows for this version as well. Only the 4 stars rating from the older version is there... YET.

I wouldnt wonder if the other more recent review appears soon there as well... i think giantmatrix just knew beforehand that the review will appear there and told that a bit early...

CY

Reply   |   Comment by CyTester  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-32)
#7

Yet another registry cleaner boasting awards without providing links to their corresponding reviews. And yet again the five tucows award can not be found on the tucows website itself. Oh yea, there's a 'Registry Washer' on tucows but it's version 3.5.1 and it's not by this company.

Very dissapointed. I'm not going to trust my machine to a company with such dubious marketing strategies. Sadly enough, there are still a lot of people who fall for these kind of false claims.

Thanks anyway GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by dany  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)
#6

Wow its Groundhog Day again ! ("Und täglich grüsst das Murmeltier"... german title...)

Thats what i thought when i have seen this giveaway the first moment.. well next thing i do usually is to visit the makers homepage to see more info about it.

I can totally understand if some say "noo not another one of those.... yadayadayada...."

BUT
something got my attention this time. On past giveaway comments we already discussed the pros and cons about registry cleaners. Some totally panic like "touching the registry is evil..." and others say "it can be useful if you know what you do". I am with the second on that.
One advice in the comments was sayin, "if you know what to do then do it by hand editing the registry.." that way you stay away from uncontrolled registry mess and only get what you want.
And yes, i can only agree to that as well.

Now here comes my point:
Hand editing the registry can be very tiring with the windows regedit inbuilt search. I always wondered, why cant search results be displayed in a convenient list to easy see whats found and then decide..
Registry washer claims to have exactly that function ! And even more, it has a realtime registry access monitor ! Finally a tool that can help us to "clearly see" whats happening in the background while a software acts, in realtime!

Those two features alone are reason enough for me to give this program a try.
How good it will be with the automated scanning and error detection... well, we will see.... In the past i trusted only 3 different programs on that.. (CCleaner, ERunt, and Comodo System Utilities) All three very reliable and free (!) programs.
(If you know what you do... LOL)

Ok i will get back and write hereafter i tested that to let you know if it worked.
Thats all for now...
CY

Reply   |   Comment by CyTester  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)
#5

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GAOTD TEAM!!

As I already said 1.000.000.000 of times this is a SUPER SATURATED field nowadays with tons of FREEWARE ALTERNATIVES out there as good as or even better than GAOTDs like this.

Please, GAOTD team, although I appreciate very much your service, would you mind giving us different products than REGISTRY CLEANERS and/or VIDEO CONVERTERS, which are instead offered here at least twice a week?

Please don't get me wrong....even the HD Defragmenting field is pretty much saturated nowadays, but if you offer for FREE an award-winning and outstanding product like "Auslogics Disk Defrag PRO", as you did a few days ago, everybody here is happy for that because any FREEWARE alternative out there can ever compete with its advanced features offered to its users.

For instance, today's offer is a pretty good app which does what it claims without any hassle, but what's the point of installing it if you cannot update it to future enhanced version (unless you pay an extra charge for it of course) and above all if you can do the same things for FREE with award-winning FREEWARE like these ones?

* Auslogics Registry Cleaner
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/registry-cleaner

* (Portable) Wise Registry Cleaner
http://www.wisecleaner.com/wiseregistrycleanerfree.html

* (Portable) CCleaner + CCEnhancer
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/features
http://singularlabs.com/software/ccenhancer

* (Portable) RegSeeker + (Portable) EasyCleaner + Registry Trash Keys Finder
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Registry-Tweak/RegSeeker.shtml (Portable version ==> http://www.winpenpack.com/main/download.php?view.298)
http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm
http://www.trashreg.com/rtkf_eng.html

* ADVANCED SYSTEM TWEAKER - Tweaking.com
With this FREE tool you can pick prepared registry tweaks without having to search them on the web and then copy & paste tons of different .reg files.
And this software allows you to even add custom tweaks of your own choice via Add Ons: cool, isn't it??

http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/advanced_system_tweaker.html

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Tweaking-com-Advanced-System-Tweaker-Screenshot-206292.html

* Puran Registry Cleaner
http://www.puransoftware.com/Registry-Cleaner.html

* Baku 4.3.4369
It searches for registry errors and unnecessary files in your HD and then it safely removes them from your system.

Key features:

- Locate duplicate files on your system (while ignoring system files)
- Deletes empty folders, History folder contents, Recent documents folder contents, Temporary folder contents, temporary internet files, cookies
- Searches Windows log files, shortcuts to missing files and folders and user specified file types
- Removes unused and obsolete keys, including ActiveX/COM, Application Paths, Fonts, Help files, Icon files, Sound files, Uninstall Programs and Windows Installers
- The registry is automatically backed up before any changes are made
- Implements the standard DOD 5220.22-M, to give you confidence that once deleted, your file data is gone forever (if Eraser is installed it will be used instead).
- Clears MRU lists from many applications including Media Player, eMule, Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip, etc.
- Compacts the registry hives to the minimum size possible
- Heuristic based scanning of applications MRU lists
- Ability to backup and restore the entire system registry and the system device drivers

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Registry-Tweak/Baku.shtml


And for more comprehesive PC TUNE UP utility:

http://www.toolwiz.com/products/toolwiz-care
http://www.puransoftware.com/Puran-Utilities.html

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+210)
#4

This software sector is so saturated with freeware registry cleaners / washers / optimizers that even trying to sell one as a stand-alone is optimism redefined. But today's developer is in a class of its own: to seriously expect anyone to install it today and in the event of a re-install have to fork out $29.95. . . and then have to pay AGAIN because the product is licensed only for 12-months is sheer witlessness.

I wouldn't normally comment on a GAOTD offer that I'm not going to try but in this case an exception is justified because not only is there no reason for the one year license limitation, there is nothing in the product's feature list to differentiate it from existing and constantly updatable freeware from long established providers of proven reputation.

Yes, the developer's website makes much play of this "award winning" product -- though inexplicably fails to mention just what, er, awards have been received -- and, true, it would appear to do more than merely 'wash'.

But feature-for-feature, Registry Washer offers nothing that Bill Pytlovany's wonderful WinPatrol doesn't do:

http://www.winpatrol.com/

when teamed up with Piriform's classic CCleaner:

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

(Use CCleaner for general cleaning and, if you think you're up to messing around with your computer's registry, then click on the 'Registry' icon in the program: it's just about the least aggressive out there in terms of system safety. For everything else, including real-time system monitoring and reporting, use WinPatrol.)

Sorry, GAOTD, but this current trend amongst some developers of trying to get away with selling software valid for a mere 12-months is getting out of hand. The only way for consumers to send out a message that they ain't fools is not to play along -- which is why I, for one, am not wasting my time on even downloading today's so-called award-winning product. Grrrrrr.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+161)
#3

Registry Washer, downloaded and installed fine on vista worked as said it would but I am very weary of these programs, make sure to make a back-up anytime you 'clean' or mess with the registry.

Reply   |   Comment by Precizion  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)
#2

The times I have tried to use these cleaner programs offered here I have regretted doing so. Not that they are bad but the facdt that most of the time if you need help the help is not there. Some open source programs are out there that do have very good suport and can be updated at any time when available.

Reply   |   Comment by ken  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#1

Just what everyone needs yet another registry cleaner
there are so many of them out there and most of the good ones are Free

I would have loved to seen the A+ Folder Locker instead

Thank you GAOD and Giant Matrix but Since I have these already this is not for me

So Thank you for the offer But I'm going to pass

Reply   |   Comment by Billy Martin  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-43)
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