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Wise PC Engineer is a bundle of most important system utilities for performing different tasks on your PC.
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Wise PC Engineer is a bundle of most important system utilities for performing different tasks on your PC. It will help you to clean Windows Registry, free up disk space, defragment registry and disk, erase personal data and recover lost files. In addition it will hide important file or folder and lock your personal applications.

It is ALL-IN-ONE PC tool aimed to improve the performance of your computer. So if your computer is running slower and slower, please don't hesitate to use Wise PC Engineer!

System Requirements:

Windows 7 (x32/x64)/ Vista (x32/x64)/ XP/ 2008 server/ 2003/ 2000

Publisher:

WiseCleaner.com

Homepage:

http://www.wisecleaner.com/wisepcengineer.html

File Size:

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#49

I have installed the Wise PC Engineer 6.3.3 on March 5th. Today I stupidly clicked on the Help -> Update and it did update the 6.3.3 version to 6.3.4 without questions.

Now it shows that my version is "Trial". I had a registry backup and created a System restore point, bit it seems this information is not in the registry. I still have the 6.3.3 version installation, but am missing the correct config.ini file.

Can someone from the folks who installed the Wise PC Engineer on March 4th send me their config.ini file from C:\Program Files (x86)\Wise PC Engineer as it seems the registration info is there?

My e-mail is vnenov at lycos.com

I promises I won't try to update these packages anymore :)

Thanks,
Vlad

Reply   |   Comment by Vlad  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

I use Glary Utilities Pro and CCleaner, it is a tandem i have been using it for 5 years without problem, you guys try it you will not regreat they are safe to use than any other cleaner i have use before

Reply   |   Comment by Willie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

To all the folks here who have disagreed with my post #24 and the fact that the Windows registry never needs to be cleaned (except, as I said, episodically when the need arises to remove or change an entry)you are all simply deluded and have no idea what you're talking about. Far more harm than good is done by ignorant use of registry cleaners. The primary purpose for the existence of registry cleaners is to separate gullible people from their money.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Wynne  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

Greetings from Dublin, Ireland. The program is fine, but the language is not good enough. If you need help with translating what you wish to say into English, feel free to send me an email. I'll volunteer to help you out.

Antoine

Reply   |   Comment by Antoine Farrugia  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Ozawa:

When you say "There are may freeware utilities to clone your present installation of Windows to the Virtual Hard disk file" could you provide a link to any you would reoommend?

Since my PC came pre-installed w/VISTA I have no discs to define an OS to VirtualBox.

Thanks,
Dan

Reply   |   Comment by dan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#44

These programs that claim they are so good seldom are and often do dammage to computer programs.
If you want to try this then first back up everything before you even attempt anyting with this or any other so called cleaner.
I am not sying this is not a good program because it just might be the Cats meow. Just be careful and back it up first then have fun with this because you can redo if needed.

Reply   |   Comment by kEN  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#43

10. Michael, I want to thank you for helping me understand the registry a little better. Your explanation was very helpful. I printed it out for future use. This comment won't help anyone, but I wanted to let Michael know his comment was very appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by SharB  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#42

I think only old pc will use reg cleaner. if you use 6 quad core with 6 gigabyte DDR5 graphic card with 6 gigabyte DDR5 RAM, you don't need to touch reg cleaner. all you have to do is to clean your pc with soft and clean white cloth.

Reply   |   Comment by Tamby  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#41

#25 Yes you can use two. I use three. CCleaner, Glary Utilities, and Revo Uninstaller. Revo is the best for removing programs with as it will use the programs uninstaller and then scan for left over files, over 1400 with Vodafone software. And it does this all after making a restore point.
I won't be using this free give away as I already have a good system for cleaning.

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#40

Registry cleaners ARE useful if used properly with reason. To say Windows machines never never a registry cleaned is erroneous. Most uninstallers never touch the registry, which references all programs installed among other things). after using an uninstaller I always run a reg cleaner/optimizer to get rid of old program remnants in the registry. To allow cleaners, free reign, is wrong though. As stated, you could end up with an expensive doorstop if you don't know why you're doing. I do this for a living.

Reply   |   Comment by Arthur Glazer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#39

Mike #23...thanks for the good explanation for those of us that need it. I have heeded all the warnings I have read over the years...since I don't know what I am doing with the registry, I leave it alone.

Reply   |   Comment by nickb  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#38

Comments by #33 pretty much sums up this whole issue about the registry. Many folks want their voice to be heard but in the case of #24 you need to make sure you are speaking from a true knowledge base.
Like #33 I to am a programmer and the only thing I would add to what he has already provided is to say "All registry cleaners do not do the same thing. For example I can run the Uni-Blue program and each time it completely cripples one older program I use frequently. On the other hand after I restore the registry and run Advance System Care 3 for example it does a much cleaner job with out disabling anything.

Look at what is presented when you run a registry cleaner and clean what you feel needs cleaning are comfortable cleaning.

Mack

Reply   |   Comment by Mack  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

@25 Adam.

You can use as many registry cleaners as you wish. Those type software do not operate in the same manner as anti-virus software in which you should never use more than one of. Having said that, the fact that you can use more than one does not mean you should. A discussion of whether or not to use registry cleaners and/or which to use will draw alot of controversy and opinions. The fact of the matter is that most registry cleaners are, in fact, snake oil. They are too intrusive and usually end up deleting something that is needed for a given software. Through my years of experience (and I have not tried the software offered here today) there are only two cleaners which I have come to trust implicitly. They are Glary and Ccleaner. I use them both daily on my personal computer and never sell a computer without either. It should be noted, however, that even though back-up opportunities exist for both, I use regedit to create a back-up of my registry prior to the installation and uninstallation of software. You can Google how to export your registry for your particular operating system. The procedure, however, is basically standard for all versions of Windows. Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#36

I've heard that cleaning your registry can sometimes be helpful in getting rid of persistent malware, when following other clean-up steps.

Reply   |   Comment by godel  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#35

spell background correctly on disk defragmenter and fix data recovery from erroring out. when using it to try to recover a file a error pops up and will not go away. Had to end the task through task manager. Running windows 7 pro 32bit.

So far for free, this is a good program.

Reply   |   Comment by paul  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#34

Wise PC Engineer seems to be a handy set of portable apps/utilities, though they don't have the depth of features or the visual polish of some competing suites. Registry Backup I'd skip in favor of ERUNT &/or System Restore in Vista/7, since it doesn't do anything those don't, & is dependent on Wise's app for restore. Registry Cleaner isn't too bad, but I prefer a list of proposed *fixes* broken down by category rather than all lumped together. I like the Registry Defrag because it shows you the results of its analysis 1st, but it's not unique in that respect, & defragging the registry AFAIK is nothing really special, plus NTREGOPT [for defragging the registry] comes with ERUNT. The Startup Programs Mgr, Disk Defrag, File Recovery, File/Folder/Drive Scrub, & Memory Optimizer are all rather run-of-the-mill, basic looking/working apps, while the File/Folder Hider & Application Encrypt And Unencrypted aren't terribly sophisticated. Running the 1 Click Tune-up runs Internet Tracing, Disk Cleaner, Registry Cleaner, & System Tweaker in sequence -- tweaks seemed pretty minor, though 1 Click Tune-up did get rid of thousands of registry entries & files [files deleted were mostly Windows Update related]. Installation added 2 keys to the registry, one for uninstall & one for the app's path, which appears unneeded. The app's folder takes up ~11 MB with 33 files, 1 folder, though that will expand once you use the apps, adding configuration, data, & backup files -- e.g. the Tune-up resulted in a ~176 MB proprietary .zip file.

I rarely use this sort of thing, but will hang onto Wise PC Engineer for it's portability, sticking it on an external drive with my other portable apps in case it's useful someday working on another PC/laptop.

* * *

#29: "Remember… if you clean your toilet regularly, it will look pretty much the same from day to day. The person who waits and cleans the toilet when it is really dirty will have a tougher job ahead of him but will notice the difference tomorrow. So it is with registry cleaning."

Taking it a step further, FWIW, you can reduce the need for cleaning in the 1st place. While it's not risk free, monitoring an install with something like Regshot2 gives you a list of changes -- you get redo & undo files that, stored in the newly installed app's folder can later be used to make sure added entries are gone after uninstall. The risk is that a later installation of another app may need some of the same registry changes, & undoing those *might* have an effect. Still, as at least a guide for what to check, for me anyway it comes in handy.

Something else you can try is Universal Extractor... what it does is extract the files from the setup program. I use this for 2 things: 1) it can warn you if an install is going to include more major changes to Windows, & 2) many times the app itself doesn't need any registry entries, & if it does, it'll add them when it's 1st run -- the setup program OTOH may add hundreds of registry entries just for itself. Using UniExtract.exe on a setup file I often just have to rename the app's program folder, copy it where I want, then add Start Menu &/or desktop shortcuts. TO uninstall I just delete that folder & those shortcuts. Monitoring 1st run with Regshot2 I have a list of any registry changes that I can also undo.

Finally, I sometimes monitor the complete install in a XP Mode &/or win7 VM -- this is necessary with GOTD downloads because UniExtract won't work with their wrapper [it doesn't work with everything anyway], & using a minimal VM makes monitoring everything practical... taking a before or after snapshot in my regular install of win7 64 can take a loooong, looong time, plus InstallWatch Pro can be taking a snapshot in the running VM while I'm doing something else. When all is said & done then I can decide if it's worth it, & if it is, I've got a record I can use for a fairly complete uninstall.

Back to your analogy -- a highway rest stop toilet is going to need more frequent cleaning than the one(s) at home... if you limit what gets added to the registry in the 1st place, that's all the more you don't have to worry about removing later on. ;-)

* * *

Off Topic -- Apologies -- meritline.com has one of those USB sound card alternatives/replacements on their daily sale page... I've done Zero research on it, but considering how many complain that they can't record audio, thought maybe some folks would be interested in spending ~$3 to give it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#33

Thanks to #27 and #28 for correcting the totally erroneous information given by Jim Wynne #24. I have been programming since 1977 and I have never used the Registry in the programs I write today as residue left by programs can leave Windows in an almost unusable state.
In my opinion it was mainly introduced by MS to make copying programs nearly impossible, we pay dearly for this as instead of simply being able to copy to our new machine, we need to get the original install program. This can take days when installing some program languages such as mine and it infuriates me.
Clean your Registry regularly and carefully!

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#32

Agree with 24#

No registry cleaner, just common sense

24# Mike no need for that rant here

Chas

Reply   |   Comment by Chas  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-36)
#31

I’m always particularly reluctant to download offerings who’s blurb has obviously been written by someone with a poor grasp of my language. I’d bet I’m not alone in this, GOTD..!
Comment by Pete Gavin-Rowney

Oh, yeah? And you know the difference between "whose" and "who's," do you? Don't criticize what others do unless you do it right. Which you didn't.

Reply   |   Comment by Stevefah  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#30

Also, you may want to try Portable REVO Uninstaller, which has a great set of cleaning utilities. And, YES, you DO need to clean the registry, especially if you have removed or uninstalled any software. I am a SW Engineer and I have seen time and time again, systems that slow down over time because the owner does no maintenance, including registry cleaning. It is very ignorant of you if you think the registry never needs maintenance. REVO Uninstaller not only uninstalls programs, it also cleans any and all SW components that were left behind after the uninstall. It is phenomenal. As a SW Engineer, in this business for over 25 years, it is the number 1 tool for my own PC, and I have 4 of them, 2 for testing. If you are not a SW or PC Engineer, then please stop telling people something you know nothing about. Another good SW is CCleaner. It is my 2nd best SW for my PCs.

Reply   |   Comment by Sherry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#29

#24 says that the windows registry doesn't need to be cleaned. That may be technically true in that, your computer will probably keep running without cleaning.

However, over time, the registry becomes more and more bloated with unnecessary keys and values. Since Windows reads and accesses the registry all time, dealing with that bloat can cause Windows to become slower or less responsive.

In contrast to #24, many pros I know recommend regular cleaning for this reason: If you wait to use a registry cleaner until your system bogs down, you will be confronted with a list of registry problems that you cannot possibly wade through. (See some of the disaster stories above). And so, you will accept the automatic suggestions... and probably pay the price.

However, if you run it with some regularity, you will keep the registry lean.

Remember... if you clean your toilet regularly, it will look pretty much the same from day to day. The person who waits and cleans the toilet when it is really dirty will have a tougher job ahead of him but will notice the difference tomorrow. So it is with registry cleaning. (but not a pleasant analogy. :) )

I suggest using registry cleaner weekly or monthly. Make sure it backs up the registry... and use it conservatively.

As for this one offered at GOTD, it is adequate. It is not particularly better or worse than many other similar programs. But remember that even a screwdriver in the hands of an idiot can become a lethal weapon. Handle all tools with care. :)

But it is free. :)

Reply   |   Comment by friendinme  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)
#28

Glary is much better. In fact, you may want to try Portable Glary. You don't have to waste your hard drive space to install it. It is relatively new in the Portable version, but it works on my system: HP 64-bit, 8 meg memory, Win7 SP1.
http://portableapps.com/node/13329

Reply   |   Comment by Sherry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#27

Like several have said, IO Bit has a free version of Advanced System Care that has all of this and more. Have used it for many years on all six of my systems. Not sure how Wise PC Engineer at $40 can compete, but best of luck to them.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne in Indy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#26

I'm always particularly reluctant to download offerings who's blurb has obviously been written by someone with a poor grasp of my language. I'd bet I'm not alone in this, GOTD..!

Reply   |   Comment by Pete Gavin-Rowney  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#25

can i use 2 registry cleaners at a time on one PC. I have an active one on my system and am wondering if I cud use 2 or more on a system!

Thank you

Adam

Reply   |   Comment by Adam  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#24

The Windows registry doesn't need to be cleaned, ever. Anyone who thinks that registry cleaning accomplishes something useful doesn't understand how the registry works. There may be times when it's helpful to remove or change specific registry entries, which can be accomplished by using Windows' own Regedit, and which should never be done by anyone who isn't sure about what he's doing.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Wynne  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-22)
#23

#1: "registry cleaners sometimes go wrong and delete important ones."

If it helps...
Simplified, Windows registry is a central place for software, including Windows to store whatever data the software's developers want to store there. Sometimes the dev(s) choose to use something like .xml &/or .ini files to store things like options you've set for their app, while others will put all that info in one or more registry keys. That said, there are also things that need to go in the registry because that's where Windows looks to find them... when you install a video or audio codec for example, the only way Windows knows about it is because of the registry entries the codec's setup inserted, & Windows only knows to use the video card/chip drivers you've installed because keys in the registry tell it that's what it should use.

Now, every time you start Windows it reads the registry, & from then on, as long as Windows is running, the registry's constantly being read & written to. With all that activity going on you might think that smaller is better -- after all a one line text file opens much faster than one with hundreds or thousands of lines -- and you'd be right, *But*, your PC/laptop is so fast, & Windows reading/writing the registry is so optimized, that it normally takes an awful lot to make a difference you can notice. Windows continues to work fine on millions of PCs/laptops that have never had a registry cleaner run, ever. Question is: should you run one?

First off no registry cleaner &/or optimizer can get rid of all the garbage in the registry, because to do that it would have to know every app & update you've ever installed, what apps & updates are still installed, and what changes each has made to the registry. It simply can't know all that. What a registry cleaner can do [& does] is look for registry entries that point to something else that isn't there. Let's say you install an app, & it inserts all these registry entries, then you decide you don't like or need it & uninstall. Now let's say some of those registry entries it added tell the installer what to delete on uninstall [a common practice]. When all is said & done, you've still got those registry entries that say delete this & this & this... a registry cleaner can see those files &/or registry entries that are supposed to be deleted are no longer there, so it will delete the uninstall entries pointing to them. A registry cleaner/optimizer might add a few known tweaks, might look for a few known problems, & will probably have some sort of filtering to lessen the odds it'll delete something important, but in a nutshell they're still limited to looking for references to something that isn't there. Registry entries that never did point to anything, e.g. preferences you've set for an app, can be invisible from the cleaner's perspective.

A registry cleaner *can sometimes* still help however... 1st you have the entries it does delete, which *might* be enough to make a difference. And while a registry cleaner isn't going to diagnose a problem you're having, a registry entry it deletes might be a cure. [If you roll the dice enough times sooner or later you'll get 7 -- providing you've got a problem that can be fixed by deleting a registry entry, the more entries a cleaner deletes, the greater the odds it'll delete the one you want/need it to.] Registry cleaners/optimizers can also cause problems... Software developers don't always play by the rules [some of the most noticeable changes Microsoft made to Vista & then 7 (e.g. UAC) were intended to encourage developers to do things the way they're supposed to]. As I said above, a dev can to some extent put whatever they want into a registry entry, & that includes entries that registry cleaners will think are bad or broken. Wading through proposed changes [when a cleaner gives you that option] you can usually avoid bad things happening, but it can also be incredibly tedious.

Obviously it makes sense to make sure you can put things back before you make any changes to Windows registry. Being able to put things back can include backing up, either Windows or just the registry, BUT, having any sort of backup Does Not Mean you can put things back -- it does not work both ways; that's a common trap loads of people fall into, including many who should know better. Make sure that *you* can restore things if/when Windows won't start. If you use ERUNT, can you at least get to a command prompt to run its restore? If you use a backup app do you have a boot disc & the backup ready, does it work, & can *you* use it? Do you have any needed directions printed out, or are you trusting your memory? Maybe consider things like if a family member has a PC/laptop, are you doing this when you can use their system to go on-line if something goes wrong. Once you know that you've got all the bases covered, that you've thought it through & can put things back the way they were, pretty much the only thing you'll risk, running something like the Wise registry cleaner is your time.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+82)
#22

Does it bother anyone else here that installing this program would be like putting software still in beta (or alpha) stages in command of your system and free to make potentially undesirable changes to it? I, for one, do not want to have to deal with cleaning up such a mess, so my safe but simple answer to today's giveaway is: Thanks but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by internetexplorer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#21

I really Like ADVANCED SYSTEM CARE. Has never screwed me yet!

Reply   |   Comment by Yohan9  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#20

Yes, Kudos to Roy. Reason I downloaded. Glad I did. Looking really good so far.

Really like the easy to use start up screen. Most user friendly I have seen to date.

Will set restore point plus file recovery option if needed! Neat.

Thank you Wise Cleaner! Thank you GOTD for this really useful piece of software!

Reply   |   Comment by Chelle  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#19

Well...... after noting that "I" did exactly like those I was railing against (i.e. much talk and little "reviewing")........

This downloaded/installed/activated just fine on my Win7x64 machine. Truthfully I wish that all the GAOTD's activated automatically like this one.Fast and simple...... I like that!

As noted in my earlier post Wise is an excellent choice for software.Have never had any problems with ANY of their products and , so far at least, this follows the same path. Well written,simple,intuitive...... what more could you ask for? Well..... funny you should ask that :). Not a bad program.... just a little "bare-bones" imho. You can get all these modules and many more in Advanced System Care Free , which I have used for a long time with no problems btw. I do like the CLEARLY, LARGELY WRITTEN tabs to BACK-UP/MAKE A SYSTEM RESTORE POINT on the registry cleaner/defragger.

Overall..... a nice piece of free software that will get little use by me because of the afore mentioned Advanced System Care.

Reply   |   Comment by indianacarnie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#18

@1 Hi Ozawa, you can restore your PC to a previous point just use in Glary Utilities the restore to a previous state option, Glary makes automatic backup of the registry before every cleaning action, I dont know which version do you use it but certainly you will find, but please take in consideration that maybe the changes that you made after this previous process should disappear too. The most sure action, if you make now an backup, ( you can also make with Glary ) and then you restore to the previous state, and then you compare which one is the more profitable for you. in that case you can restore your PC to the actual state too.
Best Regards:
Robin Des Bois

Reply   |   Comment by Robin des Bois  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#17

Much talk and hand wringing about reg. cleaners but next to nothing about the program. Even the newest noob KNOWS to be careful around ANY registry related activities!

I am always looking for good programs of this type but have precious little information here to go on from our reviewers here. It "seems" to be like an Advanced System Care-type program but ..... who knows? From what I can gather its a registry cleaner .... and not a very good one at that!

Anyway..... I've used other Wise programs in the past and were/are extremely happy with them. So chances are that this is a well written piece of software.

KUDO's to Roy for actually giving us a review!

Reply   |   Comment by indianacarnie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#16

I normally compare the software here to what I have been using. I found that this program found about the same amount of files to be deleted as free CCleaner had found. Wise also found about the same as the free registry cleaner Regseeker I use. Regseeker has never taken out an important file in the years I have used it. The defrag was quick. So was the memory optimizer on today's.
I know some people have trouble with registry cleaners. But there are functions on most to back up your registry before you delete unnecessory files found. This one has both a system restore option and a registry restore. I suggest using at least one if you are nervous about using any registry cleaner including this one. You can always restore files that were deleted from using this cleaner.

Reply   |   Comment by Gerald Shippe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#15

I use Wise Registry Cleaner Free and Wise Disk Cleaner Free so I won't bother with this. I have had zero trouble with using either of them on Windows 7. I do have full image backups of my drives in the event of stuffing up my Windows installation. This has not happened with these programs when deleting even the "use caution" registry entries. I just select all and delete all. The FIle cleaner took back about 1Gig on a 3 week old Win7 installation with no bad consequences. I would presume this is there suite program. For a good degrag I use and recomend the free program called Defraggler.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Gordon  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#14

Do yourselves a favor and save time and money, never, ever, use a registry cleaner without setting a restore point. Even doing so does not guarantee your PC will restore to it's previous state, in fact when it's most needed system restore has a tendency to fail, often as a result of registry corruption.If Microsoft wanted you to use one it would already come as part of the operating system. Registry cleaners have turned many PCs into doorstops.....use with caution

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin A+  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#13

@ #1

I have been using Glary for years without a single incident. The same is true for Ccleaner. Nevertheless, apparently you did not read the instructions for Glary. You do not have to choose to create a back-up. It is done automatically each time you run the cleaner.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)
#12

Another school of thought with regard to registry cleaners says to run the cleaner, making backups of the fixes, immediately after rebooting.
The argument goes that when you've been running for a while applications make 'incomplete' or 'hanging' registry entries that they will finalise when they close. If a reg cleaner comes along in the middle of things it may interpret registry anomalies incorrectly and 'fix' them unnecessarily.
So, reboot, reg clean and save.

Reply   |   Comment by Phaedron  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)
#11

I agree with Ozawa about the problems that these "best" cleaners create as I have come across my share as well. What I have found in many cases with the ones that "work great" is that they serve as interfaces to running Windows utilities without telling you that they are only using Windows products...for those who don't understand, this eliminates the need to spend a lot of money on R & D. Roy, did you take a good look at the pages/menus when programs run to see if they bear a striking resemblance to Windows utilities like defrag or registry cleaner or registry cleaner?
This only a comment...still trying to see if I even want to take a chance on using this product. Looking for more than 2 comments, of which only one refers to actually using the program.
Thanks for listening.

Reply   |   Comment by Ed S  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#10

I too have made the same mistakes before of running a reg cleaner and went along with their recommendation of clicking one button to "fix" every single suggested erroraneous reg. (BTW, Glary's Utility offers basic reg cleaner just like Wise PC Engineering. Personally, I prefer specialized softwares for reg cleaner, disk cleaner, and disk defragment over all-in-one package because they offer more thorough clean up options.)

After many disasterous experiences, I learn the trick is to not "fix" every suspicious registry noted by the reg cleaner software. Instead, you go over each one and check each problematic reg and find out what their problems are. Reg cleaners are great at telling you what the problems are. For instance, in my case, I found several registry problems turned out to be file path non-existence. In those cases, all I had to do was "modify" using regedit to correct the file path. The only safest thing you can "fix" or "delete" without regrets are your reg.s of "MRU history data" because most of them will rebuild on their own when you re-start the applications later. But even then, I always review each reg and decide if I really need to fix them or not.

The important thing to leave regs that are part of your existing installed apps alone unless you are 100% sure of what you are doing. Only fix "leftover regs" from obsoleted/uninstalled softwares. This is why I suggest you manually review each of the recommended reg before clicking the button.

Another trick is to always make a c drive image backup before you start any registry cleaning. This way if you screw up, you can still restore your hard drive and not have to deal with reinstalling every broken application. Alternatively, backup your regs before you make any changes but I find it much easier to just do an image backup.

Other regs that I don't recommend touching are those pertaining to fonts, temp files, and keys unless are they are leftover regs from some uninstalled softwares.

Hope my personal tips here will those new to the concept of reg cleaners. If you use them properly with caution, you will definitely see an improvement in your PC performance and an increase in boot time speed.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+128)
#9

@Ozawa

It is not the program at fault (in your case Glary) but the user who firstly doesn't check the entries to be deleted and worse of all,fails to back them up.
If you don't know what you are doing,just don't use the reg cleaner

Reply   |   Comment by rick  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+48)
#8

Update:
Locks up during registry cleaning on my machine. Win 7 x64 SP1.

So I tried it a second time and seleted just ONE safe key to delete. 10 minutes later nothing, app is locked up again. Oh well.

Reply   |   Comment by Amy L Nitrate  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+60)
#7

Come on readers!
As time of writing, Ozama's general comments about registry cleaners (albeit valid) received +11 votes, while Roy's neat summary of this giveaway receives -3 votes! Can't we keep focussed on this giveaway here?

Reply   |   Comment by MyTuppenceWorth  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-65)
#6

Was testing your program and ran across this problem.
I clicked to try the Defrag when I seen this pop up right after its
analysis which said no defrag was needed.

WiseDefrag.exe - No Disk
There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive\Device\Harddisk4\DR4
I could not close it out and tried all 4 ways, the X, Cancel, Try Again, Continue buttons all did nothing.
I had to use Ctrl + Alt + Delete aka Windows Task Manager, to shut your program down.
I use Windows 7, 64 Bits, Internet Explorer.
I do like the interface and options you have on this.

Reply   |   Comment by Hooty  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)
#5

@1 Ozawa

You do not require a test machine. Use Virtualbox for testing any Operating Systems, Applications etc. There are may freeware utilities to clone your present installation of Windows to the Virtual Hard disk file.

Reply   |   Comment by Hari  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+49)
#4

How well does this perform compared to Glary??

Reply   |   Comment by angie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-52)
#3

With dual monitors on my ATI card (clone mode) the program opens 1/2 on one screen and 1/2 on the other every time. I only have seen this before on very old applications.

Otherwise it's your usual reg cleaner - tool suite that is freeware / payware.
I have used Wise apps before and have some trust in them.

Reply   |   Comment by Amy L Nitrate  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#2

Installed perfectly on a win7 32bit OS.

Simple but effective startup screen, it's very user friendly.
The cleanup tasks are very fast and easy to start.

list of all applications:

- Registry backup
- Registry cleaner
- Registry Defrag
- Make a system restore point
- Restore system with a system restore point.
- Disk cleaner
- Disk Defrag
- file recovery
- memory optimizer
- auto task to shut down reboot etc
- file/folder hider (with password)
- Application encrypter/decrypter (set a password on a program so only you can open it )
- startup program manager

I have tried all tasks except the defrag task.
The one's i did try are working fine.

Thank you GOTD for this nice and easy program.
And congrats to wisecleaner

Reply   |   Comment by Roy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+155)
#1

registry cleaners sometimes go wrong and delete important ones. I've heard many reg. cleaners claim that they're the best in the market. But not all of them explain why they're the best. I once used Glary Utility's (given away here in the last year) reg cleaner and always regret that i clicked on that button without saving the regs first. most of my programs just don't start! I just can't take a risk and try its reg cleaner. I don't have any test machine like those great commentators who have extra machines. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Ozawa  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+70)
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