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Wise Registry Cleaner 3 Pro Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Wise Registry Cleaner 3 Pro

Speed up your PC by cleaning your registry.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 348 89 comments

Wise Registry Cleaner 3 Pro was available as a giveaway on April 26, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$24.50 / month
free today
Recover various data from computer and flash media drive/card.

Wise Registry Cleaner speeds up your PC by cleaning your Registry and optimize your Windows System.

The older your PC is, the more junked-up its Registry becomes. Badly written programs don't bother to clean the Registry when you uninstall them, and some programs add unnecessary junk to the Registry. The more junked-up your Registry, the more likely it is to crash or to slow down your PC.

Wise Registry Cleaner will make your PC faster and more stable. It removes all junk that accumulates in your Windows Registry. You can safely and easily clean your registry and it offer a useful feature - System Optimization tool. Using this tool, you can easily tune up your PC in Minutes - and without being a PC expert!

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/XP-x64/2003/Vista/Vista-x64/2008 Server





File Size:

1.19 MB



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Looks like simple software to use. I tried the registry cleaner and it took out a lot of junkk. I have windows XP My computer is now working faster.

Reply   |   Comment by Josie  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Looks like simple software to use. I tried the registry cleaner and it took out a lot of junk. My computer is now working faster.

Reply   |   Comment by Josie  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

# 1 If you not like kill P.C make System Restore # 2 WiseReg Pro is good so you be ok,to check I run it work good.take of old software run & not fix,next run Glarysoft >RegistoryFistAid>Reg*R*>HackCleaner>Baku>RegScrubXP>CCleaner>freeWindowsR*R>
>EnsingFreeReg*R>RegHealer>AdvancedWindowCare>RegCleaner>RegClean>EasyCleaner> >RegSeeker>& last of all Wise Register Cleaner Pro it found 6 that was miss so it is very good,now not so good is it got add for wise disk cleaner may spyware scaner say it is Adware.Ndware not so good as it a link 4 scan & it out.

Reply   |   Comment by hotdoge3  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded and deleted so-called safe reistry values. Had nothing but problems ever since. Recommend not to use. Eaz-Fix saved me.

Reply   |   Comment by Butch  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I tried it, seemed to work ok i suppose. Then I used "reg seeker" (free..used it for years) it did a better job...and faster. Seems this program cant find uninstalled reg items on my pc. back to the trusted reg seeker and CCleaner for me.
thank goodness this was a giveaway..I would have been very depressed if I paid money for this.
my 2 bits..ty again give away team

Reply   |   Comment by Jazagod  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#41: I disagree. Why should we download and use a program that does absolutely nothing useful, but can and probably will harm your system? Comparing pest and cholera doesn't make sense. All reg cleaner are bad programs, and comparing their ease of use or the beautifulness of their interface has absolutely no sense. Don't use any of them if you want to be on the safe side. Dot.

It is surprising how easily people can be persuaded that the system has been improved without doing a serious benchmark test. OK, when we install a program, we want to be persuaded that it works and is useful. So are the human beings. But the reality is different. If you are programmer and you know exactly how the registry works, you can't trust the hoaxes!

Reply   |   Comment by r0lZ  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To me, Wise Registry Cleaner 3 Pro is a great program, well worth trying. My system: XP SP2; 700MHz processor; 512 MB RAM; 16GB of used disk space.

The registry scan took 9 minutes. Under Components Subsystem I checked only Invalid Paths; I checked everything else but IE URL History, which I figured would take forever. I didn't know that was even in the registry.
40 minutes for me to check the list of registry problems
5 minutes to remove entries marked as safe to remove

These items were found (but about 30-40 were marked as possibly unsafe to remove; although some were only because they were references to a path on a removable disk and probably OK to remove, I didn't remove them this time):
Invalid Paths (302)
Software Section - All User (435); Current User (173)
Application Paths (12)
File Types (204)
Help Files (2)
Shared DLL (38)
User MRU Lists (338)
Uninstall Section (51)
Start Menu (46)
Most of this was for MS Office, which I removed from my system about a week ago--many I wouldn't have known to remove because they are listed under a Windows Installer path. There were also some entries for a few other programs I had removed and for ActiveX files.

If I had tried to remove all of these manually, it would have taken me 3-4 hours. Even though the majority were easy to recognize, I could have spent even more time agonizing over which entries it was OK to remove and probably would have left a LOT of them that were safe to remove. I consider myself an intermediate user in some areas and advanced in some software applications, but I try not to mess with the registry.

Sorry I didn't get a chance earlier in the day to try it and give a review. Maybe this will help some of you decide whether to try it.

Reply   |   Comment by Miss LN  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

GOTD Team,
You all are doing a great job. I would love to be a fly on the wall to see how you decide what is next. :)

To all of the great users, (and not-so-great), most of us know what the dangers are with ANY reg cleaning utility.
If you are just an average user, (an average user is someone who runs applications from their desktop, but does not explore the processes that they use, nor do they explore the system hidden files or even the folders they are in, nor do they read and understand any of the windows updates that are downloaded), any reg cleaning program is NOT for you.
However, if you are the type of user who has built their own system, (as I have many times), and who does explore all of the above and beyond, then a reg cleaning utility will come in handy.
You see, one reason to use such a program is to take care of a bad/faulty install. A utility like this will allow the knowledgeable user to go in and surgically remove keys and other values that may have gotten corrupted for what ever reason.
I did install this program on an XP sp2 system and it seemed to run fine. As I already have utilities that perform this function, I chose not to keep it. But as I said, it seemed to run fine.
The bottom line is, if you cannot answer the question, "What is a .cab file?", then you probably do not have enough know-how to use a reg cleaner. Try a simple defrag on your hard-drive, or remove some stuff out of your start up tray if your windows is slowing down. Just about every computer I see now days has WAY to much in the start up.
If you are not using it CONSTANTLY every time you are on the system, then it does NOT need to auto start on boot up. This little trick will help to get your system running/booting up a little quicker.
As for todays offering, two thumbs up GOTD. Thank you again for your work.

Reply   |   Comment by Papa Smurf  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Excellent program. I installed this on 3 different computers (all XP pro) and on two of them, the computer booted faster and seemed to work faster overall. The best part was the third computer - the keyboard had stopped working and I hooked up a second keyboard and it didn't work either. I tried the registry pgms I already had (the mouse was still working) but couldn't fix it - so had planned to take the computer to the shop tomorrow. Figured it was a corrupted or lost driver but am not savvy enough to know what else to do to fix it. Guess what - I ran this pgm today and suddenly the keyboard is working again. I didn't tweak any settings - just did the registry backup as instructed and then deleted only the items that were checked off and green-lighted. Highly recommended!

Reply   |   Comment by Sharon  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

IMHO the best cleaner is to format and reload windows. When will you people learn to keep your crap backed up or partition your drive where your operating system is seperate from your important data, photos, ect....

Reply   |   Comment by big dummy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I had no intention of dowloading and installing this software, but had a change of thought and decided to try it AFTER doing a full image backup.

I followed the instructions and did exactly as suggested and found 83 safe entries which I deleted. Found only 6 possibly unsafe which I left. Now what followed makes no sense to me at all.

My pages are loading much faster and surfing speed has increased as well. Why !?! How is it possible ? I have only been using this software for about 30 minutes and all appears to be very good with no problems.

I am very surprised by the results, but am still uncertain as to if I will keep this as cCleaner, Glary and AWC does well for me.

Reply   |   Comment by springheal  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Meet me in the forums (Under Software)and I will answer your questions on installation and protection using Returnil.


Reply   |   Comment by kc4cop  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hey Deadly Furby, comment #58, thank you very much for the link to the Icon restorer program. I'm always having to rearrange mine after playing certain games (especially freeware ones). Just to save anyone who fancies trying it out the bother of having to retrace back to comment #58 here's the link again.

I've tried it and it works brilliantly. I also takes up very little space. :)

I've deleted today's giveaway though as I'm with the several commenters who say this is unecessary; though I still delete registry keys manually. I think they do more harm than good, especially if you're a relatively new user.

Still it's great to see the wide variety of giveaways here. there has been some excellent ones recently.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit aka Stephen  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Today's GOTD product offers a couple things most in its class do not. I find that favourable.

However, I was disappointed there were no links to view screenshots of a decent size. That usually leads me to not bother with a product. I recommend the author offer a screenshot option on his site of at least two shots. It is SO helpful to the consumer that knows nothing of the author or company.

Also, and NOT to put down the statement made at the site, but I have a rhetoric to it, neveretheless, to suggest thereafter:

" The older your PC is, the more junked-up its Registry becomes. Badly written programs (and there are plenty of those around) don't bother to clean the Registry when you uninstall them, and some programs add unnecessary junk to the Registry. The more junked-up your Registry, the more likely it is to crash or to slow down your PC."

Actually what speeds up the computer or optimizes systems after installs and uninstalls of apps is a simple system defragmenter run. Seriously. THAT will distinguish an optimization vs what the typical registry claim tends to be. Try a defrag after every install or uninstall to see what I mean. Auslogics free defrag is the quickest and does not slow performance if run in the background. Its thorough, unlike many that still need to be run again after a first run or two.

Reply   |   Comment by Michelle  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Downloaded,installed and ran Wise Registry Cleaner 3 Pro.
The Program advised and Did a Backup and Restore.
The Scan found 152 problems
77 can be fixed, ticked green, safe.
75 can try to fix,not ticked,marked orange,not fully
Removed the 77 ticked green.
Easy to use,click on any entry and it shows the file in Regedit, yes
i will keep this program, i have eight Registry Cleaners i use them in rotation, never have anything deleted in error, the result, a zippy startup and a junk free Registry, just watch whats to delete.


Reply   |   Comment by Paulga  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have to say I have tried virtually every available registry cleaner possible. Yes, paid and free. I have YET to find one that comes close to the extensive and thoroughness of "Easy Registry," which has been been offered on here. That is one GOTD I WILL BE buying when the key is no longer a GOTD. In addition to its cleaning, its back-up utilities beat some of the others I have used as well. Plus, its automated. It has saved my arse so many times. :-) Its also faster than CCleaner, Glary, etc.

I.e., ER may pick up and clean 600+ on my XP whereas CCleaner and others may only pick up 150+ or so on the same scan, minus any cleaning, just for a comparative of my own.

Not many commend the stand-out GOTD of the past so I just wanted to share my experiences with one GOTD in relation to todays.

THAT is in no way to suggest I am putting today's GOTD down. I do intend to try it after this. After all, it may pick up on something Easy Registry misses.

Nothing is perfect (but God alone); but excellence is always the target and strived for. ;-) I do hope this helps someone. I have not noted these apps speed up my computer performance any BUT it does reduce errors (though it can also cause them--not found on Easy though) and it does at least prevent sluggish performance, which I assume must be what they mean by these cleaners improving speed.


Reply   |   Comment by Michelle  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Argente ftw, my old computer has 130 ish mb of registery apparantly, mostly junk from old documents and programs.

Read about half the comments, then tried it out.

This is far far better for people who don't know EVERYTHING, it explains so much. Argente says what the key is about, but not if it is there or not, which is very important. Brilliant program, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by tobylane  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ugh...hung on startup and took forever to make a back up in Vista Home Premium. It doesn't take Ccleaner nearly as long to back up the registry. I'm sure it would have worked fine eventually after it did all the backup. However, I'm not recommending it simply because it's way slower compared to Ccleaner. Ironically, I uninstalled this with Ccleaner. Anyway, still thank you GOTD. I'm sure this software would work fine in XP, Vista's just a little odd with some programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Geo  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

There is really no good reason to risk using ANY reg cleaner. Look at almost any online computer tech site and they will advise against it.

Reply   |   Comment by F A B Scott  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#60 that was Wise Disk Cleaner 3 Professional not the registry cleaner

Reply   |   Comment by CN  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#29 or possibly they have a "WELL THOUGHT OUT INCLINATION" Of marking it bad or good, yet there are those that just click... I myself use the well troddened well written RegistryBooster as well as RegistryGenius they serve me well, oh and on ocassion I use PCONPoint another of my three purchased Registry helpers.

want free games? www.gamershell.com for nice one's.

Reply   |   Comment by StanP.  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I used this program and it wasn't bad. Not for a beginner. I have been using tweaknow regcleaner for years, without ever a problem. I also use CCleaner all the time. Eddie

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well, I'm kind of new here and usually don't comment but I had to put my 2 cents in after trying this program on Vista Home Premium.
It found over 800 registry errors, several HKEY"s and CSLID's which I set to ignore. It also said about 60 were unsafe to clean. I cleaned what was left. Does not help at all,. In fact, I had to re-activate two of my paid programs as well as resort my desktop icons. My disk defrag and Tracks Eraser Pro, had to have the registration keys re-done. Also, Updates for my MS Office that were there prior to using this software would not install.
I did create a system restore point prior to using this registry cleaner and was forced to restore to it after using it. Luckily, Vista has the ability to restore the systems registry back to where it was at the time of the restore point was created. The MS Office updates are now installed. Sorry but thumbs down from me today.
I just can't recommend anything that did what this software did to my system. It seems that registry cleaners need an advanced user to be safe.

Reply   |   Comment by Gerri G  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wise Registry Cleaner3 Pro is a great program! Compare it to CCleaner or whatever you like – they all work the same way, by looking for reg entries that don’t go anywhere, like to a program that was removed for example. Category by category I ran CCleaner & Wise Registry Cleaner3 Pro side by side and got the same results. The difference – double clicking a line in Wise Registry Cleaner3 Pro opened that key in Regedit so I could check it out – Great!

ANY registry cleaner can get you into trouble if you delete the wrong keys. Which keys are the wrong ones? Depends on what you’ve got installed – there are no hard, fast rules, so it’s a bit of a risk... That’s why so many are making comments that *in their opinion* registry cleaning software is worthless. That’s also why some folks have great luck & others trash their system. Use ERUNT, or set a system restore point in Vista, & you’ve got a way out – no harm, no foul.

Can cleaning up the registry help? Well, an ERUNT backup of my Vista registry = 67.5 MB – in XP Pro SP3 RC2 it’s 47.3 . This system’s new, and in a year I wouldn’t be surprised if both didn’t double (triple?). The bigger the registry files are, the more data has to be read into memory, and the more data that has to be parsed. One or two or even a hundred entries deleted might not make a huge difference, but if I get rid of a hundred a month?... a week?... Or do I wait until Windows will barely run anymore? And what about reg entries that are bad, and screwing up the way Windows & my other software runs?

I guess I could compare it to trying to stay healthy or not -- you can try and watch your diet and exercise, or you might wait until the doc tells you to lose 200 pounds, & oh yeah, you're now diabetic.

At any rate, for anyone of the opinion that cleaning out the registry is bunk, I had an install of Windows 98 SE that I kept going, over several motherboards, CPUs, and dozens of hardware changes, for 8 years! Maybe more... You can’t do that unless you keep the registry in good health.

Reply   |   Comment by mic  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I am fascinated at some of these reviews. There are even some people that installed the software but are afraid to use it.

I got interested in this software when it was featured recently by CNET on Download.com. I have been looking for a cheaper alternative to Registry Mechanic and gave Wise Registry Cleaner a try a fews weeks ago.

This program is good. Comparing it to Registry Mechanic, it more thorough, it offers more information and it is more configurable. When I ran it for the first time, I was able to clean hundreds of registry entries that Registry Mechanic never did find. I found the program to be faster too. Yet, I do need to qualify "faster". First, I never let a registry cleaner clean anything without reviewing each entry provided. Since the Wise Registry Cleaner provides a lot of information for each entry, it makes my reviewing entries much faster and easier.

There are a couple of caveats. Always backup your registry!!! (Wise Registry Cleaner lets you do this.) Also, do not remove "Not fully Safe to Remove" registry entries unless you really know what you are doing. Just remove the "Safe to Remove" entries.

Last, every registry repair program I have ever used has a problem with entries that have icons (and similar things). For example, when validating a program path, entries like "c:\program files\some directory\someprog.exe,0". It is the comma and zero after the "exe" that confuses these registry removal programs.

Anyway, don't delete these types of entries (unless the program no longer exists on your system). In most cases, the ",0" refers to which program icon to display on your desktop but it could be anything. Like most registry cleaners, the Wise Registry Cleaner makes it possible to right-click and add the entry you want to keep to the exceptions list so you won't be bothered with this again.

In short, I like and recommend this program very much. Plus, I am now able to use the PRO version!

If you need, lots of hand holding, check this program out anyway. It should be OK but I will say that the help system is sorely lacking information for advanced features and use. In fact, when I clicked on "Help Online", I was taken to the "Wise Disk Cleaner" help page. I had to find the "Wise Registry Cleaner" help page on my own!

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Wise Registry Cleaner3 Pro is a very good program – I like it better than CCleaner for checking the registry, & I like it better than most of the other dozen or so programs I’ve used over the years since Win95. I especially like the description of what it finds wrong with a key or value, & that double clicking on a line will open that key or value in Regedit so you can check it out & maybe fix it. What I don’t like is that it had trouble with path & file names in the Windows folder of Vista Home Prem 32 SP1.

The Windows Registry is a database made up of several files that stores information and settings for Windows plus most of the software you install. It will have errors – it’s that simple because programers and their tools aren’t perfect. If you uninstall software, it often gets worse, with registry entries that are left behind. Wise Registry Cleaner3 Pro, or CCleaner etc, go through the registry looking for values that don’t go anywhere. If a registry entry says there should be another key with this name, and there isn’t, it flags that entry as bad. If an entry says there should be a file on your hard drive, and it isn’t, that shows up as bad too. Wise Registry Cleaner3 Pro also will flag keys that have no value entered.

If there’s a problem with this sort of approach it’s that rules for using the registry are like the speed limit – some folks obey, others don’t. There’s always a chance that even though a registry entry appears to be bad, a program still uses it just like it is – i.e. maybe it just reads a value and never looks to see if that value is actually a key somewhere else? Most of the time deleting a key like that is harmless – often if a program uses it it’ll just put the key back next time it runs. But deleting registry entries can sometimes cause problems.

Wise Registry Cleaner3 Pro does a backup for you when you first start the program, & can perform another backup whenever you like. It also tries to limit just what you can do, keeping you out of trouble. Still, if you want to be extra safe, go here and get ERUNT http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt – it’ll not only back up your registry, but you can put it back using a boot disk if Windows will no longer run. And yes, that is a possibility any time the registry’s edited, though probably a remote one with Wise Registry Cleaner3 Pro.

Whether it’s worth the risk to use *any* registry cleaning or optimizing software is ultimately up to you, since you’re the one who has to put things back, & you’re the only one who knows how much of a hassle that will be. Since Windows reads and writes to the registry constantly – download and run Process Monitor from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx for shocking proof of just how often – keeping the registry in good shape will help Windows (and your programs) run efficiently. It might not speed things up, but it will help to keep everything from slowing down.

Though it probably has no bearing on your using Wise Registry Cleaner3 Pro, it might be worth it to note that with Vista there are a few more *Gotcha’s*: a program’s registry entries can be different depending on whether you installed it with User Account Control (UAC) on or off; software in Vista tends to use a LOT more protected keys that you cannot easily edit or delete; & while it’s not Vista’s fault, using invalid or hidden keys is more widespread.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

well, i found this program on downloadsquad.com a few months ago, and i've been using the free version for a while. be warned, if your computer is old, you might crash it, and won't be able to boot. ( i was using xp) it happened to me on a couple pc's, but i fixed them by booting from the xp disk, and from the command prompt, i used the "chdsk /l" command and i used the "fixmbr" command and/or "fixboot". after that, it was back to normal, and i had no problems using this software. i think older machines go through so many changes over time, that files get corrupted, and orphaned files make things confusing for the operating system, so if there are dependencies, it might go haywire.

so be warned, issues can arise, and i wouldn't recommend the average user to mess with the registry. it's a lot safer to optimize your system by reformating after backing up, and only installing what you need. AOL and anti virus software like norton are some things that slow a computer down, and infect everything on your computer and registry. i spent hours going through the registry of one computer because it was a network/domain installed antivirus that needed a password i didn't know (but later i found out the password was symantec) :p these kinds of software add values in almost every part of the registry! also don't download browser toolbars! bad! if you only install what you use, and keep away from bloatware or crappy downloads, then you will have a zippy computer.

bottom line, use at your own risk.. i like it, but i like to tinker. :)

Reply   |   Comment by juan  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

You can not tell a perfectionist that there are 4,362 unneeded registry keys clogging his registry but it is risky to remove them.

This is why we use these programs whe we know we shouldn't.

Reply   |   Comment by russ  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I just scanned my computer using a few different Registry Repair Programs and here are the results (Program used & problems found):

Advanced Registry Doctor: 64
Glary Utilities: 217
Eusing Free Registry Cleaner: 291
TuneUp Utilities 2008: 0
Wise Registry Cleaner: 570

Reply   |   Comment by Godfather64  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Is Wise Registry Cleaner better than Regseeker?

Reply   |   Comment by scania  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Did anyone notice that 7 days ago, this was also available for download?

April 19, 2008

That was last Saturday.

I do believe this application is here via an error.

Reply   |   Comment by Tina-Banana  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Wise RC is a trusted program - I have just used it after running other reg cleaners and it found a lot they missed. My PC is also fine after using! That said always create a system restore point before trying any tweak/clean programs out :-)

Thanks GAOTD - why does McAfee SiteAdvisor flag you up as a risky site BTW, can't say I have ever had any issues/problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Warlock  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#19, #51 >>
You might want to download the freebie program "Icon Restore" http://www.download.com/Icon-Restore/3000-2347_4-10163499.html

It gives you the ability to save the placement of your desktop icons and restore them to their saved placement any time they get moved for any reason. (Be sure and read the readme). It's a tiny program that's a must-have IMHO.

Reply   |   Comment by Deadly furby  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

47#, great point: Thumbs up/down isn't trust worthy enough for me. I always read the comments before downloading any GAOTD software. Honestly, lots of comments are wastes of space for me unless:
1) Actually describe experience with THIS offered software.

2) Throw out warnings with specifics to said software, not just "Don't download, I had a bad experience with X that did the same type of thing back in 1999." (Any well-described warning related to current software is what I'm looking for)
3) Give out freeware alternatives without saying that you haven't made a comparison. e.g. "Don't download! X-Ware does it safer and is free. (huh? what does that mean? Did the GAOTD make you need to do a clean install...I need to know.) Just note that you aren't bothering to download.

BTW, these boards have also been a wealth of information for me. I found REVO uninstaller this way, and lots of other nifty tools. It really is a great resource for people not in the know--like me!

Reply   |   Comment by Josie  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It's funny how they offer a lot of these programs and then they offer registry cleaners since they know all these programs that people try and uninstall some are messin up their computers. XD

Reply   |   Comment by irina  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

thanks for the software gotd, one question, can anyone tell me where the "move" feature is.

Reply   |   Comment by martin  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Kewl. My registry is so gunked up, I need something like this!
Thanks so much!

Happy Dae.

Reply   |   Comment by Dae Powell  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Too many reg. cleaners means too many ways to screw-up the registry...I too will stay with CC Cleaner as I just5 had to reformat and I suspect it was because I was trying too many different cleaners trying to findone better than CC.

Reply   |   Comment by k4lopk  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Zip archive is not valid and the mirror link doesn't work either :(

Reply   |   Comment by Undead Fox  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I just installed this and ran the Fix, then Optimize on Win XP Pro 64bit.
The Good:
It hasn't wrecked anything yet.
It works on 64bit.
Windows is snappier.
The Bad:
Messed up my desktop icons but I put them back.
The window that pops up after a reg fix needs wordwrap or something, I could not read it all.
You have to install it during the free offer time, that's not free.

Final thoughts:
I have to give this a Thumbs-up for working on 64bit, hard to find stuff that does.
Another Thumbs-up it did not wreck anything yet. I made a restore point, just in case.
I'm guessing the free download will not be free after today, delete.
I will buy this it nothing comes up bad later, but if Registry Mechanic worked on 64bit, I would buy it first.
Free for the day only.

Reply   |   Comment by Gardian  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have been using the free version for some time. It worked even on several versions of Vista. Registry cleaning is not for the faint of heart. Even programs that purport to make it easy. There are alwyase going to be gotchas. For instance, even the "safe" registry removals removed the registration for several programs. This program does a good job of what it does, you just have to know what you are doing.

Reply   |   Comment by Coucous  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

There is a bottom line.

1. No "Registry Cleaner" or "Registry Defragmenter" can improve or speed up a system.
2. Any important entry deleted in error can disable a costly software installation, reduce functionality, or cripple the complete computer.

If you know enough to check every registry key that a cleaner recommends removing, great! You may save kilobytes of disk space - the equivalent of an icon or two. If you are distracted for a moment and make one mistake, you may need to rebuild the entire computer.

To use the registry functions of Wise, Glary, Advanced, CC, etc. you must be very competent yourself or YOU RISK DISASTER.

Reply   |   Comment by Ike  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've been using the free version of this app for over a year and recommend it. Not sure why so many people do not like this. It's actually a great piece of software.

I had been using Registry Mechanic but when I got Vista, it didn't work correctly so I went looking for the best alternative. I found this software.

Most reviews of registry cleaners seem to be the same on this site, "destroyed my computer, waaah, waaah, uninstalled, waah, waah." I think most people fail to realize how dangerous registry cleaners are in general. You shouldn't just go whole hog and fix all "problems" if you don't know what you're fixing...ridiculous!

You wouldn't swallow 20 different pills with no labels for a headache now would you?

Reply   |   Comment by reddevil7nine  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I wonder if people thinking marking comments left to get them + or _ find that useful?
I use the thunmbs up or down more than silly comments like *I have vista so it does work*(Loook people I have the New O.S) or *Great stuff GAOTD* (User frightened GAOTD will vanish)
I think the Game giveaway comments tend to be more honest as they are'nt marked NO (on negative comments by those who like it and Marked YES by those who do...Screen Saver software is a good time to laugh at comments being marked...

Go ahead kiddies, mark this comment as useless and give me a laugh!

Personally Registry cleaners do more harm than good

Reply   |   Comment by Fernando Alonso  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank you very much GOTD. WOW works great. Thank you for your helpful comments # 24 (8)

Installed on XPSP2. Very easy to use. Gave clear explanation of the items that were either safe or not safe to remove. Used the optimizer as well.

My machine rebooted perfectly and I might add, more quickly too :)

I have ccleaner and Glary. WISE outperforms both of them by far. Works very quickly as well.

Thanks again GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Kathy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

No good! 50 fixes sucks!

Reply   |   Comment by goran  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I use Registry Mechanic, payed for, it has never done anything bad.
I'll give it a go.

Reply   |   Comment by Gardian  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Reg cleaners do more harm then good. Best way to clean is never use these "snake oil" registry cleaners. Even the old Microsoft RegClean would ruin your windows. Thats why they stopped development. Do not use!

Reply   |   Comment by Dixon Butz  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I use the free version of this and their disk cleaner on an XP machine and a Vista Home Premium machine. They run with no problems and have not caused any problems either. Whether my machines are improved, I can't say for sure. I also use several other registry cleaners, including CCleaner and System Mechanic 7 (paid version) and they often find differen problem areas in the registry. I may try this Pro version.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  15 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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