RegCleaner 4.3.0.780

Reviewed by Pete Daniel

"Now you can easily get rid of old files"

Overview

RegCleaner aims to improve Windows computers that are being slowed down by a clogged up, inefficient Windows registry. The registry manages all the relevant information about Windows software, components and other aspects that form the brain of the operating system. It will sometimes get slowed down by incorrect registry entries relating to software that was uninstalled long ago and other entries that can potentially cause instability problems for Windows. RegCleaner aims to help to resolve these problems for you, but requires an experienced hand in so doing.

Installation

The installation process went fine and presented no issues. There were no hidden extras included with this software.

Interface

The interface is fairly basic. A scan of the registry will show suspect registry entries, their keys and present options to make changes. There is little to no hand-holding which makes this a difficult application to recommend to inexperienced users. The interface is basic but professional, lacking any visual florishes; it is straight down to business essentially.

Pros

  • Scans the Windows registry for problems to fix
  • Will remove incorrect file types
  • Old entries relating to software no longer installed will be removed
  • Unused DLL files that can cause conflicts are removed
  • Shared DLLs that are also no longer used are removed
  • Uninstall and remove any software present in the Windows Add/Remove program list
  • Automatically backup the Windows registry before making changes to it

Cons

  • Basic interface
  • Lack of confirmation dialog when actions are completed
  • Lacks meaningful instruction to users so more ideal for experts than novices when dealing with the Windows registry
  • Not updated for a while, so best with older versions of Windows
  • Other registry cleaners and system utilities can offer more options to users

Alternatives

CCleaner has a registry cleaning facilities which offers similar or better features to this package and it is regularly updated. The software goes beyond registry cleaning though as it can wipe history, usage patterns and other private information. The Wise Registry Cleaner is another package that provides specific help when it comes to tuning up the Windows registry to keep things humming along nicely.

Conclusion

RegCleaner is a package to perform clean ups of the Windows registry. It will remove unnecessary entries, incorrect entries and overall improve the functioning of Windows. There are some more recently updated packages which include a registry cleaner and support newer Windows operating systems, so they may be a better option going forward.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested RegCleaner on 11 Mar 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
RegCleaner Antivirus Report
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