You won’t easily find a 100% free utility that performs an in-depth check of your Windows registry looking for errors and broken entries, finds and classifies all of them, shows you a full report of what’s is slowing down your computer’s performance, and does fix all of the issues found in the end. Wise Registry Cleaner Free is such a tool, a one-click registry optimization tool suitable for all Windows users that – for a change – performs as promised.
This free app is not only effective but also flexible. It offers a fast scan that checks and fixes safe entries only, a deep scan for more savvy users, and a custom area for those who know what their registry needs. In this case, “Fast scan” has more to do with the depth level of the scan performed than with speed. Actually, it may take quite a while, which guarantees that all entries that the program considers that can be fixed safely are thoroughly checked and looked into. Once the scan is over, Wise Registry Cleaner Free shows you a report with all the problems found neatly categorized. These categories include ActiveX/COM components, Software and Application paths, File Types, Shared DLLs, Start Menu, Startup Programs, and Windows Services, among others. You can always tell the program which of these categories you’re interested in and which should be ignored in future scan processes. You will know at a glance how many issues fall into each category, as well as the total number of problems found. Clicking on the “Clean” button will get rid of all of them in a snap, or of most of them at least. The app is honest enough to let you know how many of these issues it has failed to fix (29 out of over a thousand is not a bad ratio, though), and regrettably, it doesn’t seem to offer any alternative solutions for those.
Together with its highly-efficient registry cleaning capabilities, this app comes with a System Tuneup and a Registry Defrag to help you make the most of your system’s performance. System Tuneup checks more than a dozen areas that the program could optimize for you in order to boost up your computer’s response. These areas include the system icon cache, the Aero Peek display speed, the memory pagination, the file system, the disk I/O, or the response speed of background programs, among other possibilities. After a quick check-out, you’re informed of which of these components require some optimization, and by clicking on the “Optimize” button, Wise Registry Cleaner Free will – once again – deliver as promised.
Registry Defrag will first check if your registry does need any defragmentation based on the redundancies found. You’ll know right away the defragmentation percentage and the redundancy rate of the various areas checked, and you will be wisely advised about the convenience of performing such operation now or if it’s best to wait for a higher defragmentation ratio.
Keeping your Windows registry in good shape is fundamental to your PC’s overall health. There are plenty of so-called free registry defragmenters and cleaners out there, but most of them will simply scare the daylights out of you by showing you how poorly you’ve taken care of your Windows registry and redirecting you to the developer’s store. Wise Registry Cleaner Free is truly free and it truly works, and though there is a Pro version with an extended functionality which you can upgrade to, this free tool is a fully-functional app in its own right and not merely a showcase for the things that Pro can do for you.
- It does fix all issues found
- Customizable system tune-up utility
- Registry defragmenter
- Portable version available
- May create some instability in certain systems