Review–Free CCleaner vs 5 Windows Registry Cleaners

December 31, 2000 by
Filed under: Make Money, Reviews 

CCleaner is known as one of the free Windows registry cleaners, while most of the award-winning Windows registry cleaners may cost you about $30. A lot of us, of course will prefer to use the free Windows registry cleaner, since FREE is the best advantage. However, if we put aside the money issue, which Windows registry cleaner will stand out and work better to boost our PC speed & performance?

Which one of them works better to boost PC speed & performance?
We have installed CCleaner and other 5 award-winning Windows registry cleaners (included in the top 10 registry cleaners on TopTenReviews) and tested them on our daily used computers (one is XP and another Windows 7).

Our free registry cleaner review includes a comparison of  the functions and features of Windows registry cleaners. Items with blue color are explained in detail below the table. Read on the free registry cleaner review and find your answer: which one of them can help you boost PC speed & performance?

Ease of Use:
While all above Windows registry cleaners are marked as easy to use. Wondershare Registry Optimizer, Advanced Registry Optimizer and Registry Mechanic stand out as better with their logically-designed interface. All functions can be accessed in one click. Besides, explanations to most operations are provided for novice users, which is quite user-friendly. Since cleaning registry is not an easy task, using a user-friendly tool may saves you much time and headache.

Backup and Restore:
Since any improper modification in Windows registry can lead to serious results, it is highly recommended that back up registry before you clean and fix Windows registry.

CCleaner: asks you whether you want to backup registry every time before you make change. Both the backup and restore is manual, which tends to be time-consuming and inconvenient.

Registry Cleaning:
Having scanned our computers for three times with the six utilities, I discovered that paid registry cleaners can find out more errors than the free registry cleaner – CCleaner, and most of the extra errors belong to the 14 categories that CCleaner can not cover. We are not judge, but if you try them both, you will get your answer.

Note: It is arbitrary to say that the more errors found in registry, the better the registry cleaner is. A more reasonable criterion should be like this: after you have scanned Windows registry and repaired all detected errors, how may errors remain at the second scan? If the second scan still find many errors, then is there any meaning for the first scanning and repairing?

Program Cleaning:
Program cleaning helps you scan for computer history (internet history, search history, recent activities, etc.), junk files as well as invalid shortcuts that pointing to non-existent files or programs. Your privacy is guaranteed and more disk space is saved.

System Optimizing:
Compared with that of professional system optimizer, system optimizing here is more like a one-click optimization. It is to adjust registry parameters designed to boost PC speed & performance.

Among the six utilities, only Registry Mechanic, Wondershare Registry Optimizer and Registry Easy offer system optimizing tool. And Wondershare Registry Optimizer makes this function easier to understand, it optimizes the following items, with each item being explained.
– Optimize internet connection.
– Speed up Windows refresh.
– Speed up browsing remote computer.
– Speed up loading internet explorer pages.
– Speed up Windows shutdown.
– Speed up the Menu show delay.
– Boost up the Windows prefetcher service.

Defrag Registry:
Defrag Registry: Registry defrag can reduce registry fragmentation, and compact the registry to a smaller size. Therefore, it will take less time to access registry data, and speed up loading programs and opening files. All above Windows registry cleaners offer registry defrag tool except CCleaner. Besides, Wondershare offers two defrag modes: quick defragmentation and full defragmentation.

Summary of the free registry cleaner review:
If you are reading this paragraph, you almost finish reading our free registry cleaner review. And now what’s your answer that which one of the six Windows registry cleaners works the best to boost your PC speed & performance?

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