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Lavasoft Registry Tuner

Lavasoft Registry Tuner
Developed by: Lavasoft
Ranked: 6th
Overall rating:
Best price: $29.95
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Stephen
Qualtrough

Reviewer

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Review

Review summary

Good points Lavasoft Registry Tuner review good points

• Very fast scans and repairs

• Easy to use

• Attractive Interface

Bad points Lavasoft Registry Tuner review bad points

• Includes features that can be found on any Windows PC

Our verdict

Lavasoft's Registry Tuner is a rock solid registry cleaner program. It's easy to use, fast, effective, and is pretty to look at. The one negative about the program is that it includes some features that can already be found on Windows. The features are pretty much wasted space. However, it does come with some other useful features and you won't be disappointed. Make sure you take a long look at Lavasoft's Registry Tuner before buying something else.

Full review

Lavasoft is a company who makes many different types of software, but is most known for their anti-spy-ware products. We decided to give one of their other products a try. Here's a look at Lavasoft's Registry Tuner.

Setup

The installation process for the program is much like any other software. After purchasing the product for $29.95, download the setup file from the product website and begin the installation. After you go through the easy setup process, the program will take only minutes to install. The minimum requirements for program are very low, so an older PC running Windows XP or higher should have no problem running it.

Scanning

Scans took about 30 seconds to complete in our tests. Once a scan is completed, the program will show a list of issues with your registry. Scans are extremely customizable. There is a huge list of areas that you can choose from for scanning. By default, all areas are marked for scanning. The program uses minimal system resources both during scan and when idle, so don't worry about your computer slowing down.

Effectiveness

Lavasoft Registry Tuner does a fine job finding and cleaning your PC's registry. It detects more issues than most other registry cleaners, and it fixes them with ease. After just one repair, the program came back with zero registry issues on the very next scan. Other programs often need multiple repairs to rid every issue. Also, all features included within the program work to perfection.

Safety

The Registry Tuner is safe to use because of it's Recovery Center. Whenever a scan is performed, the program automatically backs up your current registry. So if you realize a mistake was made, you simply take a visit to the recovery center and revert back to a previous state.

Features

While Lavasoft's Registry Tuner comes packed with plenty of features, many of them are quite useless or available through Windows. However, there are a few surprises users will enjoy.

Clean drives – This feature is used to sweep your PC clean of useless files that clutter up your system, like cookies and temporary files. The feature comes with an exclusion list, which let's you protect files that you don't want accidentally deleted.

Manage applications – With this feature, you can manually uninstall programs on your PC. However, this is a useless feature because Windows already comes packed with a program manager.

System restore – Here we have another feature already found within windows. This feature let's you restore your system back to a certain point in time. Restore points can be created within the system.

Ease of use

The interface of the program is both attractive and easy to navigate. It's very organized with a brilliant tab system, and every feature comes with an explanation. This program will be a treat to beginners and veterans alike.

Help & support

The help and support for this product is about average is terms of helpfulness. It has help files, phone support, and questions can be asked and answered through email. It would be nice to see live chat support added, as it has become a norm for many software companies today.

Overall

Lavasoft's Registry Tuner is an all-round great registry cleaner. It might not have as many useful features as some other program, but it gets the job done and does it fast. New users will love the program's simplicity, and all users will love it's attractive interface. If you're looking for a program to help clean up your registry, this is one to look at.

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Ratings breakdown

Overall
 received a rating of 4 for Overall
Setup
 received a rating of 4 for Setup
Scanning
 received a rating of 4 for Scanning
Effectiveness
 received a rating of 4 for Effectiveness
Safety
 received a rating of 4 for Safety
Features
 received a rating of 4 for Features
Ease of use
 received a rating of 4 for Ease of use
Help & support
 received a rating of 4 for Help & support