Registry Utilities

Registry Utilities
Developed by: Avanquest
Ranked: 8th
Overall rating:
Best price: $29.95
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Stephen
Qualtrough

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Review

Review summary

Good points Registry Utilities review good points

• Easy to use

• Efficiently detects and fixes Windows errors

• Good customer support

Bad points Registry Utilities review bad points

• Misses some registry errors

• Scans take longer than usual

Our verdict

Registry Utilities is incredibly easy to use, has a good range of features and can fix most registry errors. However, it fails to detect some registry errors and its scanning process is lengthy and inefficient.




Full review

Setup

The setup process of the software is simple and easy to follow. The installation takes a few minutes to complete, and once it’s done the software will run an initial scan to detect and fix any existing errors in the Windows registry.

Scanning

The scanning process doesn’t use a lot of system resources, but it does take a long time for the process to finish. There is no deep scan option, and the scans often do not pick up many registry errors. On the plus side, the post scan reports provide detailed and easy to read information about the errors detected by the software. Once the scans are completed, the user can decide which errors the software should fix, with the option of a ‘fix all’ button which will automatically fix all the detected errors.

Effectiveness

The software is effectively detects and fixes most registry errors, however, it must be noted that the software misses quite a lot of errors during the scanning process. Despite the scans taking a long time to finish, the software doesn’t detect many application related errors and fails to apply corrective measures to a few detected errors.

Safety

The program has a basic backup feature which will ensure that any changes to the registry can be restored. Although the software doesn’t make any unauthorised changes to the registry, in the case of your system becoming unstable Registry Utilities can efficiently and easily restore the last working configuration of the Windows registry.

Features

Startup Manager: This feature allows the user to view which programs start with the operating system and allows users to remove specific programs from the boot up list, which ultimately speeds up the boot up process.

Ease of use

Registry Utilities is designed to be easy to use for novice users. It doesn’t require any knowledge of how the Windows registry works and the interface is streamlined to make it incredibly simple to use. The interface is equipped with a few simple and easy to find buttons that allows the user to run scans. The reports provided by the software are easy to read and provide useful information on the errors it detects.

Help & support

Customer support for the product is impressive. There is a FAQs section containing a database of commonly asked questions, as well a knowledge base which contains user submitted enquiries about the software. Further, you can directly contact a customer support representative via email, live chat or by phone support. The customer support team is prompt in replying to enquiries and efficiently solves all problems encountered by users.

Overall

Registry Utilities is effective software that will detect and fix most registry errors to speed up your computer’s performance. However, its scanning process misses quite a few errors that are otherwise picked up by other registry cleaning software in the same price range. As such, it makes it difficult to recommend this software.


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Ratings breakdown

Overall
 received a rating of 3 for Overall
Setup
 received a rating of 4 for Setup
Scanning
 received a rating of 3 for Scanning
Effectiveness
 received a rating of 3 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