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Are You Considering a Registry Cleaner Download?

Apr 4, 2008
If you are considering a registry cleaner download to clean or repair your Windows registry, this article will describe some of the main features to look for and the steps to getting the job done.

What is the Microsoft Windows Registry?

If you have a Windows-based computer, the chances are good that you have a registry which houses information about your computer, the users of the computer, the accessories (peripherals) attached to your computer and the operating system that makes your PC perform. Without maintenance of this registry system, your computer will not operate correctly. Like changing the oil in your car, it is important that you keep your registry maintained to keep efficiency and optimization on your PC.

There are some people with blogs online who try to claim that products that maintain and repair the registry are not needed. This is nonsense, unless if you know how to cherry pick your own system file by file to clean out corrupt or empty registry keys. Most of us do not have such skills, so good quality software is recommended to do the job.

What Qualities are Included in an Effective Registry Cleaner Download?

In all honesty, many of the registry cleaner download products available can be relatively similar in features. There are a few that have unique features, which gives you more for your money. The most important goal is still to get your computer fixed right, so effectiveness is the main objective.

First Quality: Easy to Use Download and Interface

Make sure that it does not take an Electrical Engineering degree to figure out the download process. If the software is easy to download it shows that the software company actually considered their audience when designing the product process.

Once you download the software, the interface should be extremely easy to understand. For example, each scan type offered should give a brief description of what the button (feature) does. By having this useful description, you can decide what to fix on your system.

Second Quality: Software Generated File Back Up

You want to be sure that your files will be backed up at the start of the scanning process by the software so that you can always revert back to the original file status if you do not prefer the changes made. This is simply a security feature for you.

Third Quality: Optimizer Features in Addition to Repair Functions

There are a few software programs out there that actually optimize your registry and Internet Explorer in addition to the regular cleaning and repair. Some even do a defragmentation of your hard drive and registry files for you (though you can also do this for free on your own in your system accessories). If you are paying for a registry cleaner download anyway, you may as well get the most you can for your money.

Fourth Quality: File Scan and Repair Preferences

This is only a feature for people who are more advanced. If you are an average person (like me) I do not want to understand electricity to use the lights in my house. I just want to flip the switch and have them turn on. Most registry cleaner downloads are like flipping on the light. They do all the work for you and know which files are critical.

Fifth Quality: Long-Term License

When you decide on software to use and do the free scan, once errors are detected you will have the option to purchase the software. Make sure you are getting a one year license with the software instead of a one time use. It is good to have the software for a year so you can do maintenance at least once a week or at least a couple times a month.

What Should You Do Next?

Finding the best registry cleaner download product is the most difficult part of the process. It is not easy to know what to trust due to the extremely large number of products and biased reviews.

If you are using a review site to help you choose the right product for you, make sure that they reviewed at least five products and that they have complete reviews of each product with grades or ratings on each software program. If they only have one product on their site, move on. Also, make sure that they offer screen prints or videos to ensure that the used the software that they are endorsing. It is not about how fancy the site is, only that they share tons of information for you about each product.

Once you choose a registry cleaner download, you can do the free scan. If errors are found you can purchase the software and do the repair. After the repair, make sure to log off you PC and restart for the changes to take effect. If you are curious about if errors were removed, rerun the scan after and see if they are gone. The entire process can take under 10 minutes.
About the Author
Daryl Moore specializes in Windows registry problems. For complete product reviews see www.registry-repair-source.com Details on Daryl's top product pick, Registry Easy, see www.registry-easy-info.com
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