Boofo wrote:Ace Utilities has a beta 5 version they have been working on for a while now. I would be curious to see how well that does up against the rest.
jv16 wrote:Boofo wrote:Ace Utilities has a beta 5 version they have been working on for a while now. I would be curious to see how well that does up against the rest.
If I can download it, I can test it. Though it will take some time before I will be doing the third study, so they might get it to Final by then.
redmaledeer wrote:This is the most thorough and useful review of registry cleaners that I have seen, and thank you for making it. However I had one comment. Some registry cleaners assign different levels of safety to the errors which they claim to detect. For example, Registry First Aid gives levels of Safe, Caution, and Extreme Caution to the errors which it finds. The results given in the review could depend greatly on which level of errors one chooses to remove. It would be nice if the review gave results for each level of removal. Currently only a single result is given. If only a single result is given, it would at least be helpful to state which level of removal that result corresponds to.
BruceK wrote:I wonder why System Mechanic 8.5 (version 9 is coming out very soon) or Symantec System Works were not included in this review. These are probably some of the best registry cleaners out there. I would be very interested as to how they stack up against these other registry cleaners in catching and fixing registry problems. I own an earlier version of jv 16 PowerTools and it is undeniably good at what it does. I would just like a fair and complete review of the actual BEST registry cleaners out there. Also a desirable feature to include and promote is the ability to scan the computer from an uninstalled CD to check and fix the registry as the Symantec SystemWorks CD can do. It is extremely useful to be able to fix a computer "on the fly" this way. I have resolved many problems on many different computers using this CD. I don't believe that Symantec's latest SystemWorks CD can do this any more. I don't like installing their software as it seems to hog the system resources and cause problems and slow downs but the ability to fix registry problems FROM the CD is why I purchased this product.
I would like to find the BEST transportable (no installation) CD fixer out there with utilities to: fix the registry, variable levels of deleting files, recovering/undeleting files on all file systems (NTFS, FAT16/32 etc), clean out cached files, temp files and internet clutter, defrag/optimize the hard drive, options to modify what programs pre-load on the system, provide system information, options for any other modifications that can speed up the computer and if some company could get a bootable CD with all these utilities on it that can check for viruses and spyware (using excellent quality freeware programs) that can boot with internet connectivity where available to get the latest definition files loaded before scanning the computer system remotely from the computer's DVD/CD "operating system" drive to clean off viruses and spyware and have a browser such as Firefox to search for other fixes online while in this "SAFE" mode AND have a backup utility so any "fixes" that don't work can be individually selected and undone, also include a utility to find and manage and FTP (if the internet is available) files and another utility to view picture files such as Irfanview 4.25 would be great. If this Repair CD could be manufactured inexpensively, it would be such a Mega-Success, it could be sold for $50 each and millions would be sold very quickly, and yearly updates could be bought by all the owners to stay abreast with the latest updates/new utilities for $25 each so there would be a steady support/income for this product. It would need the latest copy protection built into it to prevent unauthorized duplication, but it would be a very dominant player in the "Fix Your Own Computer" arena. I know that I would buy one each year!! I would like to see jv 16 PowerTools step up to the plate on this - I believe in their products, in my opinion, they are a very reputable company with a superior product.
ps: Have a great day!
Todd B. wrote:Another cleaner I'd like to see added to the test is MaxPC. It can be found here: http://www.is3.com/products/maxpc/home.do
My girlfriend bought it for her PC without asking me about it. Doh.
And the comparison should be easier to find. Put a link to it permanently on your home page, instead of burying it's existance in your Old News section. Potential customers who are new to your company aren't going to know that the comparison even exists, unless you make it a point to tell them.
Boofo wrote:Check this link out. I just got an email from Firetrust (Mailwasher Pro) touting Registry Booster. They compare it with PowerTools 2006, among others.
http://www.liutilities.com/products/reg ... owertools/
People have asked "How does Registry Booster compare to my current Registry Cleaner?"
Uniblue have posted a comparison [links to http://www.firetrust.com/uniblue-comparisons] between Registry Booster and 16 other registry cleaners.
In brief: Registry Booster scans more parts of your registry than the others.
People have also asked "Why do I have more errors on my PC than my current Registry Cleaner tells me?"
See the comparisons above. Registry Booster scans more parts of your registry to find more problems.
And a few people have asked "Why do I have to pay for it to remove the errors?"
All commercial registry cleaners work this way. No one would buy them if they could get the benefit of fixing problems without paying for it.
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