Registry Reviver v3.0.1 - One of the Better Registry Cleaners Available Today
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- Price: £24.99 (UK) Annual Subscription ($29.99 USA )
- Supplier: ReviverSoft
- Web: www.reviversoft.com
System Requirements: Intel Pentium 4 1GHz or equivalent processor; 512 MB RAM; 100 MB free hard disk space; Graphics mode 1024x768 true colour (32-bit); Internet Explorer 6 or later; Windows XP/ Vista/7 (32-bit and 64-bit); Microsoft .NET framework 2.0 and above; Internet connection.
If you are like many computer users you have a tendency to install and uninstall a large amount of hardware and software as you experiment with different configurations on your PC. While this is fine in principle, in practice the install and uninstall process does have a tendency to fill the registry with orphaned entries.
Orphaned registry entries, while not necessarily causing your system a lot of harm, may be the cause of software problems, crashes and blue screen of death. To eliminate these problems you have two options:
- Manually edit the registry to remove orphaned entries. This is fine if you know what you are doing or;
- Use a registry cleaner such as Registry Reviver.
Registry Reviver by ReviverSoft is an advanced registry cleaner capable of cleaning, repairing and optimizing your PC. Using Register Reviver regularly helps minimize those irritating freezes and computer crashes, thus making your PC experience a little less traumatic.
The Registry Reviver installation is quick and easy. Once installed and the user runs the application you are presented with a simple, one click user interface. Clicking the Start Scan button brings Registry Reviver to life and begins the process of scanning all of the necessary registry hives for orphaned entries.
Fig: 17.1 To start the registry Reviver scan simply press the Start Scan button
The application covers 11 main areas; these are: App Paths; User Shell Folders; Fonts; Help Files Info; Windows Startup Items; Uninstall Entries; Shared Dll’s; File Associations; Program Shortcuts; Com/Active X and Deep Scan.
Once the scan has completed a list of the results is displayed. You then have the option of either allowing Registry Reviver to automatically delete the registry errors for you, or, a much better option, check for yourself to see what errors Registry Reviver has captured. Once you have inspected the found errors you can decide which to remove. Fortunately, registry Reviver automatically backs up the registry before deleting any errors. Therefore if any problems occur after Registry Reviver has deleted the errors you can quickly and easily restore your registry back to its original state.
Fig: 17.2 You can choose to view the errors that registry reviver finds by clciking the arrow on the left of each regsitry section.
Start Up Manager
The start-up manager allows you to turn on/off applications and services that start when your PC boots up. This is actually a superfluous option as Windows already has this option available in the Windows Task Manager.
Fig: 17.3 The Startup Manager allows you to enable and disable start up programs and services.
It is all very well removing orphaned registry entries, but doing so leaves gaps in the registry structure. To prevent these gaps appearing and to make the registry load much quicker it is wise to optimize the registry using the Registry Optimizer. The Registry Optimizer can be accessed from the Utilities/Registry Optimizer tab.
Fig: 17.4 Just like your hard drive the registry can fragment. Optimizing the registry keeps it in tip top condition.
By default Registry Reviver launches every time you start up your PC. This isn’t really necessary as you certainly don’t want to have the inconvenience of checking your registry every single time you boot your machine. However you can easily remedy this situation by disabling the ‘run at start-up’ option by clicking the option tab and then clicking on the General tab in the options window.
Fig: 17.5 You can easily schedule Registry Reviver to run once, every day or weekly
If you want to set and forget Registry Reviver so that it will launch at a specific time of day then all you need do is use the Schedule option available in the Utilities Window. From here you can set the day, date and time to run a scheduled scan. The available options are, Run Once, Every day, Every Week and Do Not Schedule.
Registry Reviver is an easy to use application that helps keep your registry in good order. We tested it on a clean install of Windows 7 (after installing all the latest Windows updates) and it found approximately 131 errors. Obviously this number would have increased had we used a version of Windows that had been on our computer for many months.
Fortunately, this is one Registry cleaner that didn’t find hundreds of other errors on the second and third pass after the application was initially run. We have seen numerous Registry cleaners that, upon initially running the application, has turned up a few hundred errors and then on a subsequent pass has registered many hunbdreds more that it had originally missed on the first pass.
While Registry Reviver is subscription based it does include unlimited use on 1 PC; unlimited product updates and upgrades and unlimited premium email support.
If you are the type of user that regularly installs and uninstalls hardware and software applications a registry cleaner such as Registry Reviver is certainly well worth considering. We can highly recommend Registry Reviver.
- Ease of Use: 9
- Features: 9
- Value for Money: 9
- Overall: 9