RegCure Review - Does RegCure Work? How well does RegCure work? An In-Depth Review
ParetoLogic's RegCure (main site | download) was recommended by a good friend of mine recently. We were driving downtown and I was ranting about how my relatively new computer had become very slow and sluggish.
I remember telling her it actually felt like I was using my old 266 MMX machine from the 90's. It was awful. It was taking anywhere from 5-6 minutes to boot up completely, which is annoying since I try to turn my PC off when I'm not using it to conserve energy.
I had heard about registry repair software before, but honestly I never considered using it. It just seemed like a frill for people who don't understand computers. ParetoLogic makes some pretty big claims on their website about the power of RegCure and what it can do for your computer. Check it out to see what I mean.
Anyway, since my computer was driving me nuts, and I trust my friend, I decided to put RegCure to the test once and for all. I was surprised at what I found.
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Let me take you through what I did, from beginning to end. First, I dowloaded RegCure and proceeded to install it. The installation was painless and quick. RegCure itself is not a large program, which is good. One sure sign of bad programming is a program that is much too large or has a big "memory footprint." So, one point for good installation, and RegCure seems solid right off the bat.
After the installation I ran the program and was greeted with a sleek, clean interface. Everything looks professional, and all the settings are easy to find. Definitely very intuitive and simple to use, so put up another few points for that. Now, you might not understand everything that you see, so let me point out a few things.
The first thing you'll see is the scan. Don't click scan immediately. Take some time to look around the program and see what it has to offer, like I did.
The settings menu is fairly straightforward. If you're using XP and Vista you can create a system restore point before fixing any errors, just in case. I checked that setting because I'm a worry wart. It doesn't hurt, so I suggest you check it too. There are also options for scheduled scanning, automatic repair, updates, and an ignore list for files that the program detects but you don't want to fix or change. Overall pretty simple.
The backup tab will allow you to restore items you've removed from the registry, just in case an important file is deleted. If you haven't run any cleans, then obviously this will be empty at first. Think of it as the edit \ undo button.
The manage startup section is very cool, and was an added surprise. Often slow startups are exacerbated by lots of little unnecessary programs that load themselves into memory all at once when you turn on your computer.
Things like MSN Messenger (which likes to load even if you've never used the darn thing), Quicktime, etc. can be turned off so that your computer has less to do during startup. Even though more tech-savvy individuals know how to do this with MSCONFIG, this makes it very easy for anyone to trim down their boot process without worrying about disabling important programs.
Obviously the results tab displays the results obtained when the program scans your system. It shows what was scanned, how many errors were cleaned, and how many you chose to ignore. I went back to the Scan option to start the scan process.
RegCure allows you to selectively scan your system. If you only want to scan for uninstall entries, or program shortcuts, it's possible. The scan itself runs at a speedy clip, which is what I've come to expect from ParetoLogic. Their AntiSpyware software runs much faster than most other anti-spyware programs.
A couple minutes later I had my results: 858 detected registry errors! I was rather surprised since I try to keep a tidy system. The biggest offender were the file/path references, which makes sense since that is probably what undergoes the most change on a typical computer.
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So, I went for it and repaired the entries. The big question was, would it help my system? I was about to find out. I closed the program and restarted my computer.
Success! My computer was noticably faster on the startup, and as I began to go about my normal activities I noticed a definite increase in processing speed. I also have not seen any error messages.
For such a simple program, RegCure is pretty darn powerful.
Wrapping it up, I highly recommend this product. If you're hesitant and unsure if it would do you any good, you can still download the program and scan your computer free of charge. However, I'd be quite surprised if it didn't find at least 600-700 errors on your computer.
Editors Note:It's important to know that RegCure, or any registry cleaner, will not solve every problem that you could have with your computer. For its intended purpose, RegCure does a good job. However, you should be confident that you have backed everything up and can revert back to an earlier backup in case you have problems after running RegCure.