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[Review] RegTidy

Posted By Ashraf On October 31, 2009 @ 12:06 AM In Giveaway of the Day Reviews | 15 Comments

Giveaway of the day for October 31, 2009 is:

RegTidy [1]

Version reviewed:

3.5.0.100

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/Seven x32 & x64

Software description as per GOTD:

RegTidy is a powerful registry cleaner and registry optimizer, it speeds up your PC by cleaning your Windows Registry and helps you improve your PC’s performance by optimizing your Registry, cleanup and Optimize your Windows Xp 98 NT System, Top Registry Key Error Fixer Software.It is so easy, you only need to make a few clicks. You can safely clean the errors & invalid entries which cause system slowdown, freezing and crashing, and repair registry problems to speedup your PC performance.

Improve your PC performance without expensive hardware upgrades!

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RegTidy is a questionable program; it is a “rogue scanner”. In other words, it is one of those programs that advertises “download me and scan your computer to find problems”. When a user downloads and scans their computer, RegTidy scans show misleading/excessive results. Then when a user wants to fix the “errors” RegTidy found, RegTidy tells the user to purchase a license in order to remove all the “errors”. Now of course today from GOTD we are getting a full version license, so we will be able to remove the “errors” RegTidy finds. However, I see no reason why anyone should have to put up with a developer who adds to the scareware problem.

Detailed evidence can be found at:

WOT Page for RegTidy [2]

A-squared Rating for RegTidy [3]

hpHosts Blog Post on RegTidy [4]

My advice: don’t bother with RegTidy. Instead, grab Glary Utilities [5], TuneUp Utilities 2008 [6], CCleaner [7], or Advanced SystemCare Free [8]. CCleaner has always been a favorite of mine. Since TuneUp Utilities 2008 is an “old outdated” version, people running Windows 7 may want to avoid it, although I don’t see it causing much problems.


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URLs in this post:

[1] RegTidy: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/regtidy/

[2] WOT Page for RegTidy: http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/regtidy.com

[3] A-squared Rating for RegTidy: http://www.emsisoft.com/en/malware/Adware.Win32.RegTidy-remove.aspx

[4] hpHosts Blog Post on RegTidy: http://hphosts.blogspot.com/2009/07/rogue-regtidyregistryconvoy-would-you.html

[5] Glary Utilities: http://dottech.org/go/glaryutilities

[6] TuneUp Utilities 2008: http://dottech.org../freebies/6255

[7] CCleaner: http://www.ccleaner.com/download/builds/downloading-slim

[8] Advanced SystemCare Free: http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html

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