[Windows] Scan your computer for leftover, invalid, and junk registries with Advanced Registry Clear

Advanced Registry ClearIf you install a lot of programs to your computer (like me), then you need a simple way to manage your registry files. Every program that you install on your computer will create a registry file, and even after you delete a program it will usually leave something behind. That is why registry cleaners have become so popular. So how does Advanced Registry Clear stack up, find out below!

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO

Main Functionality

Advanced Registry Clear is a tool that you use to scan your Windows Registry files for invalid, leftover, and junk entries that need to be deleted. The program is extremely user-friendly, yet does provide enough information that advanced users will find it helpful as well.

Pros

  • Provides a user-friendly interface, which makes it accessible to the average computer user
  • When you click scan, the program will run the following services: Registry Clean, Privacy Sweep, Junk Files Removal and System Optimization
  • Does not seem to use up a lot of computer resources during scanning
  • Comes with a bundle of extras, including: Disk Cleaner, Cloned File Cleaner, Disk Checker, Startup Manager, File Pulverizer, Auto Shutdown, etc.

Cons

  • The free version will not clean up all of the problems that it finds. It prompts you to download the paid version to do all the cleaning.
  • The program functions much in the same way as other free registry cleaners, so there is nothing unique here.

Discussion

Advanced Registry Clear ScreenshotI always like trying out new registry cleaners. I am always hoping that I can come across one that is better than the last. That being said, I am not 100% confident that Advanced Registry Clear is it. It did its job well enough…at least until it came time for the cleanup stage.

Let’s start with the interface. When you first start the program, it will begin its scan right away. You don’t have to do anything. During this scan it will run the following services: Registry Clean, Privacy Sweep, Junk Files Removal, and System Optimization. These are all pretty standard services that come with most registry cleaners. One thing is for sure, it was extremely easy to use. The fact that it starts scanning right away was pretty helpful.

The program also comes with a few other standard utilities. Most of these can actually be accessed without the help of this program, but it does make them easier to get to. Some of these utilities include Cloned File Cleaner, Disk Cleaner, Disk Checker, Starup Manger, and File Pulverizer. Like I said, these are pretty common utilities, but I guess it is nice to have them all in one place.

My biggest problem with the program actually came during clean up. After it was done with its scan, it asked if I wanted to fix the problems it found. Well of course I do! When I clicked “Cure”, it started to delete the problems it found…at least some of them. Before it finished it told me that I would have to upgrade to the Pro version to clean the rest. I HATE programs that do that. There was no warning that it would do this before downloading. In fact, on their site they said that the program was 100% free.

CONCLUSION AND DOWNLOAD LINK

The program works, and it will find the problems on your computer. However, if you want to remove all of the problems it finds you will have to upgrade to the full version. I am not sure if there is a certain limit that it removes or not. I guess you could try to run the program multiple times to see if it would eventually delete all of the problems. That being said, I feel like it would be a waste of time, and a lot easier to just download another free registry cleaner that deleted them all the first time! You know, like CCleaner.

Price: Free (Pro Version Available)

Version reviewed: 2.3.0.2

Supported OS: Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7

Download size: 3.73MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/44

Is it portable? No

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  1. AFPhys

    It is my philosophy that running only one registry cleaner is safest. I am always concerned that more than one yields the likelihood that one may be working at cross-purposes to a different one. I have chosen ASC for my primary helper in this area. I use CCCleaner on occasion to see what it thinks, and for specific investigation and cleanup purposes.