Regcure Review -
Does It Live Up To The Hype?
Although we aren't fans of their web site, there's no denying how effective and easy-to-use RegCure is.
Serving over 60 million computers WorldWide, this registry cleaner has long been the most popular in the market.... but is the hype surrounding it real or just marketing baloney?
Let's find out if RegCure really works:
RegCure At A Glance
You can download the RegCure tool on your Windows computer from the RegCure Web site. You can download and install RegCure onto your computer click here. After the download is complete, double-click on the setup file that was copied to your PC to start the Setup wizard. Follow the simple instructions given in the wizard to install the tool on your PC.
Your computer must meet the following minimum system requirements to enable you to take advantage of all the features of the RegCure tool:
- RAM: 128 MB
- Hard Disk Free Space: 10 MB
(Most computers built / upgraded in the last 5 years will qualify under these requirements)
The tool supports the following Windows operating systems:
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 or higher
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
- Microsoft Windows 98 SE
- Microsoft Windows ME
Note: RegCure is one of the very few registry tools available today that works flawlessly with the latest Microsoft Windows system - Windows Seven.
RegCure: How It Works
RegCure was developed with both novice and expert users in mind. It's been specifically designed to be as simple and powerful as possible, giving you the most effective registry repair tool available.
Registry Scan and Repair
The Scan button / tab is selected by default when you launch the RegCure tool. You can use the tool to repair the errors in the following categories:
- Com/Active X
- Uninstall Entries
- Font Entries
- Shared DLLs
- Application Paths
- Help Files Information
- Windows Startup Items
- File/Path References
- Program Shortcuts
- Empty Registry Keys
- File Associations
If you select an option on the Scan page, you will be able to view a brief description of each option in the Detailed Description area.
On the Scan page, select all or one or more categories and then click the Start Scan button located at the bottom of the screen.
Depending on the number of errors RegCure finds, the scan should take around 3-5 minutes to complete.
Note: It is not important for you to buy the product to see how many errors exist in your Windows registry. RegCure offers a free registry scan. This means you can download the tool and scan for free before handing over any money.
After the scan is complete, a "results" screen - showing the number of errors in each category - is displayed. Clicking next will display the specific errors that have been detected by the tool.
RegCure registry cleaner enables you to go through the errors and select the ones you want to delete. You may also click on the plus (+) sign of each error to select the category of errors you want to repair and then go through all reported errors.
Clear the check boxes of the errors you do not want the tool to repair. If you want the tool to ignore a particular item during future scans, click Ignore for that item.
After you are done, click the Fix Errors button to repair all the selected errors.
After the scan is complete, all the fixed errors are reported on the Results page.
The RegCure registry repair tool has been developed keeping in mind the security of your computer. The Backup feature of the RegCure tool automatically backs up the registry before performing repair tasks on the registry. Therefore, if something goes wrong during the repair you can restore the registry to its prior condition.
RegCure registry cleaner creates a separate backup file each time you use the tool to repair registry errors. In order to restore the backup, you may choose to restore one or more than one backup files at a time. As shown in the screenshot, select the checkbox or checkboxes of the backup files you want to restore and then click the Restore button to revert the changes made by RegCure to the registry during the registry repair process.
Click the Remove button if you want to delete a particular backup file from the system. The backup file is automatically removed if you restore it back to the registry.
Manage Startup Programs
One of the surprising features of the RegCure review tool is the startup manager. Using this feature, you can choose the programs that you want to launch at system startup. This tool is quite beneficial in enhancing the startup speed and overall performance of your Windows computer by helping you disable unwanted programs from getting loaded at system startup.
To enable all programs listed in the Program list on the Manage Setup page, click the Enable All button. To disable all programs click the Disable All button. Choosing this option is not recommended because certain startup programs are essential for your operating system and disabling them may cause problems during system operation. In order to disable a particular service, select it in the list and then click the Disable Selected button. Finally, if you want to completely remove a program from the startup programs list, select it and then click the Remove Selected button.
To configure RegCure select the Settings button on the left panel.
On the General Settings tab, you can enable the following:
- Choose to shutdown RegCure after the repair process is complete.
- Enable automatic repair of reported registry errors after the scan is complete.
- Create a system restore point before the errors are repaired. This option works only for Windows XP and Windows Vista computers that comprise the System Restore feature.
The options to check the RegCure registry repair tool web site for updates and to prompt you before downloading the updates are selected by default. You can also click the Check for Updates button to manually check and install any available updates.
The Ignore tab, lists the item that you selected to ignore while performing the registry scan. If you want to remove any item from this list, select it, and then click the Remove Selected button.
If you are the forgetful type, don't worry. RegCure enables you to schedule periodic registry scans. To do this, on the Scheduling tab, click the Manage Schedule button.
In the displayed Schedule dialog box, specify the time and period at which you want RegCure to run the registry scan and then click the OK button.
RegCure: Pros and Cons
Now that we have know how to use the RegCure registry cleaner, let's have a look at the tool's strengths and weaknesses.
The First Look
Simplicity is the key element of the RegCure registry tool. Simple, clean, and an easy-to understand interface comprising big and easy to locate buttons makes the tool quite appealing to users—especially novice users who do not know much about computers.
The Error Count
We ran the tool on three computers that have been operational for different time periods. The following is the number of errors found and fixed on each computer.
First Computer: 940
Second Computer: 657
Third Computer: 930
The Best Features
✓Speed: RegCure scans run at a super fast speed and can perform a scan of all its categories within minutes. None of the scans we ran took more than 2-3 minutes to complete. Even the fixes do not take very long.
✓Very Simple to Use: RegCure registry cleaner is like having a computer technician for a friend. This is because the tool is very easy to use and does everything for you. You don't need to be a technical expert to understand the functionality of each option. What's more, the tool comes with comprehensive help documentation that you can refer to if you get stuck anywhere in the process.
✓Built-In Scheduler—Peace of Mind: The built-in scheduler is a real gift for the forgetful computer users or those who want to run automatic maintenance. Just schedule the tool to run periodically at a particular time and forget it. The tool will automatically run and fix registry errors as scheduled and free you from the task of manually scanning the registry again.
✓Startup Manager: When you buy a low cost software program, you assume that some of the important features might be missing. But that is not the case with RegCure. The tool contains a startup manager that makes it easy for you to manage startup programs running on your computer to optimize its performance.
✓Automatic Backups: With RegCure in hand, you need not worry about removing something that is important or messing up your computer. Every time you fix the registry using the tool, an automatic backup is created and if required, you can restore everything back to as it was before the registry scan and repair process. We tested this and found it to work perfectly as it should.
For a tool that is available at such a low cost, there are not many weaknesses to it. One thing that you find missing is that the tool lacks several advanced features that are available in many other registry tools. But, if you just need to maintain a healthy registry, RegCure is the best and the most economical choice.
Second, the tool lacks in providing live support to users. The only way to reach their support team is through e-mail. However, this weakness can be easily overlooked because the tool is so simple to use that you hardly feel the need for additional help. Moreover, the tool comprises comprehensive help that contains all the information you may need to get started with RegCure, use the program, and set it up according to your requirements. A comprehensive FAQ and help documentation is also available on the http://www.regcure.com Web site.
RegCure is the most effective and powerful registry cleaner we have used.
The final verdict is that RegCure offers a lot to users in comparison with many tools that have higher price tags. What's more, RegCure detects and removes many more genuine registry errors than many of the other registry programs on the market. Using RegCure is an easy way to keep your PC safe and in a great working condition. We highly recommend RegCure.