One of the most frustrating computer-related issues is for your PC to constantly get in the way of your activities. Whether you are streaming a movie, trying to get some work done or simply catch up with your social media accounts, a sluggish, buggy computer that constantly displays errors, freezes and so on, can be really annoying.
There are several reasons why your PC might not function as well as it used to:
- You have hardware issues; your hard drive might have worn out; hard drives have a certain lifespan and sooner or later they crash or start having a poor performance and need to be replaced; HDDs are becoming more and more obsolete and SSDs (solid state drives) are now the most popular ones; insufficient RAM memory can also be a problem, because there are apps that use a lot of RAM memory
- Your computer might launch too many apps on Startup. Whenever you install a new app on your PC, you have to make sure you uncheck the box where it says ‘run at startup’, otherwise your computer’s performance will slow down significantly
- Add-ons and pop-ups on your browsers can slow down your PC as well, so disable as many of them as you can
- Your drive is full because you don’t constantly declutter and properly delete/uninstall unnecessary files/apps
There are various utility programs out there, such as: disk defragmenters, disk analyzers, registry cleaners and more. These apps are designed to scan your PC, detect any issues/broken registry entries, duplicate files and so on, and fix all these problems, eliminate useless files, in order to boost your PC’s overall performance.
Registry cleaners are very useful utility programs, because they repair your registry, free up disk space and help you fix app errors and other issues. We are used to constantly install and uninstall apps on our PC, but the problem is that we don’t always uninstall them properly. Most programs have a built in uninstall option that does the basic removal of the app from your PC, but what most users don’t know is that these apps, more often than not, leave files and entries in the Windows registry behind. Over time your computer’s registry gets cluttered with false entries, app errors or even previous fixes gone wrong. Initially, registry repair software runs a scan of the Windows registry and finds all issues it thinks need fixing. The number of errors found ranges from a few dozen to a few thousand.
Registry First Aid – How good is this registry cleaner?
Registry First Aid is a registry repair software developed by Rose City Software. The program is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2003, 2008 (32-bit and the 64-bit). The program is currently at version 11.3.0 and it comes in two options: a free trial one and a registered version.
How much does it cost to register the software?
Registry First Aid has two offers for paying customers: single-user and business licenses and the family pack licenses.
The single-user and business licenses are $27.95 per license, but you can select the option and buy as many licenses as you need for your business.
The family pack license is $55.90, as it comes with a 60% discount.
What are the features offered by Registry First Aid?
As we’ve already mentioned it, Registry First Aid offers a free trial version in addition to paid licenses. The free version is great for testing the software and lets you fix up to 19 errors per run.
The interface of the program is straightforward and very user-friendly. You can flag the registry issues with green, yellow and red safety levels and there’s a backup feature included. Registry First Aid makes a Restore Point before taking any measures so in case there’s any problem, you can always restore the registry to their initial state.
There is also a Platinum version of the program that comes with a full 30-day money back guarantee and it costs: $47.95 for the Single-User and Business License option and $95.90 for the family Pack.
The Platinum version includes some features that are missing from the standard version:
- Search option for the registry by keywords so you can properly uninstall apps and find any left-over entries
- Startup Optimizer, which is normally included in the standard versions with other competitors; this feature helps you optimize your PC by enabling and disabling the apps you want or don’t want to run at startup
- Registry snapshots feature that lets you create snapshots of the registry and compare them to find any changes made to them; you can create ‘undo’ and ‘redo’ files for them
Overall, Registry First Aid is a very user-friendly registry cleaner and it does help you declutter your PC and boost its performance. Its only drawback is the fact that the standard version is not as rich in features as other similar apps and if you want to get more tools, you have to purchase the Platinum version.