Wise Registry Cleaner v9.42

A Full Review of Wise Registry Cleaner, a Free Registry Cleaner

Screenshot of Wise Registry Cleaner v9.11 in Windows 8
Wise Registry Cleaner v9.11. © WiseCleaner.com

Wise Registry Cleaner is a free registry cleaner program for Windows with many advanced features.

Among other things, registry backups are created automatically, you can schedule cleanings, and program updates are performed in place.

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Note: This review is of Wise Registry Cleaner v9.42. Please let me know if there's a newer version I need to review.

More About Wise Registry Cleaner

  • 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP are supported
  • You can set Wise Registry Cleaner to clean the registry on a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule
  • Options are available for automatically cleaning when the computer isn't in use (is idle) or when you first log on
  • In Settings > Auto Run, you can create a "Clean with 1-click" icon. This makes it very simple to clean the registry with a shortcut icon. You can use this shortcut with the command line, which is useful when using a task scheduling program
  • The registry is automatically backed up before any cleaning is performed. This option is customizable in the settings
  • You can manually create a restore point at any time
  • Reverting to a restore point or restoring a registry backup is just a few clicks away in Restore Center
  • You can specify to run a normal, safe, or deep registry scan
  • Custom areas of the registry can be scanned such as for invalid file extensions, obsolete startup program entries, invalid software paths, and many more
  • Exclusions are allowed so you can tell Wise Registry Cleaner to avoid cleaning any registry items with specific words in them
  • When you update Wise Registry Cleaner, you don't need to download another setup file like most programs require. Instead, the file is downloaded for you and then installed automatically
  • A portable version can be downloaded from Softpedia or built using the full version by accessing the menu and choosing Create a portable version
  • A registry defrag and system tuneup utility are also included with Wise Registry Cleaner

Wise Registry Cleaner Pros & Cons

There's a lot to like about this free registry cleaner:

Pros:

  • Not confusing or hard to use
  • Clean and uncluttered interface
  • Registry cleaning can be scheduled
  • Scans and cleans quickly
  • Creates registry backups automatically
  • Portable version is available

Cons:

  • Another program might try to install during setup

My Thoughts on Wise Registry Cleaner

WiseCleaner.com releases some great software, like a file search tool, a program uninstaller, and this registry cleaner. My favorite features are definitely the automatic registry backups and the ability to set a cleaning schedule.

I mention in my Registry Cleaner FAQ that you don't need to clean your registry on a regular basis. This means the scheduling feature isn't actually something you'll need to use, but it's worth mentioning because most registry cleaners only offer this feature in their paid versions.

Something else I like is when a scan is finished, Wise Registry Cleaner clearly shows which registry paths are free of issues and which need to be fixed.

It also shows "unsafe" registry errors, which make for an easy way to quickly determine what sort of problems were found.

Wise Registry Cleaner updates nearly every month, so it's really nice that you don't need to download new updates manually. Just click the update link at the bottom of the program, and if an update is required it will download the setup file and install it for you.

After trying CCleaner, I'd certainly give Wise Registry Cleaner a go before using any other registry cleaners.

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