Posted:2008-05-30 By computer news Number of View:205628
REGISTRY CLEANER ROUNDUP
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Today we decided to check different registry booster and system optimizer in a small comparative . As it is known , The Windows registry is a directory which stores settings and options for the operating system for Microsoft Windows 32-bit versions, 64-bit versions and Windows Mobile. It contains information and settings for all the hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, users, preferences of the PC, etc. Whenever a user makes changes to Control Panel settings, file
associations, system policies, or most installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in the registry. The registry also provides a window into the operation of the kernel, exposing run-time information such as performance counters and currently active hardware.
In other words, the registry is the windows Database witch include all software and hardware setting , So most programs are splitted in two parts the first is the software itself while the second include the registry key\'s . Since most hardware and software setting are stored there the right setting will result in better optimization for different software and hardware programs .
After some use The windows registry is flooded with invalid key (temp registry , invalid entry ...) , and here come the registry cleaner witch scan , detect and eliminate invalid keys . Cleaner registry will result in better windows performance , due to the compact size (witch reduce the scan time ) , less over head entry ... and more disk space :-) .
Here is the list of windows registry scanner to be tested today :
NTcom3 is a well designed software witch include five parts :
1) Status : Information about last scans time , current software and database version , available registry module .
2) Start Scan : Different scan modes including : Quick , Full and custom scan .
3) On Guard : A nice future witch improves the computer protection using : ADD and remove manger , start up cleaner , pop up blocker .....
4 ) Back up : possibility to back your registry in order to prevent data lost .
5 ) Settings : Finally here user can change different software settings .
Main netcom3 PC cleaner window :
The Scan netcom3 PC cleaner window :
Eusing free registry Cleaner (1.8) :
This free registry cleaner has an old interface, but it is simple in use and propose the most used option . There is a large interface language selection .
The only three option available are :
1) Scan registry issue : Regular registry scans .
2) Repair registry Issue .
3) restore previous registry : Work like registry back up in case of programs fail or need to restore the saved registry .
RegistryBooster 2 (2.011) :
Registryboost just like NTcom3 is well designed , the software include four parts and its very easy in use .
1) Overview : Here user can check the current registry summary . Including the amount of fixed and invalid keys .
2) Registry Scan : allow user to select the part of registry to be scanned . There is 15 available sections .
3) Restore : The ability to back and restore the registry .
4) Setting : different program setting : Automatic Start up , Start minimized , Confirm Back up creation ....
Here is the main Registryboost window :
Registryboost scanning :
Registry Mechanic (7.0) :
Registry mechanic is the most compete software it includes the scan , optimize and compact the registry .This program has 6 parts :
1) Status : This is the main window with summary and different registry scan information .
2) Start Scan .
3) Restore : back up and restore the registry .
4) Setting : deference scans parameter and software settings .
5) Monitor : Minimizes Registry Mechanic to the System Tray and sets the program into monitoring mode. Registry Mechanic can be restored by double-clicking the Registry Monitor icon in the System Tray or right-clicking the icon and selecting Open Registry Mechanic from the menu.
6) About : Displays the About screen, where you can view more information about your current installation and version of Registry Mechanic .
He had some issue after the installing of Registry mechanic , the software just refuse to run showing the following error :
In order to fix this bug here is the required steps :
Click Start>Settings>Control Panel and open \'Regional Language Options\' 1. Click on Regional Options tab and note the Language used under "Standards and Formats" 2. Click on Advance tab and note the language used under "Language used for Non-Unicode Programs" If under the Advance tab, you have selected a language other that English. Please try and change this to "US English" as this would resolve the problem.
After windows restart the software worked correctly .
Here is the loading menu :
Main window :
Registry mechanic in the scan mode :
CleanMyPC registry Cleaner (4.02) :
Cleanmypc registry has also a well presented interface . It includes many interesting futures : Scan the registry , defrag , startup manager , Internet explorer organizer , privacy .....
The software includes 3 main tabs and 15 secondary .
1) Registry cleaner : Scan and clean the registry , Back up and restore , defrag the registry to minimize its size , start up organizer (clean up the start up process for fast windows boot up) ,Internet Explorer BHO Organizer (The Internet Explorer BHO Organizer lists all BHOs that are in your browser. Maybe useful for spyware) ,Privacy Eraser (remove all your personal data from your computer (cookies , website, passwords ......)
2) Settings and Tools : include software setting , Exception List (registry items which are ignored during registry scanning) ,Advanced Tools (a collection of useful windows tools such as disk defrag , clean up ....) and online help
3) Product information : Include the software version , registration information .
Here is the software main window :
Cleanmypc registry scanning :
SpeedUpMyPc (3.5.24) :
Speedupmypc is a great software witch boost the computer performance simultaneously improving its security , we will check later in this review the impact of this software on the system performance .
Now let us concentrate on the software capability .
Speedup main window includes four tabs :
1) Overview : Display all kinds of optimization for CPU, memory , Internet .....
2) Optimization : Divided in 5 sub category : CPU, memory , Internet , disk and start up , each option include the corresponding optimization for the hardware part .
3) Clean up : In order to clean up all junk, temporary file .... Speed up your HDD speed and increase its capacity .
4) Setting : different software parameter .
SpeedUpMyPC main window :
The Internet bandwidth monitor :
And the exclusive Disk monitor :
This is a basic registry cleaner , it does not include any future or add-on . Just double click to start the scan process and Fix error to remove invalid registry entry .
Here is the software main windows :
Registry\'s software comparison :
Now we come to the interesting part , we will test the performance of all those listed software . Here is the list of tests :
A ) Software reliability :
1) The number of detected invalid keys .
2) Scan Time.
B ) Software performance :
2) memory usage .
In addition, we will check the system performance before and after Speedupmypc optimization .
How we tested :
We used a 3 month old windows (XP sp2 ) with different software installed (Copy from Ghost Image : Disk back up software) , then we installed all the listed above software one by one (each time a clean install (through the Ghost copy) was applied ).
The System Used :
Processor : Intel E8500 45nm @ 4 GHz (500x8) .
Motherboard : Asus P5K Deluxe
Memory : Geil 8500 @ 500 MHz (4-4-4-12)
HDD : 2 X 320 GB raid 0 Disks.
VGA : 8800 GT\'
The number of detected invalid keys :
This is currently the most important test since the Higher = Better .
Deep and folder scanning was disabled in all cleaners since some do not support this future .
Eusing Free registry cleaner is leader here followed by NTcom3 , The second range include Registry mechanic , Registrybooster and Cleanmy PC , Microsoft TrgClean just fail in this test .
The memory Usage :
Registrybooster 2 Lead this test , in the same memory usage level we found also most other cleaner except Microsoft TreegClean and NTCOm3 PC .
CPU Time :
Here Microsoft TragClean was the fastest (but simultaneously the weakest software) , The same range include most other cleaner excluding Ensing free registry and NTcom3 .
Based on the Three test Above here is our registry cleaner ranking list :
As promised we will check the impact of SpeedUpMyPc (3.5.24) in the system performance . First we will run some test without optimization then we run the software and compare the obtained result .
In this case we were limited to 3D 2001 (rather old benchmark), since it is one of the best software to check the overall system performance (memory , CPU , disk and cache system).
No optimization :
With optimization :
Here is the detailed results :
A nice improvement , almost 1000 additional point after single mouse click without any additional hardware update . In other words, a fresh window copy install in about 2 min (software required time to apply all optimization).
Note this software include also many other futures like Internet optimisation and privacy security , Furthermore there are five very useful monitor :
Memory monitor :
Just what most user\'s require , This software part monitor the memory usage in a real time mode with the ability to free or recovery the ram .
CPU Monitor :
A nice Graph witch shows the CPU usage in real time , The application booster allow to change the priority of application in order to allocate / limit the CPU resource for each application .
Disk Monitor :
A unique HDD disk monitor easy to understand , ALL data are shown in real time mode :-) .
Internet Monitor :
A nice tool to monitor your Internet connection usage , there is a possibility to optimize your connection under many types .
For all those good reason we decided to Give SpeedUpMyPc a Gold reward .
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