Tuesday, February 16, 2010

FixCleaner Review

Well... before I start this review. I just wanted to let all my readers know I am going to be going on a vacation here soon. It will only be for a week though, so I'll be back to posting soon :).

Before I go on vacation however I thought I would do one more review. A friend recently sent me a link to this software product called FixCleaner. He asked me if I would recommend the software. Since I hadn't tried it out, I told him I would go ahead and try FixCleaner and give him my opinion. But after taking a look at FixCleaner, I decided I would go ahead and also type up a review for this blog. So consider this a FixCleaner Review. :)

Well first off... some of you might be wondering, "What is FixCleaner?" FixCleaner is basically a system optimization program. It's main purpose is to optimize your PC and keep it up to speed. A lot of programs claim to do this, and as my readers know, I have reviewed a lot of these different types of program. Most of them I find to be useless and make very little difference with your computer. So going into looking at FixCleaner, I wasn't very optimistic about it. However, after messing around awhile with FixCleaner, I came out very impressed.

My first impression upon looking at FixCleaner was that it had quite the list of features. FixCleaner has numerous different tools when it comes to optimizing your PC. Here is the full list of tools that come with FixCleaner:

Registry Cleaner
PC Optimizer
Startup Manager
Uninstall Manager
Repair Errors
Optimize Memory
Disk Defrag
Optimize Internet
Clean ActiveX
Re-Register ActiveX
Software Updater
Remove Privacy Data
Junk Cleaner
BHO Manager

As you can see, it's a pretty impressive feature list. I had went through and tried out each individual tool. One thing I really liked was the Optimize Memory feature. The Optimize Feature basically works to Optimize your current RAM usage to free up RAM. This is a really nice tool and in my opinion should come with every computer.

Another tool I liked is the Disk Defrag. Some of you may be wondering what the point is of using the FixCleaner Defrag when Windows comes with a Disk Defrag. However, just because both are Disk Defrag programs doesn't mean they work the same way. I personally found FixCleaners Disk Defrag to perform better then the Windows Disk Defrag.

Other tools that I also really liked were the Registry Cleaner which helps clean up your computer registry. The startup manager is also nice, this tool lets you manage the items that run when you turn on the computer. Seriously, this is one of the most important tools you can have. If you have 20 things running when you turn on the computer, it's no surprise that your computer might take 20 minutes to load. You can change your startup items in Windows, but it's a rather difficult process. Thankfully this tool makes that task MUCH easier.

Like I said though, I really liked every single tool that FixCleaner came with and they all performed well. The only tool that you might not NEED to use is the "remove privacy data", as this is more so geared towards those who are concerned about their privacy.

In conclusion, I'm really glad I checked out FixCleaner and I find it to be an impressive program of tools to help you speed up your computer. I initially took a look at FixCleaner just to help a friend, but in addition to him using it now, I'm going to use FixCleaner as well. Highly recommended!

Download Link:

FixCleaner Official Website

Registry Corrector Review

And I'm back :-D. You know... I recently realized that I am now into year 3 of this blog. I started this in 2008. I want to thank all my readers who have continued to support me. You guys are the best. :-D

Anyway... for this post I decided I am going to go ahead and do a Registry Corrector Review. Registry Corrector is a new Registry Cleaner I came across. And since I have reviewed dozens and dozens of programs since I started this blog, why not review Registry Corrector? :)

I went ahead and quickly downloaded and installed Registry Corrector. The installation was painless (as it should be) and so let's get right to taking a look at Registry Corrector.

Upon loading Registry Corrector, I noticed that it has a pretty nice interface. It looks very clean and professional. It's simple, yet it seems to have a lot of additional features. The usual features like a Registry Cleaner and Evidence Cleaner are here. But there are also some additional features that I don't usually come across. For instance I notice a feature to block harmful ActiveX plugins from getting on your system. That is something that more system utility programs should really be including. It's great to see that it comes included with Registry Corrector. Also, I see features to backup your computer drivers, internet favorites, etc. This is the first time that I can recall that I have come across a Registry Cleaner that includes this. I like that. Anyway, here is the full feature list from what I have seen:

Registry Cleaner
Evidence Cleaner
Junk Cleaner
Windows Corrector
System Corrector
Internet Explorer Corrector
File Shredder
Memory Optimizer
PC Optimizer
Startup Wizard
Uninstall Wizard
Backup Registry
Backup Favorites
Backup Drivers
System Restore

As you can see, it's a fairly big feature list. Registry Corrector comes across to me as not just a Registry Cleaner, but a full system optimization program. Very impressive.

So how do the actual features themselves do? They seem to perform very well. All of the features that I tried performed very well. The Registry Cleaner did a great job at finding Registry Errors.

Anyway, Ill go ahead and wrap this review up. In short, I really like Registry Corrector and I recommend my readers check it out. If your computer is acting kinda slow or you just want to keep it optimized, definitely check this out.

Good luck!

Download Link:

Registry Corrector Official Website

PC Darling Review

As more and more registry cleaners and system optimization tools are released, the program names get more and more interesting. I'm not exactly sure how the company came up with the name of this program called PC Darling, however I have decided I am going to check it out and review this product. Consider this a PC Darling Review. :-D

Ok. I went ahead and downloaded and installed PC Darling. Thankfully it was quick and painless. If only more software was like that :-D. But let's get right to the program itself.

Upon opening PC Darling, my first impression was that it looks like PC Darling has a lot of additional features. This is a good thing of course. The interface is also really nice. Compare that to the last Registry Cleaner I reviewed which was absolutely horrible and looked like it was designed in the early 90's lol. But yeah... as far as the interface PC Darling looks really nice.

Now to the additional features that I just mentioned. Here is a list of features I see with PC Darling: Registry Cleaner, Evidence Cleaner, Junk Cleaner, File Shredder, Patch & Update, Startup Manager, Uninstall Manager, System Optimizer, Service Optimizer, Memory Optimizer, BHO Manager, and Backup. As you can see, it's a pretty impressive feature list. Here are my experiences with each feature...

Registry Cleaner - The Registry Cleaner is pretty self-explanatory. It cleans your Registry which is probably what most people are looking to use PC Darling for. After running the Registry Cleaner, it found a higher then normal amount of errors when compared to other Registry Cleaners I've tried. I really liked this Registry Cleaner.

Evidence Cleaner - Goes through your computer and removes internet tracks, leftover instant message logs, etc. Fairly simple feature, yet very useful if you worry about your privacy.

Junk Cleaner - Similar to the Evidence Cleaner, except it just looks for junk files to remove. These junk files will mostly consist of .tmp files or read me files. Worked good for me.

File Shredder - This feature overwrites files multiple times before deleting them. This is for if you are especially worried about your privacy. For instance, if you want to remove a file with your credit card information, you can use this feature so that someone that's nosy couldn't recover this file with your credit card information.

Patch & Update - Scans for the latest Windows Patches. It's nice that this was included, however I still prefer just using Internet Explorer to get my Windows Patches.

Startup Manager - Gives you a list of programs set to run when you turn on the computer. That way you can disable unneeded programs and speed up the time it takes to load Windows. Fairly simple and straight forward.

Uninstall Manager - Gives you a list of programs that are installed on your computer and lets you remove any programs you don't like. Basically the same as Windows Add/Remove Program Manager.

System Optimizer - Gives you a list of various aspects of your computer that you can optimize. For example, do you want your desktop to have the best appearance possible? Or would you prefer it runs as quick as possible? System Optimizer has that list to choose from.

Service Optimizer - Gives you a list of services that run on your computer that you can disable. I recommend this only for advanced users. If you are new to computers, I would stay away from this feature. It's nice that this feature is included for more advanced users though. I've never seen this feature included in a Registry Cleaner.

Memory Optimizer - Gives you the option to free up memory by defragging your memory. Nice feature to include.

Backup - Lets you backup changes you make to the computer with PC Darling.

Anyway, in wrapping up this review, I really like PC Darling if you haven't noticed. I admit, I was a bit skeptical of this software because of it's name. But there is no reason to be skeptical, PC Darling is a powerful program that will help you optimize and speed up your PC. Have fun!

Good luck!

Download Link:

PC Darling Official Website

RegistryMum Review

Well... for this post I was going to do a RegistryMum Review. RegistryMum is a Registry Cleaner I recently came across. However... this is going to be probably my shortest review ever lol.

I went ahead and downloaded RegistryMum. However, when I went to install it, I was notified by Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 that the RegistryMum installation file contains a virus.

If I had to guess, I would say that it's just a false alarm. However I don't feel like taking any chances. I suggest that my readers don't take any chances either. Go ahead and stay away from this piece of software until it comes up all clear among anti-virus programs.

For now... I'll continue recommending Registry Easy and Registry Winner.

Good luck!

Note: It is usually our policy to provide download links to programs we review. However because this program may possibly contain a virus, we chose not to include a download link.

PAL Registry Cleaner Review

Back for another post! :-D. This time I'm going to do a Registry Cleaner review. I came across this new software called PAL Registry Cleaner and decided I would go ahead and take a look at it and post what I think. So this is officially a PAL Registry Cleaner Review lol :)

I went ahead and downloaded and installed PAL Registry Cleaner. It was a fairly quick download. So I'm going to go ahead and get right to the review.

My first thoughts when I looked at PAL Registry Cleaner was that it has a horrible interface. With a Registry Cleaner, it's more about how it performs of course. But many beginners use Registry Cleaners. It's usually good to have a simple but pretty interface. PAL Registry Cleaner doesn't have that. It looks like it was designed 15 years ago lol.

Another observation about PAL Registry Cleaner... where are the additional features? I don't see any. I know it's a Registry Cleaner, but most Registry Cleaners have additional features to help you maintain your computer speed. PAL Registry Cleaner doesn't seem to have any additional features. I see a Registry Cleaner... and that's it.

As far as the Registry Cleaner itself, it found a less then average amount of errors compared to other Registry Cleaners I've tried. Not impressive at all.

But yeah, in conclusion, I'm going to keep this simple... don't bother with PAL Registry Cleaner. There is no reason to try this Registry Cleaner. If you want a good Registry Cleaner, I'll continue to recommend Registry Winner or Registry Easy.

Good luck!

Download Link:

PAL Registry Cleaner

Monday, February 15, 2010

SecureUninstaller Review

Hey everyone I'm back! I really need to try to update more often lol. It's been a crazy few weeks. From lots of car trouble to falling in love. Life is crazy sometimes lol :). Anyway... hopefully things will start to get back to normal and I can go back to regularly updating.

Anyway, for this post I am going to go ahead and do a SecureUninstaller Review. Lately the issue with having trouble removing software is becoming more and more common. More and more software programs are also popping up that attempt to fix these issues. SecureUninstaller is another such program that was recently released. So I am going to go ahead and do a review. :)

Before I started writing this post, I went ahead and quickly downloaded and installed SecureUninstaller. It was a quick and painless download and installation. Even if you use dial-up, you shouldn't have a problem with downloading SecureUninstaller.

Ok, let's get right to looking at SecureUninstaller. I went ahead and opened up SecureInstaller. SecureUninstaller has a really nice interface. It's very clean and very simple. On the left are 3 buttons, Program List, Restore Programs, and Settings. They are fairly self-explanatory.

One feature I noticed that I really liked is in the settings section. Basically, you can choose how thorough you want SecureUninstaller to remove a piece of software. There is a Standard Uninstall, a Complete Uninstall, and a Thorough Uninstall. Here are the differences between them.

Standard Uninstall - Removes the program using Windows Add/Remove Program Manager.

Complete Uninstall - Uninstalls the software and scans parts of your computer where programs often leave leftover tracks to fully remove the software including leftover tracks.

Thorough Uninstall - Like a Complete Uninstall, however, it scans even deeper then the Complete Uninstall on your computer to fully remove the piece of software.

Anyway, I am going to go ahead and wrap up this review. In short, I think SecureUninstaller is a really cool program. SecureUninstaller does a great job at removing software on your computer. It's also the first uninstaller I've seen that offers multiple uninstall options. Wanting to remove a small simple program? Just go with the Standard or Complete Uninstall. Wanting to remove a monster program like America Online? Then you have the Thorough Option. If only Windows offered you these options.

Highly recommended! Good luck!

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