Cons: Some of the extra features, like the Registry Monitor, may be superfluous for the average user. Its trial version offers too little functionality that users cannot try all of the features.
The Verdict: Registry Mechanic 9 is a quality registry cleaning program with extras that may or may not be useful.
Registry Mechanic 9 is designed to be easy to use. Not only beginners but advanced users and technicians will find it user-friendly. The concept is simple: make a registry backup, click the scan button, click the fix button and that’s it.
Registry Mechanic 9 really is like a great mechanic. You can trust it to fix and explain complex problems hidden in the inner workings of your PC, and it does it all for a fair price. We would even recommend this mechanic to our friends.
☞ Standout Features:
- Diagnostic tools
- Customizable features
- Options for the beginner as well as advanced users
- ntuitive and attractive interface
☞ Ease of Use:
Registry Mechanic 9 will automatically scan (either a deep or a quick scan) at startup if you choose, then you can select some or all the registry errors found during the scans for repair using checkboxes.
Registry Mechanic 9 is simple for beginners yet customizable for professionals. The program navigation is beautifully designed and intuitive. What’s more, its license allows its installation for up to three PCs.
Registry Mechanic 9 conducts fast scan. You can automatically search the registry for errors in categories like file extensions, virtual devices, temp files, software locations, shared DLLs, Windows fonts, add/remove programs, custom controls, shortcuts and more. The deep scan feature covers many areas of the registry and the operations are safe to use. If by any chance you want to reverse certain operations, its backup feature would make it feasible according to your personal needs.
Registry Mechanic 9 will also defragment your registry. At the end of registry analysis there is a pie chart showing a percentage how much more efficient your registry could be if you choose to compact it. Then you could decide whether to continue defragmentation with the click of a button.
Registry Mechanic 9 also has a cool feature called System Monitor, which offers data that looks like it came from a heart rate monitor and measures the utilization of your operating system’s resources. This feature is interesting and rarely seen among software of the same kind.
The Registry Monitor keeps a constant watch on certain registration locations for deletions, additions and modifications. These changes are logged so they can be reviewed after a specified number of events.
With the Services Manager, users can see the performance of third party services that are loaded when Windows starts. That way you can identify services that are slowing your PC down at startup and shutdown.
Registry Mechanic 9 offers a wide array of extras in its Windows Tools section. The program will help you examine and manage local and remote computers, update Windows, manage system properties, restore points, hardware, software and more.
Safety is critical to registry repair. Registry Mechanic 9 does a good job of identifying potential problems and letting you know which ones have the most priority. It creates backup before users conduct any cleaning so that users can undo inappropriate operations.
The help menu of Registry Mechanic 9 is great. It offers online help on issues of download, registration, product installation and usage.
The PC Tools forums offer a community, which is great for beginners. Ask any and all embarrassing or other questions with only a username. Those with advanced Registry Mechanic 9 knowledge can help, and they do it in a kind way.
For any moment of panic in your registry cleaning experience there is a free live chat option and telephone customer support (not included with the free trial).
The inbuilt help menu was also quite handy. It gives basic explanations of every feature in plain English.
Registry Mechanic 9 is an efficient, user-friendly program, compatible with Windows 7, vista, XP. It is very easy to install and spells out important information about the nature of each error, even color-coding them. There are plenty of ways to customize the process for the advanced user and plenty of ways to simplify for the less experienced. The program’s features beyond registry cleaning are actually pretty useful and at the very least enjoyable. Use Registry Mechanic 9’s diagnostics to understand and improve performance in a number of areas, including the registry.