Advanced Registry Optimizer
As we’ve probably mentioned this before, but we’ll say it again: there are lots of registry cleaner programs available online. They vary widely in terms of effectiveness, features, user-friendliness, and prices, among other things, and it can be pretty challenging to find a registry cleaner that offers a balance of all those things. Advanced Registry Optimizer is one good candidate for something that is very user-friendly, packed with features, and is fairly easy to use even for inexperienced users.
Advanced Registry Optimizer features
Advanced Registry Optimizer has actually been updated and the name has been changed to Advanced Repair and Optimization (or ARO 2011) to better describe what the software does. (It’s still better known as the former though.) So what has changed in newest version of ARO? It feels more like an all-around PC maintenance tool rather than just a simple registry cleaner. It features five tabs: Status, Cleanup, Optimize, Backup, and Settings. They’re pretty self explanatory: Status displays your PC’s current status, while Cleanup gets rid of temporary internet files and other “junk” system files like outdated shortcuts, memory dumps, and temporary files.
Additionally, the Cleanup tab categorizes scan results into three labels: Registry, Junk, and Security. As you may have surmised, Advanced Registry Optimizer actually scans for vulnerabilities in all three categories, thus optimizing and ensuring the safety of your system. Before the scan, this registry cleaner creates a backup and restore point so you can rest assured that you can revert to an old state in case you don’t like some of the changes or if anything else happens. ARO 2011 also features a registry optimizer that defrags registry entries to provide a faster boot.
Advanced Registry Optimizer Reviews
According to CNET editors (who gave the Advanced Registry Optimizer a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars), this registry cleaner offers a deep system scan and a thorough cleaning – and it does both safely. They pointed out three things that they liked in particular: the automatic backup and creation of system restore point, the user-friendly descriptions on each feature, and the safe but deep scanning it offers.
Users though rated the Advanced Registry Optimizer an average of 2.5 out of 5 stars. The most common user complaint is that this registry cleaner program’s trial period is only limited to fixing 100 errors. Though this is more than the other free trials out there, some users are not pleased with the limit in the service. At any rate, it’s still recommended that you install a free trial before purchasing the program to see if it’s for you or not.