At a Glance
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Note: This file has been discontinued by the vendor and removed at the vendor's request.Lavasoft Registry Tuner scans your Windows registry for entries that can clutter up your registry, such as items left behind by uninstalled software. Such entries often just sit there without causing any real harm, but in some cases they can slow down your PC or cause errors.
Registry Tuner locates and removes those extra registry entries. It can scan your registry for errors, compact and optimize your registry for potentially faster performance, or run both tasks at once with a One Click Tuning option.
The One Click Tuning option is a largely automated task, and the fix-it step runs automatically after the scan. By contrast, if you choose the Scan and Fix Registry task, you'll have the chance to view all the discovered errors and choose which to fix (the program defaults to fix all discovered problems). Registry Tuner also creates a backup of your registry on first run and before each scan, and it's easy to restore to that backup.
On my test scan, Registry Tuner found 148 problems, ranging from entries that associated certain file types with software that was no longer installed, or ActiveX or COM object entries that pointed to missing libraries. Fixing them, and optimizing the registry, was a quick and painless process.
But after the scan (or if you use the One Click Tuning option), there's no way to see just what the program changed. A "View previous errors" link on the Scan program tab only shows discovered registry problems that were not fixed, the company says.
For a one-task system utility, Registry Tuner carries a relatively high price tag, especially when you consider you'll have to pay the same amount each year to continue using the software. And there's no free trial period, so you might want to ensure you have genuine registry problems, such as errors displayed during Windows startup about missing programs, before you spring for the software.