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Uniblue Registry Booster 2010 Review

Posted 16 August 2010 00:09 CET by Seán Byrne

Review: Uniblue Registry Booster 2010 Reviewed by: Seán Byrne Provided by: Uniblue

Uniblue was kind enough to send us a license of their Registry Booster product for review. Registry Booster is a commercial product which scans the Windows Registry for problems such as with file associations, system drivers, shared DLL files, Fonts, uninstall settings, invalid file paths and a range of other problems that can occur in the registry.

Besides the inconvenience of error messages popping up when things go wrong with the registry, some registry problems can lead to the PC taking longer to perform certain operations such as launch applications, while worse problems can lead to applications crashing out or even the whole PC becoming response or stuttering. Most well designed software packages can overcome most problems that typically happen in the registry, while legacy or poorly written software will display error messages for minor registry problems such as a recent files list that contains links to files that have been deleted or moved.

In this review, we will take a look at the features in Registry Booster and run some boot and application start up tests before and after the registry cleaning. We will also introduce a few of our own registry errors such as invalid shortcuts, file extensions and application paths to see whether Registry Booster can detect and repair them.

Company Information

Uniblue is a company which specialises in software products that improve computer's performance and stability.

The company started off in 2003 in Malta as Li Utilities with three co-founders, releasing its first products SpeedUpMyPC and WinBackup. Over the next few years it hired additional staff, releasing WinBackup 2.0 in 2005. In 2006, it won its first ICE award and released Registry Booster.

In 2007, it got more awards, Microsoft Gold Partner certification and became a global brand. By 2008, they relocated to a new building, Orange Point, with a staff of 78. Registry Booster 2010 was launched in 2009 with soaring sales and at this stage, they have it localised in 12 languages.

Visit the Uniblue website for full company information including the Uniblue Story.

Product Specifications


We obtained the following specifications from the Uniblue website:

What does RegistryBooster clean?

  • RegistryBooster delivers comprehensive registry optimization, cleaning registry errors associated with:
  • System software settings
  • ActiveX, OLE, COM sections
  • Invalid file associations
  • System drivers
  • Start-up procedures
  • Shared DLL files
  • Fonts
  • Invalid shortcuts
  • User software settings
  • File extensions
  • Uninstall procedures
  • Third party programs installed on your PC
  • Application paths

Why choose RegistryBooster?

  • RegistryBooster was developed to provide the best registry optimization. Amongst other features, RegistryBooster offers:
  • Advanced and effective registry optimization
  • An elegant and easy to use interface
  • A sophisticated registry defragmentation engine
  • Automatic restore points for maximum safety
  • Deep registry scan complete with registry damage diagnosis
  • Reliable technology from a Microsoft Gold certified partner

What are the system requirements?

Minimum:

  • Intel Pentium 3 500MHz or equivalent processor
  • At least 256 MB RAM
  • 100 MB free hard disk space
  • Graphics mode 800x600, 16-bit colour
  • Internet Explorer 6
  • Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Active Internet connection for registration

Recommended:

  • Intel Pentium 4 1GHz or equivalent processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 200 MB free hard disk space
  • Graphics mode 1024x768 true color (highest 32-bit)
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Active Internet connection for registration

 

What’s included with the product


As far as we can tell, Uniblue only delivers its products electronically and the only thing we received was a license key to activate the product.

The product is obtained as a trial version through its website here. When a customer purchases their product, Uniblue sends the customer a license key which can then be used to activate the product on up to three computers.

ActiveProtection

When the customer purchases Registry Booster, they get up to a year of “ActiveProtection”, which gives the user free support, product updates and upgrades for up to a year after purchase, much like purchasing an Antivirus package. This ActiveProtection is renewed automatically using the original billing details, unless the customer chooses to opt out. The renewal price will be the same price as what the customer originally paid for Registry Booster.

Further information on ActiveProtection can be found here.

 

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