Recent Study Finds That Most Common Registry Cleaner Software Products Do More Harm Than Good

Orange, CA (PressExposure) April 07, 2009 -- The Windows registry experts of Macecraft Software have today released the final report of the in-depth study of the 31 most used registry cleaner products.

The study analyzes 5 critical aspects to the functionality of these software packages: the product features, the installation process, the accuracy of registry errors detection, the ability to fix these errors and the compliance to uninstallation best practices.

The study shows that most of these products are more focused on finding junk data rather than actual, serious registry errors. For example, in one of the tests a serious error was manually introduced to the registry and only one product found it, while most claim to fix registry errors.

An alarming trend was also detected in regards to the detection of false positives. Many of these products (9 out of 31) routinely presented false errors and what's even more concerning.

Regarding the inclusion of 3rd party software in the installation files, many of these products also wanted to install a bundled software. What's interesting is that some of the most popular products are to be found guilty of such practices. Also it was found that many of these products (18 out of 31) do not follow the recommended practices and as a result many of the products tested leave a lot of data behind after uninstallation, which is what causes registry errors to be formed in the first place!

Mr. Faisal Habib from Macecraft Software explained what has driven the creation of this report: “Initially the study was aimed to strictly determine where our product stands in the market and obviously was intended to be strictly used within our company. As the results began to pour in however, we asked ourselves: Why keep this to ourselves? Doesn’t the public deserve the same transparency and clear quality guidelines which we ourselves use? The overwhelming response we received after releasing the first version of the study proved that the public does more than deserve such a scientific report, they actually need it. There is too much hype and marketing buzz words and not enough cold, hard scientific data. That data is now available for everyone to see.”

The report can be viewed online at:

About Macecraft Software Macecraft Software is a leading provider of Windows registry and maintenance utilities and is a privately held company with headquarters in Finland with offices in Europe & USA.

Macecraft products have been recognized by the world's leading computer magazines as well as tens of thousands of computer users, from helpdesk professionals to home users around the globe. Macecraft Software's flagship product jv16 PowerTools 2009 is available in all the major languages.

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Contact For any queries, please contact Mr. Faisal Habib, Macecraft USA, Inc. phone: 714 928 9371


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please contact Mr. Faisal Habib,
Macecraft USA, Inc. phone: 714 928 9371.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 02, 2009 at 11:23 am
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