Like we mentioned before, RegCure Pro was developed by the same company behind PC Health Advisor, thus the similarities are beyond noticeable. Nonetheless, this program has a couple of features that are not present in the other software, such as the Browser Helper Option (BHO) Manager. In a nutshell, this feature works as a browser plugin manager that lets you turn on and off plugins you have installed to improve your browser’s speed. Another unique feature is the always handy maintenance tab with a scheduler where you can set up auto-scans for faulty registry, malware, systems issues, etc. on a daily or monthly basis.
Just like PC Health Advisor, RegCure Pro is fully customizable. Not only can you choose what to scan but you also have the option to fix all issues at once or choose what you want to have deleted. The process manager is also a familiar feature that shows the CPU usage and how many processes are active at the time. Interestingly, RegCure Pro’s restore tab detects old restore points created by PC Health Advisor and another registry cleaner we tried before, deeming both of them errors.
It is a well-known fact that a deep analysis of your computer is always a somewhat tedious process regarding the time it usually requires. But RegCure Pro’s performance was like a true torture for both man and machine: not only it took the program an arduous 15 minutes to find 1,826 issues, but it also hindered us from using the computer properly as CPU usage skyrocketed. Regardless of this unacceptable performance, RegCure Pro still managed to scan everything, finding over 3.5 GB of pure junk, including corrupt DLLs, missing items and so on. Just for curiosity we ran a second test, this time disabling the scan for junk files. With that out of the way, the software found only 90 potentially harmful items in less than 5 minutes. Therefore, if you don’t want to kill your computer even before you can start the actual repairing process, we recommend you to not allow the scanner to look for junk files.
After the tough ride we experienced during scanning we were a bit skeptical regarding the repair features of RegCure Pro. Learning from our previous mistakes, we chose to fix only the 90 issues of the second run. Thankfully, the results were very satisfactory: it took RegCure Pro less than 10 seconds to repair all 90 issues, which immediately made the 15 minutes required to find all issues even more ridiculous. Aside from the speed of the repairs we also praise RegCure Pro for allowing us to check the log for a more detailed view of the threats, and for fixing only those files the user selects. Restore points are also available before you start the repairs, which are especially handy if your repairing actions would run into an otherwise irreversible problem.
If you read our review of PC Health Advisor, you already know everything regarding the prices of ParetoLogic’s registry cleaning solutions. With this being said, RegCure Pro’s pricing policy allows you to use your license on one, three or five computers for a period of 6, 12 or even up to 24 months. However, the more computers you want protection on and/or the longer you want that protection to last, the bigger your discount will be: in other words, a two-year subscription with a license for 5 computers is $199.97 in total, or $8.33 per month for all PCs (approximately $1.66 per month per device). Just for comparison, a 6-month subscription for one computer is $24.97, or $2.08 per month, meaning that the longest and fullest subscription equals a 60% discount, while a three-computer subscription for one year for $134.97 gives you a 55% price discount. However, regardless of the chosen subscription, you are entitled to try RegCure Pro for free for 15 days (without other limitations) or enjoy a 30-day money back guarantee.
As for the payment methods, which are protected by 128-bit SSL encryption; you can pay by almost all types of credit cards and PayPal.
Not surprisingly, ParetoLogic provides the same customer service for RegCure Pro and PC Health Advisor users, starting with the identical contact forms. Aside from that, you can also contact the Canadian company via email or telephone, with the latter being fully toll-free in North America. You have the option to leave a question on the company’s regularly updated Facebook or Twitter pages where they are guaranteed to be answered within less than 24 hours. On top of this all, you also have an FAQ page, which is perfect for answering the most tech-savvy questions with detailed answers.
Even though RegCure Pro can be considered a decent registry cleaner, it is virtually impossible not to compare it to its twin brother (and possible rival), PC Health Advisor. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if you start wondering why ParetoLogic had to develop two products when they both allow scanning and fixing all threats found, defragmenting your disks and customizing your client to your liking. But despite providing tediously long scans, RegCure Pro exists for very good reasons. Such reason is the Browser Helper Options feature which, like the other functions present in the software, is useful and very easy to use. RegCure Pro also provides restore points so you can not only undo potentially harmful tasks, but remove those created by other registry cleaning tools as well. And if we take into consideration the extremely generous 15-day free trial of the full version without any features blocked and the 30-day money back guarantee, RegCure Pro proved once and for all that it’s worth a chance.
- Full scanning and program customization
- Quick repairs
- Management of browser plugins
- Removal of previous restore points
- Good value for money
- 15-day free trial
- Slow scanning
- Possible CPU overload during use
- Limited to Windows computers