Registry cleaner trial periods, usually free trial periods, are offered to people contemplating purchasing a program to clean their registries. Of course, free is always good even if the trial period is only long enough for you to see if you really need a registry cleaner or not.
Basically, there are two different types of free trials. In this article, we will explain these two different types of trials and see how one can be very helpful to someone who has not yet decided to buy a registry cleaner, and how the other type may not end up being such a good deal after all.
One type of free cleaner trial is touted as a free registry clean and repair program. With this type of offer what you will get is a registry repair program that will scan your Windows operating system for registry corruption and even clean some, or possibly all of it for free. The problem with these so-called free programs is they are usually inferior products.
Another problem is, after a while, the free period runs out and you will have to pay for a cleaning even if the period runs out while the cleaner is in the process of cleaning your registry. Why this can happen is the duration of the free trial is actually a certain number of incidences of corruption that this cleaner will clean for free. Often times, the amount of corruption that will be cleaned will not even be enough to constitute one good cleaning.
While you are deciding whether or not to buy this registry cleaner it will constantly throw pop-ups at you reminding you your trial period has ended and now you must pay. The amount you will be asked to pay will usually be more than what you would pay for a top notch cleaner.
On top of this fact, stopping these annoying pop ups can be very difficult. It can be done, but it usually takes a special download to do it. In other words, when you are offered a free registry cleaner that will actually clean your registry, be aware, this program really is not free.
Most commercial registry cleaning programs will allow you to scan your registry for free. This free registry scan will be all this program will give you for free. However, it is enough for you to see if your registry is truly corrupt and if the problems you've been experiencing with your computer are due to something other than registry corruption.
In other words, if your registry is not corrupt you don't need to buy the cleaner. If it is, you will have to get your registry cleaned one way or another. So, at this point, it would be best to purchase this registry cleaner or at least, some registry cleaner.
Actually, there is no way to tell how good a registry cleaner is just because it tells you your registry is corrupt. However, the most reputable registry cleaners will not lie to you. I have tested many of them by cleaning my registry totally free of corruption and then running a free scan with another brand. Once in a while, I'll run into one that will tell me I still have registry corruption.
These of course, are not reputable cleaners. For instance, other registry cleaners, actually some big-name products, have scanned my recently cleaned registry and have honestly told me there is no or very little corruption present.
The moral to the story is, research which product you think you would like to purchase first. If it turns out the free scan indicates you do have registry corruption, you will already know this is a product you could trust and therefore, be willing to buy. It is wise to do this because there is a lot of room for chicanery with registry cleaner free trial offers.
The author, Hiel Strassman, is a computer engineer who has worked with Windows operating systems since Windows 3.11. He recommends you take a look at his site, Registry Fix Review to see how all the top registry cleaners rate against one another. Also, learn how to get a top registry cleaner and several other computer repair tools for the price of just a registry cleaner at Computer Repair Complete.