Registry First Aid is a software that can detect and repair any problems found in your Windows registry entries, so your computer will run smoother.
The interface of the program is simple to navigate through. You can check the registry for errors or compress it.
Furthermore, you can search the registry for a particular key, manage it, take snapshots to view the "before'" and "after" registry status, create a full backup, as well as restore backups from a REG file or from a full backup.
So, the program can search for registry errors found in invalid paths and file associations, fonts, obsolete start menu items, application paths, help files, shared DLLs, and others.
You can set Registry First Aid to check the machine and all the user registry files or only the ones on the current user, as well as enable the option to create full backups before scanning (at a specific time interval) and to create a system restore point (just in case something goes wrong later on). Plus, you can leave an entry without changing it, delete it or cut the substring.
In addition, you can manage programs that automatically run at system startup, uninstall applications by locating their registry entry, organize the "Open with.." dialog and Internet Explorer items (e.g. helper objects, bars), and more.
In "Advanced Settings", you can limit the scan by the number of errors, select the interface language, create exclusion lists for strings and registry keys, set paths to exclude when scanning for corrections, enable the tool to silently check for updates, schedule registry scans, customize colors, and others.
The program takes up a low-to-moderate amount of system resources, contains a comprehensive help file with snapshots, quickly finishes a scanning, cleaning and compressing task, and didn't freeze, crash or pop up errors during our tests.
Since our last review, Registry First Aid has definitely stepped up its game. We highly recommend this tool to all users.