Keeping your PC in top notch condition is integral for its longevity. There are many tools out there that let you perform maintenance tasks on your PC and the latest among them is PowerTools Lite 2013 – a highly robust Windows registry cleaner that determines the overall health of your computer by performing a number of registry scans. It lets you fine tune the registry, fix a variety of errors, and remove obsolete entries wherever required. In addition to cleaning the registry, it also contains an immunization feature that enables you to block malicious websites from accessing and spreading malware threats on your system. This in turn adds an extra shield of protection and keeps your privacy intact. Apart from being feature-rich, it also come with a user-friendly interface that’s easy on the eyes.
Once launched, the tool begins analyzing your system. This process can usually last anywhere between 2 to 10 minutes depending on your system performance and registry size. Upon its completion, you’re taken to the main interface. The main screen houses four different buttons: Registry Cleaner, Immunize my computer, Backups, and Settings. Furthermore, it displays your PC and Registry Health percentage at the lower left corner.
Since it’s a multilingual software, you can always head to the Language menu and select your preferred language. Almost all the major languages are supported by the tool.
Registry Cleaner is the obvious mainstay of PowerTools Lite. It allows configuring a number of settings prior to commencing the scanning process. Though since the tool modifies your computer’s registry, it’s a good idea to proceed with caution while making any changes. Simply leave any setting to its default state if you’re not sure what you’re doing, and you should be good to go. The tool’s scanning engine supports four different modes, ranging from safe scanning to very aggressive cleaning process. Power users can always tweak further options under Additional safety, Advanced engine settings, Scanning mode, Additional options, Search words, Ignore words, and Grouping. In a nutshell, there’s a plethora of tweaking options in the toolkit. Clicking the Start button begins the scan.
The tool provides you with a report summary at the end scanning process, which contains details regarding total number of errors found in the registry. The report also includes a registry health score and registry scan speed. That said, you can also peak at a pie chart and sort results in terms of Found errors and Distribution by root.
Lets now move to the registry fix process itself – the tool allows you to manually fix or delete the errors that are detected in the scanning process. Errors can range from Invalid entries to Obsolete software entries, or other unwanted items. Simply select the entries your want to fix/remove and click Fix or Delete, respectively to get rid of them.
The good thing about PowerTools Lite is that it creates a backup prior to deletion or modification of a registry entry. Thus, you may easily revert back to the old system state in case any changes made cause some system malfunction.
The Backup Tool is where you can easily restore the automatically created backups. Apart from restoring existing backups, you can also create custom backups for Internet Explorer Favorites, Start Menu, Add/Remove Software list, My Documents folder, Items on your desktop, and PowerTools settings etc. from the Tools menu.
To sum everything up, PowerTools Lite 2013 is a great registry cleaner jam-packed with a wide array of features. It should be noted that the review highlights only the very salient features of the app and may have missed a few more advanced options that might be there. PowerTools Lite 2013 works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.