PROS / WinMaximizer found the majority of the registry errors on our test computer in a short amount of time and performed much better than several similar applications.
CONS / You can only contact a WinMaximizer customer support representative during business hours, and we were unable to reach anyone via the live chat option.
VERDICT / WinMaximizer is a well-built application that offers an extensive feature set and powerful performance. However, this application lacks many application-cleaning tools that other registry repair software has.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it has been discontinued. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
WinMaximizer is registry repair software that has something for everyone. This application is simple enough that you will be comfortable working within your PC’s registry whether you have little knowledge of computers or plenty of experience. WinMaximizer provides an extensive feature set and safety features with which we are very impressed. This registry repair software has a few areas where improvements could be made, but overall, it is an excellent option for keeping your computer running at its best.
WinMaximizer provides strong scanning capabilities that check for a variety of registry and application errors. This registry repair software found 665 registry errors on our test computer within 45 seconds, which is one of the best test results we saw. The application provides a large and extensive set of registry-cleaning tools, including the ability to check for invalid help files, class keys, fonts and interface entries. WinMaximizer also provides tools to check for viruses, malware and spyware that may be lurking in your PC’s registry.
There are also several application-cleaning tools available in this software that look for errors in your entire system, not just your registry. WinMaximizer will help you manage and cleanup your startup applications to improve your computer's boot-up times. It will also look for any unnecessary files taking up space on your computer. However, we were disappointed to see that this application does not look over the most recently used files or your internet settings.
Along with all of the registry-cleaning and application-cleaning tools available in WinMaximizer, there is also a variety of backup and restore tools. Full backup capabilities are available in this registry repair application, along with an undo tool that lets you restore a specific change you may have accidently made. There is also a registry defrag tool that lets you remove the fragments within your registry to improve your computer’s performance and speed.
There are a number of options when it comes to setting up the registry repair software. It can be directed to scan the computer any time it is powered on, or you can set up any scanning schedule that is convenient for you. You can also set it to fix errors automatically with no intervention, if you desire. Updates can be performed automatically, and the application can even run a scan when you launch specific software. It can also be set to ignore specified files when scanning.
One of the standout safety features included on WinMaximizer is its severity indicator. WinMaximizer will let you know the severity level of each error it finds on your machine. This helps you know whether repairing the error is crucial and must be done immediately or if it should not be done at all.
We didn’t have any problems with the registry repair application during our tests, and we believe that you will find it equally easy to use. Still, it’s nice to have multiple support options. The company’s website has a very helpful FAQs section, which should address most issues you may have with the software. You can also contact customer support via email and online chat, although getting through to a representative on the live chat proved to be challenging at best, and we found ourselves generally having to leave a message. Telephone support is available, but only during business hours and the number isn’t toll free.
WinMaximizer is designed to improve your computer’s performance, and this application does its job. It provides the features and the tools you need to clean, repair and maintain your computer’s registry, along with many different areas of your PC. We were disappointed with the lack of several application-cleaning tools and saw a few areas that could be improved. Overall, WinMaximizer is an excellent option for registry repair software that will get the job done.