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#1 Chim

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 11:55 PM

So what's the deal with Wise Care 365?  Does it by any chance require, only work on very fast and powerful computers?  Is there a minimum Processor that a computer must have in order for Wise Care 365 to work properly?

 

Last year when I first tried Wise Care 365, it was on my old Dell GX280 Small Form Factor with only a Pentium 4 processor and either 1 or 2 Gig of RAM running Windows XP Home SP3.  As I recall, as soon as I would try the Registry Cleaner function, my GX280's CPU fan would quickly start spinning at top speed, sounding like a helicopter.  And the scanning would immediately go into a snail's pace crawl to the point that I would quickly have to abort.  Yet, the standalone Wise Registry Cleaner (PortableApps.com version) would scan quickly, without a problem and without remotely making my GX280 break a sweat.

 

Now that I have a Dell Optiplex 780 with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4 Gig of RAM running Windows XP Pro SP3, the other day I again decided to give Wise Care 365 another shot.  This computer being a much more powerful and quieter computer, the CPU fan does not go into top speed helicopter mode when running a scan with the Registry Cleaner function.  But, the scan does take a noticeably, undeniably LONG time at 4 minutes and 35 seconds!  That while the standalone Wise Registry Cleaner took all of 13 seconds ... and found the SAME 41 items that it took Wise Care 365's Registry Cleaner function 4 minutes and 35 seconds to find.   :o 

 

So what's going on?

(1)  Is Wise Care 365 not meant for older, weak Pentium era computers with Windows XP?

 

(2)  Why does the Wise Care 365 Registry Cleaner function take wayyy longer to complete a scan vs. the standalone Wise Registry Cleaner ... while finding the same amount of items?  From what I see, I'm tempted to reason that maybe it's that the Wise Care 365 Registry Cleaner function is wayyy more thorough than the standalone Wise Registry Cleaner ... even though ultimately the same amount of items are found by both.  Because it's not like the Wise Care 365 Registry Cleaner function is scanning at a crawl on my Dell Optiplex 780.  No.  I see that it's actually scanning very speedily.  It appears to be checking a lot of something.  Unless it's an optical illusion, I'm tempted to think that the Wise Care 365 Registry Cleaner function scans a ton more Registry Entries than the standalone Wise Registry Cleaner.  I just keep going back to that in the end, ultimately both apps find the same amount of items.  Odd.  :wacko:   :blink: 



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 12:42 AM

I hope you ticked the same entries and the same mode (either both deep or both fast) for both programs.
And that you set them with the same exclusions.
 
I usually get longer times when I tick activex, file types and empty keys.
Without them, the scan lasts about 4 seconds in WRC 9.35 and 8.83, and 10 seconds in Wise Care 365 4.53.
Therefore it seems indeed that wise care 365 is a bit slower (but I did these tries without the same exclusions).
 
Edit
Fixed the exclusions in the three programs (they have got all the same exclusions now).
Scan times with all the entries ticked (all portable versions):
WRC9.35: 40s (same result with 9.38)
WRC8.83: 45s
WCare365 4.53: 80s (same result with 4.55)

There's something wrong...


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#3 Chim

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:42 AM

I no longer have Wise Care 365 installed.  But, as I recall, it didn't have a Fast scan mode.  It only had Default, Safe and Custom modes.  I believe I tried both Default and Safe modes and they were pretty much the same ... LONG.

 

On the standalone Wise Registry Cleaner 9.38, the Fast scan took the aforementioned 13 seconds.  The Deep scan took 20 seconds.  They all check all the categories.  I agree that the ActiveX category is the most time-consuming of all the categories.  But, even then, the standalone Wise Registry Cleaner 9.38 takes only 7 seconds with the ActiveX category.  This while Wise Care 365 takes several eternities with the ActiveX category.

 

So yeah, I agree ... there's something definitely wrong with Wise Care 365.

 

For example, I installed Glary Utilities Portable 5.69 on that same day.  And neither its Glary Tracks Eraser nor its Glary Disk Cleaner take remotely ANYWHERE near 4 minutes.  Neither did my old Glary Utilities Portable 2.56.  And neither does JetClean.

 

Well, hopefully the Devs see this thread.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:58 AM

Wise care 365 has got three modes (menu, settings, cleaner), like WRC8: default scan, safe scan and deep scan.
WRC9 has got only two modes: fast scan (that's the safe scan) and deep.

I called improperly the safe mode "fast", because it checks less items and because in WRC9 it is called fast.

By the way I also noted some improper behaviors in windows xp (I have a friend that still uses it): IIRC, the defrag function and the new boot booster setting (in menu, settings, boot booster).
Maybe I thought it was normal a longer scan with the registry cleaner on windows xp (and a slower processor and ram), but I didn't try WRC9 to compare it with WCare365.
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#5 Chim

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:18 AM

I didn't get around to checking much of any of the other functions in Wise Care 365.  I was quickly turned off by the fact that the Registry Cleaner function, which I use often and regularly, was obviously seriously flawed.  I immediately figured, "With this major Pterodactyl in the Oinment, I'm not gonna be adding Wise Care 365 to my Flash Drive arsenal of tools.  So, I cut my exploration session way short.