jv16 PowerTools 2007 is still under development. The new version contains a highly improved registry cleaner engine with many old concepts replaced with fresh new ideas. The development of the new engine has delayed the release of the new version but we’d rather take our time to develop the product until it works perfectly rather than release it half done.
Back in the late 90’s a program called RegCleaner pretty much started the entire genre of registry cleaners. The program was developed by a Finnish computer programmer Jouni Vuorio who is now working for Macecraft Software. Since then, RegCleaner’s user interface and basic cleaning methods have been copied to dozens of other products. That’s why most registry cleaners look alike.
The upcoming jv16 PowerTools 2007 creates a new standard for registry cleaners, new features and ideas our competitors copy for the next few years to come.
Firstly, jv16 PT 2007’s Registry Cleaner contains a brand new scanning module called the Leftover Software scanner which is able to find leftover registry entries and keys of uninstalled software. The beauty of the feature is in its ability to detect entries which don’t have any file or directory references to the uninstalled software. In English this means if you install e.g. WinZip and then later uninstall it PT 2007’s Registry Cleaner will be able to remove most of the registry entries created by WinZip during installation. In our testing the feature has been able to correctly detect over 90% of such leftover data of many applications with 0 false positives.
Secondly, the PT 2007’s Registry Cleaner has a stateful registry cleaning engine. It means it won’t simply list you the invalid or obsolete registry entries but also analyzes what happens if you remove these invalid items, does this invalidate other registry data or not. If it does, should the data be also shown as errors, or should the original error be automatically fixed. While other registry cleaners analyze the registry simply entry-by-entry jv16 PT 2007 analyzes the registry as a whole and doesn’t think one incorrect registry entry as one registry error but analyzes if also other registry data is relating to the error.
Thirdly, the PT 2007 won’t just print out a long cryptic list of registry data most users won’t be able to understand at all. Instead, it prints an organized list of the found registry errors, not the erroneous registry entries and keys but the actual registry errors themselves. The list of registry keys and entries is still available for advanced users, of course.
And how much does all this cost? The price tag for license owners of jv16 PowerTools 2005 and 2006 is $0 – you can update to jv16 PowerTools 2007 without any additional costs or fees. This also means that if you now purchase jv16 PT 2006 you can update to PT 2007 for free. The new product version will be released in Q2/2007. More detailed list of improvements and new features will be released closer to the final release.