Registry cleaners are extremely dangerous in the wrong hands however, for the past 25 years, I have been a firm believer in registry cleaners and have had very good results with the right ones. By design or maybe lack of design, Windows computers are notoriously bad at keeping the registry clean. I definitely understand and respect the anti reg cleaner train of thought so we can just agree to disagree.
As to RegAce, I am test running the program at the request one of my customers who wants to know of any issues before they install on their company computers. I am quite aware of most all the web reviews on RegAce. Reviews of any program are what they are as they are written by humans. Good reviews, bad reviews and phoney reviews exist for any program ever put out, but they can give ideas as to what to look at or test.
Sir George, it does have the option to create a restore point which is done automatically before any cleaning.
karlsnooks, I'll check WOT & RegAce. Thought WOT was a ranking site for safety levels of websites. Had no idea that they were also computer program reviewers! Learn something new everyday!
Dwarf, there is absolutely no pattern what so ever as to the period of time before the programs lose their activation. Might be a month then might be the same day. The only common denominator I have found is that both programs lose activation at the same time. If I can discover it relatively soon, nothing out of the normal appears with the computer. I can say that it is not cleaning programs as I have extensively tested this area in an attempt to recreate the issue but cannot. There is most definitely a conflict that I have been unable to find. Not good on my end as that is my job, find what causes problems with computers or programs but this one has me totally stumped.