About TurboYourPC

TurboYourPC’s registry cleaning software automatically scans your computer for errors and damaged files, cleans them up, and helps your PC—and its programs—run faster.

TurboYourPC can also help find security weaknesses, tracking cookies, and malware that can give hackers access to your personal information. It can even fix a wide range of Windows and software-related issues. Simply:

  1. Download and install TurboYourPC.
  2. Allow the software to scan your computer.
  3. After scanning, you’ll be able to identify errors that are slowing down your PC.

This is why TurboYourPC claims to have helped more than 368,000 users get “a new computer without the price tag.”

You might use your computer to surf the web for only a few minutes each day. Or, maybe you depend on your PC, day in and day out, to run your business. In either instance, getting a new one without paying hundreds (or thousands) of dollars can seem tempting. Like a no-brainer, even.

To help you understand if this is what you can actually expect with TurboYourPC, we’ll first need to talk about the problem it’s supposed to solve.

What is a Computer Registry? How Do Errors Occur?

Without getting too technical, a registry is a type of database; a place on your PC’s hard drive where information is stored. What kind of information is stored in the registry?

According to Microsoft, your registry “contains important information about system hardware, installed programs and settings, and profiles of each of the user accounts on your computer. Windows continually refers to the information in the registry.” In layman’s terms, your computer’s registry is like the “base camp” for just about every function it performs.

It’s a big deal!

But over time, your PC’s registry can become filled with errors. This can be caused by dozens of factors, including improperly uninstalled applications, malware (viruses, Trojans, spyware, etc.), unnecessary files that use system resources, code degradation (also known as software rot), and more.

This is where registry scanners like TurboYourPC come in. They claim to quickly analyze your computer, locate damaged, malicious, or extraneous programs, and fix or delete them. Your computer will then run faster, stop freezing or displaying errors, and have more space available.

Is this what TurboYourPC really does?

Is TurboYourPC Legitimate Software?

It doesn’t appear to be. Why?

Safebro.com notes that TurboYourPC:

“…is a nasty rogue infection that works as a double agent. On a hand, it pretends to be a powerful system optimization and antivirus software that would fix your computer, but on other hand (in reality) it brings viruses to your computer and steals your money.”

Basically, regardless of how clean your computer really is, Safebro claims that TurboYourPC will always find an error or virus. After you’ve bought it (more about this shortly), it could corrupt your registry, collect your personal information, infect your computer with malicious programs, and make your computer operate slower.

In other words, the exact opposite of what it claims to do!

They’re not alone though, because Solvusoft, TomsHardware users, and many others feel the same way. Some have even called TurboYourPC an outright scam.

Whether you’re talking about TurboYourPC or another piece of software, does your computer even need registry scanning in the first place?

We’ll talk about this in a second, but let’s first take a look at something else that should raise a red flag: pricing.

Who Can Guess What TurboYourPC Costs?

TurboYourPC is only available for computers running Windows 8, 7, XP, & Vista (32 & 64 bit). They claim an OSX 10.5+ version is coming soon.

Downloading the TurboYourPC software is completely free. As we outline above though, it will definitely uncover errors (even if there aren’t any), and then request payment in order to fix them.

What you’ll pay for this seems to be anyone’s guess, though.

This is because there isn’t a price listed on the company’s website, although their Terms notes:

“Customers who have selected to pay on a 1 month subscription and will make their first payment when software or services is originally purchased for $8.95. Subsequent payments of the plan will be made One(1) month from the date of the original payment and will be made every month thereafter until the balance of the agreement has been paid at a full licence price of $297.49.”

What’s this mean? You’d be handing over money to TurboYourPC once per month for nearly 3 years!

On the other hand, Ukritic.com listed a recurring charge of $9.95 per month, while this long-form advertisement listed a one-time price of $37.95.

TurboYourPC does claim to offer a 30-day refund policy by calling 844-282-5997.

Do You Even Need a Registry Scanner In the First Place?

HowToGeek claimed that registry cleaners like TurboYourPC rarely work as advertised, and may actually cause more damage than they repair.

Even if they do work as advertised, the author noted that cleaning registry errors will likely have very little impact on your PC’s performance. And if you’re experiencing more severe problems (like freezing or the Blue Screen of Death), this likely has nothing to do with registry errors, and your PC should be evaluated by a professional.

For the most part, CNET forum users agreed with the recommendation to avoid registry cleaning software, as does Microsoft. They even noted that “in general, the registry is self-sufficient” and doesn’t need to be cleaned.

If you still feel that you need this kind of software, are there legitimate options out there?

Free Registry Scanning Software

If you have an internet connection at home, keep in mind that nearly all major internet service providers (ISPs) provide free lifetime licenses for top-notch registry scanning and anti-virus software for as long as you’re a customer. This includes Cox, Comcast, Charter, Verizon, and AT&T.

Even if your ISP doesn’t provide this kind of software, you can download a program called ComboFix for free, which will quickly and easily clean up everything. This is the exact type of software that GeekSquad will charge hundreds for!

Now, let’s wrap everything up.

Bottom Line: Should You Download TurboYourPC?

No matter which way we turn—online customer reviews, lack of pricing info, the general consensus among industry professionals, and more—TurboYourPC doesn’t seem like a good option for improving your PC’s performance. Based on what we’ve learned here, it might even make it worse.

Instead, if you’re experiencing a lag in loading, freezing, or otherwise poor performance, it’s unlikely to have anything to do with your registry. As such, we’d recommend getting a professional involved instead of downloading TurboYourPC.

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Average Consumer Rating: 1.2
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  • 58 out 58 people found this review helpful

    GARBAGE

    • Hartford CT,
    • Sep 19, 2015

    They're very misleading and you can't understand them. Right there, that told me to DEMAND my money back and remove this crap ASAP. I was able to receive an email stating the refund would be available on my CC in X days and I'd HIGHLY recommend NOT using this crap, period.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 44 out 45 people found this review helpful

    Very disappointing.

    • Wales, UK,
    • Oct 25, 2015

    TurboYourPC does not do what it what says. It's a rip of in my opinion. My PC is worse now than before the download.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 28 out 29 people found this review helpful

    Problems with turboyourpc.com

    • Independence, MO,
    • Dec 31, 2015

    I downloaded a copy of this software. It did a scan and listed a bunch of bad things in my computer. If I wanted to fix them, I was told the key purchase would be $8.95. So, I sent them my credit card information. The first key didn't work, (one only can contact support via email) so they gave me another one. This did work and it started another scan. After about an hour and a half, the scan had only scanned 22% of my computer. An hour later it was still 22%. After another email exchange and I was told to uninstall it and start over.

    About this time, I began reading the reviews (including HighYa's) and called a number in the review to get a refund. It was in India, I believe. I was told that if I wanted a refund, I would have to allow him access to my computer. He also told me that the $8.95 was only for one week and I would be paying $8.95 every week thereafter!

    I did get a direct line number to the billing department, 1-855-432-0727.

    At this point, I decided the better part of valor was to forget about the $8.95 and chalk it up to experience, as I was in no way going to let him into my computer.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 27 out 27 people found this review helpful

    Do not use

    • Australia,
    • Dec 22, 2015

    I usually never fall for these and stupidly clicked on. My computer was worse from start, it took me over three hours to get up and running. I had been charged way over what the original was supposed to be and then it came up as a recurring payment. After calls to my bank and Paypal to stop the recurring payment, I finally contacted Turbocharge to get a refund which thankfully was done. BUT I have learned my lesson. Don't be taken in.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 18 out 19 people found this review helpful

    Bad Product

    • United Kingdom,
    • Dec 30, 2015

    Once they get a hold of you, they want to get into your PC. They tell you that there are lots of problems and ask for hundreds of pounds. Stay away. They start off with cheap payment, but it's a scam to get a hold of you. You need to ring them once you paid to get a number or they won't let you go. Be aware.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 15 out 15 people found this review helpful

    TurboYourPC scam

    • Minneapolis, MN,
    • Jan 12, 2016

    I don't usually get sucked in by these things but I did. It slowed down my pc. Wasn't told about $8.95 recurring monthly charge. Couldn't understand the tech support guy. He wanted to take remote control of my PC to give me a document to fill out. I told him no and to email it. He said he cannot email it to me. I'm waiting for PayPal to resolve this.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 15 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Not worth the hassle

    • Australia,
    • Jan 13, 2016
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    After doing my homework in regards to this "product" I decided that I would research their Lead Developer on the project, John Gruchy.

    John Gruchy is many things including in his amazing CV is WWII Vet, a professor in Japan and a Horticulturist. Nowhere can I find on the web stating that he is a Developer for Microsoft. Even LinkedIn can't find him!

    So is he real or someone made up to fool unassuming people that Microsoft Techs are working on this very vexing problem. I think the latter.

    Don't fall for this scam.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Computer Registry

    I have been using various computer systems over the years. The one thing I do not understand is why do we need a registry. I have some old software that I am using on windows 7 and 8 machines from a DOS 6.2 machine which did not use a system registry. The software runs fine although it would not install through the program was installed, but it did copy directly over!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 13 out 13 people found this review helpful

    POS Software and Scam

    • Victoria, Canada,
    • Jan 8, 2016

    Always finds errors and now I'm concerned that they have stolen my information. Do not purchase this POS. And seriously a monthly subscription is an absolute rip-off. Does not enhance speed. Do not buy this product.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Rip off

    • Auatralia,
    • Jan 19, 2016

    I recently purchased TurboYourPC for $8.95. However when I checked my bank statement, $12.76 was deducted. Also the same date another $18.52 had been deducted from my account. On contacting the company I was told: "it is a mistake, sorry."

    I canceled my subscription & requested a confirmation email to that effect. I am still waiting for it to arrive. Beware this is nothing more than a scam. Your PC will be no different after you have run the initial scan, than it was before you downloaded it.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 10 people found this review helpful

    A scam

    • Ogden, UT,
    • Jan 20, 2016

    Thought it my be a good idea. However, then TurboYourPC charged account without getting a license number. Then I was charged an additional $12.99. I cannot find a number to call. They Will not accept a return e-mail!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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