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Windows 7: System Mechanic vs CCleaner

24 Sep 2013   #1
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
System Mechanic vs CCleaner

Which is better... and why?


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24 Sep 2013   #2
johnsmith45jock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

System Mechanic is definitely heavier on resources, Ram Hog! But, is also richer on options than CCleaner.

Better to compare System Mechanic to Glary Utilities. Of these two, I prefer, the free version of Glary.

Give Glary a test, I think you may like it. System Mechanic costs $40.00 per year.

Why pay for something you can get for free.

I use both CCleaner, and Glary. Both will find stuff to remove.



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24 Sep 2013   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

For the registry cleaner I would use neither. Registry cleaners generally cause more problems than they solve and should thus be avoided.
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25 Sep 2013   #4
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
For the registry cleaner I would use neither. Registry cleaners generally cause more problems than they solve and should thus be avoided.
I agree 100% with LMiller7 on this. I would go a little further and suggest learning how to do the cleaning/optimizing/repairing manually.Not only will you get a better feel for your machine but the knowledge gained is both useful and satisfying.
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28 Sep 2013   #5
bigseb

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
For the registry cleaner I would use neither. Registry cleaners generally cause more problems than they solve and should thus be avoided.
I agree 100% with LMiller7 on this. I would go a little further and suggest learning how to do the cleaning/optimizing/repairing manually.Not only will you get a better feel for your machine but the knowledge gained is both useful and satisfying.
Yeah I have had bad experiences with registry cleaners in the past. Don't really want to invest that kind of time in learning how to do it manually, though. I will look at Glary.

Cheers everyone
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28 Sep 2013   #6
johnsmith45jock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Glary has full backups. Knowledge Base

Check Event Viewer before and after making changes. Make sure you reboot, for some changes to take effect.
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28 Sep 2013   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Most Iolo software, in my experience, do more harm than good. I can and do recommend CCleaner, it's free and has been doing a fine job for years. Its registry cleaner is very good, I've never had issues with it. It is safe and not very aggressive as 3rd party software can be.
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28 Sep 2013   #8
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

These threads can easily turn into debates, just like AV and Browsers, even OS's, which is fine till someone get's too "involved" in getting their point across (Not in this one...yet. )

It's your computer, play around a bit, you'll learn something from it.

I think the most important thing to do is have an imaging strategy, create one before trying things out, if it goes south you're back to where you were in no time.
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28 Sep 2013   #9
johnsmith45jock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

OP has heard both sides of the debate and has chosen to give Glary a try.

Perhaps, he will come back later and let us know how his system is running.
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28 Sep 2013   #10
johnsmith45jock

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

That's right...back it up! Otherwise, the worst could happen after making registry changes.
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