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Windows 7: CCleaner vs. SlimCleaner

14 Oct 2012   #1
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
CCleaner vs. SlimCleaner

I've used CCleaner for years on my previous and current desktop. I use it mostly to clean cookies and temp internet files. Occasionally I clean some Windows files using it as well. I rarely use the other functions.

I have a new laptop and it's time to add a cleaning program. I downloaded (not installed yet) CCleaner and then while doing some reading learned about SlimCleaner.

Anyone have thoughts on one versus the other? SlimCleaner has a nice interface and it seems as if it will accomplish the same thing for me. In my research some seemed a bit concerned about the cloud aspect as I believe info about ones system is sent to them.

I'm kind of a creature of habit and I doubt I will change from CCleaner on the desktop so for continuity maybe I should stick with it on the laptop but it is always fun to try something new.


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14 Oct 2012   #2
flogit

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

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14 Oct 2012   #3
x BlueRobot

 

I would just stay with CCleaner, most people on the forum usually use CCleaner if they are recommending a third-party disk cleanup program to a OP.
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14 Oct 2012   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Heres my thought. Cc is the suggested software of this forum. Thousands of members have tried it and were satisfied without any problem. Why change?
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14 Oct 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I would install Ccleaner and use it to remove Slime Cleaner. Just joking. Ccleaner just plain works and I'm not going to try and fix something thats not broke.
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14 Oct 2012   #6
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I agree with...if ain't broke don't fix it argument. But with out change there is no progress...in point of fact, Windows 8. So what is one to do...we try, if we like we keep using it. If we don't we get rid of it and try something else or go back to what works and wait for something better to come along.
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14 Oct 2012   #7
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I tend to agree but SlimCleaner does get good reviews (some from just few days ago) and is recommended by some reputable publications. I can't seem to find recent reviews of CCleaner, probably because it's been around so long.

SlimWare Utilities SlimCleaner 4 Review & Rating | PCMag.com

SlimCleaner 4.0: Slick system cleaning utilities with crowdsourced information | PCWorld
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14 Oct 2012   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Yes,
But if CC does everything that is promise, you need no other
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14 Oct 2012   #9
Paarkhi

Windows 8.1u1 x64
 
 

A Ccleaner user, all the other cleaners are just copy
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14 Oct 2012   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Nothing wrong with giving something else a try.
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