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Windows 7: Alternatives for CCleaner

1 Hour Ago   #31
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muted View Post
With the exception of the alleged data mining and mild invasion of privacy: That is quite accurate.

Software changes hands like you change under garments.
That's true of many products. Someone on a forum was wondering if a certain candy from her childhood was still being made, so I looked up its history in Aunt Wiki. The company had changed hands about 9 times, and while the brand name remains, the candy is quite different from the one she knew. The recipe had been changed. And it's now smaller, whereas software changes in the other direction.

I wonder if any company has ever improved on a program by making the new version smaller.


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1 Hour Ago   #32
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RoWin7,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Just removed CCleaner, installed Glary Utilities. It sucked up about twice the amount of junk that CCLeaner had, and it's very fast. And I like the utilities at the bottom.

Even harmless registry cleaners are a waste of time. Removing even hundreds of entries doesn't speed up your machine. And I think Revo does a great job of cleaning up after every uninstalled program, including registry entries.
I have used CCleaner [excluding the registry cleaner], Glary Utilities [excluding the registry cleaner] and Revo Uninstaller for years. The first two I use once a week for a good cleanup. As you pointed out above, running registry cleaners is pointless as it doesn't affect the overall performance and more often than not it causes serious problems, especially if you didn't backup the regidtry first. Revo is excellent because it also gets rid of all the leftover items. These three are very good for keeping your computer clean and running smoothly!
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