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Windows 7: Alternatives for CCleaner

27 Feb 2018   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Alternatives for CCleaner

I have uninstalled CCleaner because personally I think it has become a joke since being taken over by Avast. From what I can see it does very little to what it used .

So has anyone got any ideas on what can be used now to do the same things that it used to??


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27 Feb 2018   #2
Paul Black

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

Hi ICIT2LOL,

Like yourself, I have used CCleaner for years and have always been pleased with its results. I don't use the registry cleaner part of it by the way.

The other one that I use in conjunction with CCleaner is Glary Utilities (also available in a FREE edition and is quick). It does pretty much the same thing and also includes a nice disk defrag.

However, I found that if I run CCleaner first it makes Glary Utilities a little bit faster, probably because most of the junk has already been cleaned by CCleaner. I mainly use the Clean Up & Repair > Disk Cleanup and Privacy & Security > Track Eraser, along with the Optimize & Improve > Disk Defrag.

I think it is very worth your while to have a look.

Out of interest, what aspects has put you off CCleaner?

I hope this help!
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27 Feb 2018   #3
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I'm still using it. Haven't seen any changes, at least for what I do which is the "Cleaner" function. Just make sure you uncheck the Avast install box when you install or upgrade CCleaner.
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27 Feb 2018   #4
Paul Black

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

Hi fireberd,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fireberd View Post
Just make sure you uncheck the Avast install box when you install or upgrade CCleaner.
I haven't done an upgrade which is why I haven't seen a change as yet then!
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27 Feb 2018   #5
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

You should use CCEnhancer with cCleaner, it adds a lot more options.
Download CCEnhancer - SingularLabs

Or try System Ninja from the same people.
Download System Ninja - SingularLabs
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27 Feb 2018   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yep I get what you mean and I use the reg cleaner bit or used to but am disappointed with the features now see pic much less that it used to have and the Enhancer well I never had much luck with it as I couldn't see what it was doing. So I am just relying on manulaly cleaning browsing history etc and doing a Disk cleanup.

Anyway I shall have a look at Glary and the System ninja options and see what they are like


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28 Feb 2018   #7
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I don't see anything in the Professional or Professional Plus that I need or don't have. I already have Speccy and Recuva and I don't need a disk defragger as I use SSD's. I don't want to automatically clear browser history.

I don't know what the "Cleans Everywhere" means - could just be a marketing scam.
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28 Feb 2018   #8
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

ICIT2LOL, why don't you consider downgrading your software (if you were happy with the earlier versions) ? I'm using an older version & have no intentions of upgrading CCleaner - it does the job perfect for me. I'm using 5.36.6278, it has all the options I used in the earlier versions, with the addition of finding other browsers in my system as well, the older version didn't include some of my browsers unlike this version.

clearing history in browser automatically after exit can be sent manually in some of the browsers too like FF.
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28 Feb 2018   #9
Paul Black

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goodlad View Post
ICIT2LOL, why don't you consider downgrading your software (if you were happy with the earlier versions)?
I agree, if it ain't broke don't mend it.
It would be quite easy to get the version of CCleaner immediately prior to it being taken over or the version you were happy with.
Then just make sure you disable automatic updates.
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28 Feb 2018   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote:
I agree, if it aint broke don't mend it.
Couldn't agree more but I just updated after that scare they had with CCleaner and it just seems to me that it has never been the same since Avast got their hands on it but that is my own personal view. I am not saying that no one should use it just that I don't want to unless it changes hands again.

It just seems to me that the good softwares that prove to be popular and are good are bought up by larger fish inthe sea and I just think they are never the same and the same could be said for a lot of other things not just software.
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