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Windows 7: Cleaners

01 Apr 2010   #11
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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I use Revo Uninstaller, It's very good and after it uninstalls it scans your system for any left over files. It's fast as well.

Revo Uninstaller - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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The FREE version is 32bit ONLY. The Pro version supports 64bit but is a 30day Trail only and then you have to buy it. See the notes at bottom of this page.

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Jim
Just to clarify Jim's post a little. The free version does run on a 64-bit system, but it can't take advantage of the performance gains available to 64-bit systems.

For most people, the free one works fine.


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01 Apr 2010   #12
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just use CCleaner and Windows built in cleanmgr.
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01 Apr 2010   #13
Aimbot

Windows 7
 
 

I tried using CCleaner but it kept leaving files all over the place. I'm not sure if there is now a built in scanner to scan for left over files. Other than that CCleaner is pretty good and does it's job.
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01 Apr 2010   #14
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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Nice
The FREE version is 32bit ONLY. The Pro version supports 64bit but is a 30day Trail only and then you have to buy it. See the notes at bottom of this page.

Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download

Jim
Just to clarify Jim's post a little. The free version does run on a 64-bit system, but it can't take advantage of the performance gains available to 64-bit systems.

For most people, the free one works fine.
Thanks Jonathan,
I have used the 64bit version but didn't know the free 32bit worked on a 64bit OS. It didn't indicate that on the web site so I never tried it. Didn't want to screw the pooch with untried combinations.

Jim
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01 Apr 2010   #15
Audioman1

Windows 7 Pro Full
 
 

You should never use anything that says it cleans your computer, your just asking for trouble... My Opinion.
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01 Apr 2010   #16
Vertex

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

CCleaner is in deed very popular. It makes cleaning of junk files easier and faster than Windows' own utility. It also comes in a portable build that you can extract to a USB and basically use to other computers without installation.

CCleaner - Builds

Just to complement you there Jonathan King, registry cleaners aren't all bad. I used CCleaner to fix a registry issue that was stopping me from saving images from websites to my computer. It also fixed issues when my desktop gadget was failing and stopping my computer from proper rebooting. The lesson about registry cleaners: just because its listed there does not mean it has to be fixed and always reserve a backup or a restore point. With proper and trained use, registry cleaners are somewhat beneficial but for totally inexperienced users, don't change anything in there unless you gain knowledge of how that must be done. I personally think that proper registry cleaning made my computer at least 10% faster.
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02 Apr 2010   #17
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

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Which is the best cleaning software for windows 7????????????

I am using Tuneup Utilities 2010 at the moment, i am not sure about the rest.
Hi, may I ask why you need to use a cleaner?
FYI - You may care to read the below observation re registry cleaners.
My advice would be to steer clear of these.

A guide for the average computer user for NOT using a registry cleaner follows -

IMO & to the best of my knowledge -
1.Windows is a closed source system, developers of registry cleaners are not working on definitive information, but rather empirical knowledge. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.
2. Modifying registry keys incorrectly can cause Windows instability, or make Windows unbootable.
3. No registry cleaner is completely safe and the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

THEREFORE
4. If you do not have knowledge of the registry, then you would probably be better off leaving it alone, and definitely not placing blind trust in a program to do the job for you.
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02 Apr 2010   #18
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I use Ccleaner but only because Registry Mechanic and Window Washer don't run on 64 bit.
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02 Apr 2010   #19
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Ccleaner is the most popular one
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02 Apr 2010   #20
EnemyWithin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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The FREE version is 32bit ONLY. The Pro version supports 64bit but is a 30day Trail only and then you have to buy it. See the notes at bottom of this page.

Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download

Jim
Just to clarify Jim's post a little. The free version does run on a 64-bit system, but it can't take advantage of the performance gains available to 64-bit systems.

For most people, the free one works fine.
The performance thing doesn't annoy me. Not being able to track and undo changes by 64bits software does ... Anyway great program.
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