Comodo System Cleaner Portable bests the crowded Registry cleaner field on several fronts: it's completely portable; its SafeDelete feature effectively prevents you from deleting the wrong files, and makes it easy to restore them if you do; it actually improves your system's performance; and it's free, unlike the many others that will scan your system but make you pay for the software to clean it. It effectively cleans files, the disk Registry, and privacy threats. It removes corrupt and unnecessary Registry entries, deletes duplicate files and needless archives, and removes digital traces from browsers and other programs. … Read more
Advanced System Optimizer 3 gives people a comprehensive suite of utilities fronted by an interface that showcases an excellent use of color-coded icons, making banal system tasks easy to complete--if not exciting. However, its restrictive trial could prevent some people from fully exploring the program.
The program attempts to be all things to all people, and includes tools that can be split into three categories: maintenance, security, and backup. Advanced System Optimizer focuses on the maintenance side of things, and includes a Registry optimizer and cleaner, a disk defragmenter, a disk repair utility that claims to fix errors before drive … Read more
Free Registry Cleaner has too many problems to be a good choice for anyone except those who prefer to clean their own registries key by key.
Visually, the interface is clean, if unexciting. The program offers a few other functions as well, but nothing that isn't already possible through the Control Panel, Task Manager, or other integrated Windows utilities. It defaults to a wizard interface that not easy to use. Initially, we thought the unpickable picklist was the worst it offered; when asked to select the areas to scan, we found that Ctrl-click did not work. Instead, we could … Read more
System Cleaner is the ultimate system maintenance tool. And even though it does come with a few trial restrictions, we were impressed with its capability to quickly scan, locate, and repair problems files on our computer.
The user interface is very clean and very easy to navigate. You have five menu options, each with its own tools for optimizing your system. We first opted to scan and clean our disk space. The program quickly went to work, scanning our system and finding problem files. We especially appreciated that the program let us view the details of the scan before fixing … Read more
SBMAV Disk Cleaner is a disk cleaner, duplicate finder, uninstaller, and start-up manager all rolled up into one. While the overall look and feel of the program won't blow you away, the fully functional trial and solid performance will.
The user interface is fairly plain, but straightforward enough for even novices to understand. Command buttons run along the left side of the window, and the details and workings of each command resides on the right side. First up was the disk cleaner. In about 20 minutes, the program had scanned and displayed problematic files. We were able to manually … Read more
Duplicate Cleaner 1.3 is a tremendously helpful program for anyone wishing to tidy up a PC by identifying and deleting duplicate files. Though simple to use, we don't recommend this for novices, because of the potential damage from mistakenly removing needed files.
Duplicate Cleaner's interface is all business. Although fairly straightforward, some odd interface choices may throw you, such as requiring you to click Select in order to see the types of available files rather than including those types in the drop-down list already visible. The program gives you three basic options for searching: folder(s), file … Read more
This comprehensive system utility keeps your computer at peak performance by offering tools to manage processes, hard-disk space, and even Registry entries. When put to the test, it gave a solid performance, but we found inconsistencies with its trial period and in the overall design.
Innovative SysPack's main user interface is very easy to navigate. The main window has six prominent buttons for managing different tasks. There is a system optimizer, task manager, disk cleaner, start-up firewall, and tools to manage drives and to uninstall programs. But we found that each feature contained a different user interface. Granted, each … Read more
We're not sure what's so kid-friendly about this utility, which is supposed to remove Internet traces. Regardless of its confusing name, Kids NetLinks Internet Tracks Cleaners failed to clean any of our browsing tracks.
Kids NetLinks Internet Tracks Cleaners offers a basic, but straightforward, user interface. You'll find a list of cleaning options, including browser cache, cookies, history, temporary folders, and Internet files. Next to each option is a Clean button. We went through each cleaning option, one by one, but the program failed to clean any of our browsing traces. A Help link is available, but … Read more
It requires very little skill to use this system cleanup tool, but that's not necessarily a good thing when you're dealing with the Registry. Ashampoo Magical Optimizer is so easy to use because it removes most of the control from the user.
The colorful interface gives you the option of automatic or manual optimization. What you won't find is a way to back up your files beforehand. This safety net is a standard feature for most Registry cleaners, and one we want in place before any files get deleted. You can select the kinds of files you … Read more
This privacy program aims to clear your browsing history and free up space on your computer; however, several error messages prevented us from getting a clear picture of this program's abilities.
During the installation process for ID Privacy Shield, we received an error message. We were able to bypass it and move on to the user interface, which was quite eye-catching. From first glance, it appeared very easy to navigate, with prominent command buttons running down the left side of the window. The program includes a history cleaner, file shredder, and disk cleaner. But more often than not, when … Read more