Alternative to Ccleaner

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  1. Martel

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    I've been using that one for about 10 years I think but every time they update it, they send a phishing attempt to install an antivirus I don't need.

    Anything better or as good out there ? (Without bloatware obviously)
     
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  3. eXACT_Beats_

    eXACT_Beats_ Audiosexual

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    CCleaner has been junkware for days... but as we're creatures of habit, I stuck with it for way too long. :rofl:
    I've been using Glary Utilities for a while now; both the free and paid version are solid, and seem to be bullshit-free. :yes:

    https://www.glarysoft.com/

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  4. midi-man

    midi-man Audiosexual

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    I don' think this has a reg cleaner unless I am missing something.
     
  5. Stef321

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    Wise Disk Cleaner here, free version is just enough.
     
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    IOBit Advanced System Care

    Older version 13.7 (without the AI BS)
     
  7. ZUK

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    Here JV16 Power Tools.
     
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  9. orbitbooster

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    It has. Only, the free version does not have deep scan option.
     
  10. Qrchack

    Qrchack Rock Star

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    I'll just throw this in here:
    For cleaning up Windows Update files that keep the old version so you can recover to the old one for a month after an update, sure (though Disk Cleanup built into Windows can do that just as well). Same for cache of your browser or whatever that gets out of hand. But "reg cleaner" is a huge buzzword for something that best case does literally nothing useful, worst case manifests itself as a huge pain in the butt with applications crashing for no apparent reason and giving you a nightmare to debug. There's no reason whatsoever to use such software in 2023.
     
  11. pratyahara

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    For disk cleaning:
    Wise Care 365, Win 10 Tweaker, Clean Master, Advanced System Care, HDCleaner, WI Cleanup (msi installs junk cleaner) /you need them all/
    For registry cleaning:
    Vit Registry Fix /the best + cleans recursively in several passes/, WinASO Registry Optimizer, Reg Organizer, Wise Registry Cleaner.
     
  12. midi-man

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    Thanks for the info
     
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    Yes MS know best, Not really,
    As you know when you install and remove a lot of things there are reg key all over the place that make the registry bigger and slower.
    If you don't install and remove a lot no reg cleaner is needed.
     
  14. pratyahara

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    I know a person who cleaned 7000+ junk registry entries in one session.
    I believe most people are eager to try new software and do it on regular basis, and they do need a registry cleaner.
     
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  15. eXACT_Beats_

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    @Qrchack Haha, Not coming at you directly, but I got a chuckle out of "Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners."
    From Win10 on, MS has shown that it's more about self-preservation than serving the users needs. Take a look at numerous responses by MS staff that they consider to be "answers" to the storm of issues that Windows throws your way as proof of this. Any third-party solutions offered by knowledgeable people other than the MS staff are shot down with cheap scare tactics, meanwhile the staff advertise MS tools for a fix, tools that are behind paywalls, instead of being stock standard utilities built into the OS. Not shocking, but shysty AF.:rofl:
     
  16. saccamano

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    Been using older versioned Ccleaner and just disabled the updater and blocked in FW. NO junkware/garbage like newer ones. Only things they added in newer versions is the adware/phishing junk. nothing additionally relevant...
     
  17. Qrchack

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    The registry is an ancient monster that's kept for legacy reasons and most devs go to great lengths to bypass it by using whatever else they can get away with, so it's much less of an issue than it ever has been. In two decades of using computers, I have not needed to clean my registry once, any time I tried it out of curiosity changed literally nothing, except remove empty unused keys which had zero effect. These days with NVMe storage, RAM and CPU power aplenty, who cares really.

    I'm yet to experience the "bigger and slower" you're talking about
    I don't think they need a registry cleaner, they need a backup solution, possibly a VM setup with snapshots, or just a separate playground system which might very well just be on a different drive or partition in dual boot. Sandboxie is a great lighter option as well.
     
  18. pratyahara

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    It's not quite true that most devs go to great lengths to bypass it by using whatever else they can get away with. Very few devs use ini or the like files instead.
    It's true that it affects the speed very slightly, but junk should be treated as junk.
     
  19. Djord Emer

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    Ccleaner is fine, you just have to remember to not install the f***** antivirus (it annoys me as well, haha)
     
  20. triplechin

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    CC user here. Last year I tried another company doing a basic everyday type of clean and it totally deleted important system files causing all sorts of strange issues. I don't remember which one it was, but a popular one often recommended, so I went back to CC because it just works. But I only use the custom cleaner, registry cleaner and uninstaller tool, the rest can be sketchy. My point is, be careful with some of these and always have a backup / restore plan in place beforehand!
     
  21. eXACT_Beats_

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    You're not wrong, but I'm with @pratyahara on this one, as I've had issues over the years with the registry due to uninstalled plugins leaving residuals. And that's solely registry/license trip-ups, as I use RevoUninstaller, and do thorough searches with UltraSearch, in case anything installed made itself a little too comfy on my PC. Big fan of grabbing portable versions of whatever I can over here. :rofl:
     
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