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  1. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Education 64-bit
       #1

    Is System Ninja a safe cleaning program to use?


    Is System Ninja a safe cleaning program to use? Can it cause problems with my Windows installation or any other program installed on my computer? I just scanned my computer with System Ninja and it detected 4.5 GB (537 files) of junk on my C: drive where Windows is installed. I have not changed any settings in System Ninja, here's what it's currently cleaning:

    Temporary Files
    Common Torrent Tags
    Incompatible Files
    Thumbnail Caches
    Game Caches
    Internet Cookies
    Internet Cache
    Internet History
    Windows Logs
    Memory Dumps
    Recent Files
    Miscellaneous Junk
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  2. Posts : 19,490
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #2

    Except for "Miscellaneous Junk" which I don't know what it encompasses, everything else is safe to remove. Some things like: Internet Cookies,Internet Cache and Internet History would clear browsers from passwords and logins for sites you visit.
    I would also be suspicious abut "Incompatible Files", who knows what they meant by it, might delete some programs and files you need to keep. I would also suggest full backup before using any program like that.
    You could also run Disk cleanup first and see how much will that program find.
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  3. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Education 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    CountMike said:
    Except for "Miscellaneous Junk" which I don't know what it encompasses, everything else is safe to remove. Some things like: Internet Cookies,Internet Cache and Internet History would clear browsers from passwords and logins for sites you visit.
    I would also be suspicious abut "Incompatible Files", who knows what they meant by it, might delete some programs and files you need to keep. I would also suggest full backup before using any program like that.
    You could also run Disk cleanup first and see how much will that program find.
    Thank you for the help CountMike :)
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  4. Posts : 19,490
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
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    EricJ said:
    Thank you for the help CountMike :)
    I generally shy away from programs like that, including Ccleaner.
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  5. Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Home
       #5

    I never heard about this third-party app. The best app for cleaning in Windows or Mac is CCleaner by Piriform Company.

    Try to avoid suspicious apps on the Internet. Always read the reviews and look for their reputation !
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  6. Posts : 94
    Win 10 17134.228
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    CountMike said:
    I generally shy away from programs like that, including Ccleaner.
    asimpleman said:
    I never heard about this third-party app. The best app for cleaning in Windows or Mac is CCleaner by Piriform Company.

    Try to avoid suspicious apps on the Internet. Always read the reviews and look for their reputation !
    ccleaner is perfectly fine as long as it's set up correctly. i question common torrent tags, incompatible files, and miscellaneous files in system ninja.
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  7. Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Home
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    IAmNoOne said:
    ccleaner is perfectly fine as long as it's set up correctly. i question common torrent tags, incompatible files, and miscellaneous files in system ninja.
    Right, body ! For that it exists the best online scanner, called Virustotal (virustotal.com).
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  8. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Education 64-bit
    Thread Starter
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    CountMike said:
    I generally shy away from programs like that, including Ccleaner.
    Is there a reason you shy away from cleaning programs? Because currently, I am pretty confused. Because some people on the internet are saying that Microsoft recommends against using any system cleaners, and that system cleaners are useless because Windows doesn't slow down over time as well as dangerous to use. But others say that system cleaners and system tune-up programs are all useful and needed to maintain a fast computer because Windows slows down over time. I don't know what to believe, which is true?
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  9. Posts : 19,490
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
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    EricJ said:
    Is there a reason you shy away from cleaning programs? Because currently, I am pretty confused. Because some people on the internet are saying that Microsoft recommends against using any system cleaners, and that system cleaners are useless because Windows doesn't slow down over time as well as dangerous. But others say that system cleaners and system tune-up programs are all useful and needed to maintain a fast computer because Windows slows down over time. I don't know what to believe, which is true?
    First, I don't want to clean everything all the time, just some things before making backups for instance. Second, I want to know exactly what am I cleaning (deleting) away. For most, disk cleanup is enough. Another thing is that I don't let system and disks get "dirty", I use Revo uninstaller that cleanly uninstall programs without leftovers. After a new build or large updates, Disk Cleanup deletes 25 - 30GB of unwanted stuff.
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  10. Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Education 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    CountMike said:
    First, I don't want to clean everything all the time, just some things before making backups for instance. Second, I want to know exactly what am I cleaning (deleting) away. For most, disk cleanup is enough. Another thing is that I don't let system and disks get "dirty", I use Revo uninstaller that cleanly uninstall programs without leftovers. After a new build or large updates, Disk Cleanup deletes 25 - 30GB of unwanted stuff.
    I understand, thank you very much again for the help :)
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