Windows 10: Whats the Best Windows 10 Cleaner?

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  1.    30 Jan 2017 #31

    Hi Folks

    CLEAN Restore from a backup -- for typical Windows should only take at most 15 - 30 mins - probably a lot less if using SSD's.
    Simply before installing Software / applying updates just BACKUP -- so much easier "recovering" a system than trying to cleanse it - and do you really want things messing around in the Windows Registry --what happens if some malware fiddles around with CCleaner --then you are probably TRIPLY Hosed up.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    30 Jan 2017 #32

    swarfega said: View Post
    It's not really there for improving performance but to remove outdated entries which it is safe to use. I've been using it on a weekly bases for years without a single issue.
    The outdated entries will not harm a single thing. If they're not used they just take up space.. a very small amount of space.
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  3.    30 Jan 2017 #33

    Hi folks
    Have to agree with Kari -- SNAKEOIL !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. Jesse Williams's Avatar
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       30 Jan 2017 #34

    Ccleaner. I also use Disk Cleanup. Once a month, I do a cleanup on all of my computers to keep them running efficiently and smoothly.
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       30 Jan 2017 #35

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Lots of people buy into it and it's sort of a shame when they purchase tools like that one. .... Cleaning the registry is just a waste of time and it's not going to improve the performance one bit.
    But heck.. if someone wants to do all of that and spend money.. More power to them.
    First off, CCleaner is available for free.

    Second, I completely agree - there's no way cleaning the registry can significantly improve performance. The main benefit I find is in is with a 'light touch' - clearing out 'temporary junk' files that are a waste of disk space. I wouldn't dare 'clean' my registry.

    However, a purchase of a used Win7 PC gave me a chance to test out what damage a clean up 'with maximum prejudice' may do (making a system image first, of course). :)

    ADWCleaner, a Malwarebytes scan and CCleaner with all the stops pulled out, in that order. The result was a fully functional system that to all appearances had just been installed. Everything appeared to be working correctly and still registered/activated (including Office). But all apps, supplied with Windows or installed separately opened as if for the first time - IE to its 'welcome' page and Office asking for your name details, for example.

    Eight months on it still seems in perfect working order - a pleasant surprise, I was expecting something to have been broken. Since the aggressive clean up it has been upgraded to Windows 10 and is used as my test/support machine - with multiple system images (for 7 & 10) that I can restore as required.

    I still wouldn't recommend aggressively cleaning the registry though (or at all, really).
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       31 Jan 2017 #36

    pparks1 said: View Post
    Patchcleaner is great to clean up a very large C:\windows\installer directory
    I use treesizefree to see which folders are consuming the most space.
    Many people recommend using ccleaner.

    My personal opinion, is generally to stay away from using cleaners. I keep a virtual machine and when i play and want to test software, I do it from the virtual machine. This way I have nothing to clean from my regular machine.





    CCleaner is what I have always used and have never had any problems . :) Jerry
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  7.    02 Feb 2017 #37

    Bree said: View Post
    First off, CCleaner is available for free.

    Second, I completely agree - there's no way cleaning the registry can significantly improve performance. The main benefit I find is in is with a 'light touch' - clearing out 'temporary junk' files that are a waste of disk space. I wouldn't dare 'clean' my registry.

    However, a purchase of a used Win7 PC gave me a chance to test out what damage a clean up 'with maximum prejudice' may do (making a system image first, of course). :)

    ADWCleaner, a Malwarebytes scan and CCleaner with all the stops pulled out, in that order. The result was a fully functional system that to all appearances had just been installed. Everything appeared to be working correctly and still registered/activated (including Office). But all apps, supplied with Windows or installed separately opened as if for the first time - IE to its 'welcome' page and Office asking for your name details, for example.

    Eight months on it still seems in perfect working order - a pleasant surprise, I was expecting something to have been broken. Since the aggressive clean up it has been upgraded to Windows 10 and is used as my test/support machine - with multiple system images (for 7 & 10) that I can restore as required.

    I still wouldn't recommend aggressively cleaning the registry though (or at all, really).
    I agree completely. I have personally tested many registry cleaners. Most of the time, they will eventually corrupt the registry or remove entries that should not have been touched. Either way, it leads to having to do a complete re-install. My last test corrupted it so bad that I couldn't even reload the backed up user profile data. (thanks iobit)
    If you use them light enough that they aren't going to break your system, they aren't going to be doing enough to make any noticeable change.
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  8.    02 Feb 2017 #38

    yahanna said: View Post
    I want to know whats the best win 10 cleaners to clean out my system for performance and speed. Let me know.
    Unfortunately there isn’t one size that fits all. I have a mindset similar to Kari’s comment in post #19 “Windows is totally capable to take care of itself”; unfortunately though the average computer user doesn’t know what that means. So I like to see how a person uses their computer and then what do they expect out of it.
    In your case I recommend you include your system specs (include the browser you use) and let us know what is it you’d like to “clean out” of your system for optimum performance. Once you are operating at optimum performance, the computer should run at its natural speed.
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  9.    02 Feb 2017 #39

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    CCleaner - Builds is like a Swiss knife, I can not imagine any PC being without it. Very reputable even on this forum.

    Wise Disk Cleaner - Disk Cleanup and Defrag Tool - I use it since 8, it cleans Windows Updates PatchCache.

    Plus a few Windows commands:

    fsutil usn deletejournal /d /n c:
    chkdsk /scan
    winmgmt /salvagerepository
    del "%temp%\*" /s /f /q
    del "%systemroot%\temp\*" /s /f /q
    vssadmin delete shadows /for=c: /all /quiet
    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase
    cleanmgr /sageset:65535 & cleanmgr /sagerun:65535


    can you please tell me what do all of those commands do? i dotn wnana delete anything important if i use those commands
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