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Kit Kimes
06 Mar 2012

Bob, while I can understand your concern over letting just anyone post their comments, there is a grain of truth in listening to the masses. Have you ever watched 'Who wants to be a Millionaire'? When the contestant asks the audience for the right answer, it is almost always right. Averaging the vast majority will almost always get it right. Isn't the the basis for Democracy?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Yes, averaging the majority will usually get it right -- when you're dealing with facts. But opinion is another animal altogether.

Posted by:

GlennS
06 Mar 2012

glad i run mint linux

Posted by:

Peter Angelakos
06 Mar 2012

I am a computer consultant and have used Slimcleaner on multiple computers and have never had a serious problem with it.
However, I have used IObit's Toolbox on my personal computer and it has trashed Chrome twice!

Posted by:

Tim Hansen
06 Mar 2012

"I'm always suspicious of the ratings, reviews and accolades for software products in computer magazines. In this case, it just seems odd that a program with so many obvious flaws is rated so highly. Maybe those reviewers just didn't give it a good real-world test drive. Let's hope that's the reason."

I think some reviewers get paid to promote software, and so it doesn't matter if the software is any good or does what it is advertised to do.

Posted by:

Susie
06 Mar 2012

Yes, Bob, you are right. CCleaner, all the way! I have used CCleaner for years, and it serves my needs well. I use it on various Operating Systems, and computer types. Does a great job.

Posted by:

Dave in Indy
06 Mar 2012

Anyone have any experiences with TuneUp Utilities? Thanks.

Posted by:

leanne
06 Mar 2012

Tune-up Utilities is the best in this category! !

Posted by:

Buffet
06 Mar 2012

Thanks, once again, for the great advices.

Posted by:

Michtrixie
06 Mar 2012

I have used SlimCleaner and it's ok but I prefer Advanced System Care or CCleaner. Have you tried their SlimDrivers program also? Would like your opinion of that. I have used it to update drivers on several computers/laptops and it did update the drivers but on one computer the new driver caused my computer (granted it was a really OLD computer) to crash and I had to use their recovery program to make it work again. Otherwise, I have been pleased with SlimDrivers. Thanks!

Posted by:

TheRube
06 Mar 2012


Indeed!

I Love CCleaner (or Crap-Cleaner as its Original name) because it simply works!!!

I looked over SlimCleaner in the past but Never downloaded the software because its documentation basically did NOT Make any sense to me as it led me to ask questions about the product with answers that were not forthcoming from the developer!
(As Judge Judy has said: If It Doesn't Make Sense Then . . . It's Probably NOT True!)

@Glenn S . . . The Heck with Windows 8 when it comes out . . . I'm going to Linux Land!
I plan to use Linux (& MINT) as my next FREE Operating System when my current Windows 7 laptop goes kaput (for whatever reason).

I installed Ubuntu over my neighbor's Windows XP desktop about Four months ago - - AND NOT once has she called me down to troubleshoot said computer. She is Spectacularly Happy with Linux!

Bob Rankin . . . We LOVE YOU!!!
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Thanks,

TheRube

NYC

Posted by:

Gary In KC
07 Mar 2012

I am glad to see you shed some light on Slimcleaner. I saw its high rating in a PC magazine and had intended to give it a try. I just hadn't gotten around to it yet. You saved me some time and trouble. I have used CCleaner for several years without problems and run it on my family's computers. Thanks for a good and timely article.

Posted by:

ECUPirate
07 Mar 2012

Can't speak for Slimcleaner, but I have used ASC for a couple of years (paid version recently - look for deals), and have found it to be very dependable. I have it set to run a normal "clean" every night, and deep clean once every two weeks. I used their customer service once and found them to be very helpful - a pleasant surprise.

Posted by:

BigDog
08 Mar 2012

I love CCleaner, it's quick and easy to use, and it doea clean out the gunk, plus it's free.
I also love Tune-up Utilities. It has that wonderful one click maintenance. It keeps your registry nice and tight, and does it all by itself. It just runs in the backround and keeps things running smooth. It also has many other features that you can use.

Posted by:

MmeMoxie
09 Mar 2012

Hands down ... CCleaner is the best! What more can you ask for, it's simple to use, it cleans excellently and it's FREE!!!

After using CCleaner, I use 2 more software products, that just happen to be FREE, too. Glary Utilities and Glary Disk SpeedUp. Glary Utilities catches the little stuff, left behind by CCleaner, is all. Not a lot, just more or less 'tidies' things up.

While, Glary Disk SpeedUp is one of the best Defraggers, that I have personally used, in the past 15 years. It's fast and there are the options of either Defrag or Optimize. I usually, prefer Optimize. Oh, Disk SpeedUp can also, be scheduled, rare with FREE products.

I like to have control, over what is going on with my computer. Yes, I do automated scheduling, but want the manual control, when needed. I have scheduled Anti-Virus Scans and after, I will Defrag, at least once a week. But, when your computer simply get 'sluggish', from mainly too much Internet usage, temporary Internet files, too many cookies, so on and so forth ... I want the ability to manually, clean things up, so I can get on with my computing. That is when I use CCleaner and because, it works quickly, I can get back to the business, at hand.

Posted by:

udyJ
10 Mar 2012

SlimCleaner? No Thanks. Bob turned me on to ASC a year ago. I use it at work too. In fact, my IT guy asked where I heard about it because he really likes it. Never had the need to check into CCleaner....but I'll keep it in mind.

Posted by:

Alana Page
12 Mar 2012

Bob, why do you promote a Chinese counterfeit software operation called advanced system care? If they steal all of their code, what is to stop them from stealing users private info? Is it because you don't know any better? Please see:
http://antivirus.about.com/b/2009/11/03/iobit-steals-malwarebytes-intellectual-property.htm for starters.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For "starters" the article you mention says "the program MAY be derived entirely from stolen property" -- without any credible evidence -- and then makes some other dubious claims. If they stole MBAM's virus signature database in 2009, that's bad. But that alone doesn't imply that any other intellectual property was stolen. The anti-malware component of ASC is one of many features. BTW, later reports show that IObit did remove all of MBAM's info from their database.

Posted by:

Peter Angelakos
14 Mar 2012

I installed Advanced SystemCare 5 on my Dell laptop after Bob's recommendation. After running 'Deep Clean', my laptop crashed twice with the BSOD. Multiple System Restores would not complete successfully. I uninstalled ASC 5 in safe mode and the laptop returned to normal. I am sticking with SlimCleaner!!

Posted by:

Alana Page
15 Mar 2012

Bob, all someone has to do is google "iobit steals" and they can find thousands of articles on the matter from any legitimate source, so pick which ever source you like. They all say the same thing. Secondly, how did "later reports show that IObit did remove all of MBAM's info from their database" if they didn't steal it in the first place? I appreciate your website and what you are doing, but a US citizen who is obviously in the know should not be recommending counterfeit Chinese software to unsuspecting victims who rely on your advice IMO.

Posted by:

Catarrh
28 Oct 2012

Thanks Bob. I thought "too good to be true" when I read CNET's review and others. Who do you trust anymore?

Posted by:

BallyIrish
24 Dec 2013

Thanks, Bob, for your personal test-based warning on SlimCleaner. I have never wanted to download it, as using CCleaner and PrivaZer has kept my Windows 7 running smoothly and problem-free.

I had problems with Wise Disk Cleaner's over-zealous "cleaning" when I first began using Windows 7 and uninstalled it.

I run PrivaZer once or twice a week as it can take some time to finish its job when one first uses it, but becomes quite fast enough when used frequently.

But CCleaner is an absolute gem! Best regards to you.

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