Alternatives to CCleaner

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AdrianK_IT
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Alternatives to CCleaner

#1 Post by AdrianK_IT » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:55 am

Motivated by concerns over CCleaner's possible privacy issues (those issues magnified tenfold by the constant nag pop-ups) I've investigated alternatives for two of its functions:
a. Cleanmgr+ (https://www.mirinsoft.com/cleanmgrplus) seems to have all the good features (and more) of both CCleaner and MS's Cleanmgr (and none of the bad) as far as junk removal is concerned, and
b. Wise Registry Cleaner Portable (https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities ... r-portable) seems to do as safe and effective a job of tidying up the registry as CCleaner. (This was of particular concern to me; there's lots of portable up-to-date junk removers available, but all the registry cleaners were looking rather out of date.)

I'm afraid I'm rather too simple a soul to provide the detailed analysis of these products that you would prefer in submissions here: perhaps more IT-savvy users could investigate and add them to the database if they pass muster.

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Re: Alternatives to CCleaner

#2 Post by webfork » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:39 am

AdrianK_IT wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:55 am
Motivated by concerns over CCleaner's possible privacy issues
Good idea. CCleaner is still on MANY "best of" lists despite being far from the best (anymore). As we have a thread for Google alternatives, this makes sense.

AdrianK_IT wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:55 am
I'm afraid I'm rather too simple a soul to provide the detailed analysis of these products that you would prefer in submissions here: perhaps more IT-savvy users could investigate and add them to the database if they pass muster.
We have CleanMgr+ (formerly Xleaner) already submitted, but nothing for Wise Registry Cleaner. I think the closer one would be "Wise Disk Cleaner"

* Free Wise Disc Cleaner - viewtopic.php?f=4&t=9730

* Xleaner (discontinued in the favor of CleanMgr+) - viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7959

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KCleaner: viewtopic.php?p=96062#p96062 (another disk cleaner that I've had some luck with)

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Re: Alternatives to CCleaner

#3 Post by freakazoid » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:26 am

I would also recommend Bleachbit.
is it stealth? ;)

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Re: Alternatives to CCleaner

#4 Post by AdrianK_IT » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:42 pm

A search for Cleanmgr+ returned no results! https://www.portablefreeware.com/index. ... nMgr%2B&m=

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Re: Alternatives to CCleaner

#5 Post by webfork » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:17 am

AdrianK_IT wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:42 pm
A search for Cleanmgr+ returned no results! https://www.portablefreeware.com/index. ... nMgr%2B&m=
It's okay -- we don't have an excellent search engine. Sometimes you've got to go through a site search like DDG https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffsb&q=site%3 ... %22&ia=web or we have a Google portal at the bottom of the advanced search area: https://www.portablefreeware.com/options.php?

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Re: Alternatives to CCleaner

#6 Post by rfithen » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:37 am

I like these better than CCleaner
Portable Wise Disk Cleaner
https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities ... r-portable\

Portable Wise Registry Cleaner
https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities ... r-portable

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Re: Alternatives to CCleaner

#7 Post by Midas » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:43 am

As the topic is more of a generic nature and not about a single program, I'm moving it to "Discussion".

Please tell me if you disagree.

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Re: Alternatives to CCleaner

#8 Post by Milver63 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:29 am

These are some other alternatives to CCclearner

CleanMyPC
Glary Utilities
Iolo System Mechanic

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