Windows 7 - Which cleaner do you reccomend?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Carlos Octavio, May 22, 2019.

  1. Carlos Octavio

    Carlos Octavio MDL Novice

    Apr 18, 2019
    18
    4
    0
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    8,886
    3,219
    300
  3. MMIKEE

    MMIKEE MDL Senior Member

    Oct 6, 2012
    266
    232
    10
    I have been using "Josh Cell's" UnCleaner v1.7 for many years with Windows 7 thru Windows 10...
    I setup a Scheduled Task to run this at PC Startup and every 15 minutes afterward on all my PC's...
    Works very well for it's intended purpose... :D
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    1,661
    70
    60
    Can't see anything wrong with Ccleaner though. Most trouble-free and safe utility to use.
    Perhaps it overlooks some deeper entries, but never had any issues using it.
     
  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

    Dec 21, 2012
    2,959
    2,579
    90
    Should work as well. Except, that it is Spyware, Adware, Nagware now.
     
  6. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

    Oct 15, 2014
    710
    1,015
    30
    #7 John Sutherland, May 24, 2019
    Last edited: May 24, 2019
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

    Jan 12, 2012
    2,930
    1,652
    90
    Nice link JS but I think that web page may only apply to smaller SSD's at a time when SSD drives were expensive. Of course do not defrag, but part of page two makes recommendations that would be good for saving disk space. Today's SSD's are much cheaper. You can get a Samsung 500gb drive for under $75. when on sale and other brands for even less than that when they are not on sale. With larger SSD's affordable today I would not think that things like having System Protection enabled would matter
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    1,661
    70
    60
    Don't see that in win7...but I don't think I'm on the latest version.
    What spyware ?
     
  9. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

    Jan 12, 2012
    2,930
    1,652
    90
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  10. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

    Dec 21, 2012
    2,959
    2,579
    90
    CCleaner phones home whenever it has done cleaning. Doing this since at least the time avast bought it. I'm using 5.40 and block it in the firewall completely.
     
  11. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

    Jan 12, 2012
    2,930
    1,652
    90
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  12. ipx

    ipx MDL Senior Member

    May 24, 2017
    256
    233
    10
    even before the avast acquisition piriform's software (ccleaner, defragmenter, recuva & speccy) have always got flagged as adware.
     
  13. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

    Oct 3, 2009
    1,661
    70
    60
    Forgot to mention, I have that blocked too...perhaps that's why I'm not getting those ads and stuff either..
    As for phoning home, I doubt it still can ;)

    These things you need to do with all apps, disable the services you don't want running and setup the firewall.
    It'll be hard to find an app that doesn't phone home, unless it's open source.

    6.PNG
     
  14. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    437
    151
    10
    Just google TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer, works great.
     
  15. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

    Dec 31, 2015
    1,181
    190
    60

    Yes, no problem then, I also refuse to update and in the old versions there is no telemetry...
     
  16. DukiSync

    DukiSync MDL Novice

    May 12, 2010
    29
    5
    0
  17. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

    Dec 21, 2012
    2,959
    2,579
    90
    #19 Carlos Detweiller, May 27, 2019
    Last edited: May 29, 2019
    For getting winapp2.ini comfortably, there's CCEnhancer. It also has the ability to trim the winapp2.ini to your system (faster loading). They also offer their own cleaner product, System Ninja.
     
  18. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

    Dec 31, 2015
    1,181
    190
    60