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Now let's get going on the topic on system-cleaning utilities, or,
as they're often called, system optimizers and Registry cleaners. With a plethora of these type of utilities out on the market, you'd be crazy to try to figure out which one is doing a better job of cleaning and why there are some discrepancies if you were to use different utilities. Some clean out more and some clean out less, and it's probably fair to say that not all system cleaners are built the same. As member stringboy states, "The reason they find different problems is that their algorithms for detecting problems are different, and some of the problems each one face are more akin to dusting than a deep cleaning." So there really is no wrong or right way, just different methods to the madness.
In the answers to this topic, many members offered up their opinions on system optimizers and the ones they use. Some swear by how great they are, yet other are a bit skeptical about them, suggesting alternative methods for keeping your system clean--all-in-all good information to dig into. And if you have your opinions about these utilities or have additional recommendations on how to keep your system running smooth, chime in to this discussion. We'd all like to hear about it and learn. Thanks everyone, and have a great weekend!
PC system cleaners: Who's doing a better job of cleaning?
How come when you use 3 different utilities (CCleaner, Glary
utilities, Advance System Care 4), they always find different
things to clean? Is one doing a better job than the other? Is
one cleaning out less and another cleaning out more than is
needed? What gives? And who should I believe and is there any
possible harm in these discrepancies? Any explanation around
this mystery will help me better understand it all. Thank
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