Cleaner Program Poll 2006

Discussion in 'polls' started by WSFuser, Aug 13, 2006.

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Which Cleaner Program(s) do you use?

  1. Ace Utilities

    13 vote(s)
    8.6%
  2. CCleaner

    103 vote(s)
    68.2%
  3. jv16 PowerTools

    28 vote(s)
    18.5%
  4. Norton SystemWorks

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  5. System Mechanic

    3 vote(s)
    2.0%
  6. Tuneup Utilities

    30 vote(s)
    19.9%
  7. Window Washer

    9 vote(s)
    6.0%
  8. Other (please specify)

    28 vote(s)
    18.5%
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  1. AJohn

    AJohn Registered Member

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  2. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Tune-Up Utilities? Pish-tosh! Why buy a cow when milk is so cheap.:p

    I immoderately recommenderate CCleaner with aplomb.
     
  3. Antarctica

    Antarctica Registered Member

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    You get fresh milk every day.:D :p
     
  4. Uguel707

    Uguel707 Graphic Artist

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    Some 3D graphic programs leaves hundreds of entries in the registry
    when desinstalling. For that, I use jv16 Power tools registry finder.
    (Tools > Registry finder > name of file)

    To delete temporary files I use CCleaner or I do it manually.

    ...and Reg Seeker helped me to delete some nasty entries
    that I could not remove with my anti-virus. So I keep it for that :)

    So far I haven't got any problems but I always delete the
    ones that are safe to delete and don't mess with entries
    that I am not certain of. Backing up before removing
    any file is certainly a good thing to do.
     
  5. mercurie

    mercurie A Friendly Creature

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    One of the OLD Ones...Vcom SystemSuite 4.0 (has tools I use to clean). ;)

    Several years ago $14.99 from the Staples bargin basket.:D
     
  6. Perman

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    Hi, folks: For those who are die-hard of CCleaner, you may want to give this one a good look. CM Disk Cleaner. freeware. d/l from www.cmdiskcleaner.com Gook luck.
     
  7. bigbuck

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  8. nicM

    nicM nico-nico

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    Ace Utilities for me, I didn't test other competitive programs for a while (since I bought Ace indeed :D ), but it was far the best when I did, for both temp file and registry cleaning.

    I use Ccleaner on other computers, it is very good for a freebie but is very limitated compared to Ace (especially about registry).

    nicM
     
  9. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    well i decided to give Ace Utilities a try and i like it very much.

    one thing i dont like is that it separates the history cleaner from junk file cleaner. im so used to ccleaner doing both at once.

    nvm, i found i can use the wizard to do everything at once :D

    also, unlike ccleaner and window washer, the plugin section (history cleaner) does not automatically detect programs u have installed.
     
  10. Carver

    Carver Registered Member

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    I use a combo of Ccleaner; regseeker; Tuneup Utilitys. They cover different things.
     
  11. tristantzara

    tristantzara Registered Member

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    CCleaner, Tune Up Utilities and the best i found so far, Sweepi.

    hxxp://www.zdnet.de/downloads/prg/f/j/de0EFJ-wc.html

    hxxp://www.yooapps.ch/?c=produkte/sweepi5&l=E
     
  12. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    CCleaner is good for history cleaning.
    The registry cleaner of CCleaner is unusable for me due to missing functions.
     
  13. Eldar

    Eldar Registered Member

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    Ace Utilities, TuneUp Utilities & RegSupreme Pro keep my computer clean. :)
     
  14. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I tried it but it's got some off-putting aspects. Namely...

    1) It injects DLL into all running processes (see screenshot). It MIGHT be okay (??), but neither CCleaner nor Ace Utilities do that, so I shall avoid letting CM DiskCleaner do so. Also, it tried to connect.

    2) It puts its stuff into a file that allows no user choice. Also puts an icon on desktop with no user choice & inserts itself into start menu with no user choice as to location.

    3) It is 6 times bigger than CCleaner. In fact it is substantially bigger than CCleaner & Ace Utilities combined. Perhaps all that bulk is extra abilities -- but I just want a clean little cleaner.

    In other words, NO thanks.
     

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  15. Climenole

    Climenole Look 'n' Stop Expert

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    HI :)

    I'm using ButtUgly's CleanCache.
    (For special situation Reg Supreme Pro)
    To avoid Registry headaches: TotalUnistall.

    :)
     
  16. Perman

    Perman Registered Member

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    Hi,folks: I am currently using these:
    For Internet tracks------window washer, anti tracks
    For registry-------------registry mechanic, registry cleaner expert
    What do you think?
     
  17. Tobe404

    Tobe404 Registered Member

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    Tune-Up Utilities 2006 and Window Washer 6.0.

    Have been using the same combo for a very long time, had no problems.
     
  18. vhick

    vhick Registered Member

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    i used winxp manager and ccleaner combo.

    thanks!
     
  19. King FN Kong

    King FN Kong Registered Member

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    I dont like the idea of having window washer running a service all the time. But I used to use it a lot.

    CCLeaner does the job well, for something free, it's good.
     
  20. egghead

    egghead Registered Member

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    TuneUp utilities 2004
    CCleaner
    Regseeker
     
  21. marcromero

    marcromero Guest

    I use and voted jv16 power tools.

    Marc
     
  22. SIR****TMG

    SIR****TMG Registered Member

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    Ccleaner is great
     
  23. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    I use CleanCache and jv16
     
  24. Trooper

    Trooper Registered Member

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    At this point in time, its just been CCleaner.
     
  25. The Hammer

    The Hammer Registered Member

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    Sorry for my ignorance as I don't currently use a cleaner. But couldn't you use jv16 for the same purpose you use Reg Seeker for?
     
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