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System Cleaner 7.6.18.630

Clean, optimise and repair your PC with this familiar-looking maintenance suite

by Mike Williams

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: $34.95 (Windows)
Date Updated: 07 September 2015
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Downloads To Date: 2595
Developer: Pointstone Software
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System Cleaner
Clean, optimise and repair your PC with this familiar-looking maintenance suite

System Cleaner is the trial version of a PC cleanup, optimisation and maintenance suite.

The program comes with 12 modules, separated into categories like "Clean up & Repair", "Optimise & Improve" and "Privacy & Security" to help you locate the function you need. And these will help you to clean up your hard drive, fix Registry problems, locate duplicate files, shred confidential files so they can't be recovered, and control your Windows startup programs, amongst other things.

This looks much like any other suite of this type, then, and the individual tools don't really stand out, either. So the Disk Cleaner found very few junk files on our test PC, for instance, and the Startup Manager displayed less startup programs than you might find with some free tools.

Still, there are some plus points here.

A System Snapshot tool allows you to record your system state before or after some action, like installing a program, and will then report on any changes.

System Cleaner backs up any settings before it changes them to the "Rescue Manager", making it easy to reverse your last tweaking session, if it should be necessary.

The interface is clear and attractive - it's really very easy to use.

And the suite is amazingly compact, with the entire Program Files\Pointstone folder taking a mere 3.26 MB of hard drive space on our test PC.

Whether that justifies the $34.95 purchase price is another matter - but if you're curious, download the trial and find out for yourself.

What's new in 7.6.18.630 (Version History)?

  • Integrator: Windows 10 improvements
  • Integrator: Improvements on scan results
  • Other minor fixes and improvements
Verdict:

System Cleaner is well presented and includes one or two useful features, but most people will probably get better cleanup and optimisation results by using the top freeware tools, instead

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