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EaseUS CleanGenius for Windows aims to keep your PC running quickly and smoothly

28 September 2012, Nick Peers

Chinese software developer CHENGDU Yiwo has released EaseUS CleanGenius Free 3.0.5. Despite the version number, this is actually the first release of CleanGenius on the PC platform, and follows in the wake of the paid-for EaseUS CleanGenius for Mac.

Despite sharing the name, CleanGenius is a very different beast on the PC, combining more than 20 disparate cleanup, optimisation and privacy tools in a single program. While the vast majority of these are free, some features – including scheduling options and automatic optimisation – are restricted to a paid-for Pro license.

CleanGenius 3.0.5 bundles up its functionality in a single panel, with buttons inviting the user to perform two levels of scan for potential items to clean up. These in turn contain a number of individual modules, each of which can be disabled to allow the user to choose exactly what items they wish to clean up.

CleanGenius for Windows bears little resemblance to the Mac app of the same name.

The tool also prominently features three buttons on its main page: Privacy Protect provides a selection of privacy scanning tools, while Turbo Boost promises to significantly increase performance by disabling a large number of potentially unwanted Windows Services. A Utilities Box button provides access to the rest of the program’s toolkit via a series of sections.

Other tools include driver backup, disk defragment, startup manager, file shredder and context menu editor. Also included for free are tools for encryption and splitting files, viewing and managing processes and a file unlocker for deleting stubborn files.

Tools restricted to Pro users include Registry cleaning and defrag, plus a cloned file finder for weeding out duplicates. Pro users can also configure the program to run on a schedule and automatically switch on Turbo Boost at startup.

EaseUS CleanGenius Free 3.0.5 is a freeware, function-limited tool for PCs running Windows XP or later (including the forthcoming Windows 8). A Pro license costs $29.95 and can be purchased from within the program itself.

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