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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not For Me!"

    June 2, 2012  |   By prathascullion

    Pros

    Very comprehensive{too comprehensive},can do many things with this cleaner.

    Cons

    I didn't like this cleaner BEFORE I downloaded it,and I didn't like it AFTER I downloaded it!The cleaner goes into WAY too many areas that it shouldn't even be getting into.In Internet Explorer,it wanted to delete the temporary internet files,browsing history,cookies,recent documents in Windows Explorer,as well as empty the recycle bin,temporary files and Windows Log files.HEY! I MAKE THOSE DECISIONS -- not some software!! In Firefox,it wanted to delete the cookies and download history -- again,I make those decisions! And there are plenty of other things I could mention too.Yes,you do have the option to uncheck these things,but if I did this,most of the 'cleaning' would be pointless! And it's a good thing I didn't let it actually clean anything,I just let it 'analyze' things.

    Summary

    This software has the potential to be a very good cleaner,but it's doing what I see more and more cleaners do -- intead of just getting the basic things done,it does into areas that should be left to people to decide what to do.As I said,yes,you do have the option to uncheck these items,but most of the 'cleaning' would be pointless by then! The software goes into way too many areas that it shouldn't even be getting into in the first place! PEOPLE make these decisions -- not some software! This cleaner will quickily be uninstalled!

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  • Reply by WRP813 on July 4, 2012

    Um, did you read the product description?

  • Reply by manmur on June 5, 2012

    IT is doing what it is programed to do. However you can let it skip over any part that you don't want it to clean or check.

    Regardless most of what it finds if safe to remove from your PC.

  • Reply by Nuttini on June 4, 2012

    Dear user, either you are too stupid, or you don't know you can CHOOSE which items CCleaner will verify on your computer. This is up to you, man.

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