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DiskMax

CNET Editors' review

Koshy John's DiskMax is a basic but effective (and free) system cleaning tool with some advantages. For example, it walks you step-by-step through each cleaning stage, explaining what it's about to remove and even warning you when caution is advised (like when you're about to delete your stored passwords). Of course, DiskMax cleans your browsers, caches, and temporary files, but it also targets things other tools don't, such as old Windows Updates and Event Logs, and it has an SSD-safe disk defragmenter. It remembers your choices, so the next time you run it, DiskMax does it all.

DiskMax detected our 64-bit Windows installation and shifted to the appropriate installer, and it checked for updates (with our permission) the first time we ran it. Aside from some social media links (and a "Donate" button) DiskMax offers four scan buttons: "Quick," "Standard," "Detailed," and "Complete," plus a check box to clear saved preferences. With security tools, we usually start with a full scan, but with system cleaners it's better to start small and work your way up, so we clicked "Q" to initiate DiskMax's Quick scan, which targets the Recycle Bin, browsers, and caches. DiskMax gives good advice in general, strongly recommending the safest or best course of action. DiskMax offers to clear all your Firefox or Chrome data since it clears cookies, saved forms, and passwords, but we recommend clicking "No" and dealing with each stage, individually. DiskMax adds more cleaning options through the Standard, Detailed, and Complete scans, each of which replicates some of the other scans' options. We had to run through the same basic steps each time we moved up to the next scan, but only while DiskMax set our preferences. Subsequent scans were quicker. DiskMax also optimized our disks. The Deep Scan tool is only recommended after you've read DiskMax's Help file.

DiskMax is fast, safe, and effective, both in daily cleaning and for less-frequent, deeper cleaning. Plus it's free. It's a worthy addition to your menu of system utilities.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.0 stars

    out of 64 votes

    • 5 star: 38
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 10
  • Current version:

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    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great!"

    November 3, 2013  |   By Ricker1970

    Version: DiskMax 4.71

    Pros

    It did everthing I wanted it to.I like it better than CCleaner.The only way anyone could get any extra unwanted download promotions is if they don't pay attention and uncheck things and that makes it their fault,not just on this download but every download.

    Cons

    I wish the view was larger.

    Summary

    Fast,easy and does the job well,from a quicky to detailed.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Very good but just one BIG PROBLEM......"

    October 25, 2013  |   By melen001

    Version: DiskMax 4.71

    Pros

    Works perfectly well and does everything it says it does.

    Cons

    There is one very BIG PROBLEM. It installed Babylon Toolbar DLL's and that is not part of the deal. I did not see anywhere when installing advising that Babylon Toolbar was to be installed or it' DLL's either so I am not very trust worthy of this software. Who knows, maybe when up-dating it just might be that the missing files for Babylon Toolbar just might be installed with the up-date. Who knows what else can happen... I'm just saying so I'm not taking any risk so I am uninstalling this tool after I finish this review. Sorry Diskmax... nice tool but very poor "surprise" included in the installation.

    Summary

    BYE BYE Diskmax.... Good tool but sneaky installation including Babylon DLL's... just not right...

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Seems to work without much damage"

    October 5, 2013  |   By ckcomodo

    Version: DiskMax 4.71

    Pros

    Thorough cleaning of specified items. Fast. Does not appear to strip away away anything essentia, unlike CCleaner, if carefully checked off what to remove.

    Cons

    Watch installation carefully, do not check anything that would otherwise remove data.

    Summary

    Unlike many, this one does what it is told to do rapidly without damage from bad will or ignorance if specified carefully.

    Updated on Oct 5, 2013

    From further usage, appears to incorporate many functions listed in CNET as separate program utilities--independently issued from other developers using different algorithms. Like almost an all-in-one cleaner, but differently operating.

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