SlimCleaner

SlimCleaner

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 1258 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0.20085
File Size:
782.31KB
Date Added:
April 17, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
2,277,355
Downloads Last Week:
9,823
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will download a small installer file to your desktop. Remain online and double-click the installer to proceed with the actual 6.4MB download.

Editors' review

SlimCleaner is a free utility that cleans, optimizes, repairs, and updates your PC based on the latest threats and issues. Antivirus programs have been doing that for years. But SlimCleaner pioneered the use of Cloud-based reporting and actual user feedback in designing its system cleaning and optimizing tools. SlimCleaner's unique color-coded Community Ratings system can help you decide which settings, programs, and processes are the best choice for your system by showing you at a glance what's safe, what's suspicious, and what's gotta go. It includes some useful disk tools as well as easy access to many of the quick fixes scattered throughout Windows. SlimCleaner can uninstall programs, too. But its main purpose is to use real-world analysis and feedback to help you keep your PC clean, lean, and safe.

SlimCleaner's colorful, tabbed interface doesn't seem much different from similar tools at first glance, but it actually gives you quick access to a lot of data, options, and settings. Tabs on the right side access each tool: Cleaner, Optimize, Software, Browsers, Hijack Log, Disk Tools, and Windows Tools. SlimCleaner takes pity on inexperienced users with one of the best Help sections we've seen, offering online help for member support, tutorials, and a full manual. Creating or signing in to your optional Slim Utilities account is easy (you can use Facebook) and enables access to Cloud resources.

SlimCleaner not only cleaned and optimized our system but also scanned our installed software, Web browsers, and other settings, identifying items as safe or in need of further attention. SlimCleaner's scans are extremely fast and err on the side of caution. For example, the Cleaner's Registry Section doesn't select anything by default, unlike the rest of the Cleaner's Sections: That keeps you from deleting the wrong things. The Optimize scan offered Cloud and AV data on each entry, as well as Community Ratings. We also ran each section separately by clicking the large Analyze button and also clicked the AutoClean button to let SlimCleaner's army of users decide for us (though you still have the last word on stuff like Web cookies). We like SlimCleaner and think you will too.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.6

    out of 1258 votes

    • 5 star: 920
    • 4 star: 242
    • 3 star: 34
    • 2 star: 19
    • 1 star: 43
  • Current Version:

    4.1

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star: 18
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Auto Cleaner - Optimiser"

    July 18, 2014   |   By Dabnag

    Version: SlimCleaner Free 4.0.30878

    Pros

    Easy to use, does the job and most of all its free

    Cons

    Not that I know of

    Summary

    Must have for system to keep in shape

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  • 4 stars

    "Does what it says"

    July 16, 2014   |   By drfixitri

    Version: SlimCleaner Free 4.0.30878

    Pros

    Cleans out junk and fine-tunes features to make your computer run smoother.

    Cons

    It WILL NOT let you use without rating it. You WILL get mad pop-ups in rapid-fire succession if you do not rate this product. In that way it seems an awful lot like MALWARE. Be forewarned. I'm also relying less and less on Cnet's reviews. They're pushing apps that I have had very poor results with, mostly in terms of hidden anti-security features and imbedded malware. But, I guess they have to make a buck too. If anyone knows of another web site I can obtain truly UNBIASED reviews, please post here.

    Summary

    I do not think I will use cnet for anything else in the future.

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  • 5 stars

    "This utility is as good as any I've used..."

    July 11, 2014   |   By vern62050

    Version: SlimCleaner Free 4.0.30878

    Pros

    It's FREE...
    As far as I can tell it works as well or better as any that I've used. SlimCleaner is very user friendly.

    Cons

    I know that it will not be long before they start charging a yearly fee. Nothing stays free...

    Summary

    After the literal several hundred dollars that I've spent on computer maintainence produsts SlimCleaner is probably better that any that I've spent my money on.

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  • 4 stars

    "Excellent and speedy"

    July 06, 2014   |   By bhiren123

    Version: SlimCleaner Free 4.0.30878

    Pros

    Good and free

    Cons

    No trouble.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent, unlike many Microsoft Partners"

    June 26, 2014   |   By crsecon

    Version: SlimCleaner Free 4.0.30878

    Pros

    Exactly as specified; fast, free.

    Cons

    None to date (2 years).

    Summary

    Great!

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent, User-Friendly Optimization Tool"

    June 22, 2014   |   By HardinLong

    Version: SlimCleaner Free 4.0.30878

    Pros

    I was very favorably impressed by this tool from the very first time that I used it. The graphics communicate exactly what is being evaluated, what is being selected by the user, and what the status of the activity in progress is.

    So, one of the best things about the SlimCleaner is the fact that it is user-friendly and easy to use. And the fact that it is a certified Microsoft partner and it is available for download from CNET gives me the confidence that this software is safe and trustworthy. Finally, the free version---which I am currently using---still gives the user a lot of tools to optimize the operation of their computer. I can only imagine that the paid version is even more comprehensive and impressive.

    Cons

    I have not seen any cons at this time.

    Summary

    Please see "Pros" section above.

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  • 5 stars

    "I'm a newbe at this stuff, But still for Free, Nice!"

    June 22, 2014   |   By EdwardHayes34

    Version: SlimCleaner Free 4.0.30878

    Pros

    For now N/A but that will change.

    Cons

    For now N/A but that will change.

    Summary

    For now N/A but that will change.

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome Must have!!!!"

    June 18, 2014   |   By savagecrank

    Version: SlimCleaner Free 4.0.30878

    Pros

    makes your pc fly at its max speed and making sure you make all the right choices in maintaining it!!!

    Cons

    none this seems too good to be true because its free but beleive me its worth it

    Summary

    I was a my clean pc beleiver at first but then i still got these random pop ups and sometimes slow computer and couldnt figure out why I tried everything pop up blockers other cleaners but they all charged none were highly reviewed or recommended and nothing worked i found this software on cnet and i was a little skeptical at first but i went through with it and glad i did it was a night and day difference i will never go without this program!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Haven't had PC problems since I started using Slimware"

    June 11, 2014   |   By ccorralejo

    Version: SlimCleaner Free 4.0.30878

    Pros

    Love it, easy to use!

    Cons

    I really can't think of a real "con". I guess the only thing I wish it would do is go thru my pics and get rid of duplicates but I don't think anything can do that yet...

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  • 5 stars

    "SlimCleanerFree"

    June 11, 2014   |   By katm8766

    Version: SlimCleaner Free 4.0.30878

    Pros

    Awesome product. Simple to use and cleans everything well.

    Cons

    No cons that I have encountered.

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