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Editors' Review

This freeware system optimizer is fast, fairly flexible, a bit gaudy, and most importantly, inaccurate.

NCleaner's interface sports a crowded layout and clunky icons. You'll find the standard functions in this utility. The Clean System function removes invalid registry entries and deletes select types of temporary and log files from certain software titles. The program makes it easy to select what types of files to clean. nCleaner found the majority of correct files in this function, but wasn't as flexible as we hoped. Scanning without automatically cleaning is available, but the function is buried in description text.

We were disappointed with the Find Junk function as it often incorrectly reported files that didn't fit the chosen criteria. However, the Tweak function was very useful. nCleaner offers 49 tweaks to improve system performance or help with privacy. Each tweak rates a quick explanation and can be easily toggled to set or not set. However, some tweaks can't be undone. The Startup Manager function lists programs set to start with your OS, but the list isn't easy to sort.

nCleaner is too complex for novice users and too inflexible for advanced users, and its results aren't unique or accurate enough for us to recommend this title.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.3.4

Version 2.3.4 fixed a critical bug and applied many small improvements.

General

Publisher NKProds
Publisher web site http://www.nkprods.com
Release Date May 26, 2008
Date Added May 26, 2008
Version 2.3.4

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 871.69KB
File Name ncleaner_setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 92,098
Downloads Last Week 14

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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