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#195367 18-Apr-2016 06:05
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My home laptop is running slow, i was searching ways to optimize my laptop I brought to ccleaner. The product site claims that this is best for optimizing PC. But I dont trust them is it really worth buying or just a crap ?


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  #1534658 18-Apr-2016 06:28
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even their free version is great

 

 

 

not sure about "optimization" but its great at cleaning up free space


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  #1534659 18-Apr-2016 06:38
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I certainly wouldn't be paying money for it.

How old is the laptop, what is it, and what version of windows is it running?

The best ways to improve performance are generally:
-Run a good malware scanner. (variable benefit, no malware no benefit)
-Disable unwanted startup items. (medium benefit)
-Install a SSD. (large benefit)
-increase RAM. (small benefit)




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  #1534661 18-Apr-2016 06:47
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I use it to clean files once in a while, though I turn off the Active Monitoring in the Options.


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  #1534664 18-Apr-2016 07:02
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CCleaner is an excellent product. I've been using it for about twenty years.


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  #1534669 18-Apr-2016 07:27
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The free version is excellent - have used it for years smile





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  #1534670 18-Apr-2016 07:31

Excellent product. No scam.


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  #1534675 18-Apr-2016 07:47
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andrewNZ: I certainly wouldn't be paying money for it.

How old is the laptop, what is it, and what version of windows is it running?

The best ways to improve performance are generally:
-Run a good malware scanner. (variable benefit, no malware no benefit)
-Disable unwanted startup items. (medium benefit)
-Install a SSD. (large benefit)
-increase RAM. (small benefit)

 

 

 

As Andrew has said:

 

I just upgraded my 4-5 year old  ASUS laptop , Win7 by fitting an SSD and also increased RAM from 4G to 8G.

 

A considerable improvement for me .

 

 

 

CCleaner is a good product and I have used it in the past.


 
 
 
 


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  #1534698 18-Apr-2016 09:21
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Been using it for years, great bit of s/ware. Does flush out a lot of crap that can contribute to slow OS performance, but isnt a "one stop shop" for slow OS issues.

 

 





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  #1534701 18-Apr-2016 09:31
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I have also had good results with free version of ccleaner. 

 

 





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  #1534832 18-Apr-2016 12:06
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As long as it is the C Cleaner from Piriform software ( piriform.com) you will be okay.

 

 

 

My suggestion is also look at Black Vipers site for tuning of startups, removal of non-required rubbish. Awesome resource.

 

 


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  #1534868 18-Apr-2016 12:31
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I've been using Wise365, that seems to work nicely in cleaning up junk files. Does a registry clean up as well.

 

Did have Norton 360 ages back, but found it too resource hungry.

 

Now just run Avast free and regular Wise 365 cleans


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  #1535010 18-Apr-2016 14:46
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Great bit of software, have often used on our home PCs as well as family ones with no issues apparent.


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  #1535016 18-Apr-2016 14:59
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We finally bought the pro version of Ccleaner this year just to support the programmer. Been using the free version for years. We don't let it run at startup though.

On an older laptop malware and startup programs like Skype and your anti virus can really slow it down. Turn off any startup programs you don't need (you can use ccleaner for this), run some malware scans to get rid of any junk that's been installed by accident and consider just using Microsoft's own AV since it seems to run with less impact.



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  #1535285 19-Apr-2016 05:49
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nathan:

 

even their free version is great

 

 

 

not sure about "optimization" but its great at cleaning up free space

 

 

I have seen this free and paid one. Not sure about how free version can clean and optimize my machine.




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  #1535286 19-Apr-2016 05:51
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andrewNZ: I certainly wouldn't be paying money for it.

How old is the laptop, what is it, and what version of windows is it running?

The best ways to improve performance are generally:
-Run a good malware scanner. (variable benefit, no malware no benefit)
-Disable unwanted startup items. (medium benefit)
-Install a SSD. (large benefit)
-increase RAM. (small benefit)

 

 

 

 

 

thanks for giving performance improvement tips


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