Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Computer Cleaning software

  1. #1

    Computer Cleaning software


    To fix or not to fix, that is the question.

    How do we know which computer cleaning software is telling the truth and not just throwing false positives on the screen?

    I just tried CCleaner and it told me it had cleaned up the Reg; deleted 522mb junk and a couple of other bits

    Then ran another which told me I had 25 Reg errors, several mb junk, 1 disk error, and removed another couple of bits of junk. One of them is lying!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Some are more aggressive than other, more safety conscious but they all contain some kind of risk to system. I would not go past CCleaner's most conservative settings. Even that is quite enough and not really necessary on Win8. If you want through cleaning go to Disk Cleanup and Cleanup system files, it's safest way.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    thanks
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    I found disk cleanup via control panel/admin tools and it cleaned out a fair amount 5-6mb approx; which the other programs had said was already done!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 94
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Just run CCleaner and call it a day, no more is needed for windows without risking the integrity of the OS.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    I don't know of anything safer than Windows' own cleaner.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    To be fair I had never used windows own before; I may have missed something here. Anyway doing so now.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Computer Cleaning software
Related Threads
1 is there any way of completely making a computer 100 percent clean of virusses etc before backing it or making restore points ?? 2 is there any way to make backups of windows 8 after the pc was cleaned and burn it to a dvd ?? i dont want to make backups to usb or portable hard drives...
When installing something and the software doesn't ask for a reboot during installation, do I really need to reboot the computer? For me it's an old habit because so many people say that problems can occur if you don't reboot after installing something. One would like to think that later...
Hi there. I'd like to play some DVD's on a computer (Yawn Yawn everyone says - use VLC or whatever). Yes that's fine but my DOMESTIC DVD machine does a brilliant UPSCALE of a standard DVD to almost full HD / Blu Ray quality. Can I do this also with a software player on Windows -- VLC...
I have been using a new Windows 8.1 computer (Dell). Suddenly, the computer was dead yesterday. Dell is going to send me a replacement computer. My question is how to handle re-installing software which were installed on the dead computer. Here is an example. Microsoft office 2013 was...
Downloaded too much SO that my PC becomes hard to move. Will a simple disk cleaning software meet the need?
I'm looking for something decent (free obviously) that's a decent overall machine benchmark software. I've been building computers for a while and I have one in particular that I use (a dual-xeon system) and I'm wondering how it measures up against a 2.66ghz i7 for example. Not just clock speed but...
My new laptop is on the way! YaY! So I am preparing myself to install a software package that I know is compatible with Windows 8. It is very large-over 20 gig-and demands a lot of RAM when installing and then 'indexing' itself which can take 8 hours, at least. My question is, given the 'lock'...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook