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Is Slimcleaner safe?

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#1 RbtCmpt


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 12:58 AM

I read a few good reviews at CNET, PC Mag, etc. but blogs such as on Microsoft . com say that it's "malware", and extensive conversations about uninstalling it

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 02:01 AM

I have not used that particular program, but I can tell you that if you wish to clean up a bunch of trash on your computer., you will love this program.




The program is 100% safe, I have used it on a large number of machines. The average amount of space cleaned, is about 10 gigabytes. If you are going to be cleaning out that much space, it is a good idea to defrag your machine behind that. This is not needed if you are using an SSD.


Ultimate Defrag.


And if you are looking into slimcleaner, because you want to speed up your computer a bit. Then I would suggest that you disable useless startups, all are really not needed, except your antivirus. When you disable items from startup, a reboot is needed to feel the changes.


Whats In Startup.


Hope that you find this information to your liking. :)

Edited by InadequateInfirmity, 29 December 2015 - 02:01 AM.

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 03:14 AM

SlimCleaner is considered a "PC optimizer" in addition to cleaning out trash.

Why you should not use Registry Cleaners and Optimization Tools

If you need a third party cleaner tool, CCleaner is your best bet since it does what it is supposed to do, is simple and safe to use.

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 07:53 AM

SlimCleaner is part of a suite of PC tune-up, cleaning and optimization software from SlimWare Utilities which claims to speed up your computer and increase performance.

There are numerous programs which purport to improve system performance, make repairs and tune up a computer. Many of them include such features as a registry cleaner, registry optimizer, disk optimizer, etc. These registry cleaners and optimizers claim to speed up your computer by finding and removing orphaned and corrupt registry entries that are responsible for slowing down system performance. There is no statistical evidence to back such claims. Advertisements to do so are a marketing ploy intended to goad users into using an unnecessary and potential dangerous product. I would not trust any results such programs detect as problematic or needing repair nor recommend using the options to fix them.
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