I’ve used several uninstaller programs and have until recently resorted to simply
running Windows’ add remove programs. This is an incomplete solution at
best. There are many things to like about WinCleaner. It is not just another
uninstaller/Windows clean up piece of software.
One thing that I found that sets WinCleaner apart is the fact that you
can run it straight from the CD. You don’t have to take the time to install
it and have it take up space, making another icon on your computer desktop,
when you only want to do some quick cleaning/uninstalling. WinCleaner will
also scan network drives for junk and unwanted files. Obviously this can
be handy when you’re trying to keep your network free of junk and clutter.
All you have to do is stick the CD in your computer and it asks you
if you want to install WinCleaner or run it from the CD. If your speakers
are turned up you’ll be greeted with some soothing music – I guess some
people listen to music while they are cleaning – these guys didn’t miss
Once the program is running you will have the option to cleanup your
temporary files and Internet junk, cleanup your privacy, clean your registry,
uninstall programs and even move programs to and from different drives
or simply click on the One Click button – recommended for novice users.
Basically the One Click button does all the other fore mentioned task with…just
one click. You also have the option to undo what you’ve done in case you
made a mistake. You have the option to go in and change the settings and
tell the one click button which drives to check, whether to clean temp
files, make backups of files it cleans and so forth.
Other programs, such as Norton’s Clean Sweep want to be installed before
you install all the stuff you want to uninstall…make sense? WinCleaner
uses Windows built in uninstaller for most of it’s uninstall function but
as mentioned it has several other useful functions.
I found WinCleaner easy to install, if that’s what you want to do since
you can use the program without even installing it and easy to use. So,
if you’re looking to do a little cleaning in short order WinCleaner is
worth taking a look at.
You can find WinCleaner
Ultra One Click online or you can pick it up at Best Buy, CompUSA or
other local stores that carry software for $30.00. The makers of Win Cleaner,
Business Logic Corporation, also make some other nice utilities that do
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