CCleaner (5.19.5563) Free Edition – Freeware Review

July 26, 2016

The Rating Scale Breakdown:

  • 0  – 0.5 – Abysmal
  • 1.0 – 1.5 – Terrible
  • 2.0 – 2.5 – Poor
  • 3.0 – 3.5 – Average
  • 4.0 – 4.5 – Great
  • 5.0 – Excellent
  • Undetermined – Too soon to tell or lacking evidence to provide a solid answer
  • Not Tested – Has yet to be requested or there is some limitations to prevent accurate test results
  • N/A – Not Available and or Not Applicable to this program

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V. 7.5 D“CCleaner” Freeware Review Template

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Price: Free

A. Installation CCleaner – 5.0 Excellent” – Fast, Safe and Simple

B. Un-installing CCleaner – 5.0 Excellent” – Fast, Safe and Simple

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C. Stability Of Program – 5.0 Excellent” – Absolutely no stability Issues

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D. Cleaner

D1. Windows Cleaner4.5Great” – Works very well. Just 1 really important note a warning if you will. You will lose all your data on the items you have decided to check off. So check your list of “Windows Features” you are gonna clean first.

D2. Application Cleaner4.5Great” – Works very well. Just 1 really important note a warning if you will. You will lose all your data on the items you have decided to check off. So check your list of “Windows Applications” you are gonna clean first.

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E. Cleaner Quality Test:

E1. Windows XP5.0Excellent

E2. Windows Vista5.0Excellent

E3. Windows 7 5.0Excellent

E4. Windows 8 – 5.0Excellent

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F. Registry

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G. Speed of Analyze – 5.0Excellent – Again, it will be over in about 1 or 2 minutes at max. Unless you are running a really old rig. Then even then it is faster then most paid programs out there.

GG. Speed of Repair4.5Great – It will be over quite quickly you just maybe surprised. But be warned if you decide not to back-up your registry. Before fixing your registry ERROR(S) you’ll be doing it at your own risk / peril. I say that just to warn people. I have never had an issue and I have been using this program for about 10 + years now. Perhaps maybe even longer.

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H. Registry Cleaner Quality Test:

H1. Windows XP5.0Excellent

H2. Windows Vista5.0Excellent

H3. Windows 7 5.0Excellent

H4. Windows 8 – 5.0Excellent

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I. Tools

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I1. Un-installer3.0 Average” – This option is shaky at best. This option often leaves a mess in its wake. But be warned not all of said un-installed programs components / files maybe completely gone. I often have to run a separate PC utility like Auslogic BoostSpeed or Registry Mechanic (Both are Paidware). If you want to go freeware you can give IObit Advanced System Cleaner 8. But be careful I have had very mixed results with it.

I2. Start-up 4.5Great– This option is the king of killing start-up programs and process. But there are some that programs for what ever reason fail to yield to this CCleaner option. Be warned you can cause your computer damage if you don’t allow certain programs to run on boot up. You may also cause MAJOR security holes in your PC.

I3. System Restore3.0Average” – It would be awesome if it worked every time. But sadly I only use this option as the last last resort.

I4. Drive WiperNot Tested – I’ve never tried it and don’t plan too anytime soon. Sorry, if you want to give this option a go. By all means let me know the fallout. I’d be more then happy to post your score on the next review we do.

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J. Options

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J1. Settings4.5Great” – Simple and to the point exactly what you want. You can even undo stuff you had to choose when you originally installed Cleaner.

J2. Cookies4.0Great” – this option is only great if you know what you are doing. and my friend this will take a wee bit of Computer Knowledge and a tad bit of Internet Savvy to pull of exactly what you want. And even then you may not get the outcome you want on the first or second go at it.

J3. IncludeNot Tested – I have never used this option and have really no clue what it does. Beyond the very simplistic description it offers above.

J4. ExcludeNot Tested – Same as above. I have never used this option and have really no clue what it does. Beyond the very simplistic description it offers above.

J5. AdvancedNot Tested – Same as above. But it appears simple enough to navigate.

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K. Updating4.0Great – Needs to be updated manually. Sometimes your promoted when there is a new version of CCleaner out. And other times your not. I’m not really sure why that is because, I have the option checked off.

L. CCleaner Support – Not Tested – Never needed it before and I doubt I will in the future. But I imagine if it’s anything like CCleaner itself. It would be pretty awesome.

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My Overall Score: 96.5/105

91.9 % = A +

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My Final Verdict Part 1-: CCleaner still remains at the top of it’s class when it comes to the freeware model of a PC Utility programs. They really don’t make freeware programs like this very often. I have never really had any real issues with CCleaner. Other then maybe it tries to do too much and it falls flat or stretches itself too thin.

Perfect examples of this are the uninstaller and restore features. Why not drop them and add that vim and vinegar in improving other aspects of CCleaner Free.

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My Final Verdict Part 2-: I have to admit at first glance CCleaner looks too good to be true in it’s freeware package. Even my score is an almost perfect, which absolutely floors me every time. As I don’t normal see that type of score or quality in most programs. Let alone a freeware version of a PC Utility.

I honestly wonder if there will be a time where there will be a small cost to even the basic CCleaner version. I hope not. But I do believe it is possible at some point down the line. That or they could strip the program down to be even more basic.

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1. http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download (CCleaners Main Download Page)

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Till The Next Review,

Danny


What is a “Webmaster” ?

July 26, 2016

Webmaster (from web and master) – Also called a web architect, web developer, site author, website administrator, or website coordinator is a person responsible for maintaining one or many websites. The duties of the webmaster may include: ensuring that the web servers, hardware and software are operating correctly, designing the website, generating and revising web pages, A/B testing, replying to user comments, and examining traffic through the site. As a general rule, professional webmasters “must also be well-versed in Web transaction software, payment-processing software, and security software.”

Due to the RFC 822 requirement for establishing a “postmaster” email address for the single point of contact for the email administrator of a domain, the “webmaster” address and title were unofficially adopted by analogy for the website administrator. Webmasters may be generalists with HTML expertise who manage most or all aspects of Web operations. Depending on the nature of the websites they manage, webmasters typically know scripting languages such as JavaScript, ColdFusion, .NET, PHP and Perl.

They may also be required to know how to configure web servers such as Apache HTTP Server (Apache) or Internet Information Services (IIS) and be a server administrator. Most server roles would however be overseen by the IT Administrator. Core responsibilities of the webmaster may include the regulation and management of access rights of different users of a website or content management system, the appearance and setting up website navigation. Content placement can be part of a webmaster’s numerous duties, though content creation may not be.

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Source: Wikipedia


Web Perspectives – Survey Site Review (July 2016)

July 25, 2016

Name: Web Perspectives

Link: http://www.webperspectives.ca/

Who Is Eligible To Participate: Canadian Residence Only

Type of Award Or Payment: Points / Sweepstakes Entries / E- Gift Cards / Physical Gift Cards / Air Miles / Charity

Points or Cash Normally Earned Per Survey: 0 – 1,000 Points

(You need 1,000 Points/Credits to claim for a $10 CAD value prize or reward)

Sign-Up Time: Pretty Long

How Many Survey Invitations Should You Expect Per Week: 0 – 35

How Long Does It Take To Collect A Reward Or Cash Out: Often less then 1 month for $10 CAD. But as of late it is a lot longer.

Do They Spam You: No

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 – This survey site has now chosen to have both automatic point rewards added to your points balance and reward points you have to wait for to become available to use. When ever you have qualified and completed said survey(s).

So I can often redeem my points for a Chapters/Indigo  e- gift cards (Basically a code you can enter and redeem your $10 CAD voucher via the Chapters/Indigo online store.) The main reason I choose that reward is because I don’t have to wait long. In fact you will generally get the e-gift card serial number and pin code with in something like 5 – 15 minutes max. So you are off to the races. Instead of having to wait for an item that has to be shipped to you.

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Till The Next Review,

Remy “Se7en”


Blog Update #432 – This Week (CSW) Reviews 3 Freeware Programs

July 24, 2016

Dear Readers,

This week the (CSW) crew will be bring you 3 freeware programs reviews.

Till The Next Blog Update,

Erin


EPD 312: Fan Mail Friday’s (07/22/2016)

July 22, 2016

Dear (CSW) Team,

What do you guys do in your time off from (CSW) ?

Sent In By “Emma Redux

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What do you guys do in your time off from (CSW) ?

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Remy’s Reply: I mostly play video games and caught up on the back log of movies and TV shows. I had no time to watch when working on (CSW).

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Danny’s Reply: I went up north to my cottage.

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Erin’s Reply: I went to the US. But I also went on a little Canadian field trip up west.

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Matt’s Reply: Work, work, work and more work. I have my PC Repair and Maintenance business to do six days a week, as well as doing the Terms and Definitions and Fan Mail Friday posts here on (CSW). On top of that, I do part time babysitting for my niece and nephew when my sister works, because she is a single mother. Basically I don’t have any time off at all really.

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So if you are keen and want all the latest (CSW) news, reviews and features. You can follow us via our main Twitter Page @ https://twitter.com/#!/Computer_Savvy or via Remy’s own personal Twitter Page https://twitter.com/#!/RemySe7en .

 

PS: Just a heads up to all our readership. He does indeed follow everyone back. If you follow him on his own personal Remy “Se7en” Twitter account.

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Till Next Friday,

Erin


What does “VR” mean ?

July 19, 2016

VR (Virtual Reality or Virtual Realities) – It can be referred to as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated reality, replicates an environment that simulates a physical presence in places in the real world or an imagined world, allowing the user to interact in that world. Virtual realities artificially create sensory experiences, which can include sight, hearing, touch, and smell.

Most up-to-date virtual realities are displayed either on a computer screen or with special stereoscopic displays, and some simulations include additional sensory information and focus on real sound through speakers or headphones targeted towards VR users. Some advanced haptic systems now include tactile information, generally known as force feedback in medical, gaming and military applications. Furthermore, virtual reality covers remote communication environments which provide virtual presence of users with the concepts of telepresence and telexistence or a virtual artifact (VA) either through the use of standard input devices such as a keyboard and mouse, or through multimodal devices such as a wired glove or omnidirectional treadmills. The simulated environment can be similar to the real world in order to create a lifelike experience—for example, in simulations for pilot or combat training—or it can differ significantly from reality, such as in VR games.

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Source: Wikipedia


Survey Lion – Survey Site Review (July 2016)

July 18, 2016

Name: Survey Lion

Link: http://www.surveylion.com/index.php

Who Is Eligible To Participate:  Only Accepting Canadian Residence At This Time

Type of Award Or Payment: Cash / Instant Prize / Sweepstakes /

Points or Cash Normally Earned Per Survey: $ 0.00 -$ 10.00

Sign-Up Time: Medium Length

How Many Survey Invitations Should You Expect Per Week: 0 – 5

How Long Does It Take To Collect A Reward Or Cash Out: Way longer then the bulk of people will want to wait.

Do They Spam You: No

Overall Rating: 2 out of 5 – Just a heads up, since our last review in (November 2015). I have received around 15 survey invites. So personally there are getting better. But there are so many better survey sites out there. So why should you settle for this site. When there is so much better out there for you to enjoy and redeem rewards.

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Danny


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