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An alternative to Ccleaner, SystemNinja
« on: April 29, 2020, 05:45:26 PM »
I would recommend this as an alternative to Ccleaner, the small and efficient SystemNinja.

I quit using Ccleaner when Avast bought them and added the click box to install Avast.

I have been using SystemNinja on various Windows 10 systems including one with Windows Server 2008 R2.

It was suggested to me by a member of Bleeping Computer and TSF, jenae. He said it was developed by some of his students and is a safe and sound little program.

https://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/confirm-download/




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Re: An alternative to Ccleaner, SystemNinja
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 06:40:58 PM »
Hmmm, I tried it before and really wasn't particularly impressed enough to switch from CCleaner. Yes, the fact it does not try to foist Avast or another program on us is nice. But since that is a common revenue method for many freeware programs, I don't find that particularly annoying. I have for a long time, by habit always selected the custom install options when installing or upgrading any program, paid or free. And I always recommend other do too - if not to opt-out of unwanted extras, but also for those who wish to install the program somewhere other than the default.

I just tried SystemNinja again and the main reason I still think CCleaner is much better remains the same. With CCleaner, users can easily designate which cookies to keep when cleaning. I find that feature invaluable. I regularly visit many forums and other sites daily. So after cleaning with CCleaner, I don't have to re-enter all my log-in credentials. And since I practice what I preach and use unique passwords everywhere, it really is a hassle to re-enter those after every clean up.

I note having to re-enter log in credentials is a common reason I hear from folks for not regularly cleaning out the clutter on their systems. It is also a common reason I hear from users why they use the same password over and over. This is not a problem with CCleaner, like it is with Windows' own Disk Cleanup. I don't see a similar option in SystemNinja, or else I would consider switching. :(

SystemNinja is worth keeping in my toolbox of utilities, but for cleaning out the clutter, CCleaner will still be my cleanup utility of choice.
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Re: An alternative to Ccleaner, SystemNinja
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 08:08:45 PM »
Thanks for the insight Bill, I appreciate it.

Thanks for your Military Service as well.