PC-Clean 1.2.2

A simple and useful program that helps you block spyware and delete cookies, temporary Internet files, toolbars, BHOs or registry entries
PC-Clean is a program that can help you get rid of unwanted files from your hard drive and ultimately improve the performance of your computer.

Surprise-free installation and plain GUI

The setup process is a piece of cake as it does not last long and does not come with any offers from third-parties. The interface consists of a plain and simple window packed with a few tabs which grant you quick access to all the available features, and a few buttons. Although no Help contents are featured, the app remains quite easy to use for both beginners and well-versed individuals.

Scan your hard drive and fix problems

This program enables you to scan the contents of your hard drive in search for ad-ware and hacking tools, yet a small setback is that you cannot customize the directories in which to look. However, the results are displayed quite fast in the main window, and it is possible for you to select only some and remove them with just a click of the button.

PC-Clean can fix problems if your computer is running slower than normal, windows keep popping up, an URL is re-routed to the wrong website, unknown icons are displayed on your desktop or unknown programs are installed, and more.

Block ActiveX spyware and clean cookies

One of the following tabs contains an app developed specifically to help you block any spyware and programs distributed by ActiveX, as well as add new ones, edit or delete them.

In addition to that, it is possible to clean cookies, temporary Internet files, opened pages list, auto-complete form and password lists, URLs entered in the address bar, Windows Media Player playlist, Recycle Bin and recent documents.

View running processes and manage startup items

You can detect and remove any unnecessary Windows registry entries, view processes which are currently running and end them, as well as manage plugins for Browser Helper Objects and the installed toolbars.

Programs which automatically run at system startup can be disabled with just a click of the button and you can remove installed ActiveX plugins and send a report with your diagnosis.

Conclusion and performance

The program uses a very low quantity of system resources and manages to complete a scanning and cleaning task in a reasonable amount of time. However, you should know this item has been discontinued and therefore, you might encounter some issues. For example, in our tests, it could not display the running processes.

In conclusion, PC-Clean is a pretty good tool that can remove unnecessary files from your system, yet you might want to look for one which is still supported by its developers.

Reviewed by , last updated on July 18th, 2014


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Editor's Review
VERY GOOD
file size:
3.5 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Netpia
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows All
category:
C: \ Internet \ Popup / Ad / Spyware Blockers

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PC-Clean - The main window of the application allows you to clean your computer by removing adwarePC-Clean - From the Prevent tab, you can easily block spyware and ActiveX programs that could jeopardize your securityPC-Clean - You can remove cookies, temporary Internet files, recent documents or URLs entered in the address barPC-Clean - PC-Clean displays all the plugins installed in your IE browser and allows you to delete themPC-Clean - You can remove unnecessary programs that run at start-up or whenever you reboot your computerPC-Clean
 

Application description

PC-Clean is an easy-to-use and reliable piece of software that enables you to secure your system by blocking potential...

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