Advanced Disk Cleaner is an application created to help users erase unnecessary files and free up space on the local disks.
There are only a few settings to play with and this can be only good news for beginners, but there are a few drawbacks too.
First of all, the intuitive design of the interface lets you perform a search with just one click, with Advanced Disk Cleaner checking all disks on your computer.
Once the process comes to an end, you can simply select the items to be removed and hit the “Clean” button.
The real problem however is that the program doesn't allow the user to pick which type of file he/she wishes to search for, so you can't for example remove temporary files exclusively. In fact, Advanced Disk Cleaner doesn't even mention which files it scans for and the available documentation is just basic.
You can however define the file extensions you want to look for in the settings menu, but also configure the excluded folder and the cleaning process. There are separate options to clean files by deleting them to Recycle Bin, by moving them to a folder or by deleting them completely.
While Advanced Disk Cleaner works smoothly on Windows XP and doesn't hamper system performance, the app crashes on Windows 7 every the time user hits the “Search” button.
All in all, Advanced Disk Cleaner is the kind of app that serves its purpose without too much effort, but further improvements are still needed.