Weeny Free System Cleaner
Weeny Free Cleaner is a simple-to-use software application designed to aid users when it comes to removing junk and unnecessary files from the computer, in order to free up space and ultimately boost performance.
It also features options for tweaking some OS tools, securely deleting files and folders, as well as fixing invalid shortcuts. The tool features some intuitive settings that shouldn't be difficult to figure out.
Simple and intuitive interface
The GUI is represented by a normal window with a neatly designed structure, where you can select the items you want to clean between Windows areas, Internet browsers, the registry, and disk drives.
Clean Windows areas and web browsers
Windows sections include temporary files, the Run history, recent documents, the Clipboard, OS log files, and so on. In addition, you can take into account history lists and other unnecessary data belonging to various programs, like 7-Zip and Acrobat Reader.
The supported web browsers are Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Weeny Free Cleaner focuses on cache, history, cookies, typed URLs, Index.dat files, autocomplete forms and passwords, Windows history and downloads folder. Any cookies may be excluded from the cleaning job.
Clean the registry and disk drives
When it comes to the Windows registry, the utility looks for invalid entries in shared DLLs, unused file extensions, ActiveX, OLE and COM, applications, orphaned fonts, app paths and help files, the install section, user software settings, Run, and MUI cache. Before proceeding with any modifications, it is possible to create a backup and restore it later if any stability issues occur.
As for disk drives, you can establish the exact file types you want found and deleted (or rely on Weeny Free Cleaner's default configuration), create exceptions with any files or folders, skip hidden, system, read-only or zero-sized items, as well as pick the cleaning mode between sending them to the Recycle Bin, permanent deletion, or moving them to a folder for further evaluation.
Tweak the logon, system, Explorer, IE and other apps
Weeny Free Cleaner lets you specify user credentials for automatic logon. You can optimize memory use for processes and services, modify the default locations for special folders (e.g. Favorites, My Documents), disable the Properties panel in the desktop context menu along with Registry Editor, and so on.
Windows Explorer may be tweaked in terms of appearance (e.g. custom background image, deactivate desktop animations), desktop items displayed (e.g. My Computer, My Network Places), Start menu (e.g. highlight new apps), taskbar (e.g. remove all icons except time from the notifications area) and other elements (e.g. disable Run in Start menu).
Likewise, several adjustments can be made for Internet Explorer. For example, it is possible to install scheduled updates automatically, write a custom window title, apply a custom background image in the toolbar, disable the Security tab, and set a custom search engine.
Other lesser tweaking options revolve around Windows Messenger, Media Player, Outlook Express and Microsoft Office.
Secure deletion and shortcuts fixer
Files and folders can be securely deleted to prevent other users from recovering them using specialized tools; you can set the number of passes between 3 and 7. Meanwhile, Weeny Free Cleaner can scan any directory for invalid shortcuts to delete (those whose targets no longer exist).
Evaluation and conclusion
The app has minimal impact on PC performance, a good response time and carries out tasks rapidly. Users may customize each area to clean. Given its feature set, Weeny Free Cleaner works best on older operating systems who need a little boost, since it is not exactly optimized for Windows 8.1. It delivers veyr good results, though, so make sure to take it for a spin.