Feature-wise CleanMyPC has nothing to be ashamed of. As for the regular ones, you can select and run the standard computer and registry scans individually. However, it is the list of innovative features that make MacPaw’s solution great. Such an extension is the unique hibernation feature which helps you to recover disk space by disabling your system hibernation file. In addition to that, you can manage your browsers extensions and delete cookies, caches etc., determine which programs should launch on Windows startup, uninstall any remains of previous programs, and use the so-called Shredder. The latter lets you get rid of unnecessary files or folders individually so you don’t end up losing any precious files.
Although the following features (available in the settings menu) are not very important, it shows that MacPaw deeply cares about providing a quality service its customers: you can choose to optimize your client by disabling (and deleting) unwanted languages, enable or disable notifications, add items to a so-called ignore list (whitelist) and much more.
If you are that type of user who wants to get all things done at once, then CleanMyPC is not the registry cleaner you are looking for. Instead, it uses a much cleverer method by providing you different scans that cover individual corners of your computer such as the hard drive, registry, browsers extensions and more. And to make things better, the software can perform all of the above within a relatively short period of time. Several tests were conducted on our test PC during which the text “This might take a while, but it’s worth it” was displayed on the screen; and indeed, it was worth the short wait. No scanning took longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds, even though the software had to process a total amount of 3GB. Analyzing the registry was even faster: all 506 issues were detected in less than a minute while less complicated scans were all performed within mere seconds. And if we put low CPU usage as the cherry on the top we can firmly state that CleanMyPC is definitely a heavyweight champion of scanning.
CleanMyPC guarantees that you’ll be 100% safe when clicking the fix button as it only cleans the non-vital/temporary system files that have been generated by the computer; in other words, user generated files won’t be touched at all. Repairing is as easy, quick and efficient as scanning with the added bonus of being able to access the error report logs and details. This way you can determine the location of the issues, their names, etc. and choose what to remove with the help of tick boxes.
As for registry repair, the situation is not that bright. Unfortunately CleanMyPC doesn’t create restore points and defragmentation is promised to be added to the list of features later. Despite these mishits, MacPaw’s program is completely safe to use because CleanMyPC only cleans up old or broken settings for your apps that could potentially interfere with other applications’ performance.
Pricing is always a dangerous field that can throw any software’s chance of survival out of the window, regardless of how good it is. However, you don’t have to be concerned about MacPaw, because it offers CleanMyPC for one of the most attractive prices of the market. Starting with the simplest plan, a single license has a cost of $39.95, which is about $3.33 per month for one year. If a single license is not enough for you, you can always opt for the Double Pack or the Family Pack with special deals for $59.95 and $89.95 respectively. While the first one speaks for itself, the Family Pack allows you to use CleanMyPC on up to 5 computers running Windows 7 or higher. But regardless of the subscription or the payment method you choose (which can be credit card, PayPal or wire transfer), you are entitled to make use of a 30-day money back guarantee.
If you thought that MacPaw’s pricing policy is humble, wait until you see what its customer support is capable of. As a CleanMyPC user there are plenty of ways you can get help: your first option is to visit the FAQ page of each product where more of the general questions are covered. However, you can make a slight detour to the knowledge base, the user guides and the how-to guides to get clearer insights on the selected program.
Aside from the above, you can contact MacPaw via e-mail, read the company blog or visit the frequently updated social media pages (especially Twitter). However, the most interesting customer service feature of all is without doubt an interesting polls page. By voting you can decide which features should be improved or added to CleanMyPC, creating the ultimate community experience. We tip our hat to those who came up with this idea, because this is something that allows the program to change in the right way.
CleanMyPC is the prime example of a trustworthy computer tuning program and one of the most pleasant registry cleaners we’ve tested. Aside from lacking the ability of creating restore points should something go wrong during the cleaning process, there are literally no cons we could think of. The client has a simple layout without any unnecessary information, resulting in a program that is very easy to use and allows you to get your hand around it quickly. Hibernation is a unique and distinctive feature, while the fact that you can access the issue list and edit it according to your own needs is also an asset to be appreciated. Furthermore, scans are fast, stable and reliable, they reduce the CPU usage to the minimum and they even allow you to do something else during the process. MacPaw earns our respect by being a company that pays attention to the community, a fact proven by the poll where users can vote on and suggest future additions for the software. And if we take into consideration the competitive prices as well, we can firmly state that CleanMyPC has everything to earn your trust and become a more than valid choice for optimizing your Windows computer.
- Easy to use
- Fast and stable scans
- Attractive prices with free trial
- 30-day money back guarantee
- Outstanding customer support
- Community-approved improvement of programs
- No backup or restore points
- Limited to 5 licenses per user
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