Developed for Windows 10 – but also compatible with older operating systems – PC HelpSoft PC Cleaner combines the best of both worlds. The clever visuals and intuitive app design invite all users to explore the extensive range of features, customizable options, and different functions, while the simple interface ensures comfort for everyone seeking lighter tasks. Another helpful touch that contributes to the great user experience is that the software offers a long list of languages beyond just English with the option of using PC Cleaner in Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, and many others.
The app is divided into four main areas – Clean Up, Security, Optimize, and ToolBox – with each offering up to seven different features. This broad menu includes different types of scans with detailed reports, a computer startup manager, an app uninstaller, a data recovery tool, and much more.
Naturally, scanning is the most important part of all computer optimization programs and PC HelpSoft PC Cleaner is no different, offering multiple scanning options. Users can either select the default option to run the most comprehensive scan, or run a specific process. The first option is the most common, and the good news is that it won’t take long to get the results, as our test run took less than three minutes. These default scans can also be scheduled for greater convenience.
PC HelpSoft PC Cleaner looks in greater detail at the computer’s registry or disk. For instance, it performs privacy scans by searching internet cookies or chat histories, and even runs an ID scan on a specific folder to search for traces of sensitive information, such as credit cards or bank account details. However, many of these features – like the repairs – are unavailable without upgrading to a paid account since the free version of PC HelpSoft PC Cleaner is limited to just the default scans.
The great user interactivity that PC HelpSoft PC Cleaner provides in its scanning features is also present when it comes to repairing. Essentially, the program allows users to access the entire scan log and manually choose which section to repair. Whether it’s the computer’s registry, disk, or the browser’s cache, it’s also possible to go into even greater detail with any of these sections and decide what to clean or not.
Even though this may seem superfluous for users who just want a quick and simple solution, having all these options is actually more important than it seems since, unfortunately, actions can’t be reverted. Although PC HelpSoft PC Cleaner provides a data recovery tool (for documents, pictures, music files, etc.) and works with Windows System Restore, once an action is taken on the repairing screen there’s no going back. This includes sensitive registry information, so it’s advisable to go through the scan log and be sure about what items to fix instead of immediately clicking the repair button and risk deleting a crucial file.
PC HelpSoft PC Cleaner can be used for free for an unlimited time. This free version goes beyond what’s usually offered as it includes access to both the scan and repairing features, letting users choose what category to clean. However an upgrade to a paid version is required to use other features but, fortunately, time is the only aspect that really matters. When purchasing a Platinum subscription all customers get the same full product regardless of how long they subscribe for. Another great thing is that prices are affordable, ranging from $3 to $9.99 per month.
As none of these amounts can be considered expensive, the best option is the annual subscription at only $36 per year; but the $29.99 six-month plan is a nice alternative for those who don’t want a long-term commitment. The monthly subscription is the most expensive of the three, but it’s a great way to try the program for the first time.
In addition to the free version, with PC HelpSoft PC Cleaner all purchases include a 30-day money-back guarantee, which grants a month of risk-free testing use. Payment methods include credit cards and PayPal.
This is perhaps where PC HelpSoft PC Cleaner has the most room to grow. It doesn’t mean that the customer service lacks quality, but it could use some more quantity. Clients can use the ticket submission platform to contact the company, as well as send messages on social platforms like Facebook or Twitter – although that’s as personal as it gets. There’s also an FAQ page and a support Q&A forum worth mentioning, but a live chat is always a handy option and would be a great addition to the support options.
PC HelpSoft PC Cleaner does exactly what it’s asked and does it in an impressive way. A cleverly designed app with a great level of user-interactivity is one of the biggest highlights of a program that only lacks the option to undo certain actions. Still, the wide set of features composed of both registry cleaning and computer optimization solutions ensures both beginner and advanced users have a tool they can rely on for all sorts of purposes, making it a perfect fit for those seeking a trustworthy program without spending too much. Speaking of which, the attractive pricing is yet another of PC HelpSoft PC Cleaner’s best aspects, including a free version that invites users to try the software out and make their own conclusions.
- Quick scans and repairs
- Great level of user experience
- Wide range of different features
- Detailed scan log to choose repair options
- Attractive pricing
- Full access to complete software on all plans
- Repair actions can’t be reverted
- Few customer support options