Clean Master

Clean Master 6.0

Free
Fine-tune your PC to boost up its performance and protect your privacy
4.1  (169 votes)
6.0 (See all)

A regular clean-up is one of the most important and usually most neglected maintenance tasks that we should perform on our PCs on a regular basis. You can set a reminder to do so at regular intervals and find the time to do it, or you can tell Clean Master to do it for you whenever junk files pile up on your PC or at a given time. It will get rid of all your unnecessary files, privacy traces, and will optimize your apps performance to boost up your PC’s responsiveness.

The first thing that strikes you when you run Clean Master is its neat and colorful interface. Its useful easy-to-recognize icons and color-coded data totals add up to the program’s clearly defined categories, which allow you to perform just the cleaning task your PC requires – Junk Clean, PC Boost, or Privacy Clean. Each category comes with its own high-speed scan, which will provide you with thorough information not only of the amount of files that can be safely deleted but also of what and where they are. To top it all off, the program comes with two extra tools that are two full-featured applications in themselves – Clean Master File Recovery and Clean Master Driver Booster, though these are only available in the Pro edition.

All system optimization tools require certain knowledge of the tasks at hand and a reasonable amount of care to avoid unwanted surprises. The level of risk that Clean Master may present to the health and performance of your PC is, however, in the lower range. Except for the PC Boost options, which may perform sensitive changes in the way your apps work or behave, most of what this program does is getting rid of left-over, temporary, log, cache, and all kinds of other no-longer-needed files. The chances that the program deletes some of your sensitive information are very slim, though clicking on suspicious candidate files before sending them to the trash bin won’t do you any harm. It is a pity that no specific feature to detect duplicate or large-size files has been implemented, as it is more and more the norm in most clean-up and optimization tools.

Privacy Clean is an excellent tool in itself. It allows you to solve all privacy issues related to all your browsers and your operating system in just one go and from one place. Instead of performing that clean-up yourself on each of the browsers installed on your system, Clean Master will scan your system and will present you with all the privacy items that require your attention. A specific “High-risk privacy” section will list those you shouldn’t ignore, together with the browsing history of each of your Internet browsers, your Windows history, and whatever other items that may be compromising your privacy. You’ll be surprised of the amount of records that Clean Master can find for you in just a few seconds.

Clean Master is a free clean-up tool that has been clearly designed with the average home user in mind. Its modular design will let you perform you that specific cleaning task that your PC needs. If used regularly, you will enjoy all the benefits of a junk-free PC – more disk space and a smoother performance – for free.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Neatly organized features
  • Expressive icons
  • Extra file recovery and driver update tools
  • Customizable clean-up tasks
  • Fast scan processes
  • Specific clean-up features for Windows 10
  • Provides information about the files being deleted

Cons

  • PC Boost features produce mixed results
  • No clean-up features for duplicate or large files
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