We have always known that CCleaner is the king when it comes to system cleaning, but recently Kaspersky has joined the competition with a free alternative called Kaspersky Cleaner. Currently, it is in beta, so expect some bugs and glitches here and there. Now let use check out the Cleaner.
The download link is http://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/Fast/KCLEANER/CleanerSetup.exet will download and install the main setup file which is nearly around 24 MB in size. Once you installed the program, open it and you will be presented with this window.
The User Interface is Clean, Minimalist and is in respect with the Windows 10 UI. The program has four main functions they are(from left to right).
- System Cleanup
- Restore system settings
- Private Browsing
- Remote Activity Traces
Every section is subdivided into Important issues, Medium Severity Issues, and Minor Issues
1 ) System Cleanup
It cleans unwanted files like cache, temporary internet files, system dumps and many others which potentially affects the system performance. You can check the tasks as per your needs.
2) Restore System Settings
This section helps to resolve common issues like registry is blocked or task manager is blocked or if your updates are blocked., it comes handy whenever you are dealing with some problems and you don’t know what you are looking for. It’s like a swiss army knife.
3) Private Browsing
As the name itself suggests this section helps to combat privacy issues like clearing logs of internet explorer, cortana, system operations, Windows 10 privacy settings. Unlike others, it doesn’t has a medium severity section.
4) Remove activity traces
This section removes search history, cookies, temp system folder and windows logs, unlike private browsing which only removes windows 10 privacy settings, recent documents.
If you want to perform all the actions in a single instant, then go for start scan option in the Main UI. Then hit fix and all the issues will be fixed
Roll Back Changes
This option, undo the changes done by the software.
With major Antivirus companies coming up with their own disk cleaning and performance enhancer utilities, it was time for Kaspersky to make its move and so Kaspersky Cleaner was born. Its UI is clean and minimalistic and in respect to Windows 10, unlike CCleaner which provides a clumsy interface. For a layman, this is a perfect solution to keep everything run smooth. Though it might satisfy power users too. I myself find using this software very often, though there are certain things which i find missing like deleted file recovery, battery booster, and other things, but given that this software is free am not really bothered. I hope the final version introduces some new features. Till then Kaspersky Cleaner Beta to the rescue!
A Engineering grad, who is in love with windows, and loves to write about it!