Pointstone System Cleaner

Pointstone System Cleaner 5.91c

Clear your hard drive of any obsolete files

Pointstone System Cleaner is a multi-purpose utility that will scan your hard drive for unnecessary files and also perform a check of the integrity of your registry (the registry is a database that holds common information about all the software on your system and can easily become bloated with irrelevant and redundant entries). The interface is second to none and allows for quick and easy checks to be made with the minimum of fuss. The Achilles heel however, can be found in the fact that at $34.95, System Cleaner doesn’t come cheap and it should really be packed with useful features to justify being chosen over a free alternative, such as CCleaner. View full description

PROS

  • Great interface
  • Detailed results
  • Thorough registry scan

CONS

  • Slow scans
  • May delete more than you want

Good
7

Pointstone System Cleaner is a multi-purpose utility that will scan your hard drive for unnecessary files and also perform a check of the integrity of your registry (the registry is a database that holds common information about all the software on your system and can easily become bloated with irrelevant and redundant entries). The interface is second to none and allows for quick and easy checks to be made with the minimum of fuss. The Achilles heel however, can be found in the fact that at $34.95, System Cleaner doesn’t come cheap and it should really be packed with useful features to justify being chosen over a free alternative, such as CCleaner.

It does indeed come with quite a few tools that let you realize a range of important tasks such as clearing temporary files and broken registry entries, defragging the registry, or managing your Windows start-up. However, there are many free programs that do the same thing and even Microsoft’s own versions make utilities like System Cleaner’s Uninstall Manager look more like padding than a worthwhile investment.

The scan speeds can vary but were generally sluggish, something that can be explained by the detailed and thorough results. As with all disk cleaning software, there is a risk that it may pick out some files that you don’t want to remove and we would recommend that you back up all your vital data before use. Included in System Cleaner is the option to make a system snapshot so that there will be a record of all changes made thereafter.

Pointstone has produced an extremely useful collection of tools that adds convenience to the maintenance of your system. Unfortunately the software’s functionality doesn’t really warrant such a high price tag. Anyone with a fat wallet and a shortage of time will definitely find this suite very useful but for everyone else, a quick Google search will reveal a world of free alternatives.

Changes

  • Updated Disk Cleaner definitions to find more junk files.
  • Privacy Protector: Updated several privacy items functionality.
  • Fixed FireFox 1.5 issue that prevented the cache from being cleaned.
  • Other minor internal improvements.

Your PC is slowing down. Programs don't run as fast as they used to; it takes longer to boot up in the morning and sometimes it takes forever to shut down at the end of the day. Don't worry, you're not alone. These kinds of things happen to all PCs eventually. It's not your fault.

Your PC needs an occasional tune-up just like your car does. Files become fragmented, disk caches fill up, the all-important Windows Registry gets disorganized and, before you know it, your PC starts letting you down when you need it the most.

But it doesn't take much to fix them. All you have to do is download System Cleaner, the premier software package that's custom designed to get your Windows-based PC performing as if it were factory new, and you're all set. Forget those expensive and complicated programs that take a long time to set up and even longer to run. System Cleaner is lightning-fast. Just download the self-installer, click a few times, and your PC will be in tip-top shape before you know it.

Pointstone System Cleaner

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Pointstone System Cleaner 5.91c

— User reviews — about Pointstone System Cleaner

  • home2011

    by home2011

    "Pointstone System Cleaner Stops Working"

    Every so often, the software seems to think that the license has expired or something of that nature. In spite of jumpin... More.

    reviewed on February 11, 2011