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Old 11-25-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Anyone know about this clean up utility ARO 2013 My friend asked what I thought and I didn't think it would be anything I would consider using for a number of reasons. Anyone else that can shed some light on the subject? Much appreciated.
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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It might be legit, but many people think it sucks

CNET Reviews.

If you want a good, reputable, free cleanup program, do a Google Search for Ccleaner.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Back when I was a Windows user I only ever used CCleaner.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:29 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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ARO is from Sammsoft which was acquired by support.com so it's legit but I cannot attest on how good it is.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:50 AM
 
Location: SCW, AZ
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WOT throws bad rep warnings on that link so that is your first clue as to how good the app can be!

More importantly, there are quite a few very awesome and free cleaners already available, why even bother?

1. CCleaner
2. FCleaner
3. CleanAfterMe
4. ThePCDecrapifier
5. ATF-Cleaner (for XP and earlier but it works with 7 too)
6. PrivaZer (something new but got good reviews)

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Old 11-25-2013, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Thanks everyone. I feel the same way and after doing a little more research I got a WOT warning as well. I'm personally a ccleaner guy! Reps going out to all, I really do appreciate the support!
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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ARO is from Sammsoft which was acquired by support.com so it's legit but I cannot attest on how good it is.
Thanks jaypee - I have to spread a little more rep around before I can rep you again!
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: SCW, AZ
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If you are really privacy concerned, take a hard look at PrivaZer. I downloaded and did a test run. Pretty impressed. It gives you an option to install it or run it as a portable app. Then let's you decide if you want to use it as a novice computer user or as someone more advanced. Also, it breaks down the scan sections to multiple modes with what is recommended do delete, what shouldn't be deleted and why, etc.

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Old 11-25-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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I agree with the other posts here ccleaner is very good.beware of any type of registry fixer/cleaner, ive run a few and it does a great jog of screwing up your registry.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Just to add, I've been using the Registry Backup program from Tweaking.com. It utilizes the Volume Shadow Copy, and allows you to easily schedule a registry backup to run everyday. You can also run it on demand with one click. Neat & sweet.

Oh, restores are a snap too. This program has gotten me out of a few jams.
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