Until recently, I had been relying partly on Microsoft’s built-in disk cleanup tool, using the excellent advice given in this rather old but venerable webpage article, and partly on Webroot’s System Optimizer, which I believe is based on your legacy product Webroot Window Washer. However last, month I decided to install CCleaner, and have since then been using a combination of System Optimizer and CCleaner for my disk cleanup schedule.
Then came news of the infamous Piriform security breach . Thankfully only one of my three machines is 32-bit and it is the only machine that I hadn’t installed CCleaner onto, so I was thankfully spared this Trojan.gift! All the same, the breach has understandably somewhat shaken my and, I believe, others’ faith in the reliability security-wise of CCleaner
As a result, I am thinking of relying less (or maybe, if I were to be wise, not at all?!!) on CCleaner in the future and using exclusively System Optimizer (and possibly the built-in Microsoft cleanu tool as well). I would imagine many others are thinking on somewhat similar lines.
However there is one part of CCleaner that is in my opinion greatly superior to System Optimizer, and which I would therefore like to suggest that Webroot integrate into their System Optimizer, and that is their cookie cleaning options.
System Optimizer only cleans Internet Explorer and Flash cookies, and the option is either to clean all and every cookie or to clean none. However, CCleaner offers on the one hand to clean cookies from all sources, for example all internet browsers, and on the other hand the option for the user to create a list of cookie exceptions. This second option is particularly interesting as I consider several of my cookies, on reputable pages such as www.bbc.co.uk or Belgian rail, to be quite useful as they save options that I often re-use on subsequent visits to those websites. I would imagine that I am not the only person who finds this option useful.
So my suggestion for System Optimizer:
- expand the cookie cleaning option to all web browsers
- add the possibility of an exclusion list
If anyone agrees with this suggestion, please kudo it! Thanks!