Microsoft Creates A Competitor Software Against CCleaner.

by | Mar 7, 2024

Everyone who uses Windows PC may have come across about the application called CCleaner. As advertised by Piriform, company which develops and distributes CCleaner application. It is the number-one tool for cleaning your PC.It protects your privacy and makes your computer faster and more secure. It has junk file remover, registry cleaner, Windows performance optimization utility, Driver Updater, PC Health Check , One-Click option to Update all the software applications installed on your PC.

However, CCleaner and Microsoft has never been in good terms all the time. Microsoft has detected CCleaner as a potentially unwanted application, Microsoft PC Manager is a new beta application by Microsoft that promises one-click speed boosts, full system check-ups, virus removals and more.If that reminds you of applications such as CCleaner, or game boosting apps that are more or less snakeoil, then you are not far off.

Microsoft’s MSPCManager Security:

To begin with annoying news, Microsoft website to download the software is available only in Chinese Language. Yes, you heard it right. It is completely in Chinese. Although it is not obvious if it supports languages other than Chinese and English, the programme itself only shows in English. Microsoft has not yet made a statement about it. The majority of online browsers allow for translations, but you may also click the first button on the page to begin the 5 Megabyte app download. The programme appears to be clean on Virustotal; the single hit for CrowdStrike Falcon is classified as grayware.

Additionally, there are connections to storage management, process management, and starting apps, as well as a Health Check link. When the system starts up, PC Manager is set to run and perform automatic updates, as can be seen by clicking on Settings. There, both options may be deactivated. A click on Boost momentarily lowers memory utilisation and clears all temporary files.

Health Check evaluates the setup and offers suggestions. The three sections of “things to clear,” “possible concerns,” and “startup programmes to disable” are the only ones the simple scan concentrates on. Microsoft deserves credit for not checking every box by default. The only problem found was that the system’s default browser was not Edge. Microsoft apps that launch with the startup apps to deactivate listing are not taken into consideration.

torage Management resembles Windows’ disc cleaning options in appearance. Run a complete cleaning check, manage huge files on the primary drive, set up Storage Sense in the Settings app, or manage applications, which also links to the Settings app, are all choices available there.

Deep Cleanup looks for areas like the Recycle Bin or specific caches and advises clearing them to make room. Compared to Microsoft’s beta version, the majority of disc cleaners provide additional possibilities.

rocess Management presents user-run processes. Each process is displayed together with the amount of memory it requires and an end button.

n order to stop such function, startup applications shows all external programmes that launch alongside the system. Again, the list does not include Microsoft applications like OneDrive or Edge.

An option to perform a scan, check for Windows updates, and enable browser protection are all listed on the security tab. Once more, the default browser may be changed in Browser Protection. Other installed browsers, in my case Firefox and Chrome, were also displayed. Edge is mentioned as the recommended alternative.

he option to do a system security scan is one of the features that looks to be highly useful. Other benefits include the capability to swiftly clear temporary files and free up memory. Overall, it’s a great effort put forward by Microsoft to avoid installation of a third party application on the computers which runs Windows. Since it’s in beta stage most users might want to hold off on installing it until Microsoft releases it and makes an official announcement.