If you have used or have been using a device powered by Android operating system for significant amount of time, you probably well aware of Clean Master. For the uninitiated, Clean Master is one of the most installed, if not the most installed, cleaning app for Android.
Cheetah Mobile, the company behind Clean Master, has just released the first major version of Clean Master for Windows operating system, meaning a true competitor to the very popular CCleaner has arrived. Even though this version of Clean Master doesn’t offer all the features that are available in our favourite CCleaner, we can expect some good set of features in future versions.
Clean Maser for Windows features
To start with, Clean Master sports a clean user interface unlike many other cleaning utilities. Even though this is an initial release of Clean Master, it scans over 500 popular programs for junk and helps you remove the junk files created by these software.
After scanning your PC for junk files, Clean Master shows the locations and apps containing those junk files. Total number and size of junk files are also shown after performing the scan.
You can simply click the Clean Up button or click the Details link to view additional details.
With default settings, Clean Master scans for junk files every time you turn on your PC, which we feel is not necessary, and can be turned off under Settings. You might also want to change the default Reminder period from the default 1 day to 1 week or 2 weeks. In addition to that, by default, Clean Master sends out an alert when the junk files exceeds 300 MB.
You don’t need to launch Clean Master from the Start screen or menu as it automatically adds Clean up junk files options to the Recycle Bin context menu.
Clean Master’s elegant user interface and scanning capabilities easily make it one of the best junk cleaning utilities for Windows operating system. Though it does lack a couple of features offered in CCleaner such as options to remove unwanted programs from startup, it does the cleaning job very well.
Clean Master download link
Clean Master officially supports Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours are supported.
The download size is about 5MB and can be downloaded by visiting the official page. Note that some antivirus programs might alert against installing Clean Master but you can safely ignore the warning as Clean Master comes from Cheetah Mobile (in our case, it was Kaspersky Internet Security), which is a reputed app developer in the world of Android.