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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:21 PM

The blog post about CCleaner for Android is currently the top post on the Android Subreddit.

That being said; there is a lot of confusion in the comments. Many of the commenters are hoping that CCleaner for Android will not include a "taskkiller" type of function, as these are useless on android 4.0+ (and their merit is debatable on 2.2+ anyway)

Can one of the devs comment as to whether or not some sort of "RAM Freer" function will be present?

Edit: Follow-up question: Would there be capacity (or a requirement) for Root privileges to clean the root directory?

Edited by Winapp2.ini, 08 March 2013 - 04:53 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:44 AM

Many of the commenters are hoping that CCleaner for Android will not include a "taskkiller" type of function, as these are useless on android 4.0+ (and their merit is debatable on 2.2+ anyway)


Info about why it's not a good idea here

http://www.howtogeek...ler-on-android/
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 02:22 AM

Which is why the commenters (and myself!) would not like to see such a thing included.

My instinct tells me it wouldn't be, since that's not what CCleaner is all about, but a confirmation would be nice.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 06:45 AM

Which is why the commenters (and myself!) would not like to see such a thing included.

My instinct tells me it wouldn't be, since that's not what CCleaner is all about, but a confirmation would be nice.


I'll have to agree.

Some reddit commentors have said the same. Taskkillers are quite useless as Android can manage itself well.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

Some reddit commentors have said the same.


Reading through the thread, some redditors think it's an antivirus. It's a shame to see.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:16 PM

i hope, it works on android 2.2 :-)

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 12:23 AM

More info will come once it gets closer to release. I am sure of it.
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:55 AM

Nice to hear from you Twisted :)

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:25 PM

can this ccleaner-version downloaded on your site when its done? or only on the android market?

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:28 PM

I think they mentioned it will be available on the play store

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:12 AM

I beg to slightly differ ... I also thought that task killers are pointless in Android environment exactly due to the reasons described in the how-to-geek article linked in this thread. Moreover I had assured myself about this fact because I have used a few task killers in the past and honestly all were causing me troubles until I installed a one cleaner recently (I don't state its name purposely because I don't want to breach forum rules). This cleaner is a very smart as far as task killer is concerned because it has included a whitelist where all the tasks/services important for the smooth and uninterrupted run of Android are excluded. The whitelist, though, is compiled by developers and you cannot add or remove an item. However to their credit, the task killer indeed doesn't cause any problems like crashes, mysterious reboots etc. You can set the auto kill function when screen goes off what I did and to my big surprise it greatly extended battery life, almost doubled time. I don't want to pay a tribute to this cleaner because I love CCleaner and believe that its Android version will be superior. I just wanted to say that now I am not completely rejecting opinion that task killers are nonsense. It seems that if task killers are gentle/smart and correctly built they can have in certain degree some pros.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

If you have ROOT, you should check out Greenify, it's a bit like a task killer but works in a different way. It stops apps from running background processes unless you're actively using them. I believe it's main purpose is for battery longevity, rather than performance.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:56 AM

If you have ROOT, you should check out Greenify, it's a bit like a task killer but works in a different way. It stops apps from running background processes unless you're actively using them. I believe it's main purpose is for battery longevity, rather than performance.

No, I don't have ROOT on my device and because you named another competitor, I won't hesitate to say that I meant Clean Master (Cleaner).

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:16 AM

Well, Greenify isn't actually a competitor, since it doesn't have CCleaner's main function (junk file removal). On the reddit post from the other day, many people mentioned Clean Master as being their current choice in junk cleaning, but I have never used it.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:48 AM

OK. So following my good experience with the said cleaner I vote for a task killer being incorporated in CCleaner for Android.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:08 AM

Well, as I believe Twisted said, perhaps as we get closer to seeing a release, we'll hear from the Devs.

In any case, when it's released, we'll know :lol:

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

In any case, when it's released, we'll know :lol:

When it's released I will have hopes and fears.
Only after Installation will I know.
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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:52 PM

im going to get this thing :-)

so my battery lives longer

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:04 PM

hi fans :)

Clean Master


i have it downloaded on my pc and installed on my mobile (handy) - very nice

but i hope, i have ccleaner in next time B)

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

we are also there :) in the same rubric stev51