DLS review: System Ninja complements CCleaner, doesn't replace it
In addition to performing file clean-ups, System Ninja includes a handful of other utilities. However, I don't need to use a startup manager or process manager very often, and the included tools aren't really an improvement over those that are already a part of your Windows install, like MSConfig and Task Manager. To me, it's really all about cleaning up the digital junk I leave scattered about my hard drive -- and CCleaner located almost 50 times more than System Ninja. That's a pretty substantial difference.
I'm also not keen on "borrowing" icons from successful apps -- and System Ninja does just that (image after the break).
The Folder Junk Cleaner is somewhat interesting, however, in that it looks everywhere for certain types of files that might not be needed. CCleaner, on the other hand, only checks pre-defined locations out-of-the-box. That means System Ninja could theoretically find and remove more cruft -- except that you can add custom folders and file types to CCleaner (which is what I'd recommend doing).
- Lightweight and fast
- Finds some files that CCleaner won't without customization
- Decent assortment of system tools
- Didn't find anywhere near as much junk as CCleaner in my testing
- Process and startup manager aren't really an improvement over Windows' built-in tools
- No option to customize file types to search for