Microsoft chimes in on â€œWindows cleanersâ€:
"There are many programs that purport to clean up and optimize system performance. While Microsoft does not endorse the use of these tools with Windows, we do not view them as unwanted or malicious.
Our criteria states that you must be able to expect that the actions a system maintenance or optimization program takes towards system performance are actually beneficial. Unwanted behaviors include displaying exaggerated claims about the systemâ€™s health.
Accordingly, to be compliant with our objective criteria, programs must provide details that back up their claims, so that you have the ability to assess what the program found and deems to be errors, and determine if youâ€™d like to take the programâ€™s recommended actions.
Microsoft security products, such as Windows Defender for Windows 10, will continue to classify optimization programs that do not provide these details as unwanted software, detect and remove them."
So, my question is, if the software doesn't explain what it wants to do to your computer, orÂ give you the option to accept or decline each action, why do you want it on your computer to begin with?