WashAndGo 2010 is a powerful system cleaning tool that frees up hard drive space by deleting a wide range of leftover Windows and application files.

As you'd expect, the program will empty your temporary folders, delete Windows logs, crash dump files and other junk, as well as clearing your internet files in all the major browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera are supported).

WashAndGo 2010 goes much further, though, using a deep understanding of more than 100 popular applications - 7-Zip, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Nero Burning ROM, Paint.NET and so on - to wipe their individual cache files, "recent documents" histories and more.

And that's just the start. You also get a Registry Cleaner. A Folder Visualizer provides details on how your hard drive is being used, helping you spot the worst space hogs. And a handy File Unlocker allows access to files currently locked by other applications.

You're able to use most of these options from WashAndGo's straightforward interface, but you can also schedule cleanups to run unattended.

And if allowing any program to automatically wipe files and Registry entries seems alarming, don't worry. WashAndGo puts your safety first, creating a backup of any changes that it makes. If a problem does ever crop up then you can undo your most recent tweaks in just a few seconds.

Verdict

While it's arguably a little expensive, there's no doubt that WashAndGo 2010 is a fast, feature-packed and generally very safe system cleaner