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Q: CCleaner

Good Morning:
I have been using "ccleaner" for several years and it seems to work well. As you might know, this utility udates about every 4 weeks or so. My question is: Does the new update remove the older updates? If not, there must be a huge file on my PC somewhere? Should I be concerned about this file if it does in fact exist?

Thanks: Dave

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G3220 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 16322 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (199 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., H81M-E
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

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Preferred Solution: CCleaner

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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After a long session to get rid of a rootkit (finally did thanks to Gringo_pr) I was advised to keep CCleaner on my computer. I have obtained a new computer but I have no idea what places I should check mark. Also, do I check mark to have it clean the registry? I need advice on this program. I used to use System Mechanic Pro, but it looked like it was causing my old computer major problems. I remember Grinco_pr saying don't have any program on the computer that will change the registry. Could someone please help advise me on this?
I would be very grateful. Thank you. Nancy9108

A:CCleaner

Hi Nancy... The registry option for Ccleaner can be left alone or not advisable to be used no matter how high it is reported to be safe. You can uncheck the following options and leave the other boxes for better browsing experience.Leave this options checkmarked which means the other boxes are not :Internet Explorer and other browsers Temporary Internet FilesIndex.datLast Download ActionWindows ExplorerAll with Checkmarks or defaultSystemEmpty the recycle binTemporary FilesClipboardThe remaining boxes under Application will be checkmarked also or by default.

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i have this on my computer but how the hell do i work it

can you help me go through the steps to get rid of my history

thanks !

A:ccleaner help

I use the default settings myself, but that will kill all your cookies as well, I know some prefer not to clear cookies. my .02

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I've been using this program for some time now, and it has a feature which you can use to scan your registry for issues, and then fix them.

It also allows you to create a backup before going through with the changes. I haven't used this in some time, and that's what I'm getting at. I've been using this feature pretty haphazardly without creating a backup beforehand, and I was wondering how safe this is.

I know messing around with your registry can cause a lot damage, but I was under the impression that with Crap Cleaner, it was relatively safe.

Anyway, I've not encountered any problems as of yet, but nonetheless, I figured it'd be good to at least have some idea of the implications of what I'm doing before I just up and do it without thinking.

So should I be using the backup option more often? Or can I pretty much just delete most of this stuff and not have anything to worry about?
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 10197 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7570, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 911 GB (801 GB Free); D: 19 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2AD5
Antivirus: Norton 360 Online, Enabled and Updated

Have been getting "scam popups". The one that has a screen shot of the Defender program and then a Warning sign starts flashing and a female voice warning that my computer has been infected by a serious virus and then she gives their phone number and states that I must call them to get the virus removed before my browser will work properly again. My ISP (one of the big companies - don't know if I would be braking any forum rules so I won't say their name) was able to remove this somehow or another and then he installed a free copy of CCleaner and a program called U-Block - he said the U-Block should aid in blocking these type of popups and he also installed the free version of CCleaner which he recommend I run about once a week or so and it will clean out the cache and get rid of the temporary files that build up on the hard drive. CCleaner also analysis the Registry and cleans that up as well.

Any thoughts about using either of these programs.
 

A:ccleaner

Do the following in the order that they're listed.

Go here to download and save Malwarebytes AdwCleaner to your desktop.
If you get a warning that this file is unsafe, ignore the warning.
Close all open windows first, then double-click the AdwCleaner.exe desktop icon to load its main window.
Click the "Scan" button, then allow the scanning process to finish.
Several seconds may pass before the scanning process starts and completes, so be patient.
If any threats are found, the number found will appear in red.
Click the "Clean" button, then click "OK".
Allow the cleaning process to finish.
When it's finished, click "OK" in each window that appears.
The computer will restart.
When the log appears during restart, save it.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE log here.

Go here, then click the "Download Now @ Author's Site" button to download and save TFC.exe (Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer) to your desktop.
If you get a warning that this file is unsafe, ignore the warning.
After it's downloaded and saved, close all open windows.
Double-click it to load its main window.
Click the "Start" button.
If there are a large number of temp files or if there are multiple user accounts, the temp file deletion process may appear to freeze and may take a few minutes, so don't interfere with or abort it.
After it's finished, restart the computer if prompted to.

Download and save and... Read more

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On my W7 laptop I have CCleaner which I use regularly but under Tools there is one listed as Duplicate Finder which shows a good deal of them when I run that. My question is should the duplicate files etc be deleted as most if not all seem to me seem to be software and OS files so I am very wary about doing so.
Thanks for any info on this.

A:W7 & CCleaner

Do not delete unless you know positively what you're doing. It isn't necessary. Todays' HDs have enough space that you don't have to worry about filling up.

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Click here to see the topic in CCleaner ForumThis bug needs to be fixed.They are working on it.

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im having a problem uninstalling cod2 and ccleaner seems to be the answer to uninstalling it. but I have no clue on how to use it. any help is appreciated
 

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new ccleaner 1.27.260 out today.
http://www.filehippo.com/download/e71c534e43f0aab189a2247af3fbdc1c/download/
 

A:new ccleaner

Thanks for the notice, golferbob.

I've been using CCleaner 1.27-beta2 for awhile now, but it did not inform me of any updates. Glad you mentioned it! Thanks!

Take care.
 

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I used CCleaner years ago and found that it removed my personal password info, so I stopped using it (I'm clearly a novice.)

I know that registry cleaners are taboo so would like to understand the best way to use CC w/o deleting the cookies I need.

A:CCleaner

It now gives you very good control there area ton of options to check or uncheck give the options a good run through before running it!

Phil

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Contains some new fixes and such. Enjoy!

Take care and Happy Thanksgiving.
 

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CCleaner_v1.20.118 You do not need to uninstall a previous version before you install this one. v1.20.118- Restyled frontend to make features more obvious.- Added support for Netscape 8.0.- Added Hungarian and Czech languages.- Improved ActiveX Issue scanning.- Reduced the size of some of the supporting OCXs.- Changed output window to scrollable textbox.- Added default option to summarize IE Temporary Internet? File cleaning, rather than listing all the files.- Updated registry scanner to include the MUI Cache.- Added Firefox Saved Form Information cleaning.- New redesigned Tools section.- Added some keyboard shortcuts.- Fixed minor bug in IE History analysis.WarningUnless you are an expert, please steer clear of the Applications and the Issues options.

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new ccleaner out today.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/CCleaner_d4191.html
 

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Hello,
 
I have a SSD and would like to know which program between CCleaner and TFC you suggest for cleaning temp files. Some say that CCleaner is not recommended for SSD disks, and I do not know whether that statement is true or valid, so I am trusting your replies, as always, many thanks for any suggestion
 
Enrico

A:CCleaner or TFC?

CCleaner is safe to use on a SSD apart from the Wipe Free Space option which should not be used.  To be on the safe side you should also uncheck the Wipe Free Space items under Options > Settings.
 
The difference with TFC is that it cleans temp files for all user accounts, whereas CCleaner only cleans up the logged on user account - unless you have CCleaner Professional.  Also TFC requires a system restart after use which CCleaner does not.
 
Hope this helps.

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Just saw the update today. Its appearance looks pretty sleek.

Enjoy!

Take care.
 

A:CCleaner v1.25.201 now available

You got to be fast!!!

golferbob posted it a couple of days ago
 

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Hi TSF,
I just have one question does ccleaner help me. My computer is running normel and stable so im not trying to fix my pc by running ccleaner. I'v been using ccleaner for a while now. So does it really help my computer run stable and up to speed.

A:does ccleaner help

I use the disk cleanup part of CCleaner and it keeps my hard disk free of clutter by cleaning up temp files and other stuff. I don't think the registry cleaner part is recommended. Cleaning the registry does not speed up the computer in any way, so any speedup from CCleaner would be due to less clutter on the hard disk (for which the tool is outstanding).

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Has anyone on here used CCleaner? If so, does it work, and what are your thoughts about it. Thanks.Mod Edit: This will be moved to a more appropriate Forum.

A:Ccleaner

Hi Socom

CCleaner is fairly well recognised as a useful appn. Every time you push a key on your computer it is recorded somewhere, log files are everywhere you don't normally see. The foregoing may not be strictly accurate but the last time I used CCleaner, I got about 1.6GB extra space on my hard drive so it is worth doing occasionally.

Cheers

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Is it safe to use ccleaner? Kaspersky tells us that it is a virus. What do you think about this tool?

Regards,

Darthy

A:Ccleaner

Hi Darthy, many here at BC and I use and recommend it. I'm sure you'll see more posts favoring it. A quick search of BC will result in 27 pages of refereneces to the product with most of them as being used in a fix.Unfortunately I do not use Kapersky so Someone else will have to provide that answer.ReviewsReviews

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Hi,
I was wondering why Vista Forums, suggests not to install CCleaner?
It is in your Speed Up Vista Tutorial.
Is their a reason for this?
Thanks Rip

A:CCleaner

Who knows but I use it and it works fine.

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Sorry if this is in the wrong place, I downloaded Ccleaner, I was going to run it, but I hesitated... same for the registry cleaner.. it seems to have found quite a bit of things in both, but I'm really nervous about it wiping something and messing this things up... Has anyone had any problems after letting it do its thing?
Thanks in advance.

A:Ccleaner Q

Originally Posted by Blaydrnnnr


Sorry if this is in the wrong place, I downloaded Ccleaner, I was going to run it, but I hesitated... same for the registry cleaner.. it seems to have found quite a bit of things in both, but I'm really nervous about it wiping something and messing this things up... Has anyone had any problems after letting it do its thing?
Thanks in advance.



Refer this earlier thread under Software. It may help.
Registry Cleaner

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*Whenever I analyze my C:\ with Ccleaner's registry cleaner, it always shows about 70 entries for Silverlight.
What could be causing this and would it be safe to remove just these entries?

Installer reference issues C:\ program files (x86)Microsoft Siverlght 4.1
There are some characters after each entry like ; \ru, \lo, \a, \el, \ea, \c.
Each line seems to be different.

*Also there is another block of about 40 entries called; Missing Shared DLL\C\:|Windows\ Microsoft .net\Framework\ver 1.0 then varying characters

Other than that the analysis seems quite clean.

I know registries cleaners can wreak havoc but I was curious because these are so similar. I am wondering if something is malfunctioning.

A:Ccleaner

I have Silverlight ver.5 installed and there are no entries in CCleaner. Update the Silverlight. About .NET 1. - I have only 4 and 4.5 installed, so I can't check if this will hapens on my PC.

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I have used CCleaner for years on my computer and have been satisfied with it. So today I installed it on my sisters computer opened it and used the clean up scan, I don't use it to mess with the registry. After it did the scan it popped up the page that on mine asks if you wish to delete these files only on hers it said it had deleted the listed files, never did give me the option to review them before deleting them.

Just wondered if I missed something or what? I like to review what it has found and select what I want to delete.
 

A:CCleaner

Under cleaner click analyze first before run cleaner.

Watch video.

http://majorgeeks.com/download4191.html
 

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And why should I care?

Seriously, I've read some stuff about it, and to my naive eye it seems like it does a lot of what MSIE/Tools/Remove Browsing History does when I tell that to delete temporary files.

So what's the difference?

Should I use Ccleaner? Or is the built-in tool in Windows/IE sufficient?
 

A:What is CCleaner?

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I was pointed in the direction in another thread on a different topic to ccleaner. I have since downloaded it and have played with it a bit. I do not know exactly how to use it. I did a scan on the registry and have a huge page full of listings. Is there a way to copy that and post it here? I am scared to have it "clean" the registy files before I know what they are.

A:CCleaner help.

Most here will probably tell you not to clean the registry, even with CCleaner, which is held in high regard generally. The chances of it having a measurable effect are minimal and you are taking some risk. But some people have a compulsion to clean stuff.

I've occasionally used the registry cleaner portion and have never had any trouble. But I've never noticed any performance improvement.

If you just can't help yourself and have to use it, do a backup when it offers you the chance.

A guru I know of says he has used it for a decade on the registry with no issues, but he leaves the "unused file extensions" checkbox unchecked.

Suit yourself. I don't think the comments on this forum about not using it persuades many people.

By all accounts, the other part of it--the regular cleaner---is nearly foolproof and many here use it enthusiastically. I am one of those people. I don't notice any performance improvement, but it does save space over time.

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Hello,
I've been using CCleaner for several months and find it to be a very unique tool but recently when I click on the; 'Run Cleaner' it starts the process but after about two seconds just terminates itself. I have checked and I am running the latest version. Any Advice?

Thanks

A:Ccleaner

One thing that I would suggest is, click "Options" on the left side. Then "Advanced". Then untick "Close program after cleaning". Just to see what it does.

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I regularly use CCleaner, probably around 3 times a week. The thing is, when it cleans out Firefox and Google Chrome, all my saved logins are gone. For example, I never log out of VF, SF or EF. My logins are saved. After using CCleaner, they aren't. Which options do I need to uncheck or check in the Chrome and FF sections to not lose my save logins or passwords.

I also want to clean as much as I can including history, cache, cookies etc. What else is it safe to check? I'd like to check as many options as possible. I've attached a screenshot of my current options below.

A:Help with CCleaner

Uncheck cookies and that should eliminate the login problem.

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I appreciate the comments about CCleaner. Was just going to try it so now I will not get into trouble!
RedRyder.
 

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Is CCleaner a good program to use to uninstall programs, clean registry, clean computer? lol I have a bunch of programs i dont use and need to uninstall

A:CCleaner

If you need to uninstall, it is better to use the Add/Remove programs option in Win XP. CCleaner is a good program for cleaning up the registy and getting rid of unwanted files *Temp Int Files, Cache, Win Log files, etc* You can cuustomize the options to fit ur needs, for example not cleaning out cookies.

I love using the program, and it really helps to speed up the system.

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is it safe to remove all?

 

A:CCleaner needs help

See HERE.
 

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Is ccleaner good to use? Like the clean up utility and then the registry fixer?

A:Ccleaner

The clean up tool is good . . I would stay away from the Registry cleaner unless you know what you are doing with the REgistry . . it's easy to convert the pc into a doorstop with the wrong "Fix"

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When I open Ccleaner and click on tools high lighting a program listed their and click run uninstall will that remove it from my PC Thank you
 

A:Ccleaner

From the ccleaner web page:

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less that a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

If you need a program removed I would use add/remove programs.
 

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Is there a version of easy cleaner that supports Win XP Pro 64 bit.
Appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.
 

A:CCleaner

Any links ?
 

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I apologise if this is in the wrong section. It is just information.
 
Up until recently, CCleaner showed all the startup programs including Chrome. The recent updates do not show any startup data for Chrome, the panel is blank. All the other sections are OK.
 
This has been reported to Piriform by a number of users including me and the message is that they are looking into it.
 
CCleaner does seem to include Chrome files etc. in the other cleaning options, but if one area of data is missing, I do not trust it. Perhaps the files now being shown are old  files and not current. Who knows ?

A:CCleaner

Have you updated CCleaner recently? It may be there is a bug in the version you have. You can update CCleaner by
opening it and choosing update now.....or something similar.
 
There are older versions available but I have no idea what if any adware will be bundled with them. One site offering
older versions: Old and New Version of CCleaner Download - OldApps.com

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I've been reading that it's not good on the SSD's life by using CCleaner's normal and secure delete feature (1 or 7 pass) to clean up temp files, cookies, browsers. Is this a myth? Also what is TRIM, in dummy terms please. Are secure delete and TRIM related?

A:CCleaner and SSD

I do not know TRIM [except in the old barber shops]; I do know ccleaner's secure delete simply means more writes upon any SSD; if any file delete needs secure-delete, there are utilities that will let you secure delete just one folder or one file; I do not know which ones to recommend.

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new version of ccleaner available here
 

A:ccleaner v1.24.180 available

Uh, it's been available for nearly three weeks.
 

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new ccleaner out today , 122.142

http://www.ccleaner.com/
 

A:new ccleaner 08/02/05

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Hello Everyone.
I would like some expert advice,regarding Ccleaner.
The registry cleaner:is it completly safe to use,or should you not use registry cleaners at all

A:Ccleaner?

I wouldn't use the registry cleaner, but the cleaner portion works...

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Looking for the settings to use for ccleaner? Thanks
 

A:CCleaner

Clean up! is better:

CleanUp!

*Download Cleanup from Here

A window will open and choose SAVE, then DESKTOP as the destination.
On your Desktop, click on Cleanup40.exe icon.
Then, click RUN and place a checkmark beside "I Agree"
Then click NEXT followed by START and OK.
A window will appear with many choices, keep all the defaults as set when the Slide Bar to the left is set to Standard Quality.
Click OK
* Run Cleanup:
Click on the "Cleanup" button and let it run.
Once its done, close the program.
David
 

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Is it me, or is CCleaner not working on Windows 7 64-bit?

A:CCleaner

its you, works fine for me,

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I've loaded CCleaner for Vista, but it doesn't seem to clear anything. My browser history in Firefox is still there. Has anyione else had this problem?
 

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It takes me 1-2 min to go from one website to other website.Some times it takes longer.I've tried to run CCleaner and after I click on it , there is no reaction, nothing.
After downloading and instalation of HJT and when I click on the HJT I get this mesage "C:\ProgramFiles\TrendMicro\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe is not a valid Win32 application. "

When Itry to go for my email at ...gmail.com I'm getting this message
"IE cannot open the Internet site http://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=1.
Operation aborted "

When I got this virus my virus program ( Avast ) was wipe out.
How can I scan my computer without HJT program to let u know what is wrong with my comp.?
I've seen a note which said " Problem with aswRunDll.exe" may be this will help whats wrong w/ my copm.
Windows XP
Explorer v6
Avast 4-8
Please help
 

A:Can NOT run HJT or CCleaner

Are u able to fix this problem?
I've tried few scanning programs and nothig happend, some of the the programs i can not run, cause this virus dose not allowed.
How can i run HJT and show u the log ?
 

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new ccleaner out today.
 

A:new ccleaner 07/12/05

Thanks Bob
 

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Very new to this forum.  Very ignorant but how to become educated.
 
I reformatted my Win7 last night and I am trying to determine whether I should be using Cleaner in the future or not.  I thought I real some place that registry cleaners were not a good idea.  I have used Cleaner in the past but I have done quite a few things in the past that weren't a good practice.
 
Input appreciated.
 
SM

A:Ccleaner-Don't use?

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool that removes unused, temporary and junk files from your system to include temporary Internet Files, Cookies, History, etc.While CCleaner is safe and useful for removing these temporary and junk files, I do not recommend using the built-in registry cleaning feature unless you have a good understanding of the registry. In fact, Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons.Please read: Why you should not use Registry Cleaners and Optimization Tools

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Hey,

I'm thinking to buy the Proffesional version of CCleaner, does someone got any good reasons to buy it?

A:CCleaner

There isn't a lot of differences between the free and professional version, for me the reason why I bought Ccleaner Pro is the automatic updates without having to manually download the new version.

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Hey guys?

What do you think about CCleaner? I ran it and deleted all the files that it brought up, and then my computer had a serious error that even resulted in me losing internet connection. So I did a system restore, and everything is ok now.

Do you think it was CCleaner?
 

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does it actully work, it seems that the same things keep popping up, everytime i go to use it and how often should i use the program

A:Ccleaner help me!!

I use the CCleaner "Run Cleaner" and Registry tab, followed by the also-state-of-the-art Auslogics Disk and Registry Defraggers, after an install is completed and then about every month.

A good rule of thumb is if you have to wait long for it to complete, then run it more often.

[If it gets bogged down with temp internet files, then check "Empty temporary folder when browser is closed" in Internet Options>Advanced.]

In ten years of installing on hundreds of machines, and knowing dozens of others who have used it regularly, the CCleaner has never presented ANY issues. It simply doesn't seem to make mistakes, probably a tribute to the genius behind it.

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