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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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new ccleaner out today , 122.142

http://www.ccleaner.com/
 

A:new ccleaner 08/02/05

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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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Hi Folks,

I was using CCleaner and all seemed to be OK. Then I was told it conflicted with many spyware and virus detectors and I should not use CCleaner. I would like some feedback pro or con as to using CCleaner. I really like the way it cleans all of one's temp files and browser usage so well and so fast.

Thanks for your feedback, Richard
 

A:CCleaner or not?

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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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I'm not entirely sure if this is the right forum to put this in, but search showed most ccleaner & registry reports in Hijack This, so.....

It will be my first time cleaning registry & I don't want to **** up & delete something I shouldn't. Anyone who has CCleanerknow what I should & shouldn't delete? (types or specific names)

A:Ccleaner

Ccleaner is going to list the registry entries that lead nowhere. Just be sure that box is checked : 'prompt to backup registry' in the Options>Advanced section. It will then backup the registry for you in case you find that a program is not functioning properly and you can simply 'undo' the registry fixes made by Ccleaner.

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I have a new computer running windows 7. Does anyone know if CCLEANER will work with the new windows 7, 64 bit operating system......thanks,,,, Herbie
 

A:Ccleaner

yes it is
 

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hello everyone

I have just downloaded the new version of ccleaner.
In the settings menu it has wipe free space drives and wipe MFT free space.
Should I untick or leave as they are.

regards calmat

A:ccleaner

Hello Again,
Most members, indicate that you can leave the default settings. I do not see a problem leaving those two items ticked.

CCleaner can wipe the MFT free space - it's safe to do this but will take a while. It means that other programs will be less likely to recover files that you have deleted or moved.
http://www.piriform.com/docs/ccleane...ree-disk-space

Ccleaner, suggests that you may want to untick these two catergories since, it take substantially more time to complete.

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HI to All. I'm caught up in the problem having used CCleaner for many years but yesterday Avast which is a great Antivirus which I have used for also used for years took CCleaner out of my Laptop Vista H/P with SP2 running with 4Gb of ram and 500Gb memory. there is a big buzz going on in the Avast and CCleaner as to why this has happened, my view is there's no smoke without FIRE. and so I'm looking around for a replacement for CCleaner. Any Comments?

A:Re CCleaner

Hello, use this : TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums

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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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i use it regularly to clean up cookies & have default items checked on startup, but have discovered that when it deletes temp internet files, macromedia flash player is no longer available & have to download it again & again lol. is there something i can do, move macromedia's folder or something to make it more permanent than in temp files? thought maybe not to use ccleaner, so went to IE & options to delete files & offline content & flash player once again disappeared! hard to imagine that i can't ever empty the temp file directory... any ideas appreciated
 

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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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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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How do I get rid of that stupid security warning when opening CCleaner and Defraggler? I don't want to disable it for all programs, just those two.
I can't figure out how to screen cap the window (Prnt Screen doesn't work), but it's the one that's titled "User Account Control".

A:CCleaner

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ZenixNet


How do I get rid of that stupid security warning when opening CCleaner and Defraggler? I don't want to disable it for all programs, just those two.
I can't figure out how to screen cap the window (Prnt Screen doesn't work), but it's the one that's titled "User Account Control".


Have a look at this,

Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create

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iam currently using win aso registry optimiser,but after reading some threads on here it seems nobody advises using registry cleaners but on the other hand a few folk seem to recommend ccleaner ,what do you advise or are these products the same,cheers in advance.
 

A:win aso or ccleaner??

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I've came across CCleaner while searching for softwares to help me remove junks of my pc. Anyone has any experience with that particular software??
 

A:CCleaner, yes or no?

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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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Has anyone used the program CCleaner (a registry and file cleaner) with Windows 98? I read a few things about it and it seems that users either LOVE it or HATE it. Some posters on their forum page said it sure cleaned their computer - by deleting all their important files!

I have Windows 98 at home, but I tried it on my work computer first which runs Windows XP Pro. While it didn't delete the deaktop icons, Outlook Mailbox or MY Documents, it seems to me the computer is actually running slower!

Any inputs about this software is appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Hi
Ive just downloaded this on my computer. I just scanned for issues in the registry n just wondered am i ok to fix all the entries it has come up with or do i have to be selective? Although it does make back ups,i was just curious hehe before i use it

Thanks
 

A:CCleaner...

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hihi
every when will i do CCleaner
and defrags every day every week or every i install new program?
or any recommendation regarding in cleaning registry^^

A:every when will i use Ccleaner

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ningpra


hihi
every when will i do CCleaner
and defrags every day every week or every i install new program?
or any recommendation regarding in cleaning registry^^


If you use ccleaner, just use the cleaner. Do NOT use the registry cleaner. I would never trust anything that attempts to "fix" the registry. Also, Windows 7 defrags itself automatically, so there is no need for a 3rd party defragger.

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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 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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*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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Do any of you have System Monitoring and Active Monitoring checked under options in the new 418 ver?

A:CCleaner

System monitoring was just added for free users. Are you not seeing it checked? Are youa ble to check or is it greyed?

You may need to do a complete uninstall and reinstall.

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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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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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Hi Folks,
I used the CCleaner feature as in my image a few days ago, followed by a 'Defrag & Optimize' with Auslogics Defrag. It gave my system a real boost.
As yet, nothing funny has happened, but I made a system image backup with Acronis T I H 2010 for obvious reasons.

A:CCleaner Tip

What is the tip? My tip? Don't use any registry cleaner. No benefit with lots of chance for grief.

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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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Can someone tell me what some of these checked items are?

http://server3.uploadit.org/files/echo69x-ccleaner.JPG
 

A:CCleaner

maybe your answer could be found here.

http://www.ccleaner.com/features.aspx

also check out the following.

http://forum.ccleaner.com/
 

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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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ok so i scanned for problems in Ccleaner and this is what came up should i fix problems (some of them u said to delete of a virus) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yynNPvdxf0
 

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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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I've been using CCleaner for once a weak for two months now, and after reading this article Are Registry Cleaners Safe to Use? ~ Chris Pirillo, I realized I've harmed my machine instead of "cleaning" it. What should I do now?

A:What should I do after using CCleaner?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by LukeOX


I've been using CCleaner for once a weak for two months now, and after reading this article Are Registry Cleaners Safe to Use? ~ Chris Pirillo, I realized I've harmed my machine instead of "cleaning" it. What should I do now?


If it isnt broken dont worry about it. If it is do a repair install, or a complete install of the OS.

Ken

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I would recommend to all ccleaner 2.23 users to DESELECT the clean taskbar jump list option:


Why? Because it deletes the getting started sub-folder in start menu:





EDIT:I could make a tutorial how to PROPERLY delete the recent items without this bug...

And this bug cant be corrected with System restore...

A:CCleaner 2.23 bug

Once you're started, you don't need it anyway do you, and I just deleted it anyway along with the rest, and just pin my own there.

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Just recently, I had a problem with Ccleaner. It has worked fine until about two days ago. I went to use it and it told me that the path did not exist, like when the program is deleted, but the shortcut remains. I went to reinstall it and received the error, error in writing to c:/Program Files/ccleaner/ ccleaner.exe I don't know what has happened and don't know what to do. I have tried to delete the folder and it will not delete, saying that something is still using the file. WTF?



***The title is supposed to read Ccleaner in win xp, not Cleaner in win xp***
 

A:CCleaner in win xp-

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hay guyes plz help me about cclenear. i want my files and folders like image 1
but every time i run the cclenear files and folders loks like the second image.
so plz tell me what option i shoud uncheck. and my start menu is also get cleared every time but i wnt to keep the resent items used in cc. plz help me i m posting my cclenear screen shot. plz help

A:plz help me about CCleaner

Right click on Local Disk D in blank space and go to View -> Titles(it should be). ATM I'm on Linux and can't tell you what is the correct name. If it's not Title, change view to other untill you get that on first picture.

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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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Hi, I just downloaded CCleaner on my computer. I ran the analysis and now there are a bunch of boxes that are checked off. I read on many other forums that you could delete something important by accident with CCleaner, so I was wondering what is safe to delete? I am completely computer-retarded so I could really use some help. There are two tabs, one for Windows and the other is Applications. I'll put up the list of stuff and if someone could tell me what is safe to delete, it would be much appreciated.Cheers.WindowsInternet ExplorerThe boxes are Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, History, Recently Typed URLS, Index.dat Files and Last Download Location.Windows ExplorerThe boxes are Recent Documents, Run (in Start Menu), Search Autocomplete, and Other Explorer MRUsSystemThe boxes are Empty Recycle Bin, Temporary Files, Clipboard and Memory DumpApplicationsMozilla/FirefoxThe boxes are Cookies, Download History, Internet Cache and Internet HistoryApplicationsThe boxes are Adobe Photoshop CS, Google Earth, MS Office Picture Manager, Nero Burning ROM and Office 2003InternetThe boxes are Sun Java and Windows Live MessengerMultimediaThe boxes are Adobe Flash Player, DVD Shrink, Quicktime Player, Quicktime Player Cache and Windows Media Player UtilitiesThe boxes are WinRARWindowsThe boxes are MS Managment Console, MS Paint, MS Wordpad and RegEdit

A:Help With CCleaner

Hello,I'm moving this to the Other Applications forum. That said, I see that you are receiving assistance here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/333339/hijackthis-help/ ; therefore, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.Orange Blossom

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I think with the latest version CCleaner added detection of WMP files. Or at least I never saw them before.

When I run CCleaner with WMP selected under Applications it finds over 1 million KB of Art Cache .jpg files (sample attached). Can these be safely deleted?

I use iTunes as my media player for music but have found I need to run WMP to get my album art to display properly in Windows Explorer.

If deleting these files will jeopardize anything I will not touch them.

A:CCleaner and WMP

I doubt that anything "dangerous" will occur.
If you delete the art, WMP will just waste time downloading it and rebuilding the cache again.

If you are concerned, just deselect that option in CCleaner.

You could test it out.
Create a backup HDD image first and then use CCleaner.

Do you have an imaging program (e.g. Macrium Reflect)?
Imaging with free Macrium

Do you know how to use Windows Backup?
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If you notice any problems, you can just restore your system from the backup and deselect the option in CCleaner.

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I have been using this for years on xp. I have seen on this forum where people love it for 7 and others who say it doesn't work well for 7. What's your thought? ( Sorry if this is in another thread)

A:CCleaner

Hello,

Have a look here for an old thread discussing registry cleaners and ccleaner:
Registry cleaner
Dave

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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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A friend has reccomended thefollowing:
 
I notice you have CCleaner installedThe registry cleaner of CCleaner should NOT be usedCCLeaner in default mode is not good for Windows 8.1/10As a general system maintenance tool it is unnecessary on 8.1/10 
 
Would you agree.

A:CCleaner

I don't know specifically about CCleaner, but I've been told on numerous occasions here at BC and on other sites, that registry cleaners are not generally a good idea to use.

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After I analyze my system with CCleaner am I just suppose to Run Cleaner?
I'm a bit confused about this part of it.
 

A:Run CCleaner

Yes
Analyze only shoes you what CCleaner has detected for removal, you need to click Run Cleaner to remove what was detected
 

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What do we think of c cleaner around here??
Reg cure and all othe reg "FIXERS" = SCAM.

what sthe difference between them?
 

A:CCleaner??

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After I have run "analyze" and get the list of items to be deleted, how do I remove one or two of those items?

A:CCleaner

I'm not sure you can---directly.

But you can change what you have checked in the left side and that will effect what is shown when you analyze.

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Curious to hear other peoples experience with this. I have been using ccleaner and have been very happy with it.

However I have also seen a lot of problems on a wide variety of machines that started at the same time as I started using the registry cleaning portion - am starting to think they are related.

would be interested in other opinions.

A:CCleaner

Hello.I also use CCleaner's "Crap" "Cleaner" function. I do not use the registry cleaner and do not plan to either.Also, please be aware that Bleeping Computer staff do not recommend the usage of registry cleaners/tools due to the following facts:Registry tools can cause irreparable damage to your Operating System. This could include making your computer inoperatable.These programs generally only delete "orphaned" or "dead" entries. This merely removes entries that point to files that no longer exist on your computer. Registry entries do not take up a significant amount of hardrive space. The program itself (and its own registry entries) likely occupy relatively more space.The amount of improvement in performance you gain is minimal.This is done, assuming that the major audience here at this board may be inexperienced users and thus a suggested safeguard from our side. If you feel that your have sufficient knowledge to use such tools safely, then you are welcome to keep them.Miekiemoes one of our Malware Staff has blogged about registry cleaners and why they are dangerous over here. It's worth a read.With Regards,Extremeboy

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