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 Post subject: system clean-up
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 4:23 am 
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In the past with my systems, I would periodically use a 3rd party utility cleaner for
O.S maintenance. Had used webroot windows washer. I had also use CCleaner and I will get the newest free version for my rig. Thought I'd see if there are any areas to be cautious of. My system has been rock solid. I am not going to use the registry optimizer feature as I have no need
to play with possible corruption it may cause. Any advice when using CCleaner?

Hardware is:
P8Z77-V asus, core I5 3570K, 8gb vengence ram,
128GB samsung 840 SSD, 1TB WD black and 660Ti gpu.
windows 7 pro 64bit.


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 Post subject: Re: system clean-up
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:08 am 
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There's usually nothing you need to worry about when using CCleaner.


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 Post subject: Re: system clean-up
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 5:27 pm 
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Quote:
Any advice when using CCleaner?

CCleaner is a great tool. Personally, I love the registry cleaner - don't know if it does any good, but sure makes me feel better (I usually run it three times in a row to pick up any added remnants).

My only advice is to review what CCleaner will target and do a quick review of what it plans to delete once you've run the tool. You don't realize it, but there may be some cookies you want to save; or your web history. It won't delete anything "crucial" per se, but it stinks when you try to find something and then realize that you cleaned it off your computer the day before.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: system clean-up
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:23 pm 
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CCleaner gives you the option to save a reg file back-up when you're "fixing" (deleting) the errors it finds. I used to be real paranoid about that and save the file every time. Never had any issues, now I run reckless and don't bother. No issues yet. Been using CCleaner for years. Have used a few other utilities, too. Don't know if it's actually doing any good, but I haven't broken anything yet.


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 Post subject: Re: system clean-up
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:25 am 
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Ha. Good example. I installed a program that hides other programs (window and taskbar). I was freewheeling my way through it and after I got it set up I set the program itself to run invisibly. Only then did I realize that my open instances of Chrome had also disappeared and my Start menu (Vista machine) no longer pulled up. Killing the process didn't fix it. Uninstalling the program didn't fix it. Ran CCleaner registry cleaner and it removed some little bit of left behind nastiness. Everything back to normal.


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 Post subject: Re: system clean-up
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:39 am 
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I have been using Ccleaner since it came out and never had an issue with it. At first I saved the registry as it suggested I do, then after a year or so of no issues due to Ccleaner I stopped making backups and my system runs just fine.

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