cc cleaner

  geedad 10:58 18 May 07
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Anyone using CC Cleaner freebie PC cleaner?
Can I delete old registration entries, except last one, without any problems?
geedad

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:03 18 May 07

How to use:

CCleaner (short for "Crap Cleaner") click here knows exactly where to find the files that slow down your computer. Get a quick understanding of CCleaner's features, and learn how to properly maintain your system to keep your computer quick and nimble.

Step 1: Focus your efforts

For a deep cleaning of your PC, you'll want to get into the nooks and crannies of your system. Using the Cleaner window (the default window when you launch CCleaner), you'll notice several checked boxes that indicate which areas of your computer will be cleaned. Most of the boxes are checked by default, so pay close attention if you only want to scrub certain areas. Tabs at the top offer the ability to clean Windows areas and other applications. Switching between the two tabs allows you to make your choices for a customized cleaning.

When you're done with your settings, click the Analyze button on the lower left to see which items will be cleaned. You'll see every file CCleaner will delete and also exactly how much memory will be returned to your system after the cleaning.

Note: It pays to peruse this list before hitting the Run Cleaner button to make sure you're not deleting something important. When you're ready, hit Run Cleaner and watch CCleaner go to work.

Step 2: Out with the old

The next step in our spring-cleaning protocol is akin to sorting through and cleaning out those old boxes in the garage. Click the Issues button on the left side of the interface to bring up another set of checked boxes. This set of tasks does everything from eliminating unused file extensions to trashing obsolete software. Uncheck the boxes you don't want to scan and click the Scan for Issues button. At the end of the scan you'll be given the option to click the Fix Selected Issues button.

Note: It is highly recommend you save your current Registry configuration at the prompt in case of a malfunction later. An additional window will ask if you wish to delete specific items. If you know of a specific item in the list that is not a problem, simply tell CCleaner not to fix it. Remember, if you save your configuration beforehand a mistake here is easily reversible.

Step 3: Uninstall and Startup manager


Windows comes with its own Add or Remove Programs utility, but it's often slow to load and not the easiest Control Panel item to configure. CCleaner quickly lists all of your active programs, and lets you highlight and uninstall software you no longer want. This part of the program utilizes tools already included in Windows, but the convenience and speed for quick uninstallations is tough to beat.

To manage your start-up programs, click the Startup button under the Uninstall button in the upper left of the interface. You'll see a list of active start-up items that launch when you boot up your system. Be very careful here: some items are not immediately identifiable and you wouldn't want to shut down your firewall, antivirus program, or any other important program.

Once you've run through the entire cleaning process, don't be surprised if your computer runs a bit faster. Depending on the capacity of your hard drive, you'll also free up a shocking amount of space if you haven't run a program like CCleaner recently.

  carper 11:05 18 May 07

I use it very successfully after every time I go on my computer. There is a column on the left of the main screen which lets you choose what to detect. I also find that running the issues section is also very useful and to date I have lost nothing that I wanted to save. Make sure to look in cookies and tick to save any which you use for automatic log on Regards Carper

  birdface 11:08 18 May 07

There always seems to be one it will not delete,But usually folder is empty so no problem.There has been an up-date for C Cleaner in the last week,So mind and get up-dated.

  birdface 11:11 18 May 07

Oops,You are on about PC Cleaner sorry jumped in to quick.

  Stuartli 11:57 18 May 07

No, you had it right about CC Cleaner...:-)

I just run Issues after every new program installation/uninstallation and get rid of the rubbish left behind.

geedad

If you are not certain about anything being cleaned/deleted, you can create a Backup first and Restore if necssary if any problems arise.

  geedad 15:12 18 May 07

To all of the many members who responded to the above.
Can I delete the old Registeration Entries which end up in my My Docs.?
geedad

  big bloke66 18:51 18 May 07

If you mean the registeration entries saved to your docs, after you have repaired issues.
Yes you can delete them if your pc is working fine after the clean.

I do any way and i never had a problem yet, but i do keep them for a few days after just in case.

Hope this helps.
bb66

  geedad 19:39 18 May 07

bb66
Many thanks, bb66 !!
Thanks also to all you wonderful people who care to reply to these queries.
geedad

  Waldoc85 17:24 20 May 07

I am having difficulty in uninstalling a game {Call of Duty 2) via the add/remove program.The installation starts and almost immediately stops.I know I could go down the support route but reading this thread makes me wonder whether I could safely use cc cleaner to delete the games program files. Otherwise can I just delete the programe files ??.

go to all programs>> activision>> cod 2>> cod2 uninstall.
if that fails put in the original disk which will ask if you a) want to install or b) if you want to uninstall.

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