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Is cc cleaner useful?


thumbscrew

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I've come to the conclusion that cc cleaner isn't worth the space it's taking up on my machine. Everything I "Clean", returns the next time I log on and, on the one occasion I cleaned the Registry, I had to System Restore because it stopped loading of Mozilla. Anyone concur?

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thumbscrew

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(1) Did you change the Default Settings for the Registry Cleaner?.....Haven't got a clue (2) Did you back up the Registry as suggested with a pop-up when you cleaned the Registry?.......I had no pop-up advising me to do this. (3) Do you understand what Cookies are?....I certainly do and I also understand that, after "Cleaning" they will be immediately replaced the next time I visit the particular site. (4) Did you realise when you cleaned out the Cookies, you would have to re-enter all your passwords unless you had protected those Cookies....I have cleaned out the Cookies on numerous occasions and have never had to re-enter any passwords, despite never protecting any Cookies.

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Kevscar1

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Then you are obviously doing something wrong. Everytime I run CCcleaner I have to re-enter my passwords. Everytime I do a eg clean it ask if I want to backup first. Never ever had a problem. Maybe yours is corrupted I suggest deleting and downloading the latest version.

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sunnystaines

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ccleaner tips i use

keep to default settings [except i take the tick out for google earth] also add ccenhancer.

goto cookie list and select all your regular webs you visit and opt to have their cookies ignored.

i also use the secure delete/wipe space option

when using the reg scan option, opt to back first.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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CCleaner (short for "Crap Cleaner") http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner 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.

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thumbscrew

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Thanks Fruit Bat.....very informative/extremely helpful.

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