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Identify and dump junk?


jmdraft

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Everybody knows that, over time, our registries get full of crap that sneaks in. everybody also knows that most of us don’t know what most of the crap is and wither it’s safe to dump it or not. Question: is there some kind of service, app, site, program……whatever, which will help us to identify all the crap and tell use what is safe to dump without causing our operating systems to malfunction?

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lotvic

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I think you mean stuff that is running in the background to do with programs that you have not got open?

You can stop things starting up and running at first boot via msconfig

What OS have you, XP Vista W7?

Follow Fruit Bat /\0/\'s advice http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/helproom/4128397/startup-programs/

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jmdraft

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Thank you but other questions are not answers to mine. I’m only interested in an answer to mine. I have posted it in 5-6 other forums and eventually somebody will be interested in answering it SPECIFICALLY. I don’t care what Roxio does and it was just an example.

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Ian in Northampton

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You know what? I think you'll find that, 99% of the time, people on here are interested in (and successful at) helping other people. It looks like your problem is one that no-one here has come across. I'd suggest you continue your search somewhere else. The fact that you've already trawled several forums should give you a strong hint...

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Woolwell

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Your question was "is there some kind of service, app, site, program……whatever, which will help us to identify all the crap and tell use what is safe to dump without causing our operating systems to malfunction?". People replied ccleaner which is correct. It identifies and if you want deletes.

Deleting program entries which are installed may be unsafe.

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jmdraft

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Question answered and problem solved. I tech guy from Purifom just sent me the answer. Yes CCleaner will identify (to me) the items and, yes, they can offer some, cautious, limited advice about which of the items are safe to disable. I should have gone to the horse’s mouth in the first place. Sorry to have annoyed some but it seems unavoidable. My time limited, I just hardly ever go to the forums to see how many people I can annoy and, invariably, some folks have enough time to be annoyed and tell me about it. It’s always a learning experience so thanks to all for now.

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onthelimit1

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Goodbye, and I'd suggest you don't bother to come back. We'll just carry on in our amateur way trying to help each other and those that appreciate our help.

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lotvic

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"Question answered"

Yes it was, in the very first response to your thread.

"I have had CCleaner in my computers for years and I like it. Maybe it somehow does this but, if so, I don’t understand how."

Apparently although you had had CCleaner on your pc's for years you had never bothered to learn how to use it.

No further comment.

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jmdraft

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markd71

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Jesus wept ! but entertaining ?

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lotvic

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markd71, no not entertaining, just a waste of space. We've had a lot worse.

Best to let this thread die and show our contempt by not posting further on it.

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