Anyone using CCleaner?

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    trimis

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    Been hearing it can damage XP if not set properly. Anyone know which choices to leave unticked/unchecked? I have left all of 'Windows Explorer' unchecked, in 'System' I left all from DNS cache down unchecked, and all the 'Advanced' options unchecked....but I'd like to do as thorough a cleaning as possible. Can any of those I left unchecked be safely added?
     
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    Heres a tutorial how to install it :)
     
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    https://www.tomsguide.com/us/ccleaner-how-to,news-19037.html

    basic use and install info above, have attached some pics of how I have mine set up.

    and for the first time run ANALYZE, and then if unsure check each one out online first, normally the defaults are okay, and if you have logins saved that sign you in automatically you will have to go to options/cookies and be sure to add that cookie to the keep side or you will have to type in login info every time. :)
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    shown in 1, 3, 2, 4, order
     
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    Thanks for the link, but I installed CCleaner and BleachBit like the first month I got my PC (September of last year?).
     
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    Many thanks for the advice. My version (CCleaner 5.41) does not have all the options in your link, but there was enough for me to muddle through. I tried it out last night before turning off the PC, and since I'm still kicking today, it looks like I did not throw the PC into self-destruct mode.

    Unfortunately neither CCleaner, BleachBit, IObit, nor the various 'unlockers' have been able to rid me of that viral browser Opera 9.01. The 'Opera installer.msi' has lodged itself in My Documents. Whenever I try to eliminate it it gives me this: "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable" and:
    C:\DOCUME~1\user\LOCALS~1\Temp\_is5A\
    Guess my Tech guy will have to terminate this malware. Oh well, did it to myself. Never would of thought a well known browser would act like a virus.
     
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    try deleting from safe mode, and also do a search in the registry, (edit/find/find next)and if you are unsure of deleting an entry, export it first to your desktop, and then delete, you can always merge the exported registry entry back by double clicking on the one on the desktop, make sure to give it a name that you will understand, if you are going to do a lot of them, label them one , two..etc. and you can always right click on the saved .reg and choose Open With notepad to view the contents.

    I do not use ccleaners registry cleaner, I always go through the registry myself to delete unwanted program entries, and remember that you might have to search with several names for example, search for Opera, and then you might try browser, and if it is a subset of another program, you would search for that: XXX Opera, where xxx is the program, and remember also that if you are searching for two words, you can use a space IE opera browser and you should also use IE. OperaBrowser with no space the registry uses capital letters as spaces.

    Note: if the registry entry denies a deletion, right click on entry, choose permissions, and add everyone to the list, with full control, and then you will be able to delete the entry.

    I use Unlocker and sometimes it will have to delete with a restart.

    EDIT: I do not use the latest version but an older one with monitoring disabled and also check to NEVER look for updates, I have found that the version 5.26.5937 works best for me. :)
     
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    I'm still using CCleaner 2.36--a very old version, but devoid of all the frills/junk later versions have. Quite fast, too!
     
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    I use CCleaner to clean the registry.
     
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    I HAVE NEVER SEEN SOMEONE HURT THEIR COMPUTER WITH "JET CLEAN"

    There are forums that are spams sites in disguise, those spammers know registry
    cleaners have a gigantic hidden benefit that keep you unmolested, they wipe clean
    things like adobe that, do more :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:then just open up PDFs, registry cleaners make your info IMPOSSIBLE OR harder to read TOO.
    REMEMBER IF ITS FREE===== YOUR PERSONAL DATA THE PRODUCT remember its the thought that counts, data collection is no different then rape, it implies your a thing not a sacred person, you are just a tool to let the data miner glorify their life.

    that's why I grill folks who are not really folks and suggest a program to me :mad::mad::mad: many forum posters are spammers when their not chatting you up about baseball and
    movies and helping :eek: fix your machine, like the devil selling you a life insurance policy.

    WHAT CAN A SUPER WEIGHT REGISTRY CLEANER HURT ??????

    JUST LIKE THE SUPER DE FRAGGER PROGRAMS, they work the heck out of your disk drive, EVEN HARDER THEN "START UP" so i use a light weight one, CC cleaner maybe does a better job,
    but daily use is rough on the hard drive.
    my drive has been " jet cleaned everyday" for 6 years of my 18 year old Hard drive.

    If you use a big boy cleaner, make darn sure you get the "Settings right"

    PS, there are folks who have been DATA mined so long they are "Things" now, they will tell you its fine to be molested, never forget the abused--ABUSE
     
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    you can use a registry cleaner if you like, BUT, always have registry backups in case something does get destroyed, :), I like to search the registry myself and delete at my choice, as cleaners and I do not think alike.
     
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    Thank you liz, and they are not all created equal either.
    but i have never seen a post for registry cleaner destruction ever
     
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    maybe not here, but I have in other forums, not even with ccleaner necessarily, but with the system mechanic, reg pro, and all the ones advertising as registry cleaners. :)
     
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    I did a quick Google search of Jet Clean; got mixed reviews on CNET, and Malwaretips: (https://malwaretips.com/threads/ccleaner-vs-jetclean.7681/
    Wouldn't do me any good to install it, as I doubt I'd have the backbone to try it. I already have RegScrubXP since I got this PC couple years ago. Could not figure out how to work it, and too paranoid to risk it. Tech guy's warning to not screw around in the registry made an impression I guess.

    Been using Bleachbit 1.7 and CCleaner 5.26 for awhile now. Not sure how good either are, as I use them back to back, and no matter which is used first, there is plenty left behind for the second one to clean. I just view it as a 'better than nothing' situation. I use them at the end of every day, and so far I see no damage, and tech guy has reported no problems. Anyway, this is like a test PC for interim use and practice, til I get my fancy-dance custom build finished...so it's expendable.

    I'd be curious to see what others consider getting the "Settings right". I think I have pretty much everything ticked on both, except maybe five options that Google failed to elucidate.
     
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    As I recall "Jet Clean" is one of the less invasive of all reg. cleaners, even so then CC cleaner and less drive tear too, i have used it daily for maybe five years.
    you push one button and it cleans, I have never gone in and preset it for anything.
    ha ha , I got it from a comp shop.
    and I still remain suspicious about the bad press, because i know it removes lots of info trackers and data miners want.
    sorry, but i know this medium, its common practice for spammers to post and to slam a product as a ruse to change and improve data mining practices.
    what freaks me out is often it removes 500 GB of trash and then my xp flies like a bird again.

    But never engage in a activity that makes you nervous.
     
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