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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    trimis

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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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