Anyone using CCleaner?

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    trimis

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    Strange as it is for me to say, I had no clue about 'anonymous view' in startpage search engine. I saw it before, but never looked into it...til now. Many thanks for mentioning it. I have begun weening myself off LilBro (Google) and have been using gibiru, yippy, and qwant. Startpage now goes to the top of the list!
     
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    Is it still a good software ? I was using it 5 years ago so i'm wondering
     
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    They could be hiding anything in this freeware.
    You takes yer chances anytime you install any of it.
    That being said I haven´t heard any tales of woe regarding CCleaner in a whole bunch of years.
    I even flushed some cash down the toilette and tried the ¨professional¨ version.
    Admitting that is a lot like having my I.Q. stencilled on my t-shirt.:D
     
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    CCleaner 5.26 works (without the auto-update 'feature'), but when I run BleachBit 1.7 afterwards, it always cleans more...and vice versa. Seems like one needs both.
     
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    Thanks trimis. I've never heard of BleachBit so I'm gonna try it.
     
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    Unfortunately our old standby and friend over the years CCleaner is now nothing but a nuisance and an annoying parasite doing things without permission just like malware does.
    When Avast acquired it I knew the end was near.
     
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    that is why I only use an older version and the install.exe is saved to my flashdrive :)
     
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    Tried using old versions ... they won't run on my W10 rigs.
    I'll just use the in tow windows cleaner utility on my windows machines.
    I'm pretty well switched over to Linux now for my production computers.
     
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    I do not have win10, just xp, that is what I believed you to be referring to, :)
     
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    The old CCleaner versions do run on XP.

    Only the new "garbage" Avast CCleaner versions run on w10.

    Another good reason to stick with XP as long as possible.

    Many (including me) have washed their hands of the whole Microsoft/windows scene and slid over to Linux.

    I do maintain one XP machine.

    XP is the best Microsoft O/S of all times hands down.
     
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    yes and takes 4 seconds to make your home page search page
    go any where on net, and zero data collection, AND THINK ABOUT IT, DO YOU WANT SOME RADIO ACTIVE GEEK, with a psych Degree from the university of
    "UPPER HUMPERDUNK" compiling a Buying Profile on you. :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    EBAY suggest I buy the "Saturday Night Fever" sound track all the time.
    Which makes no sense since I only listen to BANDS LIKE

    ALICE COOPER
    DEATH TO KITTENS
    WE EAT SPIDERS
    OH CRAP, I GOT NO MORE ROOM FOR TATTOO'S
     
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    It works good til you need to log-in somewhere, then that is usually a no-go, but for general internet exploration it's a wonderful thing. I didn't make 'anonymous view' my search page, but did switch from duckduckgo to startpage.
     
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    Under Bleachbit 1.7, I have every box checked except these:

    DEEP SCAN:
    .DX store
    Backup files
    Thumbs.db

    SYSTEM:
    Clipboard
    Custom
    Free Disk Space
    Logs
    Memory Dump
    Prefetch
    Temporary files
    Update uninststallers

    VLC MRDIA PLAYER
    Most recently used

    WINDOWS EXPLORER:
    Recent documents list
    Run
    Thumbnails

    I have been running BleachBit set like this nearly every night before turning off PC, so after about a year with no problem I think it's safe. You will need to stop BleachBit from playing ET and phoning home, or it will upgrade itself. I blocked it from having internet access via my Outpost Firewall 2009.
     
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    anonymous view is for viewing sites you don't log into, which most all for me.
    GET NO SCRIPT for site you log into but want to reduce data collected.
    ghostery--is good also.

    Self Destructing Cookie, will delete cookies the moment you leave a page.
     
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    This is the most re-saddled house over again post i see every where.
    LIFE'S TOO SHORT, ya know, get jet clean click all the boxes, then its "One Click"
    and it cleans and closes, like a MAC product
    zero issues on my XP, also its a "Lite Cleaner" so its not hard on your hard drive
    like CC cleaner
     
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    I' m very pleased that i enjoy the forum, I greet all the members, my first post,
    Yes i using CCleaner regularly, does what I need, thoroughly cleans all temporary files and removes junk files from uninstalled programs
     
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    Welcome to the forum. What is your Operating System. Is it XP? :cool:
     
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    Yes! my system is Windows XP!
    Version of my ccleaner is 1.30.310 :)
     
    dAlek, Nov 16, 2019
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