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11 Nov 2010   #1

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What should I do after using CCleaner?

I've been using CCleaner for once a weak for two months now, and after reading this article Are Registry Cleaners Safe to Use? ~ Chris Pirillo, I realized I've harmed my machine instead of "cleaning" it. What should I do now?


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11 Nov 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LukeOX View Post
I've been using CCleaner for once a weak for two months now, and after reading this article Are Registry Cleaners Safe to Use? ~ Chris Pirillo, I realized I've harmed my machine instead of "cleaning" it. What should I do now?
If it isnt broken dont worry about it. If it is do a repair install, or a complete install of the OS.



Ken
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11 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LukeOX View Post
I've been using CCleaner for once a weak for two months now, and after reading this article Are Registry Cleaners Safe to Use? ~ Chris Pirillo, I realized I've harmed my machine instead of "cleaning" it. What should I do now?
If it isnt broken dont worry about it. If it is do a repair install, or a complete install of the OS.



Ken
May I ask how you are running Windows 8?
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12 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LukeOX View Post
I've been using CCleaner for once a weak for two months now, and after reading this article Are Registry Cleaners Safe to Use? ~ Chris Pirillo, I realized I've harmed my machine instead of "cleaning" it. What should I do now?
If it isnt broken dont worry about it. If it is do a repair install, or a complete install of the OS.



Ken
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LukeOX View Post
I've been using CCleaner for once a weak for two months now, and after reading this article Are Registry Cleaners Safe to Use? ~ Chris Pirillo, I realized I've harmed my machine instead of "cleaning" it. What should I do now?
Well that's a downer, I like CCleaner.
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12 Nov 2010   #5

Win 7 64 bit professional
 
 

CCleaner is still a great program to use. Just don't use/run the registry option. If your system is running fine, do not worry. Registry cleaners can, the operative word is can,cause problems but will not always cause problems. Registry fragmentation (as mentioned in the article), unless severe, will not slow down your computer.
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12 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ccleaners Reg. cleaner is actually rather mild.
For the most part, it does fine without any major problems.

Allthough Ccleaner usually only deletes safe entries, I would suggest not using the Reg. Cleaner portion of it however.
Theres always a chance it could cause a problem.

If it hasn't caused any issues so far, I wouldn't worry about it. Just be mindful in the future.

I agree with Zigzag, If it isnt broken dont worry about it.
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12 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600 x64
 
 

So I Should not use The regcleaner Option at all...Like Ever? What About De fragmenting the registry?What should be the frequency to do it?In general How Would U perform The daily Maintainance of Your computer?

@OP Sorry to Hijack your thread
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12 Nov 2010   #8
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stonecaper View Post
So I Should not use The regcleaner Option at all...Like Ever? What About De fragmenting the registry?What should be the frequency to do it?In general How Would U perform The daily Maintainance of Your computer?

@OP Sorry to Hijack your thread
Those who peddle Regcleaners should be fined. There is absolutely no need for these destructive programs. The "registry fragmentation" is not a real problem, just perceived.
As to your daily maintenance - best is to do nothing other than defrag the HDD once a month and delete temporary files if there are more than 1GB worth. For that, CCleaner is useful.
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12 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stonecaper View Post
So I Should not use The regcleaner Option at all...Like Ever? What About De fragmenting the registry?What should be the frequency to do it?In general How Would U perform The daily Maintainance of Your computer?

@OP Sorry to Hijack your thread
Those who peddle Regcleaners should be fined. There is absolutely no need for these destructive programs. The "registry fragmentation" is not a real problem, just perceived.
As to your daily maintenance - best is to do nothing other than defrag the HDD once a month and delete temporary files if there are more than 1GB worth. For that, CCleaner is useful.
Okay....Will Follow...Thnx again for letting me know about The regcleaners
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12 Nov 2010   #10

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stonecaper View Post
So I Should not use The regcleaner Option at all...Like Ever? What About De fragmenting the registry?What should be the frequency to do it?In general How Would U perform The daily Maintainance of Your computer?

@OP Sorry to Hijack your thread
Those who peddle Regcleaners should be fined. There is absolutely no need for these destructive programs. The "registry fragmentation" is not a real problem, just perceived.
As to your daily maintenance - best is to do nothing other than defrag the HDD once a month and delete temporary files if there are more than 1GB worth. For that, CCleaner is useful.


You don't need "daily maintenance"
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