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Windows 7: First scan from Ccleaner

27 Dec 2010   #41

windows 7 Pro 64Bit

I agree, I used to use programs that "fixed the registry" but soon found out the hard way that Windows knows what it is doing with the registry. Just leave it alone and enjoy a better computing experience.

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27 Dec 2010   #42



"Registry cleaners" advertised on webpages, etc. are largely sales scams with no real genius behind them.

Free CCleaner at defaults is a genius app, one of the most highly regarded tools in the tech world for years.

Reports that CCleaner messed something up always turn out to be something else, e.g. System Mechanic in the startup list, etc. Such misinformation will be corrected here pronto as it is a slur on real genius.
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23 Jun 2012   #43


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Attachment 126234
This is what I have
No registry
and I have the cookies that I want in the saved column, right.
After all the bloatware, do a defrag and chkdsk.
For vista and Seven. No reg cleaners, mechanic tune up etc.
Just do this
Suggestions for Proper Maintenance
Use Microsoft Security Essentials for all windows
Download and use Malwarebytes weekly. These are all free
Use the Windows Firewall.
System Temorary files affects cookies, make sure that you have cookies in the right column if you want them saved
Cookies remembers passwords etc.
Wonder if could get an update and/or clarification ?
So for XP, dont recommend scanning 'Registry' with CCleaner ?
Understand there is an Windows XP forum, but this seems to address the XP/CCleaner question also ?
Thank you for your help.
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23 Jun 2012   #44

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by janeydoll View Post
I just did my first registry scan with ccleaner and wanted someone to see the results and tell me if they are all safe to delete.

Delete them.

And yes, I have used CCleaner since before they cleaned up the name (that C was an abbreviation for a common vulgar word).

CCleaner also has a Win 7 logo certification.

The only registry cleaner with that designation.

Now if you want to listen to the scaredy-cats, then simply save the changes made (an option offered by CCleaner). You can then always restore.

People may encounter problems. The source of their problems is not and has never been the registry cleaner of CCleaner.

The fact that I take a different road and my car falls apart is not due to the road.
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