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Windows 7: CCleaner Tip

26 Aug 2011   #1
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
CCleaner Tip

Hi Folks,
I used the CCleaner feature as in my image a few days ago, followed by a 'Defrag & Optimize' with Auslogics Defrag. It gave my system a real boost.
As yet, nothing funny has happened, but I made a system image backup with Acronis T I H 2010 for obvious reasons.

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26 Aug 2011   #2
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

What is the tip? My tip? Don't use any registry cleaner. No benefit with lots of chance for grief.
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27 Aug 2011   #3
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

What's that got to do with my post?
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27 Aug 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Roderunner,

What's the problem?

I've never used the "wipe" feature.

I have posted a question in the ccleaner forum to make 100% sure what I think this option does and doesn't do before explaining further.

I'll update when I get a reply from there.
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27 Aug 2011   #5
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi karlsnooks, this should enlighten you. CCleaner Info.
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27 Aug 2011   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not clear to me how wiping the free space would give your system any kind of boost.

The defrag and optimize may have been beneficial.
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27 Aug 2011   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Why would anyone want to wipe free space as a matter of routine? Sounds paranoid.

Of course if one is parting with the hard disk, it would make sense but then one would probably look for other software say DBAN or commercial software like Killdisk.

I read somewhere there are (US) dept. of defence standards (secure delete standards) that specify what counts for permanent deletion. Maybe Karl can ask the CCleaner chaps if they adhere to those standards? I'd be surprised if they did.
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27 Aug 2011   #8
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Not clear to me how wiping the free space would give your system any kind of boost.

The defrag and optimize may have been beneficial.
Not clear to me either, just know it did.
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27 Aug 2011   #9
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Why would anyone want to wipe free space as a matter of routine? Sounds paranoid.

Of course if one is parting with the hard disk, it would make sense but then one would probably look for other software say DBAN or commercial software like Killdisk.

I read somewhere there are (US) dept. of defence standards (secure delete standards) that specify what counts for permanent deletion. Maybe Karl can ask the CCleaner chaps if they adhere to those standards? I'd be surprised if they did.
To me, and others, CCleaner is a reputable company, so would not include a feature that was of little importance.
Acronis Drive Cleaner has D of D wiping standards + others.
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27 Aug 2011   #10
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

CCleaner is a reputable company for me too, lol. Only, its wipe free space feature isnt very well known or prescribed. And yes, theres no earthly reason why wiping free space should boost performance but whatever makes you happy.
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