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Windows 7: Recommendations for CCleaner settings

15 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Recommendations for CCleaner settings

Hello,
I have been using CCleaner for a long time and have basically checked everything but browser passwords for removal. I have lately been attempting to use some more Windows 7 features that may require error logs and such. I was wondering what informed and experienced users, use for the settings.
Thanks for any assistance!
Glenn

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15 Sep 2013   #2

Window 7 x64 , Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Hello,
I have been using CCleaner for a long time and have basically checked everything but browser passwords for removal. I have lately been attempting to use some more Windows 7 features that may require error logs and such. I was wondering what informed and experienced users, use for the settings.
Thanks for any assistance!
Glenn
I always check for save password, compact database, save form information, auto complete form history for security in windows and application.
I would not check the network password.
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15 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Do not use the registry cleaner. Registry cleaners (all of them) tend to cause more problems than they solve and should be avoided.
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15 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Do not use the registry cleaner. Registry cleaners (all of them) tend to cause more problems than they solve and should be avoided.
I agree with you that registry cleaners always make trouble.
But with CC i use it in every 2 or 3 months and i never faced any kind of problem.
CCleaner is the safest registry cleaner i found for me.

@ glennc

I dont know if you are aware of CCEnhancer Which adds
several extra rules to CCleaner.
But always be careful what you check. Only mark a box if you are
sure about it.
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15 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WIN78 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by glennc View Post
Hello,
I have been using CCleaner for a long time and have basically checked everything but browser passwords for removal. I have lately been attempting to use some more Windows 7 features that may require error logs and such. I was wondering what informed and experienced users, use for the settings.
Thanks for any assistance!
Glenn
I always check for save password, compact database, save form information, auto complete form history for security in windows and application.
I would not check the network password.
Hello Win78,
Thanks for your info on the question!
Glenn
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15 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Do not use the registry cleaner. Registry cleaners (all of them) tend to cause more problems than they solve and should be avoided.
Howdy LMiller7,
Appreciate you weighting in on the subject, thanks. I have heard this before, but have used it for a number of years. Agree that I can't tell if it did indeed cause any issues...
Glenn
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15 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aakshat View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
Do not use the registry cleaner. Registry cleaners (all of them) tend to cause more problems than they solve and should be avoided.
I agree with you that registry cleaners always make trouble.
But with CC i use it in every 2 or 3 months and i never faced any kind of problem.
CCleaner is the safest registry cleaner i found for me.

@ glennc

I dont know if you are aware of CCEnhancer Which adds
several extra rules to CCleaner.
But always be careful what you check. Only mark a box if you are
sure about it.
Hello aakshat,
I have been depending on your point of view, either lucky or ignorant. I use it more often than that. I hope that I haven't caused problems.
I have heard of the CCEnhancer, but my question is on the plain CCleaner, what should I check for removal, that just makes the problem even more complex. Thank you for your help!
Glenn
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15 Sep 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Shoot, I've wondered myself about cleaning out things that may affect a needed log,etc. & was hoping for more input here. Guess I'll just have to wait for more replies.
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15 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

There is very little evidence that registry cleaning is beneficial. On the other hand there is quite a bit of evidence that it can be harmful. I expect that most people using CCleaner have no problems, at least not yet. Considering that the benefits are so questionable I am not going to take the chance. So far my policy has served me well (some 15 years using Windows).
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15 Sep 2013   #10

Win7-64
 
 

I've been running Windows 7-64 for a long time (years) and have always used CCleaner, both to clean up junk files and to clean out my registry. I have never, ever, once had any problem with this.

I happen to install, test, and delete lots of software. Because of this I use Uninstaller Pro to delete software; it first runs the application's regular uninstaller, then does 2 more steps: (1) scan registry for leftover entries and offer to delete them, and (2) scan for any left over files & directories and offer to delete them. In almost every case I accept the default options and delete everything.

But i also run CCleaner's Registry Cleanup about once a month, and it always finds more stuff to delete. In almost every case I can recognize what it's wanting to delete, but I've finally come to trust it enough to just delete all the junk it identifies.

I'm sure I've deleted thousands of registry entries over the years, and as I said, I've never had a problem.

My sense is that there is a lot of fear and trepidation out there about messing with the registry. I agree it does need to be handled carefully. CCleaner seems to know how to do that.
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