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Windows 7: Cleaners

02 Apr 2010   #21

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

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Which is the best cleaning software for windows 7????????????

I am using Tuneup Utilities 2010 at the moment, i am not sure about the rest.
Hi, may I ask why you need to use a cleaner?
FYI - You may care to read the below observation re registry cleaners.
My advice would be to steer clear of these.

A guide for the average computer user for NOT using a registry cleaner follows -

IMO & to the best of my knowledge -
1.Windows is a closed source system, developers of registry cleaners are not working on definitive information, but rather empirical knowledge. Automatic cleaners will usually have to do some guesswork.
2. Modifying registry keys incorrectly can cause Windows instability, or make Windows unbootable.
3. No registry cleaner is completely safe and the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix.

4. If you do not have knowledge of the registry, then you would probably be better off leaving it alone, and definitely not placing blind trust in a program to do the job for you.
I am with you. everyone is saying which one is best. I am saying the best one is not to use one in the first place.


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02 Apr 2010   #22
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

CCleaner and other cleaners are tools and you need to watch how you use them. A hammer is a great tool but if you don't pay attention you could hit your thumb. Same with any of these cleaners. If you don't understand what it is doing, don't use it.

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03 Apr 2010   #23

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops

I use port apps:
easy cleaner
clean after me

VB scripts:
temp file cleaners
flush dns
clear preftech

real anal but alway a clean rig
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03 Apr 2010   #24

7 Pro 64 Bit

I've used ccleaner for years, 2K, XP, Vista and 7 builds.
Always used all the options in cleaner except the last, Wipe free space...ONLY because it takes too long.

I too have used it's registry cleaner on dozens and dozens of machines. Never a single problem...not one.

I also use their defraggler utility as well. While no two people usually agree on what program does what best, it's a good utility and has served me well.
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03 Apr 2010   #25

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dajogejr View Post
I've used ccleaner for years, 2K, XP, Vista and 7 builds.
Always used all the options in cleaner except the last, Wipe free space...ONLY because it takes too long.
The truth is that the Wipe Free space feature is what some people in the Piriform forums call a dark feature of CCleaner. If you are doing an average cleaning, please DO NOT use Wipe Free Space because not only does it take long, what it does is basically fill the selected drive or drives with huge volumes of data then clear those up to wipe free spaces. That can shorten the life of your hard disk and should be used only if you are about to sell the computer for instance.
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09 Apr 2010   #26

Windows 7 Professional

I'm using CCleaner and Windows 7 Manager, this pair helps me to keep my PC clean and healthy, there was no problem with my PC at all (:
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