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Windows 7: First scan from Ccleaner

25 Dec 2010   #31
gregrocker

 

I hate to disagree with my friend Rich on Christmas Eve but I've put CCleaner on hundreds of installs representing thousands of uses and never had an issue with either its Disk or Registry cleaner.

It is unfair to lump it in with most Registry cleaner sales scams, as the CCleaner is a genius app which is possibly the most highly regarded utility in the tech world for a dozen years.

Here are some tips for cleaning up a bloatware install based on hundreds of them done here: HP laptop has used up all four primary partitions


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25 Dec 2010   #32
Hikertrash

Windows 7 Professional 32bit Sp1
 
 

The few problems that I know of using CCleaners registry cleaner have been it will strip desktop icons of certain programs, in my case Garmin Mapsource and it messed with Sharks codecs setting application toolbox. After reinstalling both of those programs (easier said than done) I put them on the exclude list under options.

It may, or may not have, also messed up Adobe 8 Pro printer in which case I could no longer save to print or make Word docs etc into PDF's. Regardless, once fixed I also put Adobe on exclude along with any other sensitive, expensive, or PITA program.

I tend to be someone that installs and uninstalls lots of programs when I need them for a special occasion so I tend to use the registry cleaner more than I should. Like a kid in a candy store, I almost wish it wasn't there.
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25 Dec 2010   #33
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Merry Christmas Greg
Guess its subjective
I feel that its not needed
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25 Dec 2010   #34
Cato

 

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If you follow Rich 100% you'll have lots of trouble free time with your new computer. Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security Essentials will keep you covered and you can get rid of everything else. Lot less to worry about that way.

And, how do you know what you're getting for Christmas before Christmas? That's completely unfair.

Carly likes your dog.
Without seeing a larger picture, our two GSD's could be twins.
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26 Dec 2010   #35
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I hate to disagree with my friend Rich on Christmas Eve but I've put CCleaner on hundreds of installs representing thousands of uses and never had an issue with either its Disk or Registry cleaner.

It is unfair to lump it in with most Registry cleaner sales scams, as the CCleaner is a genius app which is possibly the most highly regarded utility in the tech world for a dozen years.

Here are some tips for cleaning up a bloatware install based on hundreds of them done here: HP laptop has used up all four primary partitions
+1 ...i for one never have any problem with using ccleaner for Regs/cleaning ..for almost 5 years now ....
I guess ...every pc is different ...the way we set it and using it .If it does not work for you ..does not mean it won't work for others ..make sense ...?
But to be fair ...all of my friends are happy with it ...
It's The most wonderful piece of free cleaning tool out there .
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26 Dec 2010   #36
Outlander

W7x64 Ult.
 
 

Sometimes a registry tool is necessary. I have had installs fail with the "previous version detected please uninstall and begin again" type message. Of course I had uninstalled the previous version but it left tracks through out the registry. So you hope something like CCleaner will do the clean up or you fire up regedit and let the fun begin.
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26 Dec 2010   #37
wds7

WDS 7 Home Pre.x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Outlander View Post
Sometimes a registry tool is necessary. I have had installs fail with the "previous version detected please uninstall and begin again" type message. Of course I had uninstalled the previous version but it left tracks through out the registry. So you hope something like CCleaner will do the clean up or you fire up regedit and let the fun begin.
Maybe i use ccleaner regularly ...that's why i don't have problems like yours ..
"Fingers crossed"
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26 Dec 2010   #38
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you do decide to use it make sure that you use the Option it gives you to back up the registry
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26 Dec 2010   #39
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Regarding "real time" protection.

You can also pay about $20 and get a lifetime license for the "real time" version of the highly respected Malware Bytes program. It auto-updates 3 or 4 times a day, with no interaction required.

It runs alongside Microsoft Security Essentials without any conflict.
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27 Dec 2010   #40
EchoX860

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The Temp folder that's in AppData
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