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Windows 7: CCleaner odd Issues -- Ahhhh!!!

26 Sep 2009   #11
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

As far as it goes, I just pop open the registry after uninstalling a program and look for anything that mentions said program and delete it. Much safer that way.


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01 Oct 2009   #12
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
As far as it goes, I just pop open the registry after uninstalling a program and look for anything that mentions said program and delete it. Much safer that way.
True - I'll probably stick to doin it that way from now on too
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05 Oct 2009   #13
gforce23

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

Slightly OT but be sure to update CCleaner to the latest version (2.24). Oh, and update your graphics drivers.
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06 Oct 2009   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

There's nothing wrong with using CCleaner to remove junk left behind from removed software. I've been using it extensively for three years now, and have even used it on my company systems that I roll out to aid in clean up, removing of malware, and assiting in removing old versions of Office, to make way for new versions, etc. Not once have I had any issues with it removing something useful, and if you are worried about it, you can always restore your backup. No MSCE needed. CCleaner has other useful parts as well, such as the tool to disable start up items as well. It's a great program, and one of the first things I install on all of my systems.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
As far as it goes, I just pop open the registry after uninstalling a program and look for anything that mentions said program and delete it. Much safer that way.
That would be great, if all programs clearly labeled and named all of their registry entries. There's no harm in using a reputable reg cleaner. The days of fearing those apps are in the past, again, assuming you use a known good one.
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06 Oct 2009   #15
srinivasmv419

windows 7
 
 

recently i formatted my system due to bad effects of c cleaner
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06 Oct 2009   #16
sommarblond

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SV-SE
 
 

Been using CCleaner for more then a year, using all its features and i never had any kind of problem, in fact it fixed my problems and keeping my OS fast and clean.
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14 Oct 2009   #17
ja3hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

Just wanted to mention that I've been using CCleaner for years and not once have I had issues with the registry cleaning. I will say though, that the registry cleaner in CCleaner is probably a bit conservative. (Especially for Vista and 7)
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14 Oct 2009   #18
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

I've used CCleaner for years also, on XP systems. Before the recent update I have heard that there were some problems, but I didn't use it before updating it, and have seen no problems.

FWIW, IObit 360 IObit Security 360 | Free Anti-malware | Free Download has a similar feature in it under Tools > Privacy Sweeper.
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20 Oct 2009   #19
Hunter007

Vista
 
 

If you want freeware use CCleaner but you could have some troubles with it: bad support and options that missing as selective deleting and shred options.

If you want to give, I think $29.00 but to get really stable and custom software with the richest base of supported internet/browsers tracks, use Mil Shield.

Teerex, obviously do you have not the remotest idea about this free-month trial software.
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20 Oct 2009   #20
pacinitaly

windows 7 professional & ultimate 64bit laptops
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
You should be able to get a discount for MSCE then.


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