CCleaner's usage on Windows has become obsolete

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  1. WIKIMACK

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  2. BrianCohen

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    works great on 7. i back it up and run it as a portable and keep the settings ini with it. jv16s reg cleaner is better than cc cleaning the reistry though.
     
  3. WIKIMACK

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    only Windows 10

    wiki;)
     
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    Do they pay you well for this malicious propaganda?
     
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  5. Katzenfreund

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    I had been using it for 10 years on XP without problems. But I did avoid its registry cleaner, as well as any other registry cleaner. I haven't tried it on Windows 10 yet, and you've made me scared.

    I agree that the Windows Disk Cleanup tool would not cause problems, but it can't do what CCleaner does. For example, it can't selectively clear cookies, leaving the ones you want untouched. Furthermore, before running CCleaner, I always ran the Windows tool first, and then CCleaner would find a lot more stuff left behind by the former.
     
  6. TairikuOkami

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    #6 TairikuOkami, Aug 5, 2016
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    From my experience, just run CCleaner and 90% problems magically disappear, it is like a Swiss knife.
    Besides, CCleaner is mostly a browser cleaner, not a system one, like WiseCare or DiskCleanup.
    As always, they mention reg cleaner, which is so primitively basic in CCleaner, that it is safe.:coffee:

    CCleaner does, whatever the user wants. It is like saying, porsche sucks, because it can go faster that is a speed limit. :facepalm:
     
  7. EFA11

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    well... Porsche does suck ;)
     
  8. ThomasMann

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    Very well put.....

    I am also using for more than a decade an find ccleaner quite rasonable, it does its job well.
    I NEVER, not once had a porblem using the registry cleaner. I am not very good with computers, but even I can recognize what it is it will delete... but I cannot recommend the Pro version, sniffs aroudn too much and sends home too much.
     
  9. ThomasMann

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    Hello EFA... I am happy to read stuff like this from people who have great insight.

    How about it? I swap you my ccleaner for your Porsche?

    Oh? You do not have one? Never had one? I see....

    Has been nice meeting you!
     
  10. ofernandofilo

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    For a start, programs should not use the registry! It is a harrowing management model. Software should only handle your own folders and not change anything in the system that were not the expressed will of its users.

    You do not want to use the program anymore? Just delete his folder, done. That's not how it is, but it is as it should be. The Registry is an abstraction of .ini files, mostly store information in plain text.

    Prefer portable programs and your Windows life will be much easier. No pain heads or scares. Let the registry for those programs that still think that is important. No he's not. It is better not to use it! :p

    *Yes, I use CCleaner and Bit Bleach, but mostly to delete temporary. My Registry prefer not access it whenever possible.

    cheers
     
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  11. EFA11

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    Aww another chip on the shoulder. Actually, I do and an F150. Come seem me when you hit puberty :D
     
  12. WIKIMACK

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  13. Katzenfreund

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    While this is largely true, it does enable certain items by default that it shouldn't and thus puts at a disadvantage inexperienced users. From what I read, an example is bypassing UAC.

    And Porsche does suck, capital and fuel as a minimum. ;)
     
  14. stylemessiah

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    CCleaner is definitely a program i advise people, especially the great unwashed, to avoid.

    Its is second only to viruses/trojans etc in ita ability to hose a system...usually due to the registry and windows cleaning abilities...

    I have a simple rule if some poor sod brings me a PC to fix and i find CCleaner on it, i'll fix it, but if you reinstall CCleaner and break it again, please take it somewhere else.....
     
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  16. BobSheep

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    Yep, happened to me. Couldn't boot afterwards and had to rebuild MBR and boot sector.
     
  17. John Sutherland

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    In addition to never using the registry cleaner, never use the duplicate files cleaner. That is another item that can do irreparable damage to your system. Why they would ever include such a dangerous item is beyond me.
     
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  18. MS_User

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    i never had any luck or good results with ccleaner....i think is garbage.
     
  19. dudeluv

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    I have to agree with you on that. ccleaner has never done any good for me
     
  20. Leslie_Coffelt

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    Never had a problem with CCleaner, even Windows 10. And yes, I am a schill for Piriform. Every month they send me $1,000,000 in small, unmarked coins.