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#1 Bonneville

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 05:51 PM

Hiya ,
Does any of our more esteemed and talented then myself members have any recommendations for a decent Windows cleaning program. I have seen one, called Windows Clean-Up, are there anymore as good......any advise please.
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Posted 19 May 2005 - 06:09 PM

Hi Tony

I like CCleaner better of the two. It has more options so that you can select items to clean and items to leave behind. In CCleaner you have the option to pick cookies to save that log you in to certain websites like this one and save your preferences.

I also don't like the registry cleaner in Windows Cleanup. In CCleaner, under the issues tab you can scan for issues and pick what, if any, registry entries to delete. I would also like to add that registry cleaners are not something to use lightly. I don't feel they should be used at all unless you have a specific issue you feel that may be helped in this manner and then only with advice from someone competent to advise on these matters.

Edited by Leurgy, 19 May 2005 - 06:10 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 07:09 PM

Many Thanks Leurgy,
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Posted 20 May 2005 - 02:42 AM

Another couple of programs you can look at are Toni Art's Easy Cleaner and Webroot's Window Washer. Windows CleanUp ver. 4 is much improved over earlier versions, but my preference remains CCleaner.

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 10:55 AM

Leurgy is quite correct. Unless you are fairly confident about your computing skills and expertise, you should avoid using cleaning applications because of the potential damage that can happen by deleting the wrong things.

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 04:02 PM

Thanks Igweed and company,
Think what I will do is have a practice on an old Windows 98SE (still functional, but of no proprietary value ),except for just this sort of thing. See how I go on and take it from there....will be of no loss at all if things get deleted in error.
What a way to go.

Cheers, Tony. :thumbsup:
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