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ccleaner for xp home

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#1 rockferner


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:15 AM

Just joined Bleeping. First time using....I have XP home and use ccleaner daily. Is there anything better to keep my pc running fast and safe??? thanks

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 11:55 AM

Don't run CCleaner daily. Its a great program and I love every aspect of it but if you run it daily you will seem to slow down your internet because everytime you go to a website you download the images on the file so your computer can bring up the page faster. So when you run that you remove those images and your internet has to redownload those images. I would recommend running it once a week or even once a month. But thats a great free tool to keep your computer free of junk files. As for anti-virus Spybot - Search & Destory would be a good free choice.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 12:34 PM

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for a several reasons:

:trumpet: Registry cleaners can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines. Many users (including some Staff Members) have reported problems after using registry cleaning tools - to include those tools released by Microsoft. This can cause your system to become unbootable.

:flowers: Registry cleaners generally don't do anything significant for your system. This topic discusses it in greater detail than we could address here: http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=61015 Although the topic discusses the XP registry, the concepts there apply to all other versions of Windows.

:thumbsup: Not all registry cleaners create a backup of your registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting/logging in, then there's no backup to restore in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
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