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Help With CCleaner


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#1 catherine182

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:47 PM

Hi, I just downloaded CCleaner on my computer. I ran the analysis and now there are a bunch of boxes that are checked off. I read on many other forums that you could delete something important by accident with CCleaner, so I was wondering what is safe to delete? I am completely computer-retarded so I could really use some help. There are two tabs, one for Windows and the other is Applications. I'll put up the list of stuff and if someone could tell me what is safe to delete, it would be much appreciated.
Cheers.

Windows
Internet Explorer
The boxes are Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, History, Recently Typed URLS, Index.dat Files and Last Download Location.
Windows Explorer
The boxes are Recent Documents, Run (in Start Menu), Search Autocomplete, and Other Explorer MRUs
System
The boxes are Empty Recycle Bin, Temporary Files, Clipboard and Memory Dump
Applications
Mozilla/Firefox
The boxes are Cookies, Download History, Internet Cache and Internet History
Applications
The boxes are Adobe Photoshop CS, Google Earth, MS Office Picture Manager, Nero Burning ROM and Office 2003
Internet
The boxes are Sun Java and Windows Live Messenger
Multimedia
The boxes are Adobe Flash Player, DVD Shrink, Quicktime Player, Quicktime Player Cache and Windows Media Player
Utilities
The boxes are WinRAR
Windows
The boxes are MS Managment Console, MS Paint, MS Wordpad and RegEdit

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#2 Orange Blossom

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:19 PM

Hello,

I'm moving this to the Other Applications forum. That said, I see that you are receiving assistance here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/333339/hijackthis-help/ ; therefore, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you ask for help elsewhere. Any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the MRT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

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#3 ilikefree

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:10 PM

Hi, I just downloaded CCleaner on my computer. I ran the analysis and now there are a bunch of boxes that are checked off. I read on many other forums that you could delete something important by accident with CCleaner, so I was wondering what is safe to delete? I am completely computer-retarded so I could really use some help. There are two tabs, one for Windows and the other is Applications. I'll put up the list of stuff and if someone could tell me what is safe to delete, it would be much appreciated.
Cheers.

Windows
Internet Explorer
The boxes are Temporary Internet Files, Cookies, History, Recently Typed URLS, Index.dat Files and Last Download Location.
Windows Explorer
The boxes are Recent Documents, Run (in Start Menu), Search Autocomplete, and Other Explorer MRUs
System
The boxes are Empty Recycle Bin, Temporary Files, Clipboard and Memory Dump
Applications
Mozilla/Firefox
The boxes are Cookies, Download History, Internet Cache and Internet History
Applications
The boxes are Adobe Photoshop CS, Google Earth, MS Office Picture Manager, Nero Burning ROM and Office 2003
Internet
The boxes are Sun Java and Windows Live Messenger
Multimedia
The boxes are Adobe Flash Player, DVD Shrink, Quicktime Player, Quicktime Player Cache and Windows Media Player
Utilities
The boxes are WinRAR
Windows
The boxes are MS Managment Console, MS Paint, MS Wordpad and RegEdit



I would first go to tools, cookies, and drag the cookies you want to keep to the right side.I have found no harm will come from leaving the rest set to their default settings

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:44 AM

ilikefree, catherine182 has an active HJT Log which is being addressed by one our HJT team members. This is why Orange Blossom has instructed catherine182 not to make any changes. More importantly, she was also instructed not to make any changes unless they are from the HJT team member that is working with her on this log.

I recognize that your intentions were only to help, but in this case you can best help by allowing the HJT team do their job. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 10:10 AM

To avoid any confusion, I am closing this topic.

regards, Elise


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