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#1 heshie75v

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:12 PM

Should I use one of the "free" system cleaners such as CC cleaner etc. to keep my new Windows 7 system running smoothly or should I stay away from these.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:57 PM

CC cleaner is excellent. I would stay away from System Cleaning programs that run in real-time(Always running). In my opinion these programs produce more overhead on your system.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:58 PM

The latter. They do nothing to keep your system running smoothly, and while ccleaner is, for the most part, pretty benign, there are some that will render your system unusable. Just use a good AV, regular scans with MalwareBytes and/or Super Antispyware, and SMART COMPUTING (don't open email links or attachments unless you are 100% certain you know what they are, do not visit questionable websites, don't download anything unless you know what it is, etc).

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 02:36 PM

Should I use one of the "free" system cleaners such as CC cleaner etc. to keep my new Windows 7 system running smoothly or should I stay away from these.
Thanks

Hi -
Do you have any specific problems, or are you just looking for programs to help delete browsing history or Temp internet files Etc,

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#5 heshie75v

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 03:05 PM

NO..just trying to keep my system running smoothly!

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:30 AM

I would also recommend the Secunia PSI program which I learned about here at BC.

I think it was in one of quietman7's posts and I use it on both my Vista machine and my wife's Windows 7 laptop.

It scans your machine and lets you know which apps need patching and/or have reached the old End-of-Life.

Should be a post around here somewhere to give you more detailed (or more technical) information, but it's very helpful in keeping your computer running smoothly.

Enjoy the day,

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