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#1 socom 004

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 12:23 AM

Has anyone on here used CCleaner? If so, does it work, and what are your thoughts about it. Thanks.




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Posted 14 April 2006 - 01:09 AM

Hi Socom

CCleaner is fairly well recognised as a useful appn. Every time you push a key on your computer it is recorded somewhere, log files are everywhere you don't normally see. The foregoing may not be strictly accurate but the last time I used CCleaner, I got about 1.6GB extra space on my hard drive so it is worth doing occasionally.

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 05:31 AM

Ccleaner is an excellent tool. I have used it for years. You need to be very careful since it can modify your registry. Until you fully understand how it work and how to use it I would be very careful. I backup my registry weekly to CD. The main feature I like an use is to clean the cookies from my computer at restart.
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 11:45 AM

BTW starting with v1.27.260, CCleaner installs the Yahoo Toolbar as an option which IS checkmarked by default during the installation. IF you do NOT want it, REMOVE the checkmark when provided with the option or download the toolbarfree Basic version instead of the Standard Build.
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 12:47 PM

I had forgot about that. I guess that is in part how they make money.
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 08:51 PM

Also 1.27.260 appears to backup registry settings - here's example

03/02/2006  07:04 PM				42 cc_20060302_1803-MissingShortcutRef.reg
03/02/2006  07:08 PM			   927 cc_20060302_1807-HelpFiles.reg
03/02/2006  07:10 PM		   135,956 cc_20060302_1809-Installers.reg
03/02/2006  07:11 PM			   301 cc_20060302_1810-ObsolSoftw.reg
03/02/2006  07:11 PM			   215 cc_20060302_1811RunAtStartup.reg
03/02/2006  07:13 PM			   617 cc_20060302_1812-MUIcache.reg
03/02/2006  07:13 PM			 8,928 cc_20060302_1813UnusedFileExtens.reg
03/02/2006  07:14 PM			   911 cc_20060302_1814SharedDLLs.reg
04/02/2006  11:55 PM		   193,223 cc_20060402_2354.reg
04/14/2006  10:31 PM			51,651 cc_20060414_2230.reg

I've never tried to recover, since I export the registry first, but I guess ccleaner would permit to select what to restore - does anyone know?

It not only cleans up nicely for space, but speeds up the computer as well.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 10:46 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I haven't been on for a while so I haven't replied. I downloaded Ccleaner and I like it. I haven't had any problems...yet. Thanks.
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