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What do these programs do, and are they safe to unistall?


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#1 bigbrown411

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:41 PM

These programs were installed on my laptop after I took it to my university's ResNet.

 

1) The name of this program is "Open It!" The icon has a blue background and there's a box that has an arrow going through it, opening the box up. I'm afraid to open it (I had Combofix installed on my computer before and was told not to touch it because it's a dangerous program that only computer pros should use).

 

2) CCleaner is the name of this program. I assume it's safe to unistall without any special way to unistall it like Combofix.



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#2 AlexSmithFanning

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:49 PM

That one sounds like dropbox. I may be wrong though, and yes CCleaner stands for Crap Cleaner. It is a program used for clearing out temp files and stuff like that, but beware as it has a registry cleaner. BleepingComputer.com does NOT recommend registry cleaners, they usually do more harm than good! You could scan it with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to see if the first one is malicious.


Edited by AlexSmithFanning, 21 February 2014 - 10:50 PM.

I prefer Linux. Windows 10 is just to invasive for me.


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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:52 PM

Open It! is bundled crap ware and can be removed.

http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Open-It-76112-program.aspx

CCleaner is a useful application as long as you don't use the registry cleaning component. But it is helpful cleaning temp files and general 'housecleaning' of your OS.

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:58 PM

Thank you Animal, I was not sure what "Open It!" was.


I prefer Linux. Windows 10 is just to invasive for me.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:18 PM

allright good to know, i have run across this ccleaner a couple of times



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:10 PM

You can get Ccleaner from or through Bleeping Computer.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/ccleaner/

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