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Do I need to clean my system


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#1 tyl604

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:15 PM

AOL offered a free checkup on AOL Computer Checkup Lite (of course it does not fix anything unless you purchase the upgrade). I ran it on my Win7 system and it reports:

Privacy Clean 8830 traces found
Registry Clean 1569 errors found
Disk Cleaner 322 items found


So is this legitimate? Do I need to do something to address these items or is AOL just trying to sell another program?

Thanks for the help.
 



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#2 TsVk!

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:26 PM

It's probably bollocks... just trying to part you from your hard earned money.

 

CCleaner is a free cleaner that you can use, that is one of the best available on the market.

 

Avoid using the registry clean function though, it can't really do much good but it can do a lot of damage.

 

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:28 PM

Short answer...yes it's "legititmate" as far as anything on the Web that is an advertisement or registry cleaner/optimizer being legit, no it is not advised to pursue this type of program for your system.

 

Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2563254

 

Registry cleaner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registry_cleaner

 

Registry Cleaner FAQ, PC Support - http://pcsupport.about.com/od/registry-cleaner/a/registry-cleaner-faq.htm

 

BC does not support the use of such programs on any version of Windows.

 

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:45 PM

To note though that the;

 

Privacy Clean 8830 traces found
Disk Cleaner 322 items found

 

results are probably just cookies and temp files...

 

I like to remove these from my system from time to time, it can help with system performance and free up disk space.

 

(CCleaner is great for this)


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:51 PM

There also are native Windows tools...that do what Ccleaner does...and that do not delete dump files routinely.

 

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 05:19 PM

There also are native Windows tools...that do what Ccleaner does...and that do not delete dump files routinely.

 

Louis

Hello Louis! I suppose your talking about Disk Cleanup and defag?? Are there others?

Thank you!!

 

 

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:41 PM

Thanks guys. I am up on temp files and cookies. And I know about the registry cleaner warnings. So I will take this as a - do not do anything out of the ordinary and ignore those warnings from AOL's pricy program.

Not surprised but thanks for the feedback.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 07:44 PM

The only help I need now is Notifications. I am getting notifications via email about posts other than my own; lots and lots of them. This is new. All I want notification of is replies to my threads. What box do I need to uncheck and where?

Thx.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:09 PM

Hello! Go into settings and change your notification setting! 



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:19 PM

Yes, that I know. Having a problem with which box to check. All I want is notice when someone replies to my threads or threads that I follow. Experimenting now with different boxes. Not sure how I messed it up. Was OK before. The only emails I received were when I received help from the guys; now I get about everything that is posted.

Will continue to experiment.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 08:26 PM

Hello do you have "Follow this forum checked in the upper right hand corner?? I f you do, you will get every thing from the W7 forum!! got back to the w7 forum page and then find and change follow this forum.


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 07:47 AM

Those errors will not hurt you.

 

As mentioned use a free version to get rid of them if you really have to.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:12 AM

As others have stated either use windows built in tools, use cc cleaner or try:
 
http://pcdecrapifier.com/


especially if you have any hard to get rid of stuff.


if its just junk files try Smart-Defrag 

Edited by hamluis, 24 May 2014 - 12:21 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:19 PM

Donetao - I did indeed have the top right box checked because it says notification for things I follow. I unchecked it; maybe that will do idtl

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 09:26 PM

Hello! Your welcome! One says Follow this forum and one says Follow this topic.

You want the one that says Follow this topic. If you have Follow this forum, you will receive all replies on the W7 forum.






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