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CCleaner now comes with Disk Analyzer


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 09:02 AM

Not like WinDirstat but still nice.

 

http://www.ghacks.net/2014/12/27/first-look-at-ccleaners-disk-analyzer-tool/



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Posted 30 December 2014 - 09:14 AM

Hey John,

I dont know if this is the properly place to ask, but for you be an experienced user, i would like to ask:
It is safe to use the ''regfix/cleaner'' from Ccleaner?
I did read a few times that, the BC does not support application who touch in the registry.



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Posted 30 December 2014 - 09:26 AM

Hey John,
I dont know if this is the properly place to ask, but for you be an experienced user, i would like to ask:
It is safe to use the ''regfix/cleaner'' from Ccleaner?
I did read a few times that, the BC does not support application who touch in the registry.


Personally, I do not. I used Tune Up Utilities one time and it broke my Windows installation.

Next time, create a separate topic if you want to ask something.

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 09:26 AM

Nobody ever seems to recommend using registry cleaners except those who develop and sell them.  In my opinion, if you knew what you were doing they "might" have been marginally useful back in the day (like, say, Win 3.1 era) but not so much any more. 

 

If you have to ask if something's safe, you probably don't need to be using it.  If there's some specific issue you're trying to fix, asking for help here or in another trusted forum is a much better idea.



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Posted 30 December 2014 - 09:29 AM

Just FYI, these information are quoted from Moderator Budapest.

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:
  • Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

    The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
  • Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
  • Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
  • Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
  • The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".
Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 10:00 AM

Great explanation.
I did use a few times(50+) along the years and hopefully(super luck i guess :hysterical: ) I didn't have any problem. For me it was a common thing to run this on family or friend pc to make a ''booster'' on the performance, again super luck for not broke anything.
Thanks for the lesson and knowledge :).



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Posted 30 December 2014 - 10:07 AM

Even though I have found that CCleaner has one of the safest registry cleaners, there is really no need to use them. Cleaning a few kb or mb from a registry will have no effect on boot time or making your computer faster and there is always the chance something can go wrong. If something is causing a problem and it's registry related then it can be done manually where specific keys are deleted.






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