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Is Ccleaner safe again?


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#1 LunaBlitz

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:05 PM

I apologize to the mods if this is in the wrong place. i wasn't exactly sure where to post it. But I wanted to know if ccleaner is safe to use again or is it best to never use it again. Also if its not safe to use anymore is Wise Registry Cleaner a decent alternative?


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:36 PM

CCleaner has always been safe to use (with the exception of the registry cleaner) except for the brief period of infection by outside actors, which was well publicized and remedied quite quickly after it was discovered.


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 02:42 PM

Thanks for the information :)



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:10 PM

I would`nt use Wise Registry Cleaner either.



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 10:37 PM

I would`nt use Wise Registry Cleaner either.

Why's that?



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Posted 03 December 2017 - 10:50 AM

Registry cleaners are the cyber equivalent of snake oil.  See this post regarding Registry Cleaners from one of our Admins from all the way back in 2011.

 

They are simply not a good idea.  The benefits, if any at all, are negligible while the potential for damage is significant when registry cleaning tools are used.


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