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I stop updating ccleaner for some time now i noticed that where a lot of updates without changing anything on the program core, at least visible changes.

Theres also a clean simple alternative... BleachBit https://www.bleachbit.org/

Thanks for the info

 

 

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There is a lot of junk in the registry but I would never use any sort of "Cleaner" tool to attempt to make it "better", since registry entries are so very application specific and can be used for any number of reasons there is no way a "Cleaner" could know those reasons.  Not to mention, many of the CCleaner's often have a virus an/or root kit in them ... these end up being "hacked" versions making to main stream download servers.

If one needs to check their registry for possible corruption then use Microsoft's own built in tool "SFC /SCANNOW" https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929833/use-the-system-file-checker-tool-to-repair-missing-or-corrupted-system

Another product to watch out for is WinZip ... considering WinZip is payware, it's shameful that they install monitoring software that often triggers Virus scanners ... WinZip claim it's not malware, but IMHO it clearly is and most of the Virus vendors will agree that it's malware and hence don't exclude it in their virus/malware databases.  WinZip itself is fine, but it installs WinZip Smart Monitor ... this is the problem.  However, you can just delete the folder C:\Program Files\WinZip\WinZip Smart Monitor (it will not impact zip/unzip operations).

Cheers, Rob.

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I never use registry cleaners for the reasons Rob outlined. I've seen a lot of Avsim users who post about using CCleaner which prompted my warning.

And, for the record, we don't need a litany of users posting that "they've been using registry cleaners forever with no problems".

 

Vic

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I am using Bleachbit - and it is GNU license.  Excellent solution to CCleaner.  Ever since CCleaner got hacked, I lost all credibility for that app.

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I read where Windows 10 updates will soon delete programs like CCleaner, Advanced System Care, Bleachbit , etc., and treat them as malware.  Not sure how upset I would be if I owned a $20 program and Microsoft came in and deleted it.  Programs like Malwarebytes will remove them too (by putting them into Quarantine).  I personally have no problems with the payware program, Advanced System Care, but I just use it for Registry Cleaning and fixing shortcuts.  I've used CCleaner before but it just removes too much and I can see where others would get upset if all of their saved passwords in cookies were lost after a cleaning. 

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25 minutes ago, Jim Young said:

I read where Windows 10 updates will soon delete programs like CCleaner, Advanced System Care, Bleachbit , etc., and treat them as malware.

If thats the case Microsoft is going to have another pile of law suites in their hands, because they cant mark anything as malware and delete it from any computer that is not, i found that one hard to believe, but you know their are the masters of the old good propaganda!

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You are right but they will try to get around the law by calling it malware.  I'm going to have to see if I can dig up the article I saw.

Ah, here's one -

 

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I used CCleaner once, and the very next day I discovered I'd lost all my hair, and my goldfish had died. Far worse though, my bubblegum had lost its flavor on the bedpost overnight!!!

 Was that just a coincidence? I think not. Beware! :laugh:

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2 hours ago, Jim Young said:

I've used CCleaner before but it just removes too much and I can see where others would get upset if all of their saved passwords in cookies were lost after a cleaning. 

There are times when you want the system pretty much bleached. Afterwards, Roboform still retains all my trillions of years of passwords that would otherwise long since be forgotten.

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I've been using registry cleaners forever with no problems. This is not an endorsment of any specific product and is meant for information only.

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3 hours ago, W2DR said:

I've been using registry cleaners forever with no problems. This is not an endorsment of any specific product and is meant for information only.

Me too.  Even the registry cleaner inside Ccleaener.  No issues whatsoever. 

Thb, Microsoft is just as bad.  Windows 10 is a joke.

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4 hours ago, Orlaam said:

Me too.  Even the registry cleaner inside Ccleaener.  No issues whatsoever. 

Thb, Microsoft is just as bad.  Windows 10 is a joke.

To bad then it will be the only windows in town some time in the future poss 2020.

Maybe Facebook will make an OS it only wants your contacts web history to sell.

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In Win 10 go to Start => Apps => Startup and switch CClearner off. It won't star next time you reboot Win's.

Cheers,

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