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#1 OFFLINE Galceran

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 03:38 AM

How often should I be running CCleaner, Daily or weekly?
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 03:59 AM

I'd say weekly.
However, you might not want to tick your browser's "Cookies" checkbox.
And don't - ever - Wipe Free Space.
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 04:37 AM

I'd say weekly.
However, you might not want to tick your browser's "Cookies" checkbox.
And don't - ever - Wipe Free Space.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 04:38 AM

I'd say weekly.
However, you might not want to tick your browser's "Cookies" checkbox.
And don't - ever - Wipe Free Space.

Thanks. I do not have Cookies checked as I use Firefox's CookieCuller

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:01 AM

CCleaner runs at start up for me. I can also find my self running ccleaner up to twenty times per day.

And as said above, dont bother with WFS, a lot of users use it religiously which is pointless.
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Posted 02 May 2010 - 07:20 AM

If you are using CCleaner on a computer with other people using it, better run it after you are done with your tasks such as Internet browsing and before you log off in this way, other people can't easily access your private data.

I run CCleaner whenever I like, maybe a dozen or two dozens a day and immediately after installing programs, moving files and stuff.
I love computer maintenance tasks.
Some of my favorite programs:
Wordpad -basic word processing
Notepad - temporary clipboard and basic scripting module
Windows Media Player 12- video, music and online radio player
Windows Media Center - live TV, local FM radio
CCleaner- handy computer maintenance tool

If something fails to work after using the registry cleaner, use SYSTEM RESTORE.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 12:42 PM

I run it after Installs and Uninstalls, after major transferring, etc and heavy browsing.
Complexity is subjective.

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Posted 02 May 2010 - 02:18 PM

Have an Auto\Shutdown quick launch shortcut, which I use to shut down each day.

Run the "Issues" clean after uninstalling software, but at least once a week anyway.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 03:17 PM

Mine is set to run at start up.

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 08:24 PM

I'm in the once a week - two weeks crew. However I fully agree that if you use a computer used by others, you should do it at sign off
ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION
DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.
Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)
ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.
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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:52 PM

Every night at power down.

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 12:53 AM

I'm in the once a week - two weeks crew. However I fully agree that if you use a computer used by others, you should do it at sign off


Unless you don't trust other people (i.e. the computer is a completely public one), I'd disagree.
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 05:36 AM

Unless you don't trust other people (i.e. the computer is a completely public one), I'd disagree.


I trust my daughter.
I refuse to trust Microsoft.
They have previously asserted that they know what is best for us,
and have disregarded "Automatic Update" settings that prohibit unsolicited "security patches",
and Networks have crashed.

Every time either my daughter or I shut-down, we do it via the CCleaner /Auto /Shutdown route,
and CCleaner "Include" now targets "Software Downloads",
so that any secret download whilst I was browsing will not be available for "Install on Shutdown".

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 09:42 AM

I trust my daughter.
I refuse to trust Microsoft.
They have previously asserted that they know what is best for us,
and have disregarded "Automatic Update" settings that prohibit unsolicited "security patches",
and Networks have crashed.

Every time either my daughter or I shut-down, we do it via the CCleaner /Auto /Shutdown route,
and CCleaner "Include" now targets "Software Downloads",
so that any secret download whilst I was browsing will not be available for "Install on Shutdown".

Alan


Then don't use a Microsoft OS. If they really wanted to have your cookies and to know what you visit...they could do it before you erase them, don't you think ?
PS : Having Automatic Updates turned off is a very, very, very, very bad idea. It's like going in China with a "Free Tibet" T-shirt.
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Posted 04 May 2010 - 10:56 AM

Yeah, I'm nopt so sure about the whole turning off AU but Alan_B knows enough about what he's doing to risk it (I hope you at least manually patch)
OT: Aethec your Avatar Picture is borked
ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION
DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.
Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)
ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.
CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT www.piriform.com/docs
Link to Winapp2.ini explanation

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 02:43 AM

Actually I do accept their security patches, but ONLY when I am ready for them.

I have registered and am receiving their security bulletins so I know when updates are available,
and then I like to watch the Internet for squeals of protest from people trying to recover from them.
Then I create a partition image so I am able to resume normality within 6 minutes of disaster.

Finally I nudge the control up to "Notify but do NOT download ...",
and when it notifies I immediately cancel out supplementary junk like Silverlight,
or their infamous hacks on Firefox that gave Firefox the same vulnerabilities as I.E.6 etc.

Then I authorise download and installation,
with a Boot CD within arm's reach should their be an epic fail.

Then I Turn Off automatic updates until the next time.

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 06:29 AM

Paranoid :o :rolleyes:
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 10:25 AM

Paranoid :o :rolleyes:


Indeed. Why are you using Windows if you don't trust Microsoft ?
PS : All the latest "bugs" from MS Updates were caused either by rootkits (esp. Alureon), or by conflicts with drivers/3rd party software.
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 01:26 PM

Indeed. Why are you using Windows if you don't trust Microsoft ?


because m$ are ass h***. i have au disabled also.
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 03:00 PM

because m$ are ass h***. i have au disabled also.


Then don't use Windows. Or don't insult Microsoft for creating an OS.
Why haven't you already switched to Linux or OSX ? My guess is that you don't want to, because you think Windows is better >> you shouldn't be insulting MS, especially since I don't think you have a reason to do so.
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