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  1. I agree with Dennis on the Auto registry cleaning. I use the Registry clean option all the time as well as the one with Ace Utilities. I have yet to experience any minor issues let alone major but why take the risk. As far as the cleaning of all users profile, perhaps just the internet cache and Temporary folder but all users should be cleaned even if not by default.
  2. If you have a lot of problems with BHO's and entries added to the Hosts file you should download and run Spy-Bot and Malwarebytes to clean your system of Ad-Ware, Mal-Ware and Spy-Ware. Also run a Virus Scan. This is the only reason I know off that you would regularly have these types of programs. I am a Computer Technician. On average I need to do at least 1 computer clenup a week, sometimes as many as five or six. I use CpmboFix, Spybot, Malwarebytes, MLin's Start Up List, Hi Jack this, the anti-virus installed on the system, and sometimes more then that on badly infected systems. I to would love to have them all in on easy access spot. That is why I wrote my own custom app to have easy access to these apps. Usually their is no other need to edit the host file. In some networks the host file is used in the absence of a DNS server to find other computers on the network. Once these entries are created their is no reason to edit the host file again. I would not want to have to constantly edit my hosts file to re-enter the entries because of a feature you suggest If you absolutely need to back up your hosts file to restore later, create a batch file to back up the host file and a second to restore it. For example: To back up the host file @echo off copy %systemroot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts %systemroot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.bak To restore host file from back up @echo off del %systemroot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts copy %systemroot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts.bak %systemroot%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
  3. I would like to see more command line options for Defraggler. Include command line options for: Installing / Uninstalling Check for Errors Analyze Full, Free Space and Quick Defrag Check for and automatically install updates silently Create a log after analyze and defrag A silent feature that can be used with all other command line options Not sure if it can or not so I will mention it, the command line program should be able to use the settings in the INI file Edit: It would be nice to have the command line defrag all drives whether simultaneous of successive.
  4. In this post I will discuss the features I do not like / disagree with. If the only purpose of the exclusion list is to allowing skipping the Internet Cache folder or the temp directory etc, then the exclusion list needs to be removed. There are countless programs to delete internet cache, temporary files and other junk files. One of these programs is made by Piriform (CCleaner) and a second is included with windows (Disk Cleanup). I have actually seen a computer performance improve just buy deleting the internet cache and other junk files Moving files from one drive to another and back again is a VERY bad idea. If while running a defrag the power company decides to switch grids or some other nonsense causes a power loss, the system could possibly be hosed, if Defraggler happened to move some critical windows file , such as the registry files or ntlder, or boot.ini and had not moved them back yet before the power failure. A hosed system in this manner would not be a problem for experienced techs but would be a big problem for the house wife or college student user. Also moving files in this manner could only slow the defrag process down. If you wish to defrag a drive or partition with very little free space, upgrade to a bigger drive. One poster suggested that if Defraggler attempted to move a file currently in use that a prompt should pop up asking if the file should be skipped or wait until the file is no longer in use. This to is a bad idea, at any one point hundreds if not thousands of files are in use. I personally do not want to answer that question once let alone several hundred or possibly thousands of times. This would also require ?baby sitting? the program. As a computer tech I can be working on as many as six or seven or even more computers at once, some remotely. I do not have time to?baby sit? such a feature. In fact if a program had such a feature I would not use it at all I like Defraggler because it is a nice small and simple app that is less then 5 Megs total. I also like the app because it is portable and I can run it from my thumb drive. Features such as real-time, idle or screensaver defrag will only prove to bloat the software. Before I found Defraggler I had actually used DiskKeeper then quit and went back to the Windows native defrag program because of such features. I prefer the scheduled defrag more then real-time, idle or screensaver defrag. Running a defrag with other programs running is not a good idea either. If a program is running and tries to access a file that has been moved by a defrag process, since it was last accessed, can cause that program to crash. A scheduled scan ensures that the scan will run when I want it to run and that I am ready for it. While performance will improve over time with more defrags, running defrag multiple times in succession will not achieve anything but waste time and put more wear and tear on the hard drive. One poster suggested making Defraggler perform better on slower systems. I am currently running a defrag on a drive with Defraggler taking a total of 58 Megs. That is a pretty small foot print. What will slow down Defraggler or any defrag program more then anything is low read, write and seek times and low HD cache (IE 2 Meg cache). Again upgrade the hard drive to something better. When I have a computer on the bench I will use Defraggler to defrag the hard drive before I return it to the customer. I also use Defraggler on my personal systems. I agree with Brain49 in post #73. I do not want to see Defraggler turn in to another Disk keeper. I gave up using Disk Keeper for a reason. I do not want to give up using Defraggler. If you want certain features that Disk Keeper or other commercial paid defrag programs have then use those programs and leave Defraggler alone.
  5. First I want to say that Defraggler and CCleaner are both fantastic programs. I have not yet used any other programs from Piriform. Second I have some comments about options / features suggested by other users. First I will comment on the options / features I like and agree with then in a second post the options / features I dislike and disagree. Then in a third post list the options I would like to see added Defrag all drives attached to system (excluding network drives) -- I would agree with simultaneous or successive defrags of multiple hard drives. The user could choose between simultaneous or successive. Each user could select the method that best fits there needs. Multiple partitions on same drive must always be successive. Defragging a network drive would be a nightmare as it would take forever. Defrag Registry ? I think that having all five files of the registry (Default, SAM, Security Software, System) in the same location or successive blocks on the hard drive would have to be a benefit to the over all performance of the system / Windows. Even if they are close to each other they will still get fragmented as these files are used and grow. Even if there is not a ?Defrag Registry? option, have a normal or quick defrag make sure that these files are not fragmented and are next to each other on the drive would be a nice feature. Page File Defrag ? As one poster mentioned that once this file has been defragmented once, it should not become fragmented again. Why buy / install a program specifically to defrag the Page File, when that program may only be used once maybe twice. If after the initial defrag, the size of the Page File changes then the option would already be available with out installing a second program. I really like the idea of defragging the System files on boot up. As long as it is not every time the computer is booted. Perhaps every fifth or tenth time the computer is booted or maybe only as needed. Maybe this can be an option set in the INI file. User could set the boot defrag to once a week or month etc. Logging would be a very much useful feature to us computer techs. A log created after the analysis and after the defrag is complete would be excellent. Logging would help in trouble shooting among other things beyond the scope of this thread. As it is, I rarely use the Shutdown after defrag option and only on computers on my work bench. I would like to see it expanded to Restart, logoff or just exit Defraggler after defrag. The user should be able to select which one of the four they want if they want any of the choices Although a drive map legend option is available in the help menu, it would be nice not to have to open it up every time I run a defrag
  6. Are their command line options for installing and un-installing defraggler at the command line?
  7. amd.64

    Silent Uninstall

    I have been asked to create a script that will uninstall CCleaner by my one of my boss'. I love the program though. I am fine with just deleteing the folder if that is the only files and folders that is created during install
  8. amd.64

    Silent Uninstall

    Is it possible to silently uninstll CCleaner? If so how can I find information about how to do this?
  9. I want to use a script to install CCleaner but I do not want the yahoo toolbar to be installed. How can I automate installing ccleaner with out installing the yahoo.toolbar?
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