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CCleaner Professional - 20% off - Now £15.95 @ Piriform

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Found 29th Mar 2017
Not to sure if this will be useful for anyone, have been using the free version for years and it only gets better and better.

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IT guy here - almost certainly useless and quite possibly harmful.
sJohnson23

IT guy here - almost certainly useless and quite possibly harmful.



Why is that?
sJohnson23

IT guy here - almost certainly useless and quite possibly harmful.



​yes please explain
sJohnson23

IT guy here - almost certainly useless and quite possibly harmful.



From one IT guy to another... I agree.
I've used this program and thought it was good. Its great for clearing space used by programs that store temporary data. I've recovered GBs thanks to this tool.

How is it harmful? I'm curious as i haven't heard or found anything wrong with it. Antivirus and firewall don't have any issues either.
CyDoNiA

From one IT guy to another... I agree.



​As interesting as those comments are....... is there some proof or evidence of this product being anything other than useful?
northbank1886

​As interesting as those comments are....... is there some proof or e … ​As interesting as those comments are....... is there some proof or evidence of this product being anything other than useful?



lowermax

Why is that?



nosh10

​yes please explain



OdhranC

I've used this program and thought it was good. Its great for clearing … I've used this program and thought it was good. Its great for clearing space used by programs that store temporary data. I've recovered GBs thanks to this tool.How is it harmful? I'm curious as i haven't heard or found anything wrong with it. Antivirus and firewall don't have any issues either.



Because it has the ability to mess with the registry which can be detrimental to the functionality of the operating system.

If you don't know what you're doing and just clicking boxes willy nilly then you can end up deleting files you shouldn't really be touching.

Just like in this thread anyone with IT knowledge will tell you this any such program should be avoided.
Whether you choose to listen or not is something else entirely.
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 29th Mar 2017
Why it's good - it can clean space and delete redundant links. Why it's bad - it runs continuously so uses resources, the space it releases can also be freed by built in Windows functionality, it can cause corruption if it wrongly deletes something, the function it once served has long since been made irrelevant and even Microsoft have said it is junk:
google.co.uk/amp…mp/


Windows already comes with a "disk cleanup" tool.

The main selling point of CCleaner professional is that it runs on a schedule and deletes your browser history and cookies for you because "Privacy". Losing your browsing history and cookies in general is quite annoying as you get logged out of all websites you're logged into and can't find things easily in autocomplete. If you want to watch Japanese porn without your wife looking there are browser modes for these that don't save history and cookies on your PC: incognito mode in chrome, new private window in firefox, InPrivate window in Edge.
K1LLER_HORNET

Because it has the ability to mess with the registry which can be … Because it has the ability to mess with the registry which can be detrimental to the functionality of the operating system. If you don't know what you're doing and just clicking boxes willy nilly then you can end up deleting files you shouldn't really be touching.


You could back up your registry before hand
ccleaner always give you the option to back your registry up prior to deletion anyway
Windows provides its own cleaning tools. This one is too aggressive to mess up your computer.
sJohnson23

IT guy here - almost certainly useless and quite possibly harmful.


Nonsense
It may be harmful as long as you play with the additional options (one day I destroyed my Windows 10) ... if you use only standard options for a basic clean up it is perfect but I am talking about a free version and for a basic user it is pointless to buy a full program.

It is good for me because:
- clean up the **** from my pc in a very easy way
- removing programs
- managing startup
- cleaning the registry
- system restore

Good to have all those options in one place and easy accessible.

Good program but would never pay £15 for it

Edited by: "ms84" 29th Mar 2017
If you want to stick to the Windows way... you best bet is to run:
cleanmgr.exe /sageset:1

Tick what you want to clean up and press ok

sageset - creates a registry entry with your stored settings
1 - is an index to identify you settings e.g. sageset:1 could be set to run a full clean sageset:2 could do a partial clean

Then setup a schedule task to run sageset:1 as and when you like.

Follow this link for more info:
howtogeek.com/how…ta/
jai47 trust me 80% of people nowadays don't know how to run commands or how to use cmd even when explained ...
Banned
this is way​ expensive.
might be cheaper on Amazon apps
ccleaner nice and simple to use. Safe as houses.
iT Guy been using this for years not a problem great bit of everyday kit.
why buy when you can download free version........
Remember a bad workman always blames his tools.......One iT guy to Another
A great tool, one of the safest and least destructive cleaners out there.

The Pro version is a complete waste of money though, stick with the free one.
chuf

iT Guy been using this for years not a problem great bit of everyday … iT Guy been using this for years not a problem great bit of everyday kit.why buy when you can download free version........Remember a bad workman always blames his tools.......One iT guy to Another



I don't leave my tools in the hands of those who could do huge damage with them.
Ok. How about fleshing out "I work in IT" and "IT Guy". Come up with better reasoning. A twelve year old spotty know nothing can make the same claims.
Nerd central !
Why buy?
Most users will get by perfectly well with the free version.
The pro version if used correctly will be harmless.
Cold because of that reason
Once a week I use Wise Registry Cleaner, CCleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner, Glary Utilities 5, and PrivaZer to clean each of my desktops / laptops. I run one after the other and they are all freeware (paid versions available which offer more functionality). Each picks up some garbage that the others miss. I have been doing this for years now with no issues thus far, and they remove lots of rubbish. I back up the registry before and after using ERUNT and Restore Point Creator. After all these years the only likelihood of a potential issue is that one of the latest software updates has not been tested thoroughly enough but I have not experienced this thus far. I really like PrivaZer as it is the most thorough. I also use Bitdefender (paid), MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware to look for malware. Again each can find issues / malware that the others miss. These highly rated softwares have worked well for me over the years. Bitdefender is the only paid software of the above that I use as it is regularly rated as the best for stopping malware.
ediman

Once a week I use Wise Registry Cleaner, CCleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner, … Once a week I use Wise Registry Cleaner, CCleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner, Glary Utilities 5, and PrivaZer to clean each of my desktops / laptops. I run one after the other and they are all freeware (paid versions available which offer more functionality). Each picks up some garbage that the others miss. I have been doing this for years now with no issues thus far, and they remove lots of rubbish. I back up the registry before and after using ERUNT and Restore Point Creator. After all these years the only likelihood of a potential issue is that one of the latest software updates has not been tested thoroughly enough but I have not experienced this thus far. I really like PrivaZer as it is the most thorough. I also use Bitdefender (paid), MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware to look for malware. Again each can find issues / malware that the others miss. These highly rated softwares have worked well for me over the years. Bitdefender is the only paid software of the above that I use as it is regularly rated as the best for stopping malware.



You either have too much time on your hands or you're paranoid someone will see what you've been up to, ahem.
sJohnson23

IT guy here - almost certainly useless and quite possibly harmful.



I wiped 10GB+ from my wife's mobile using this! All I wanted to do was scan it to speed it up a little
love this program used the free version for years almost weekly on all versions of windows
free version does the job never ever have an issue
matches can also be dangerous
ediman

Once a week I use Wise Registry Cleaner, CCleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner, … Once a week I use Wise Registry Cleaner, CCleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner, Glary Utilities 5, and PrivaZer to clean each of my desktops / laptops. I run one after the other and they are all freeware (paid versions available which offer more functionality). Each picks up some garbage that the others miss. I have been doing this for years now with no issues thus far, and they remove lots of rubbish. I back up the registry before and after using ERUNT and Restore Point Creator. After all these years the only likelihood of a potential issue is that one of the latest software updates has not been tested thoroughly enough but I have not experienced this thus far. I really like PrivaZer as it is the most thorough. I also use Bitdefender (paid), MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware to look for malware. Again each can find issues / malware that the others miss. These highly rated softwares have worked well for me over the years. Bitdefender is the only paid software of the above that I use as it is regularly rated as the best for stopping malware.



what drew you to ERUNT?
Hi Lovesadealdealdeal,

Many years ago I was looking for freeware to backup my registry. ERUNT is an old piece of freeware but it still works with later versions of Windows. It automatically copies the registry every day for a month using the date as the backup filename (i.e. it does the registry backup on PC boot up). It is handy if you have issues accessing windows due to registry corruption, as you merely get to a DOS prompt and change the directory to C:\windows\erdnt where you will find the registry backup files for the month, where you can select the date you want to restore the registry to. If you click on that dated file the option to restore the registry is displayed which when invoked restores the registry which should mean that windows boot works again as you will have restored the registry back to a date before the registry corruption occurred.
CCleaner is good, I use it all the time and they are always updating it

Just don't use the registry cleaner!
I disagree that the software is useless, but it can harm your PC if you have no knowledge of registry keys.

E.g. I've managed to remove registry keys related to licensing information for some of my installed software before.
Banned
free version is enough, no need to use it's registry function
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