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  1. The registry is full of networks either no longer used, or never used - but leaving a trail of where the user has been. Network Locations and Wireless Networks as shown to (and deletable by) the user would be left alone. Attached are screenshots. Since CCleaner does not have a solution and my registry is a mess, I have to reinstall the entire OS. ANDY - Salt Lake, UT US
  2. Sorry, I confused the issue. Let me reframe the suggestion. I want to suggest flushing network/printer "caches" from the registry as you do other caches. These caches (that I was calling inactive-profiles) are not shown to the user. Active-profiles (recently used or long ago) would be left alone. Windows keeps track of those and shows them to the user under Manage Wireless Networks; Devices and Printers. I would nominate the bountiful unlisted caches as definate registry crap.
  3. Well as I said, Piriform is expert at cleaning the registry, I am not. Somehow, Windows shows active profiles under Manage Wireless Networks; Devices And Printers. Wouldn't that be the screening process for what to keep? Many of the files and logs users trim with CCleaner are not just for the purpose of cleaning, but for privacy. This seems like a suggestion that fits with that.
  4. The Include section may allow specific custom files and folders to delete, but these are entries in the system registry file. Piriform is expert at cleaning the registry, I am not. Removing all inactive network and printer profiles seems reasonable. If I use regedit to do this manually, I have a higher probably of killing my system. {bonk}
  5. HP G72 253NR WIN 7HP x64 SP1 CCLEANER FREE 4.15.4725 x64 My system registry contains information on unused networks and printers that in some cases, I never even connected to. This is a privacy concern, as it triangulates where and when I have been. Is this something CCleaner could address? Following are registry paths on what I found so far: Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Wpad\* (SSID, MAC) Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles\* (SSID) Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Signatures\Unmanaged\* (SSID) Computer\HKEY_USERS\XXXX\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Wpad\* (SSID, MAC) Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Hewlett-Packard\HPWarrentyChecker\Devices\* Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\*ControlSet*\Control\Class\XXXX\0001\* Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\*ControlSet*\Control\Print\Environments\Windows x64\Drivers\Version-3\* Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\*ControlSet*\Enum\PrinterBusEnumerator\UMB\* ANDY - Salt Lake, UT US
  6. HP G72 253NR x64 +updates WIN7 HP SP1 x64 +updates CCLEANER 4.08.4428 x64 CCleaner cleared my start menu recent programs, but now shows one entry (which is not recent). I can not remove it and new entries no longer appear. I've used CCleaner before without this problem. I have a CCleaner debug log to submit, but forum says I do not have permission to upload. ANDY - Salt Lake, UT US
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