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Hello, I'm New to the forum. I attempted researching the following questions from prior posts however:

 

I use CCleaner many times a day.

1. is this a good practice?

2. recently, I have noticed after running CC my windows system restore points are gone. Has anyone else experienced this?

3. How effective is CC at immediately removing malware or spyware?

 

Thank you very much

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1) Probably best described as overkill. It depends how much detritus you generate during the day. I run CC when there's about 50 mb to go, which I've found is around two or three days with my usage. If you spend all day on youtube you may have different requirements.

2) I haven't noticed this and I don't think that CC does anything to sys restore points, some users wish it would.

3) Not at all, or at least not directly. CC cleans temp files, so if there's anything malingering there it will go, but CC doesn't specifically look for mal/spyware.

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1) Probably best described as overkill. It depends how much detritus you generate during the day. I run CC when there's about 50 mb to go, which I've found is around two or three days with my usage. If you spend all day on youtube you may have different requirements.

2) I haven't noticed this and I don't think that CC does anything to sys restore points, some users wish it would.

3) Not at all, or at least not directly. CC cleans temp files, so if there's anything malingering there it will go, but CC doesn't specifically look for mal/spyware.

 

 

Thank you very much for the helpful information

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Definitely spam... I hope the mods take care of this.

 

Keith

There's always an exception to the rule. I'm that exception.

 

Desktop ----- AMD Athlon 3700+ (2.64Ghz), 2GB DDR 400, ASUS A8N-SLI Premium, 500GB HD, Windows XP Pro SP3, Avira Antivir Personal

At work ----- Intel C2D T1700 (1.6Ghz), 2GB DDR2 667, Dell OUY141, 80GB HD, Windows XP Pro SP2, Symantec 10

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Definitely spam... I hope the mods take care of this.

 

Keith

Yup I just reported it.

 

it's a smart bot though:

 

Other Posts include

http://forum.meebo.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&a...=114174#p114174

and

http://forums.motortrend.com/70/7380965/th...-100/index.html

 

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  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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My apologies... I never seen the "report" button until now. :| Will note that for the future.

There's always an exception to the rule. I'm that exception.

 

Desktop ----- AMD Athlon 3700+ (2.64Ghz), 2GB DDR 400, ASUS A8N-SLI Premium, 500GB HD, Windows XP Pro SP3, Avira Antivir Personal

At work ----- Intel C2D T1700 (1.6Ghz), 2GB DDR2 667, Dell OUY141, 80GB HD, Windows XP Pro SP2, Symantec 10

Laptop ----- Intel C2D P8400 (2.4 Ghz), 4GB DDR3 1066, Mainboard, 160GB HD, Dualboot: Windows 7/openSUSE 11.1, Avira Antivir Personal

 

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My apologies... I never seen the "report" button until now. :| Will note that for the future.

Now you know. :P

 

My comments about the threads making no sense is the spam post is removed, then people will think either the whole thread or above post is the spam, it will get confusing to say the least and that's why Admins and Mods on forums in general (not just this one) don't want people to reply or make comments about spam.

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Gotcha. Are you going to remove my original post about it and the other thread?

There's always an exception to the rule. I'm that exception.

 

Desktop ----- AMD Athlon 3700+ (2.64Ghz), 2GB DDR 400, ASUS A8N-SLI Premium, 500GB HD, Windows XP Pro SP3, Avira Antivir Personal

At work ----- Intel C2D T1700 (1.6Ghz), 2GB DDR2 667, Dell OUY141, 80GB HD, Windows XP Pro SP2, Symantec 10

Laptop ----- Intel C2D P8400 (2.4 Ghz), 4GB DDR3 1066, Mainboard, 160GB HD, Dualboot: Windows 7/openSUSE 11.1, Avira Antivir Personal

 

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