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It all started by reading an online article about slowing PC performance.  Get and use CCleaner it said.

 

Here is the deal- I am actually running it again right now and it has been HOURS.  Watching it run and I can see each and every file it is going though and none of the files takes less than half a second to scan.

 

I am running Windows 7 64-bit.  The CCleaner v is 5.08.5308 and all settings were left alone.

 

I only got suspicious the FIRST time I tried to run it earlier today and it was taking FOREVER to scan.  I looked up YouTube videos, granted they are ALL years old, and the scans take mere seconds to complete.

 

I read a few comments online to run it in Windows Safe Mode.  Same thing.  SSSSLLOOOOOWWWW.

 

The scan has been running right now for over 3 hours and the progress bar is still at 0%.  It IS running and I can see the file names as it goes through them.

 

What am I missing to make CCleaner actually work as promised?

 

 

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Only the first time.  Shut down every instance of browsers including the umteen instances of Chrome that run whether or not the program is even open. But sure- I realized that it made no difference whether a browser was actually open or not.  Running now for close to 4 hours and just got to 25%.

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After all that was finished I hit "Run Cleaner".   8368.313 seconds later (just under 2 1/2 hours), I gained 35,868 MB.  Worked just fine, I guess.  But WHY did it take so LONG???  Anyone?

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 At least 5 times my antivirus alarm went off as it was scanning and quarantined those files.

 

 

Sounds like you have a heavily infected system that's causing it to run slowly.

I'm Shane.

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It deleted 35 GB, I'd say that takes a long time (especially if you enabled any secure erase options in ccleaner)

A first clean (or one which has had a long time between cleaning) will also be big and take a while.

 

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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It deleted 35 GB, I'd say that takes a long time (especially if you enabled any secure erase options in ccleaner)

 

Also matters if there were allot of small files, they take longer to delete.

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