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CCleaner Portable writes a lot to registry!


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After I installed CC Portable and then pasted my license into the space for it and registered successfully, so that I would have CCleaner Professional Portable, which was what I wanted, I checked the registry and found a new Piriform key in Current User and a Piriform key, with a LOT of data in it, in Local Machine. I have danced around this topic before on this forum without coming to any conclusion. I do not have CCleaner Portable on a flash drive; I have it on my PC's hard drive. But I would like it to leave my registry alone, so I make sure the box is ticked that calls for the .ini to be in the folder with the executable, and all settings to be kept there.

It seems that it is impossible to have CCleaner Professional Portable, but I don't think I understand WHY.

I don't care about the Driver Updater. I just want the other Professional features without the registry entries.

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Wisewiz

Even a little knowledge of computing seems like sorcery to those who have virtually none.

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I don't actually think it will surprise you to know that millions of non-business users of the Portable version of CCleaner get their downloads from https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds, or to know that many if not most of those users choose the Portable version to avoid having to install the program, not to put it on a flash drive. There is a large and rapidly growing community of computer users who avoid software installs whenever possible, and a part of the reason for avoiding installs is the desire to avoid unnecessary additions to the registry

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Even a little knowledge of computing seems like sorcery to those who have virtually none.

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