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CCleaner input needed

After following various threads involving the use of CCleaner I downloaded it but have yet to use it. I do not remember where but I did see one post I think from Marianna re: uncheck certain boxes that come checked by default to avoid creating new "issues"!

Before using this program I really would like some input regarding what all I should uncheck to start with until I become more familiar with such issues. I think the reg. scan was one for example, especially as im not yet comfortable in dealing with registry issues.

A somewhat comprehensive list of just what to uncheck would be really helpful. I prefer to err on the side of caution when using new programs and take on one item at a time to sort of "get aquainted"!

Thanks in advance,
Ken

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Ken, this is probably the

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(NT) (NT) roddy thats the post & U R right! Thanks!

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome Ken

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Ken, this may be a personal choice...

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but I have every item checked under the ''Issues'' tab. Just downloaded a newer version and to the best of my memory that was the original settings.

CCleaner has worked well for me for some time. There may be some few items in the other tabs that you prefer not to clean. Just think about them and their function... if some little thing is removed it will return in time with usage. Also CCleaner has a backup feature... I always use it but never had to restore any cleaning.

Best of luck... think you will like CCleaner. Grin

Glenn

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Re: personal choice from: Glen

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Yes thats pretty much what I figured! Thanks!

Think I will snoop around and head back here with a couple more questions before I run CCleaner.

FYI Roddy if you see this..
The newest version of CCleaner comes default to just about all items/issues checked shy of custom settings.

Ken

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Even the registry issues? Personally, I

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keep nothing checked on that tab. I don't like to delete anything out of the registry BUT occasionally, I DO put a checkmark on there and I run it but I rarely delete anything unless I know for sure that I don't need it. Then I take the check marks back out of that tab but that is my personal choice. I use CCleaner for cleaning all the temp files, cookies, (except and have a bunch that I keep). This is what I have checked.

Windows tab

Everything under Internet Explorer except for ''autocomplete form history''

Windows Explorer I have everything checked

System, I have everything checked

advanced, I have nothing checked at all but I do check it occasionally

applications tab


I have everything checked except for Java and Flash. I have settings for flash that I don't want changed and I have a different way of clearing cache in that. On the java, I don't want the installer and engine deleted from housecall because I am on dialup so I have that unchecked so all housecall has to do when I run it is update and it takes less time. I go into the java control panel and manually delete everything else once a week or so.


issues tab

I have nothing checked but I do check it occasionally and manually go through the list.

Like I said these are neither right or wrong, they are my personal choices for one reason or another.

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