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Easy cleaner or CCleaner?

by Bron / May 22, 2005 6:36 PM PDT


Can you tell me if there is a difference between Easy Cleaner by Toni Arts and CCleaner?

Thank you,


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2005 9:10 PM PDT

The first is a registry cleaner, the second is more of a internet tracks and files eraser.

Can I ask this? Why the question? The sites that have such have this description.


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Unsure of programs and what to do with the Registry.
by Bron / May 22, 2005 10:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes.

I run Easy cleaner but never go near the Registry, too scared.

Went to CCleaner website last night to read up about it, i thought the program would be a more simple way of sorting out the Registry, that's all.

I'm a newbie Bob, have made many mistakes with programs in the past and i find that some programs are not easily understood, maybe down the road i'll gain more confidence.


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Then stick with CCleaner.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2005 11:36 PM PDT

It's very safe and if it does what you want, then you are done.

Since Windows XP, there is little or measured benefit from registry cleaning. CCleaner is good since the Internet Files cache and such cleanup is needed from time to time.


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Thank you.
by Bron / May 23, 2005 3:22 AM PDT

I have Easy Cleaner a while now, i work it ok but as i've explained i don't go near the registry.

I think i will have to go with XP eventually, i'll hold out for a while though.

Thank you,


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Thank you.
by Bron / May 23, 2005 3:26 AM PDT

Thank you for the tip, eventually i will have to change to XP, although, i have not had problems with Win 98, it's me that is complicated:)


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CCleaner is the best Register and Temp Files cleaner !
by Pcfreakske2000 / May 24, 2005 6:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you.

Hi all ,


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Thank you Pcfreakske
by Bron / May 24, 2005 8:45 AM PDT

Thank you for your reply,

I haven't had a chance to download Ccleaner yet, i will do it within the next few days.

Many thanks again.


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No problem
by Pcfreakske2000 / May 27, 2005 5:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you Pcfreakske

Hi all ,

No problem , I just like helping people with their computerproblems.

I'm glad to have helped you.

Greetings ,


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how do i find reviews like this on cnet?
by sea.bass / May 22, 2007 8:16 PM PDT


I got to this discussion via googling "easy cleaner" reviews.

When I tried searching for "easy cleaner" through the search box it came up with lots of hits but none about easy cleaner on the first two pages. In particular it didn't point me to the discussion I had just been reading.

How could I have found it by searching on cnet?



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Forum search...
by John.Wilkinson / May 23, 2007 2:40 AM PDT

The first thing to do is ensure it's searching "All CNET Forums" and not "All CNET" or "Tips & Tricks"...for the time being there are two separate search boxes that are available while here in the forums.

Also, note that the forum search lets you use boolean words such as AND and NOT to exclude specific words or specify all words must be found, not just one. That let me go from 27265 matches on easy cleaner to just 595 for easy AND cleaner. I found easy AND cleaner AND ccleaner to bring up this thread as the first overall result out of 116, so the right combination is essential.

Hope this helps,

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by sea.bass / May 23, 2007 2:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Forum search...

on reflection I thought that must be the case ... it's not immediately obvious, though.

when google mail fails to find anything that matches (and i got a list of postings that didn't match both terms used in the cnet search) it has some suggestions for broadening the search. that's useful for novices.

many thanks for the explanation


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EZ Cleaner
by punkergurl91 / June 26, 2005 6:00 PM PDT

My husband is a programer and freaks anytime I want to do something with the registry. He approves of EZ. Do not run CC unless you know what you are doing. I have been using EZ for nearly a year without any problem. I run Windows XP. Just be sure to make backups, just in case you run into problems. Although, having problems running the EZ registry cleaner is very slim.
I haven't have any problems with CC. But just for your own piece of mind use EZ until you feel comfortable trying out CC.

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Recommend CCleaner...
by glenn30 / June 26, 2005 11:07 PM PDT
In reply to: EZ Cleaner

Been using CCleaner for some time without ever having a problem... I use all its features including the registry cleaner. New updated version now out that works just fine for me. Try it and do not hesitate... it will make a backup of changes if desired but I have never had the need to reverse anything. Just my experience!


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Ez Cleaner Or C Cleaner
by punkergurl91 / June 26, 2005 5:50 PM PDT

I run both on my computer. CC focuses more on the registry. EZ Cleaner works the entire system-

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CCleaner is the best program to use !
by Pcfreakske2000 / June 27, 2005 12:02 AM PDT

Hi all,

Well, I would recommend CCleaner to anyone , it works very well and it's freeware , what do you want more , right ? lol

Just install CCleaner and keep your system clean.

Greetings ,


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(NT) (NT) Thank you everybody, appreciate all the help:D
by Bron / June 27, 2005 3:56 AM PDT
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Forgot to ask, should i disable Java?
by Bron / July 3, 2005 7:35 PM PDT

Roddy, im not too sure what im asking here but should i disable Java in Internet Options- Tools-Options-Security Tab?


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by Pcfreakske2000 / July 3, 2005 10:18 PM PDT

Hi all , Hi Bron

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Easy Cleaner gets my vote.
by Vic2point0 / September 11, 2013 11:37 PM PDT

I've been using Easy Cleaner for at least a year now, cleaning the registry, unnecessary files, shortcuts, temp files, cookies, history, and MRU files every time and it hasn't caused a single problem. I recently gave CCleaner a try and I'm convinced it's every bit as safe. But why?

Because it doesn't clear as many files. I ran it first this morning and thought I'd follow up with Easy Cleaner. For some reason, there were about 50 files left to clean up that Easy Cleaner took care of. So I'd say EC is better.

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