Does anyone still use tune up utilities like CCleaner?

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       #111

    Chrysalis said:
    Except dormant registry entries are not actually a problem. They have no performance impact and wont break anything.
    I will trust the developer of an operating system over a 3rd party vendor who wants to give you a reason to buy/use their software. :)
    I think I prefer to trust no one.
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       #112

    @Callender winapp2ool.exe, where do I grab a copy of this file? I have done your other great ideas already in both laptops, I just need to do this last winapp2ool.exe step with your copy of winapp2ool.exe.
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       #113

    I don't think these tools are neccessary on a modern OS like Windows 10. Just use the built-in storage sense and don't install a lot of junk and you are good to go.

    But I admit, back in my early days (XP & Vista age) these tools were life-savers.
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       #114

    ish4d0w said:
    I don't think these tools are neccessary on a modern OS like Windows 10. Just use the built-in storage sense ....

    The problem with storage sense is that it has no control over the cache/cookies of any 3rd-party browser such as Chrome or Firefox. It only knows how to clean the MS-supplied browsers, IE and Edge.

    Does anyone still use tune up utilities like CCleaner?-image.png
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       #115

    RolandJS said:
    @Callender winapp2ool.exe, where do I grab a copy of this file? I have done your other great ideas already in both laptops, I just need to do this last winapp2ool.exe step with your copy of winapp2ool.exe.
    Here:

    GitHub - MoscaDotTo/Winapp2: A database of extended cleaning routines for popular Windows PC based maintenance software.

    Does anyone still use tune up utilities like CCleaner?-winapp2ool.jpg

    But read this first:

    Latest CCleaner Version Released
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       #116

    So many users, mostly non-technical, seem to equate cleaning of various leftovers with tuning the system. It's exactly what the Snake Oil peddlers of the world relish in. Hence the titling of this thread. Personally, I don't see how emptying the ashtray increases the horsepower of a car or gives it less exhaust emissions.

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       #117

    f14tomcat said:
    Personally, I don't see how emptying the ashtray increases the horsepower of a car or gives it less exhaust emissions.
    Some people like to keep their car clean, even though it has zero effect on car's performance, it improves mood of the driver and thus the overall quality of driving. Cleaning utilities have the same soothing effect.
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       #118

    TairikuOkami said:
    Some people like to keep their car clean, even though it has zero effect on car's performance, it improves mood of the driver and thus the overall quality of driving. Cleaning utilities have the same soothing effect.
    Well aware of that. Another aspect the Snake Oil Guys thrive on.
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       #119

    For me it's just getting rid of junk files that are not needed. Nothing to do with tuning system.
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       #120

    Callender, I need your help, my Chrome is not smart to download winapp2.ini -- it keeps on displaying the long long file but giving me no way to download it. Do you have a copy that you could email me?
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