Does anyone still use tune up utilities like CCleaner?

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  1. Posts : 317
    Windows 10 Home 22H2
       #31

    Chrysalis said:
    My registry I like to think stays reasonably good mainly due to the fact I am very selective in what software I put on my machine, I tend to avoid most 3rd party security software and software that "optimises" the system.
    Totally agree with you, @Chrysalis

    [QUOTE=pparks1;2154898] For example, maybe after spending 45 minutes running all of their tools, they gained back 13 seconds in productivity during the day. Also, if they install 600MB of tools to recover 125MB of wasted disk space...they are still 475MB in the red.

    Very well said @pparks1
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  2. Posts : 37
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
       #32

    I use CCleaner, BleachBit, and the erase function of Recuva every day. I also erase unused disk space with Eraser on my C:\ drive at least once a week. Paranoid about forensics? Yup.
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  3. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home
       #33

    "...spending 45 minutes running all of their tools, they gained back 13 seconds in productivity..." You are not correct concerning most of us using ccleaner and other related utilities. Most of us have no interest in gaining 13 seconds. Most of us do not spend 45 minutes. My educated guess is that you must be talking about a few, not the many.
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  4. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #34

    RolandJS said:
    "...spending 45 minutes running all of their tools, they gained back 13 seconds in productivity..." You are not correct concerning most of us using ccleaner and other related utilities. Most of us have no interest in gaining 13 seconds. Most of us do not spend 45 minutes. My educated guess is that you must be talking about a few, not the many.
    My point is that often times when people come to the table with a whole laundry list of the tools that they use, they likely are spending a fair amount of time running these tools, and performing regularly scheduled maintenance. We are the enthusiasts, so I do somewhat expect this behavior. Whether or not it's worth it, is up to the user doing the maintenance.
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  5. Posts : 31,879
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #35

    Chrysalis said:
    I choose to handle cookies within the browser (how can ccleaner know which ones are important to keep?)
    You tell it which ones to keep by adding them to its whitelist, which it applies across all your browsers.


    Does anyone still use tune up utilities like CCleaner?-ccleaner-keep-cookies.png
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    Posts : 2,221
    W10 Pro 22H2
       #36

    The only time my antivirus ever picks anything up is when Temporary Internet Files and browser caches have not been cleared.
    CCleaner clears them all in one step. I do it after every browser session.
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  7. Posts : 7,919
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #37

    Kol12 said:
    Thanks @dalchina and @bree

    Does CCleaner still come with baggage? Adware etc? Windows Defender routinely picks up CCleaner installers as PUP.
    I use the portable version of CCleaner to avoid that.
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  8. Posts : 7,919
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #38

    I find CCleaner useful but I don't fiddle with the registry. I also use CCEnhancer with CCleaner CCEnhancer - SingularLabs

    Wise Disk Cleaner is also very good and finds more stuff not deleted by CCleaner. Consider using Driver Store Explorer to delete old large driver files and delete the contents of the LCU folder at C:\Windows\servicing\LCU
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  9. Posts : 1,621
    Windows 10 Home
       #39

    SteveC, tell me more about where to get Driver Store Explorer, briefly how to use, I have go outside and help shovel...like Ahhnoold, I'll be bach!
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  10. Posts : 7,919
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit
       #40

    RolandJS said:
    SteveC, tell me more about where to get Driver Store Explorer, briefly how to use, I have go outside and help shovel...like Ahhnoold, I'll be bach!
    Peruse this thread DriverStoreExplorer [RAPR]

    I use DSE to highlight large old driver files and delete those ensuring that there is a newer version in use.
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