Windows 10: How I Free'd Almost 150GB From HDD Solved

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  1.    02 Sep 2015 #1

    How I Free'd Almost 150GB From HDD


    The 3-Steps I took to Clean almost 150GB fromm my PC


    The first thing I did was to uninstall unwanted and unused programs. GBs Free'd: about 10

    The Second thing I did was empty my downloads folder. GBs Free'd: about 75

    The Third thing I did was use CCleaner Free to clean my system. GBs Free'd about 65

    And for good measures I defragmented my hard drive.



    This thread is not really a guide, but more or less a suggestion on how to do the same.



    I hope you found some use from this .
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  2. Posts : 2,020
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585
       02 Sep 2015 #2

    CaveJohnson said: View Post
    The 3-Steps I took to Clean almost 150GB fromm my PC
    The first thing I did was to uninstall unwanted and unused programs. GBs Free'd: about 10
    The Second thing I did was empty my downloads folder. GBs Free'd: about 75
    The Third thing I did was use CCleaner Free to clean my system. GBs Free'd about 65
    And for good measures I defragmented my hard drive.
    This thread is not really a guide, but more or less a suggestion on how to do the same.
    I hope you found some use from this .
    Thanks for this info message, and I just need to learn more about CCleaner, and then be able to download it from some place (hopefully NO Viruses) as I know some of the sites that offer it are uploading it with viruses. Thanks for any comments, and your help is appreciated. all be safe... Cliff M.
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  3. Posts : 558
    Windows 10
       02 Sep 2015 #3

    Just a "tip" about CCleaner. exe , skip the full version and download the portable version . The full version downloads 4 google toolbars that Eset online scanner finds but no other scanner seems to pick up .

    If you have the full version installed download Eset online scanner and make sure you check the box that says "detect unwanted programs" , you will be very surprised at what it finds.

    Even downloading direct from Piroform will install these toolbars , i always download direct.
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  4. Posts : 26,804
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       02 Sep 2015 #4

    Web site fer CCleaner is http://www.piriform.com/ That is the best place to grab it.....
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  5. Posts : 1,468
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.1 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM, W10 Home
       02 Sep 2015 #5

    fredc said: View Post
    Just a "tip" about CCleaner. exe , skip the full version and download the portable version . The full version downloads 4 google toolbars that Eset online scanner finds but no other scanner seems to pick up .

    If you have the full version installed download Eset online scanner and make sure you check the box that says "detect unwanted programs" , you will be very surprised at what it finds.

    Even downloading direct from Piroform will install these toolbars , i always download direct.
    I've never had any issues with the CCleaner installer (it hasn't offered me PUPs and toolbars in W7 and/or W10).

    Something I install in XP (CCleaner or Glary Utilities) offers me Google Chrome (blech!).

    I always go to Piriform to get the installer.
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  6.    02 Sep 2015 #6

    The official installer does have an option to install Chrome as the default browser. Just un-check it. If I am installing something new to me, and I want to be sure I am at the official page, I either search it under Wikipedia, and grab the link from there, or use DuckDuckgo, and the official site will display with a big red "official" button. Bleepingcoomputer is another trusted source.
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  7.    02 Sep 2015 #7

    Thanks for this info message, and I just need to learn more about CCleaner, and then be able to download it from some place (hopefully NO Viruses)
    I downloaded CCleaner from here: CCleaner - Download

    The full version downloads 4 google toolbars that Eset online scanner finds but no other scanner seems to pick up .
    I didn't have even an offer for a PUP or toolbar.

    The official installer does have an option to install Chrome as the default browser.
    I didn't get that, but I already use chrome so I guess it didn't apply to me
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  8.    02 Sep 2015 #8

    Scan for malware using your antivirus program and/or MBAM from malwarebytes.org, and you'll gain even more space there! haha!
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  9. Posts : 261
    Windows 10 & Windows 10 Insider Program, Linux Mint 18, Zorin, elementary OS
       02 Sep 2015 #9

    Windows Disk Cleanup Tool


    The Disk Cleanup tool can be customized. Check out tutorial below. Towards bottom look for the "Sageset" option.

    http://malwaretips.com/threads/tutor...mgr-exe.30907/

    Rich
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  10.    02 Sep 2015 #10

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Web site fer CCleaner is http://www.piriform.com/ That is the best place to grab it.....
    I remember when CCleaner was proudly called "Crap Cleaner" on it's description/download website. I think it was a program written by one guy who was tired of so much crap slowing down his Windows XP machine. Of course, since then it's taken on the non-offensive name of CCleaner and been made a component of the Piriform family.

    CaveJohnson, thanks for sharing those tips for recovering precious HardDrive space. It was smart of you to get your software directly from the website of the company that designed it. That's always a good practice. Third-party hosting sites like File Hippo, CNET, etc.. generate part of their revenue from piggy-backing Msc. software, toolbars, browsers, etc., on the program you're downloading, unless you specifically un-check the box that says you want those add-ons.
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