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  1.    02 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Michigan
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    Windows 10 Pro

    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.    02 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts : 2,415
    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585

    Quote Originally Posted by CaveJohnson 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.    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.    02 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Maine
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit

    Web site fer CCleaner is http://www.piriform.com/ That is the best place to grab it.....
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  5.    02 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Australia, Adelaide
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)

    Quote Originally Posted by fredc 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
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    dual boot win10/win7

    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
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Michigan
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    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
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    SoCal, USA
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Home and Pro

    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.    02 Sep 2015 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Mid-Hudson Valley, NYS
    Posts : 273
    Windows 10 Insider Program, Linux Mint 18.2, LinuxLite, Ubuntu 17.10

    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

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 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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