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  1.    06 Jun 2016 #21
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    PA, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint

    CC Cleaner if anything, otherwise I relent against all these optimizers and reg cleaners.

    Even if I had use for them, it's an install, get the specific job done and uninstall.
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  2.    06 Jun 2016 #22
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 770
    Windows 7

    Registry cleaners do have some value when used by an expert to solve a specific problem. But they are typically used by people who have only a vague understanding of what the registry is and none of the limitations of a registry cleaner. In such hands they are dangerous. That is the view of Mark Russinovich a well known Windows expert.
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  3.    06 Jun 2016 #23
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    "...Registry cleaners do have some value when used by an expert to solve a specific problem..." lMiller7
    I'm not an expert, however, I have used a registry editor by Resplendence to surgically remove specific material, sometimes what appears to be a "shotgun spray," is merely taking out a specific hydra and its many many tiny legs.
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  4.    07 Jun 2016 #24
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    Arnold, MD
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    Even then, for larger disks that are severely fragmented, the faster way to "defrag" it, is create a system image and then turn around and reimage the disk.
    No argument there! Only one issue, you'd be surprised (maybe not!) , how many users would respond "What's a backup?". But....that's a whole 'nother topic!
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  5.    07 Jun 2016 #25
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    The problem with most of these "cleaners" and "optimizers" is that they often implement risky "fixes" without telling the users of the risks. Also, old versions of these apps can actually damage your system because they aren't aware of new things that have been done.

    It's usually a good idea, if you feel you must use one of these, to only use the most recent version of it, and even then insure that this version was released relatively recently.
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  6.    07 Jun 2016 #26
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.98

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    The problem with most of these "cleaners" and "optimizers" is that they often implement risky "fixes" without telling the users of the risks. Also, old versions of these apps can actually damage your system because they aren't aware of new things that have been done.

    It's usually a good idea, if you feel you must use one of these, to only use the most recent version of it, and even then insure that this version was released relatively recently.
    That is why Ccleaner is good because it is kept up to date and comes highly recommended
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  7.    07 Jun 2016 #27
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by hTconeM9user View Post
    That is why Ccleaner is good because it is kept up to date and comes highly recommended
    As long as you stick to general cleanup tasks, like emptying temporary files or internet files, sure. But as soon as you go into the more advanced cleanup, you start taking more risks.

    Microsoft doesn't recommend ccleaner at all. for example:

    http://news.thewindowsclub.com/micro...isagree-80369/
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  8.    07 Jun 2016 #28

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    As long as you stick to general cleanup tasks, like emptying temporary files or internet files, sure. But as soon as you go into the more advanced cleanup, you start taking more risks.

    Microsoft doesn't recommend ccleaner at all. for example:

    http://news.thewindowsclub.com/micro...isagree-80369/
    What a load of bollocks... it's safe as houses.
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  9.    07 Jun 2016 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    What a load of bollocks... it's safe as houses.
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  10.    07 Jun 2016 #30
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    Arnold, MD
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
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