Windows 10 Creator removes Ccleaner - and keeps removing it!

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  1. Berton's Avatar
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       05 Mar 2018 #11

    I've never seen the problem with CCleaner as I download and run the Portable version from USB Thumb drives.
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  2.    05 Mar 2018 #12

    Berton said: View Post
    I've never seen the problem...
    Me too!
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  3.    06 Mar 2018 #13

    The registry does not get clogged up. That idea comes from registry cleaner ads and there is no basis for it in reality. The registry is a database. Internally there is absolutely zero difference between a critically important registry entry and one that is unused. The differences is in how is is used and that is external to the registry. Applications use the registry in a wide variety of ways. There are no firm standards for this, only conventions, and they are frequently ignored. The detection of unused or invalid registry entries is not 100% reliable so a registry cleaner must make frequent guesses. Sometimes they guess wrong, with unpredictable but generally unpleasant results.

    At one time Microsoft had a registry cleaner available for download. It was intended primarily for the use of developers who would presumably be aware of it's limitations. It was later removed from downloads but it is still available from third party sites. The reason - it caused problems with some popular Microsoft applications.

    Mark Russinovich, a well known and highly respected Windows expert, has been very critical of registry cleaners. It appears to me that individuals who know the registry best are generally the least likely to use them. He stated that the only way one could be reliable if it had a huge database of valid system and application registry entries. Such a thing would take an enormous effort to create, be incomplete, and be perpetually out of date. No such thing exists.
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  4.    06 Mar 2018 #14

    Ccleaner Statistics:
    Over 2 billion downloads worldwide!
    Over 35,000,000 GB cleaned every month
    - thatís enough space for 7 billion selfies!
    CCleaner is available in 55 languages
    Over 5,000,000 desktop installs per week.

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  5.    06 Mar 2018 #15

    I do use Ccleaner for ONLY one useful function - removing disabled entries from Task Manager Startup menu.

    Even then, I uninstall it immediately after doing the above.
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  6.    06 Mar 2018 #16

    i mostly us it to remove dupe files (video/music) only nice tool
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