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  1. Posts : 2,976
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       #50

    Opinions on CCleaner are as numerous as there are opinions on Windows 10. Or, put another way, if it works for you, fine. If you'd rather not use it, also fine. I've never had an issue with it -- but I know what not to touch.
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  2. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #51

    Crizal said:
    Opinions on CCleaner are as numerous as there are opinions on Windows 10. Or, put another way, if it works for you, fine. If you'd rather not use it, also fine. I've never had an issue with it -- but I know what not to touch.
    An opinion huh? Like something else - everyone has one and everyone else's stinks...

    Honestly CCleaner is pointless - the only defenders are people who paid for it (or used it for years) and now realize it does nothing useful at all but want to justify their previous behavior. You see the same with fans of AV or backup products or whatever.

    Of course you can use it in such a manner to mitigate it's errors but even in the best case it does nothing useful whatsoever at all.

    No-one ever says "it improved my performance", all they ever say is "I used it for years and it didn't break anything I'm aware of yet".

    If the best anyone can say of a product is "it doesn't necessarily make it worse" then perhaps it isn't worth using.

    I may be overstating my position a bit but you see the point...
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  3. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #52

    Hi,
    Seeing all downloads for ccleaner were on known websites that added pupware I just never used it although with pupware now a normal win-10 policy seems redundant to avoid known pupware websites doesn't it
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  4. Posts : 2,976
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       #53

    lx07 said:
    So you are saying it is like an opinion - everyone has one and everyone else's stinks?

    Honestly CCleaner is pointless - the only defenders are people who paid for it (or used it for years) and now realize it does nothing useful at all but want to justify their previous behavior. You see the same with fans of AV or backup products or whatever.

    Of course you can use it in such a manner to mitigate it's errors but even in the best case it does nothing useful whatsoever at all.

    No-one ever says "it improved my performance", all they ever say is "I used it for years and it didn't break anything I'm aware of yet".

    If the best anyone can say of a product is "it doesn't necessarily make it worse" then perhaps it isn't worth using.

    Just a thought ;-)
    What I'm saying is everyone is free to like or dislike, use or not use, CCleaner or any other product. In no way did I mean or intimate that other opinions stink. I do understand your point.
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  5. Posts : 757
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #54

    Cher Monsieur, I fear you're mistaken.

    It does exactly what I need it to do - but then I know what I'm doing.

    Three casual ad-hoc examples:

    1. It does identify and subsequently remove sh!te from Registry - upon my explicit request, mind you - that Windows, or applications that I install/use/remove cannot do apparently

    2. It does help gauging utilisation of some key folders quickly (Temp files, Internet cache, etc.) and help cleaning it

    3. It does allow me to remove System Restore points that I do not need anymore

    I accept that there is other software out there that does the same, probably, but I'm happy with what I'm doing with it, and for a few years now either.
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  6. Posts : 24,545
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #55

    I use it to selectively clean cookies across all my browsers (Edge, IE and FF) with a 'whitelist' of the few cookies I need to retain (site login cookies, for example).

    Have you tried selectively deleting cookies in Edge? Let me know if you ever find a way.
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  7. Posts : 29,075
    Windows 10 21H1 Build 19043.1023
       #56

    lx07 said:
    An opinion huh? Like something else - everyone has one and everyone else's stinks...

    Honestly CCleaner is pointless - the only defenders are people who paid for it (or used it for years) and now realize it does nothing useful at all but want to justify their previous behavior. You see the same with fans of AV or backup products or whatever.

    Of course you can use it in such a manner to mitigate it's errors but even in the best case it does nothing useful whatsoever at all.

    No-one ever says "it improved my performance", all they ever say is "I used it for years and it didn't break anything I'm aware of yet".

    If the best anyone can say of a product is "it doesn't necessarily make it worse" then perhaps it isn't worth using.

    I may be overstating my position a bit but you see the point...
    Just a tad harsh, Ix. It's not for me, simply because it scares the bejeebers out of me. Just because I'm a coward where CCleaner is concerned, I would never diss anyone who likes CCleaner, states they like it, knows how to use it, and can safely do what they need to do.
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  8. Posts : 823
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 21H2 19044.1706
       #57

    Bree said:
    ... selectively clean cookies across all my browsers (Edge, IE and FF).
    Fully agree!

    Plus, for a program I've never had to pay for, I have had great success for years now with the 'Uninstall' option, removing quickly all of Windows annoying Crap Apps after a clean install.
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  9. Posts : 10,255
    Wndows 10 Pro x64 release preview channel
       #58

    Bree said:
    I use it to selectively clean cookies across all my browsers (Edge, IE and FF) with a 'whitelist' of the few cookies I need to retain (site login cookies, for example).

    Have you tried selectively deleting cookies in Edge? Let me know if you ever find a way.
    Same here Bree, it's avery convenient way of clearing out the garbage of internet browsing but keeping the cookies you want.
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  10. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #59

    Bree said:
    Have you tried selectively deleting cookies in Edge? Let me know if you ever find a way.
    That is a very good point actually that I didn't consider. Apart from deleting everything I don't know how.

    Hopefully the new version of Edge will allow this.
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