Pc Cleanup Software
Posted 23 December 2011 - 02:28 AM
Posted 23 December 2011 - 07:55 AM
Hi and welcome to the forums,
I occasionally use ccleaner (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner) although the general consensus these days is that registry cleaners do more harm than good --- I like to use it after uninstalling a program to remove leftover stuff. Other than that I use only the tools built into Windows 7 (defrag, error checking, cleanup, etc.) because I don't trust that those tuneup utilities really do anything useful. Just my opinion...
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 01:36 PM
Need a Windows ISO image?
Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:02 PM
I agree they do more harm than good, I used CC Cleaner and it messed up my desktop and to top it off I could not uninstall it from control panel, I had to do a driver roll back to get rid of it.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 06:47 AM
CCleaner or Wise Registry Cleaner* but you don't need to run it anything like once a week unless there are other problems...and both are free.
*don't accept any added toolbars or whatever...and with CCleaner take off the Yahoo toolbar if it comes packaged.
Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:30 AM
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:26 PM
The only problem with 2012, is that its Program Deactivator is too aggressive. But there is a way to control it: make TuneUp's functions DEPEND on a password, first. That way, the program won't do anything automatically, unless authorized by your password. I've read the complaints against TuneUp here in the forum, and they center on wanting to be able to turn it off. The password method in essence makes it 'sleep', since a password is required.
I thought that password method was available in 2011 as well, but now I can't find where. Here's the trick with either edition: run the Registry Cleaner program SEPARATELY. When you do that, it's manual and will not automatically clean or change anything. This way, you can examine what it says is bloating your registry, and even EDIT the registry yourself. Its program makes it easy to edit the registry, should you choose. This editing is vital, especially if you set up certain programs to run on external drives which are not connected at the time you run the Registry editor. You can tell TuneUp to ignore what it thinks is wrong, thereby preserving the registry for those programs, for example.
I love this function; the Rescue Center also allows you to undo previous changes. (The closest rival was in Norton SystemWorks, but NSW is no longer sold, and the later editions no longer offer Registry editing.)
All but the Styler functions in TuneUp, I use. The Styler functions all revert to XP themes, which I dislike. If you like them, you'll like the Styler, too.
This post has been edited by brainout: 20 September 2012 - 05:06 PM