Crap Cleaner

Discussion in 'Computers and Stuff' started by Terry, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, that's what they call it.

    My computers been running slow, and while I was on a video editing forum, I read about "Crap Cleaner"

    I ran it on a couple of computers, and sure enough, it seems to run faster than crap through a goose.

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
  2. maddog

    maddog Engineer

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    ccleaner

    I've been running CCLEANER for quite a while - works great and frees up a bunch of "lost" disk space ... I recommend it.
  3. thank you for the c cleaner

    Terry ....

    thank you for that site.....

    I can already tell a difference in the speed that

    my quickbooks pro moves at.........


    it has certanly made things move quicker
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    ccleaner

    You should have warned us that it also deactivates the "delete" keyboard key and adds a "spam" tab to the mailbox window. These do not go away when Ccleaner is uninstalled so I guess I will have to reinstall the AOL software and hope they go away.
  5. agulfer

    agulfer New Member

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    I've been using CCLEANER for awhile with no issue......great program and best of all it's FREE.
  6. Mike50

    Mike50 DIY Senior Member

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    CC is not clear about mac application so I'm not getting near it, as much as I'd like to.. Before installing you might want to address the auto-form/fill issue if you use them like I do.

    BTW-My techie friend always reminds me to "Empty the Trash" (as opposed to put items In trash) Increases speed in many cases.

    M.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2006
  7. Bob NH

    Bob NH In the Trades

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    Safe and Easy - and Free of Junk

    From Internet Explorer, got to Tools -> Internet Options -> Delete Files. Click in the little box that says "Delete all offline content" and then "OK". If you have a lot of junk the hourglass will hang around for a while.

    Then go to SETTINGS in that Internet Options window and click on View Files. You will see a jillion cookie files. Delete those you never heard of or don't want anyone to know that you have ever been there.

    You can delete them all but then all of the places such as terrylove.com won't recognize you any more, and you have forgotten your password, so it's a bother to get back to your favorite places.
  8. maddog

    maddog Engineer

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    Other PC cleaners

    Firefox also has an option to delete cache/cookies/etc on exit ....

    Some other very good programs to help keep your Windows PC running well by identifying and removing nasty little gremlins ...

    Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal

    http://www.lavasoft.com/download_and_buy/product_comparison_chart.php

    and

    Spybot - Search & Destroy

    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

    and yes - they're FREE!! Make sure they are compatable with your anti-virus and firewall products (eg. Ad-Aware not compat with F-Secure)
  9. Mike50

    Mike50 DIY Senior Member

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    Don't take internet advice without extensive research. Period.
    Think "Native" to be safe. And I do. And I am. And there you are...
  10. got a nasty trojan horse yesterday

    I had to let my kid on my computor
    and ended up getting a mean worm-virus
    whatever it is --was.....

    couldent get any of my virus protection from Mcaffe
    to even touch it....

    got on line and found "Spyware doctor" and it found everything wrong on my computor for free....


    but I had to go to office depot to buy the cd for 32 bucks...


    it amazes me that people with a degree from MIT or wherever cant find honest work and simply have to
    butcher up peoples computors for a living

    they should be taken out and shot.....


    It did a very good job but

    I stilll think that their is something lurking in a sub-file somewhere
    cause my quick books wont run right.....
    and I might have to take it some where and have the whole
    computor cleaned
  11. Verdeboy

    Verdeboy In the Trades

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    I was recently infected with this nasty bug called "Spy Sheriff", which prevented me from even seeing my desktop. My Norton Anti-virus, which I paid for, was useless. The free version of Spyware Doctor got rid of it. I'm also using the free versions of Pest Patrol and Antivirus from E-Trust. I haven't had any problems since.
  12. agulfer

    agulfer New Member

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    I've switched from CCleaner to this free program called ATF-Cleaner by Atribune. It's got a very simple UI and it doesn't "install" on your computer, it just runs as a .exe: http://www.atribune.org/content/view/19/2/
  13. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    I have tried them all. I still use Adaware, I just downloaded Windows Defender. It's free also and just come out. It's supposed to keep the malware away. We will see.

    I used E-trust anti virus for a lot of years, no problems, but I heard of AVG and tried it on all my computers. It works great and is free.

    CCleaner works great, you just have to real careful what you tell it to get rid of. Some things might not be so easy to get back.

    If anyone wants to get a great daily newsletter with links to a lot of neat free software, go here.
    Sign up for the newsletter. They also have tips on M$ Office etc. They sell some neat computer stuff for great prices.

    bob...
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