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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:18 am    Post subject: cCleaner freeware Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I would have put this in the freeware thread, but I felt it was too important to have there.

A colleague at work has just told me to download a freeware utility called cCleaner as my bootcamp partition was crawling. I had up until then been using 'Tune-up utilities' that I wasn't paying for- £30?? are you mad???. Anyway I've run this cCleaner thingie and the bootcamp partition is going like a rocket again!

So, in a nutshell- any PC noobs out there, 'cCleaner' it'll get that old bag of spanners back working again. Alternatively you could always do the decent thing and get a Mac or run Linux instead then you'd never have to run stuff like this in the first place Wink Laughing

http://www.ccleaner.com/

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

SPAM Wink

I never run stuff like that on my PC ... Shocked ... should I

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I think it's only spam if you have to pay for it?? Shocked

You could always try it. I just tried it and it told me that I had 1.6 gigs of crap that I could get rid of. So I got rid of it and XP's running really well again.

It may take all that Quicktime away for you?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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I think it's only spam if you have to pay for it?? Shocked

You could always try it. I just tried it and it told me that I had 1.6 gigs of crap that I could get rid of. So I got rid of it and XP's running really well again.

It may take all that Quicktime away for you?


Note the " Wink " Laughing

When I want to delete 1.6 GB of crap I just do that Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hey it does a registry cleanup in under a second ... windows can't even search something in it that fast ... Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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When I want to delete 1.6 GB of crap I just do that Shocked


yes I suppose so, but it's for PC illiterate idiots like me who don't know their arse from their elbow so to speak Shocked Laughing

It worked for me- and I thought it would be nice to share it with other windose noobies. So there! Razz

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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windows can't even search something in it that fast ... Shocked


Windose can't search anything in a hurry! It's search system is in a nutshell, crap.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

v-un-v wrote:
crap.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

cCleaner is pretty good... I use it on my work machine routinely. It's amazing how much utter garbage gets left behind in the temp directory. If windows had memory leaks as bad as its temp-file leaks, M$ would be out of business.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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cCleaner is pretty good... I use it on my work machine routinely. It's amazing how much utter garbage gets left behind in the temp directory.


All the computers at work crawl. IT's answer is always "its because they are loaded with software". Bullshit. It's because they're full of all this temporary file nonsense and the IT department isn't doing its job properly. Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Just checking - did cCleaner install a Yahoo toolbar in your Internet Explorer (like it did for me)?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Antimon wrote:
Just checking - did cCleaner install a Yahoo toolbar in your Internet Explorer (like it did for me)?


I'm fairly sure there's an option during install (after main program options) that is something like "use cCleaner from Yahoo toolbar" - if you didn't de-select that option it may well have installed the toolbar Rolling Eyes Perhaps that's how they keep it freeware?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Shocked

Why do you even bother using IE? It's horrible!! Shocked

Firefox is a far better browser for Windows.

I know the guy who showed CCleaner to me had an ability to right click and scan anything. I guess you turn these things on or off in your preferences?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Oh, I guess I clicked past the install dialogs too quickly. I was a bit scared that I might have stumbled across some hacked version that could be up to other mischief besides modifying my browser.

I agree that IE sucks bigtime. My experience of workplaces, though, is that there are always some parts of the custom intranet web portal that require an Internet Explorer to be able to view it. If not for the fact that they have added:

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IF (!IE) {
SHOVE ERROR MESSAGE DOWN USER'S THROAT AND DIE
}


to the web scripts, then because they have some fancy sliding/bouncing/shaking menu stuff that only appear in a Microsoft-produced browser. Believe me, I use Firefox as much as I possibly can.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

v-un-v wrote:
ability to right click and scan anything


hmm, doesn't sound familiar, don't think I've seen that ccleaner option, what does it scan for?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Antimon wrote:


I agree that IE sucks bigtime. My experience of workplaces, though, is that there are always some parts of the custom intranet web portal that require an Internet Explorer to be able to view it. If not for the fact that they have added:

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to the web scripts, then because they have some fancy sliding/bouncing/shaking menu stuff that only appear in a Microsoft-produced browser. Believe me, I use Firefox as much as I possibly can.


yes- I know. Sad

They are very cunning Microsoft. I've also found that the Mac version of Excel is exactly like the MS version except everything is hidden- meaning that the Mac version appears to be harder to use. Things like converting txt files into cells.

Autodesk are wankers too. I hate Autodesk with a passion Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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v-un-v wrote:
ability to right click and scan anything


hmm, doesn't sound familiar, don't think I've seen that ccleaner option, what does it scan for?


I think it's something for the trash. I don't know. I'm actually a Mac user, but I also run windows- because I have to Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ah yes, you can launch ccleaner from the recycle bin right click menu....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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When I want to delete 1.6 GB of crap I just do that Shocked


Do you mean like un-installing Windows? ;0
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