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Cicero
06-11-2011, 11:38 AM
What is the best way to run the Registry cleaner, always a bit afraid of loosing something in spite of back up?

Speedy Gonzales
06-11-2011, 12:41 PM
I've never had any probs with the reg cleaner. I just delete all of it / whatever appears. Windows is still working alright. I wouldnt do the same with any other reg cleaner tho

Peter H
06-11-2011, 12:43 PM
Second that - no problems at all.

blanco
06-11-2011, 01:39 PM
Never had a problem in 3 years of daily cleanup without backing up

Cicero
06-11-2011, 01:42 PM
Thanks lads, nice to have confirmation.

Tbird650
06-11-2011, 04:50 PM
+1 for ccleaner.
I trust it now to the point of not bothering to do the back up.

Digby
06-11-2011, 08:55 PM
It is good, but I know what the OP means.

I tell it not to clean my Office applications as it deletes some settings I have.

And also may not want to delete all the cookies or you loose your saved passwords.

Cicero
07-11-2011, 07:15 AM
It is good, but I know what the OP means.

I tell it not to clean my Office applications as it deletes some settings I have.

And also may not want to delete all the cookies or you loose your saved passwords.

Are you aware of cookies under options?

Speedy Gonzales
07-11-2011, 07:21 AM
You wont lose your passwords, unless saved passwords under windows is ticked. Deleting cookies, wont remove a password for good.

Digby
07-11-2011, 11:08 AM
Yes, so what I mean is for a new user, Are all the options ticked or unticked ?

I can't remember now as I've had ccleaner for years now.

FAB
07-11-2011, 01:33 PM
Used it on hundreds of PCs, used to backup registry first, but rarely do now and never a problem...CCleaner and Malware Bytes are a great combo

Agent_24
07-11-2011, 02:03 PM
I don't bother with registry cleaners any more. Used to use Norton Utilities but it didn't seem to do much, most were just entries from old uninstalled programs, but if you use something like Revo uninstaller you won't get that problem anyway.

Problem is registry cleaners sometimes delete things they shouldn't.