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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Computer Cleanup by CCleaner

Crap Cleaner is a registry cleaning tool. The following is from filehippo.com CCleaner (formerly Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused and temporary files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it's fast! (normally taking less than a second to run) and Free.

Cleans the following:
Internet Explorer Cache, History, Cookies, Index.dat. Recycle Bin, Temporary files and Log files. Recently opened URLs and files. Third-party application temp files and recent file lists (MRUs). Including: Firefox, Opera, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Office XP, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and more...
Advanced Registry scanner and cleaner to remove unused and old entries.
Including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more... Backup for registry clean. Windows Startup tool. If you like and use this software then it is polite to make a donation to the author. End of File Hippo description.

I use this periodically on my machines. It does suggest you make a backup of your registry and definitely do this. I have had no issues with it. It will remove cookies that hold passwords so if you don’t have the password written down somewhere and depend on the cookie that holds it, you will be unhappy. I am always amazed at how much left over crap there is on a computer. After running the program, I do seem to boot faster. As in all freeware, you get what you pay for so buyers beware. The best thing about it is that it isn’t one of those sneaky websites that says it will clean the crap off of your computer, shows you a list of the crap and then says, deposit $25.00 and I will fix all of this stuff for you. It is free and it has worked for me.
Download at http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/

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