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Ccleaner And Windows 8

  1. #1


    denmark
    Posts : 76
    windows 8.1

    Ccleaner And Windows 8


    hello.
    i was wondering if you have to use ccleaner once in a while on windows 8 64 bit,just like with windows 7.
    maybe it is a stupid question because my laptop is not running slow or anything,but i mean when the time comes.
    i am a newbie to windows 8.

    isaccasi

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  2. #2


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I run CCleaner in 8 with no problem.
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  3. #3


    Morocco
    Posts : 271
    Windows 8.1 64bit (6,3 Build 9600)


    I had always used Ccleaner with Windows 8 before I upgraded to Windows 8.1 without any problem.
    I used to set it run at the startup or when I feel that the computer needs cleaning or after removing a virus or whenever I want without any problem.
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 74
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit


    Use CCleaner everyday, cleans all the rubbish out and its very stable.
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  5. #5


    I'll take the contrary position and say you've never needed to run CCleaner at all. While I won't say it's completely without value, you should only be running it on an as-needed basis at most. If you need to run it with any degree of regularity that should tell you that you need to take a step back and evaluate your computer using habits to figure out why you are leaving so much crap in your wake that it needs to be cleaned up on such a frequent basis.

    Once upon a time CCleaner was a nice little program targeted at people who would understand the various risks and benefits to each option. Then it was "discovered" by people who think they know more about troubleshooting computers than they actually do and used as a means of proving their knowledge to those who knew even less. The CCleaner developers responded by dumbing down the program considerably and adding a bunch of dubious features. On the one hand, it's hard to fault them for giving customers what they want, but on the other hand it's always sad to see a once good program go down the path of scope creep.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 123
    Windows 8.1


    You don't need to use CCleaner at all on any Windows OS never mind Windows 8/8.1.

    It's largely just trivial stuff that makes no difference, some things it does, or rather let it do, actually slows up your use of Applications.
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  7. #7


    I use CCleaner on a regular basis on my Windows 8.1 system and it usually removes over 500mb of temporary files. If these files are in place when Windows Defender or Malwarebytes runs, it has to sort through all of those temporary files looking for virus signatures. It's better to be rid of them.

    My sister has Windows 7 on her Dell 17r laptop. I used CCleaner on it and removed 2gb of temporary files.
    Last edited by Antilope; 15 Oct 2014 at 20:57.
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  8. #8


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    I too think Ccleaner is a targeting program, meaning if you are having difficulty removing a program, then it is good to run. I used it to remove excess java files from an earlier install. I used it to free up space on a small HDD that needed it.

    If your computer is slow, try this on for size: Optimize Performance of Windows 8

    You can use Disk Cleanup to free up some space, so Ccleaner is really not needed for freeing space, though it can help perhaps. Most people have plenty of space.

    Ccleaner can potentially slow down your computer if you aren't careful. Remove certain excess files, and your computer may have to re-create them. Also, if it is set to startup with the computer, it can take a tinsy bit more time to boot (longer with slower computers, negligible with faster ones).

    Cheers
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  9. #9


    The main thing CCleaner does that I like is it removes web browser Temporary Internet Files (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.).
    Yes, there are other ways to accomplish this but why bother when CCleaner does such a good job of it?

    It can also delete cookies, browsing history, etc.

    It's just a nice program that keeps accumulated junk off my hard drive.
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  10. #10


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    The main thing CCleaner does that I like is it removes web browser Temporary Internet Files (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.).
    Yes, there are other ways to accomplish this but why bother when CCleaner does such a good job of it?

    It can also delete cookies, browsing history, etc.

    It's just a nice program that keeps accumulated junk off my hard drive.
    Every so often a computer just needs a good cleaning. Why not use Ccleaner?
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