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Timid of CCleaner!!

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    Timid of CCleaner!!


    Hello,
    As a long time CCleaner user I have stopped it in W8. The reasoning behind this is I was getting undetermined sfc file corruptions. I reinstalled several times, same problem. Since I have been using the C: drive properties menus > disk cleaner, maybe by luck, I have installed many of my regular programs and run for two days, doing multiple sfc checks, and always come up okay. I thought that CCleaner might be removing something this preview OS needs. I pretty much had it clean everything except firefox passwords and free space wipe. Was this just a fluke or am I having it remove to much. I would really love to run CCleaner again. Appreciate all responses, opinions, and answers!
    Glenn

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    Heh I run Ccleaner a lot. Probably more times in a day than the average user that doesn't use forums runs it in a month. It hasn't ever caused this type of issue, doesn't now and if they make it 20 years from now, it still won't.

    It is stellar and could not be improved alone in this aspect. It is blameless in all cases. The maker's testing methodology must be top notch.

    Your file corruptions are because you installed the patch to remove the watermark on the desktop. You know you did haha.
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    LOL, Gman,
    I am heartened to hear that one such as yourself feels confident, if not righteous in the use of the truly remarkable IMHO program CCleaner. What watermark?? In any case, your's is a +1 on the go ahead and reinstall it list!! Thanks for your experienced response!
    Glenn
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    You're welcome.

    Ehhh I thought there was a chance you might say you didn't do the watermark tweak but like Google, I was feeling lucky for the moment.

    Bottom right near the clock. It says Windows 8 stuff by default. There are methods to remove it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    You're welcome.

    Ehhh I thought there was a chance you might say you didn't do the watermark tweak but like Google, I was feeling lucky for the moment.

    Bottom right near the clock. It says Windows 8 stuff by default. There are methods to remove it.
    Otherwise occupied at this time with bigger fish and a cooking method in hot fat!
    L8tr
    Glenn
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    Glen, I'm surprised to hear about your problem. I have used CCleaner frequently on XP, 7, and now 8, and it works fine. By chance, is your 8 Preview on a virtual machine or a partition?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince53 View Post
    Glen, I'm surprised to hear about your problem. I have used CCleaner frequently on XP, 7, and now 8, and it works fine. By chance, is your 8 Preview on a virtual machine or a partition?
    Howdy Vince53,
    Thanks for stopping in!! No the install is on a single machine. I have no proof whatsoever that CCleaner is or was a problem. But as far as I could see it was the the most intrusive program comparitively. I've used it so much that I decided to put it back in. Haven't gotten the nerve to check all the items to delete like the history and logs, just don't know enough about the workings of 8 versus 7. Never had a problem on XP or on 7. Most likely a bad coincedence. But until I get a backup system image I really don't want to take any chances. Like I said I have blindly messed around with it and it has been reinstalled at least four times. But my sfc is still saying everything is fine!!
    Glenn
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    Hi,

    Whatever it is (and know what it is, I think), it's not CCleaner causing the SFC oddities.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by fdegrove; 24 Mar 2012 at 19:38.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,

    Whatever it is (and know what it is, I think), it's not CCleaner causing the SFC oddities.

    Cheers,
    Being out of the loop for a fairly long time, I am still suspect, not quite 100% sure. But hey, this is just for fun anyway!
    Cheers
    Glenn
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    *cough* Norton *cough*
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