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CCleaner free alternative with NO NAGS?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    CCleaner free alternative with NO NAGS?


    I've used the free version of CCleaner to clean my registries for years, but this past 2 years they've been nagging more and more to buy the newest version.

    Is there an alternative to CCleaner that's free, does a good job of registry cleaning, and has NO NAGS?

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  2. #2


    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    There are several good choices out there, like buying cars, one has to check out the "look and feel"/operations and pick one or two. Just to name two of many: Auslogics & Wise, after custom or advanced install, registry cleaners (do not use the other functions) have worked for me for years. If/when you clean the registry, be careful, be cautious, lest you end up reaching for the Windows install DVD or the backups.
    Last edited by RolandJS; 19 Apr 2017 at 21:43.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1


    Well CCleaner has never messed things up with that. Are these others as safe?

    I agree with you about other functions. I used the PC cleanup function of CCleaner once and lost my browser cache, which was a real pain when I had to re-input all kinds of things at various sites.
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  4. #4


    It sounds like you initially installed the trial version and reverted to the free version when the trial ended.

    Try doing a fresh install by uninstalling via control panel then download the free version.
    CCleaner - Free Download or try CCleaner Professional - Piriform

    I've never had any notifications to upgrade when installing the free version.
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  5. #5


    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 565
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    The only "nags" I receive from any Piriform free applications is a suggestion to update to the latest version when you load the program for use - this is a good idea as things are continually being improved.

    If the "Nags" are a problem then there should be an option to " automatically check for new version " or similar in the settings - I'm sure there used to be an option to stop these update notifications in the actual pop-up message but not sure this still shows
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  6. #6


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Ranch View Post
    It sounds like you initially installed the trial version and reverted to the free version when the trial ended.

    Try doing a fresh install by uninstalling via control panel then download the free version.
    CCleaner - Free Download or try CCleaner Professional - Piriform

    I've never had any notifications to upgrade when installing the free version.
    OK, will try that. Thanks.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    The only "nags" I receive from any Piriform free applications is a suggestion to update to the latest version when you load the program for use - this is a good idea as things are continually being improved.

    If the "Nags" are a problem then there should be an option to " automatically check for new version " or similar in the settings - I'm sure there used to be an option to stop these update notifications in the actual pop-up message but not sure this still shows
    I keep getting nags that an update is available, only to find it's the paid version.
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  8. #8


    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 565
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    Please proceed as advised in post #4 above
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