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Yes, I upgraded to the 5.08 version and it doesn't seem to clean my computer like the older version did.. It keeps bringing up the same things over and over even after I have cleaned it.. what is wrong?

asked by LOUISE D. on 7/29/15

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Various things like Internet Explorer, Chrome etc create a set of small dummy files - so even when you deleted them they are very quickly back again. They don't matter. Just look at 'details' and it's only really big files and big volumes of data that will help (if at all)
CCleaner is ok upto version 5.40. After that infested with Avast advertising. Just get CCleaner version 5.40 (still available on softpedia and file hippo etc - or get CCleaner PORTABLE from there and download it direct to a USB stick and run it from USB stick).


Tidying your registry will make no difference to your computer unless the registry is completely corrupted - but then you need more than a freeware cleaner.


I personally would recommend getting 'Malwarebytes Adwcleaner' (free), and 'PCDecrapifier 3.0.1' - small freeware programmes that don't install anything and just help you clean crp of the computer. ... If you don't know what you are doing - do not mess with stuff suggested by PCDecrapifier.


... In windows - also just use ... Windows Administrative Tools - Disk Cleanup....


The main thing to keep computer speed is to uninstall not needed programmes and Apps and block bs stuff from Startup - big startup slow downs can be Dropbox, OneDrive, - UNinstall them unless you use them. Can get them free later if needed. ...

... CREATE RESTORE point before messing with the system and uninstalling stuff - can then recover by going back in time using 'System Restore' if need to


...and if you have Dell or HP - a least half of their Apps are unnecessary (like ...'support assist' - Uninstall imho).
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