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I found a previous thread on CC Cleaner, but it was 5 yrs old, so i am wondering if it is still relevant? I just run CC and deleted a load of files, then downloaded and run an updated version and had over 700 files to delete.....all I had done was to install CC! I am only using the free version, but is this programme worth running at all given the recent hack story?
 

Saga Lout

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What you term the "recent hack story" only affected 32 bit CCleaner. The latest version of either 32 or 64 bit will have found a lot more crap (the C in CCLeaner) than would a five years back variety could possibly do.

If you continue to use it, make sure you accept the offer of a Registry backup when you clear that out and note the name and location of the file they back it up to. If you want a pretty good clean up, go into c:\windows\ystem32 and scroll down the file CleanMgr.exe. Right click on it, select RunAs Administrator and when it shows a form with all the possible rubbish it wants to clear out, tick all the entries.

That gets rid of a lot of junk.
 

Saga Lout

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What you term the "recent hack story" only affected 32 bit CCleaner. The latest version of either 32 or 64 bit will have found a lot more crap (the C in CCLeaner) than would a five years back variety could possibly do.

If you continue to use it, make sure you accept the offer of a Registry backup when you clear that out and note the name and location of the file they back it up to. If you want a pretty good clean up, go into c:\windows\ystem32 and scroll down the file CleanMgr.exe. Right click on it, select RunAs Administrator and when it shows a form with all the possible rubbish it wants to clear out, tick all the entries.

That gets rid of a lot of junk.
 

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Next, Valve software got compromised and hacker hid rootkit and ransomware onto consumer PC.

" We are born in the wrong generation." - FilthyFrank

I agreed with that quote man.


 
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