Using Ccleaner but uncertain of what to delete in Issues - Registry related.

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  1. chew

    chew Registered Member

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    Hi Folks

    I need your advice on what to delete using Ccleaner in the Isses (registry related) section.

    I have started using Ccleaner to clean out some of the junks from my pc for 3 days now.

    However, I am only confident in using two of the Ccleaner's main functions out of the three i.e. Windows, Applications and Issues. (only using Windows and Applications so far ...)

    1) I use the default setting for cleaning Windows with these unchecked:

    Internet Explorer
    Delete Index.dat files
    Autocomplete Form History (when I checked this and start clean Ccleaner just stop cleaning or close itself ... don't know why)
    Advance Cache Delete

    Window Explorer
    Menu Order Cache
    Tray Notification Cache
    Window Size/Location Cache
    User Assist History

    System

    IIS Log Files

    2) Applications

    Everything is checked here.

    3) Issues

    Under Registry Integrity I have many .... but dare not clean them because I have no clue ...

    Missing Share DLLs,
    Invalid File Extensions,
    ActiveX/Com Issues,
    Open with Applications,
    Invalid Defaul Icons,
    Application Paths,
    Missing Help Files,
    Missing Install Folders,
    Missing Uninstallers,
    Invalid Uninstaller Refs,
    Old start Menu Keys

    File Integrity is fine so far because after cleaning everything is still fine.

    Oh ya ... I have created a Restore Point just prior to installing Ccleaner.

    So could anyone please advice me what are the safest to clean and what are the most "dangerous" to clean.

    Cheers

    Chew :)
     
  2. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Just a short answer to the applications tab. I do not have checked Spybot-S&D, because I think it will remove your S-S&D backups.

    Gerard
     
  3. gerardwil

    gerardwil Registered Member

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    In windows see attachement, in issues checked everything. Before fixing issues it will ask you to backup.
    So far havent any probs.

    Gerard
     

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    chew Registered Member

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    Gerardwil

    Thanks for the info. I will keep that in mind.

    I only use Ad-aware at the moment. Am thinking of Spybot S & D installation too hopefully soon.

    Cheers

    chew

    edited: Yes, I got the same setting on Windows tab.
     
  5. chew

    chew Registered Member

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    OK this is an update ... using Ccleaner.

    In the Issues Tab ... I checked everything except these 3 as they are heavily related to registry and I still dare not touch them.

    They are: (in Issues Tab the followings are still unchecked for me)

    ActiveX
    Application Paths
    Installer


    So far so good ... I rebooted my system to check if everything was fine and it was.

    I think I have cleaned out so much junks just now.

    OK I will post some of the uncertainty before I click "fix" ...

    Cheers

    Chew
     
  6. chew

    chew Registered Member

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    Folks and Ccleaner users,

    Can I delete these items found by Ccleaner from the Registry?

    They are:

    Issues > Active X and Class issues >

    Invalid Default Icons -
    For example,-> misc.exe,6


    ActiveX/COM Issues -
    For example, -> InProServer32\deskpan.dll

    OpenWith Applications -
    For example, -> too long to write down ...

    So which one can I delete or fix issues safely?

    :)
     
  7. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Chew,

    When it comes to the registry, if I don't know what it is, I don't delete it.

    Better safe than sorry.

    Others may differ. :)
     
  8. chew

    chew Registered Member

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    Ronjor

    Yes, I know. I just don't delete them if I don't know what they are. But just very tempted that's all and I wish to learn a bit more about them.

    Anyone deleted any of those I mentioned?

    o_O
     
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