Using CCleaner

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by WilliamP, Oct 26, 2004.

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  1. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    How safe is it to remove what ccleaner finds. I have a bunch of Invalid Uninstall Ref. items a lot of it is Microsoft Q37654 type things.
     

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    WilliamP

    You can back up before deletion. However, I wouldn't remove registry entries from Microsoft even though they may not be valid.
    They are not really hurting anything other than the fact you know they are there.
    Just my opinion.
     
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    Those entries should be safe to remove, but I don't entirely trust Ccleaner. Making backups is essential, in my experience.
     
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    Thanks you all.
     
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    I started deleting those items found in Issues category by category. Now I have nothing to delete. But I monitor my system for nearly a month or more before I even started deleting those found in Issues. (by the way I back up every item I deleted)

    Say if you want to delete those Invalid Ref then you better delete all of the Invalid Ref found together but make sure you make a Back Up of all of them before you delete them.

    Then use you pc for a week or two and trying out everything. Monitor if there is anything weird going on.

    If everything is fine then you move on to the next category. Make a backup and "Fix Selected Issues". Wait and monitor your system for two weeks testing out everything.

    So if anything weird happens you can restore those deleted Registry items. I do that all the time. Delete and restore then delete then restore.

    In the end I just delete them all ...

    So far so good. Everything remain the same.

    Hope that helps.

    :D
     
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    Thanks Chew.
     
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