CCleaner

  highside 13:18 18 Oct 2010
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Have used CC for years but until now never thought of this- Under its Windows tab there are four sub headings & lots of ticked boxes by default and (in my case) at least 14 unchecked boxes. Two are obvious 'Menu & Desktop shortcuts' but what about the remainder, is it safe to tick them?
ie Win error reporting
DNS Cache
FTP accounts
Old Prefetch Data
Menu order Cache
Tray Notifications Cache
Win Size/location Cache
User Assist history
ILS Log Files
Custom Files & Folders
Wipe Free Space.

Thanks for any advice

  sunnystaines 13:19 18 Oct 2010

most of us just keep to default settings and stay safe

  provider 2 14:03 18 Oct 2010

Difficult to answer that question without Googling to see what all these items beside the unticked (by default) boxes refer to and what harm might be done by ticking them.

In any event, the fact that they are unticked suggests there might possibly be a problem. Some experts say that removing prefetch files, for example, will slow Windows down, not speed it up, and Windows will replace them anyway, automatically clearing the oldest ones when the list reaches a pre-set size.

Similarly, clearing the DNS cache is necessary only when a dodgy URL has been cached and there is a connection problem. It certainly doesn`t need to be done every time you run CCleaner.

Most recently Ccleaner has put Avast 5 and MBAM log files into the Utilies section, and the boxes are ticked by default. At very least, it`s a classification anomaly ... since when have security programs been "Utiliies"?

As sunnystaines says, safer to use the default settings, but check "Utilies" if you would prefer to keep your security software log files.

  march 15:55 18 Oct 2010

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  highside 16:08 18 Oct 2010

Thanka all.

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