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    OK, so one of the little old ladies in my Church had a computer on which she played games -- especially the accursed POGO games -- and it had slowed WAY down, and refused to allow updates.

    Removal of AOL's version of McAfee helped, but there were still lots of problems.

    I tried my usual assortment of remedies, including manually deleting a bunch of temp files (because Microsoft kept choking on them) and -- since this is a FREEBIE, and I've spent HOURS and HOURS on it already -- I was getting a bit frustrated....

    I downloaded CCLEANER, and it really seems to be moving this thing in the right direction?

    Anybody had any problems with CCLEANER, or success stories, or personal opinions?
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

  • #2
    Yeah, it works quite well when it comes to fixing registry errors and making space on a PC.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Irate Canadian View Post
      Yeah, it works quite well when it comes to fixing registry errors and making space on a PC.
      I seem to remember using it YEARS ago, and I THOUGHT it was one of the less intrusive "solvers".
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      • #4
        Love CCLeaner! In fact, our tech department often installs it to fix our work computers. I've used it for years.

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        • #5
          Well, jumpin' Jehosaphat!!!!! I think Windows finally updated ALL 87 updates, including the security update to patch the security update of the security update of the fix for .net 3.5.1 triple D!!!!!!
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          • #6
            CCleaner is a great tool.
            That's what
            - She

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            - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

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            • #7
              I use CCleaner. I love it.

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              • #8
                CCleaner and Malwarebytes...two great weapons in the arsenal...IMO.
                "What has the Church gained if it is popular, but there is no conviction, no repentance, no power?" - A.W. Tozer

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Littlejoe View Post
                  CCleaner and Malwarebytes...two great weapons in the arsenal...IMO.
                  I use Malwarebytes quite a bit on client computers, but I guess I had forgotten about Ccleaner -- so far, I see mostly good reviews of it online.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Littlejoe View Post
                    CCleaner and Malwarebytes...two great weapons in the arsenal...IMO.
                    Does Malwarebytes interfere with antivirus software?

                    Does anyone have a recommendation for a superior antivirus? My computer came with a Norton program. And Verizon has a McAfee program free to their subscribers. I'm looking for something that may be better than either of those. I wasn't impressed with Norton when I got a computer years ago. But since it installs on the new computer I figure it's good enough till I find better. And McAfee is said to be a bit quirky.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Country Sparrow View Post
                      Does Malwarebytes interfere with antivirus software?
                      Not that I have found...but it's funny, when I run a scan, if there's something that the antivirus software missed...i.e. Trojan etc. as soon as Malwarebytes finds it, the antivirus starts "seeing it" as well...
                      Also, I saw that Malwarebytes is now offering a whole package that will probably be pretty good! I don't know anyone who has tried it though.
                      Does anyone have a recommendation for a superior antivirus? My computer came with a Norton program. And Verizon has a McAfee program free to their subscribers. I'm looking for something that may be better than either of those. I wasn't impressed with Norton when I got a computer years ago. But since it installs on the new computer I figure it's good enough till I find better. And McAfee is said to be a bit quirky.
                      I work in the IT dept of a Major Medical Ins. provider. We use Nortons (actually we use Symantec Endpoint Protection) and it seems to do a good job. I don't like how intrusive it is for Home users but we have very sensitive information to protect here so we have to trade performance for security. I just use AVG Free and run Malwarebytes about every other week or so. Haven't had any major issues using that combo. Maybe some of the other IT guys will have a better recommendation...
                      Last edited by Littlejoe; 10-10-2014, 11:49 AM.
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                      • #12
                        Thank you. I hope to hear other suggestions too. Meanwhile, I'll look into Symantec Endpoint Protection. I just downloaded Malwarebytes. It's running a first scan. Should be interesting to see what it finds that Norton and CCleaner did not. I run CC first thing after I boot up.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Littlejoe View Post
                          Not that I have found...but it's funny, when I run a scan, if there's something that the antivirus software missed...i.e. Trojan etc. as soon as Malwarebytes finds it, the antivirus starts "seeing it" as well...
                          Also, I saw that Malwarebytes is now offering a whole package that will probably be pretty good! I don't know anyone who has tried it though.

                          I work in the IT dept of a Major Medical Ins. provider. We use Nortons (actually we use Symantec Endpoint Protection) and it seems to do a good job. I don't like how intrusive it is for Home users but we have very sensitive information to protect here so we have to trade performance for security. I just use AVG Free and run Malwarebytes about every other week or so. Haven't had any major issues using that combo. Maybe some of the other IT guys will have a better recommendation...
                          I remember reading somewhere that AVG has been getting progressively slower with each new version. Have you seen this in the field?
                          "It's evolution; every time you invent something fool-proof, the world invents a better fool."
                          -Unknown

                          "Preach the gospel, and if necessary use words." - Most likely St.Francis


                          I find that evolution is the best proof of God.
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                          • #14
                            I've stopped recommending AVG and Kaspersky because that seems to be what the virus writers are using to test against, since they are free to download for their testing.
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                            - She

                            Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                            - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                            I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                            Stephen R. Donaldson

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                            • #15
                              AVG got tiresome (slowed things down, didn't seem to work as well) and I went back to Zone Alarm before my computer died of unnatural causes....


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