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CCleaner Driver Wiper completely removed Bitlocker property

I use a Bitlocker drive with my Win7-64 Ultimate. So just to get rid of data in there, I wanted to use CCleaner Driver Wiper feature. I selected "erase drive" instead of free space wiping. And next ...
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Windows 8(.1) additional utilities

I'll be brief: I've formatted my computer and now I'm trying to install as little software as possible. I was wondering if CCleaner and Defraggler are really necessary? Is cleaning the registry ...
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How to clean an externally connected Windows volume of cruft?

I frequently will take Windows drives that are junked up by viruses, malware and general usage over to other machines in order to remove the infections, etc. vs fighting the battle on the machine in ...
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Antivirus deleting files?

I am working with QGIS and noticed recently that some files (.shx) disappeared... I read somewhere on StackExchange that an antivirus may "clean" some folders (I have Avira and CCleaner). Is it ...
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CCleaner is corrupting Chrome's preferences files

Google Chrome Version 33.0.1726.0 dev-m CCleaner V.4.08.4428(64bit) Windows 8.1 64bit Problem Description: After cleaning Chrome's "Internet History", Google Chrome's preferences become corrupt. ...
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CCleaner wrongly detects “Oxygen XML Editor 14”

CCleaner shows amongst the computer applications which can be analyzed in my computer one identified as "Oxygen XML Editor 14", although I don't know this software and therefore I've never installed ...
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CCleaner Disable and Enable Startup Programs

I am working on a program for work which includes a startup manager. I have it to where the user can delete startup entries for programs, but it cannot disable startup entries. With the CCleaner ...
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Program (CCleaner) shows wrong installation date?

I installed CCleaner a few days ago (forgot the exact date, uninstalled it) and when I checked control panel for the list of programs it says I installed it on April 23, 2013! What's going on? My ...
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IE10's localStorage is broken?

I recently ran CCleaner to clean up my laptop. Since then, every time any site tries to access window.localStorage, the following error appears: The system cannot find the path specified. It ...
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CCleaner cannot clean the cache and cookies for Metro UI Browsers

I have CCleaner Professional v 3.24.1850 installed on my Windows 8 laptop. Whenever I run the cleaner, it clears the cache, cookies, history, etc., but only for Desktop browsers. Nothing happens to ...
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CCleaner for all user accounts

Is there an easy way to make CCleaner clear the browser caches, temp directories, recycle bins, etc., for all user accounts instead of just the one currently logged in? If not, is there a similar ...
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How to prevent CCleaner from wiping Start Menu frequently used applications list?

Every time I use CCleaner to clean my system, regardless to what settings I set up (as far as I could find), it purges my Start Menu most used applications list (the main (lefrmost) column of the ...
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CCleaner does not clean for… itself?

As on screenshot below. I don't even have BitTorrent application installed anymore. How to remove this entry from CCleaner?
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How can I recover from UNMOUNTALBE_BOOT_VOLUME error on Windows XP?

My win XP machine was running really slow so i decided (not a great idea in hindsight) to download and run CCleaner. I cleaned up files and registry settings (it makes you save a backup) and then i ...
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Running CCleaner with Psexec via Batch File

Is there a way to setup PSExec within a batch file to silently run CCleaner on remote PC's via a batch file scheduled in Task Scheduler? I understand CCleaner has an /AUTO switch on the command line, ...
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What is the best way to 'clean' my computer?

I am currently running Windows 7 x64. I frequently install, uninstall, modify, break, or otherwise alter various programs on my computer (experimentation is fun!). Anyways, over the past six months ...
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CCleaner erased most of the free space

I tried to use "Erase free space" from CCleaner in Mac. I was not sure about how it would work. When the process started there was about 175 GB of space available, and when the space started to ...
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Cleaning system from removed applications trash

Details My OS: Windows 7 Ultimate X64 with SP1 I'm using CCleaner for daily, weekly PC cleanings. Recently during uninstallation of Acronis True Image, uninstaller crashed and closed itself at the ...
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What is more effective for reviving performance - cleanup utilities or reinstalling the OS?

My 1.5 year old Toshiba Net Book running Windows 7 is slowing down. Will running clean-up utilities or re-installing Windows be more effective for reviving its performance?
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If I use CCleaner regularly, will it damage or reduce the life time of hard disk?

I found CCleaner very useful to clean all unnecessary data on a hard drive and wipe out free space. But what makes it different from normal delete to secure delete, and I wonder what it will do on ...
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CCleaner, is it just FUD?

Is there really any need for software like CCleaner? I really can't see how cleaning a few bits here and there and the registry and deleting temp files that will be back again in a few days help ...
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CCleaner shows “Corrupt File” error message

I get the following warning message when I open CCleaner on Windows XP: Why is this coming? Why does the username end with .kh? ("login.kh")
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How to clean private data on Windows XP?

Using ShellBagsView from NirSoft Utilities I've just found out that Windows is storing the names of visited directories together with things like window position, even for directories deleted many ...
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What to clear using CCleaner for performance

I wonder what are the things i should clear using CCleaner for best performance. I see that some of the items are cache files eg. Thumbnail cache, DNS cache. will removing them have any negative ...
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How to save CCleaner settings

if i have setup CCleaner the way i want it to work, eg. what to remove, what to keep (cookies) etc, can i export them so that if i re-format, i can have them?
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How to make portable CCleaner detect portable web browsers?

Is it possible? Because I tried it and it seems that it doesn't detect the portable apps the browsers. I'm currently using Google Chrome for browsing and Firefox for downloading.
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CCleaner for Mac / Linux?

Is there a program for OS X and/or Ubuntu like CCleaner? Memory cleaning and internet cache cleaner?