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I'm not sure if CCleaner gave me the errors I got on my last version of Windows 7 so I wanted to make sure what others have checked before running this. Before I switched to an SSD, I got frequent msn errors and occasional Office 2007 errors when saving documents. Do you think CCleaner could have given me those errors? What should I check uncheck in these pictures here?


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when I run CClearner, I check EVERYTHING... and never back up registry. Probably sounds like bad advice, but no problems here.
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I've used CCleaner a lot, and have never had any problems (in fact it's fixed problems I've had). Everything that's checked in your screenshots I have checked (and I think I actually have more checked than you do). I guess it is possible for it to delete a registry entry that's actually being used, but that's why I always backup the registry before I run the cleaner.
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Personally, I disable the run at startup and the ActiveX and class issues. Run at startup messes with my Everest and Rainmeter, for some reason, and the ActiveX messes with my ATI Catalyst Control Center.
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i have all kinds of bad luck with all the sys cleaners available... none is perfect ( but many like tune up are very close to perfection). neway.... when cleaning registry, always keep activex unchecked. my browser is not showing the other 2 images, dont let these programs clean the "temp" folders.....
    
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When it says Internet ---> windows live messenger. What exactly would that be cleaning anyways?
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When it says Internet ---> windows live messenger. What exactly would that be cleaning anyways?
Chat logs?
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Chat logs?
So it wouldn't do anything to screw up the program itself? I just get weird errors sometimes. But if it only accounts for chat logs then that's fine. What about Office 2007. What would it clean in there?
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So it wouldn't do anything to screw up the program itself? I just get weird errors sometimes. But if it only accounts for chat logs then that's fine. What about Office 2007. What would it clean in there?
I think it clears the recently opened tab in Office.

CCleaner's website has a page that explains, to some degree, what some of those options do. Some of the explanations aren't all that helpful, but it may be something: http://www.piriform.com/docs/ccleane...ucing-ccleaner

EDIT. If you right click on any entry, and chose analyze, then right click in the window on the right and select "View detailed results" you can see what files are going to be removed. For Office 2007, it's removing files from the /Recent folder (it doesn't delete the actual file, just removes the pointer to it in the menu).
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I've used CCleaner a lot, and have never had any problems (in fact it's fixed problems I've had).
Same here.

I have just about everything checked, but the only real "dangerous" setting is the "Only delete files in Windows Temp folder older than 24 hours" option. You can uncheck this if you know what you're doing, but it's safest to leave it checked if you're unsure.
 
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