CCleaner: How to install and use one of the best free registry cleaners to disinfect windows.

One of my favorite cleaning and protection programs, is CCleaner. I use this tool about 4-5 years now and I ‘m very pleased with its capabilities. CCleaner helps you to clean your computer from unwanted programs, cookies and files from Internet browsing and protects your online privacy. This is a small tutorial on how to install CCleaner and use its features.

Step 1.  Installation

Notice: If you have already installed CCLeaner then proceed to:

Step 2. Working with CCleaner

How to Download and Install "CCleaner"

1. First download and install "CCleaner" tool.

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2. Choose "Run" at the first window saying: " Do you want to run or save this file? "

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3. Choose "Run" again when next security warning appears on your screen:

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4. Select your preferred language e.g. English and press "OK"

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5. At the welcome screen press "Next"

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6. Choose "I Agree" at License Agreement screen

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7. At the "Install Options" screen I prefer to make only the bare minimum choices and clear the others.

(e.g. Add Desktop Shortcut and Add Start Menu Shortcuts)

When you make your preferred choices choose "Next"

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8. At next window, if you want to install "Google Toolbar" leave the choice as is, and then select "Install". I prefer not to install additional toolbars in my computer.

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9. The Ccleaner’s installation is starting

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10. When the installation ends, choose "Finish" to start using the program

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Step 2. Working with CCleaner

Notice*. If you have already installed CCleaner, you can find the program’s shortcut in your desktop or in your installed programs menu from your windows start menu e.g.: Start > Programs > CCleaner.

When CCleaner starts you see the screen below:

1. Cleaner

In this program’s section you can start cleaning your Temporary internet files, history, cookies, etc.

By default CCleaner erases lot of unwanted files from your computer but you have the option to change its cleaning options. I prefer to use the program with its default options.

1a. To start cleaning, choose "Run Cleaner" option at the right bottom side of CCleaner’s program

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At the next information window, first choose "Do not show me this message again" and then press "OK"

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The program starts the cleaning procedure and you ‘ll see the following screen:

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1b. After the first cleaning process is finished choose the "Applications" tab at the left side of program.

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In the "Applications" options make your preferred choices if you like (I prefer the defaults) and then choose "Run Cleaner" option.

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When Ccleaner finished its operation, the next step is cleaning your registry.

2. Registry

In this program’s section you can start cleaning your registry from unwanted entries.

2a. Choose -first- the "Registry" option from program’s left side and at new program window choose "Scan for Issues"

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The program starts the registry scanning procedure.

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2b. When the registry scanning procedure finishes, the program informs you about registry problems found.

Leave the checkmarks as is and choose "Fix selected issues" option at right bottom corner.

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2c. Then you see on your screen an asking window, if you want to backup changes to the registry. Choose "No" and continue

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2d. At the next window choose "Fix All Selected Issues"

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When this procedure finishes the program informs you with the message "Issue Fixed".

2e. Choose "Close" to come at your CCleaner main window.

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If you prefer, you can repeat the above procedure, until no registry problem found.

 

Now let's see some other useful tools, CCleaner has:

3. Uninstall programs.

1. At the program’s windows choose "Tools" from left side.

1a. The first panel of tools section is the "Uninstall" panel. Here you can view and manage the programs installed on your computer.

e.g. if you like to uninstall the "Java 7 Update 9 (64-bit)" you can choose the program from the list and then "Run Uninstaller" from right side

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4. Startup items.

With CCleaner you can manage the programs starting, when your computer or browser is starting.

1. At the program’s windows choose "Tools" from left side.

2. Choose the second panel: "Startup"

2a. In "Windows" tab, you can view from the list and manage the programs started upon windows Startup.

e.g. If you like Googletalk not starting when windows starting up choose the desired line with "googletalk" and choose "Disable" or  "Delete".

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2b. In "Internet Explorer" tab, you can view from the list and manage the running programs inside your Internet Explorer browser.

To do this, choose the "Internet Explorer" Tab from the up central place of Cleaner’s window and then choose the desired programs for run, disable or delete them.

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When finishing with CCleaner, restart your computer to apply the changes made, and then start using your "clean" computer.

 

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