CCleaner v3 Released

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    Ian Administrator

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    There's a new version of CCleaner out now, which comes with a few extra features (such as x64 version and drive wiper):

    You can download the new version from here:
    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
     
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    Yeh! At last! Thanks for the info!
     
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    Got it last night.
    Seems to run sweeter in the short while I've had it
     
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    ive downloaded it, but it installed to the x86 folder - im not sure if there is a separate 64bit dl link available? sorry if being a stupido, im not in best condition right now...


    EIDT;

    nevermind, i just checked the process - its 64.
     
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    Thanks Ian, installed it this morning. I like the new Drive Wiper functionality (have not tried it yet), waiting for someone else to try it.:)
     
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    Elmer BeFuddled Resident eejit VIP Member

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    I tried it, but panicky at start of doing so. Just in case it was on "wipe entire drive". But all went ok.
     
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    what is it? an ... optimizer?

    what is the use in wiping free space?
     
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    Elmer BeFuddled Resident eejit VIP Member

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    When Mr. Plod comes tapping on your door. If you've wiped or over-written your free space it'll be harder for him to watch your deleted pr0n.

    An optimizer is a happy person who is tight with their money.
     
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    Hear that Cat? :D
     
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    i....uuuooooooooohkayyy.
     
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    It gets rid of cookies, web surfing data, temp files, cleans the recycle bin, etc.

    Wiping free space to be sure that the files you have deleted are really deleted and gets rid of extra bits and bytes hanging around.

    It's a good idea to do this about once a week or so just to keep things tidied up a bit.
     
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    catilley1092 Win 7/Linux Mint Lover VIP Member

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    I like the option, but it was already there, just not as noticeable. What I didn't like was the option of including Google Chrome. In an earlier thread that I created, I mentioned that my mouse was sticking, and I unintentionally installed Chrome a couple of times.

    It's great that CCleaner has an uninstaller to redeem my bad mouse.:D No Google Chrome on my computer!

    I do like the new 64 bit version, and the overall new look. Not overdoing it, just enough to notice.

    Cat
     
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    It also got rid of my restore points, just as another app (Eraser) did. I had all three partitions checked to wipe, using the DOD (three wipes) method. After it was finished, I noticed that ALL of my restore points were deleted.

    Fortunately, I done this on my notebook, so no damage was done. But why does these "free space" wipers deletes the restore points? I set 20% of the partition space for these restore points, yet these "cleaners" deletes them anyway. And this isn't the first time it's happened either.

    I post this to warn all that this can happen, by using this app.

    Cat
     
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    Wiping free space is not necessary unless you are worried a badguy will somehow gain access to your disk, use a data recovery program on the disk, then use that information against you. For those unaware, deleting (or reformatting) does not "erase" or actually "delete" anything that was previously saved in that storage location. It merely marks in the tables that that space is now available. The data is still there.

    A wipe program does not "wipe" either. It writes a bunch of random or nonsensical 1s and 0s in that space which realigns the magnetic particles so any previous data cannot be retrieved.

    Note that through normal use, the previous data is overwritten. And once overwritten a few times, even the best forensic analysis with the best equipment cannot retrieve the previously saved data.

    The only time most people need to wipe a disk is when they are getting rid of the disk.
     
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