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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9550 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6142 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 596962 MB, Free - 453551 MB; D: Total - 13515 MB, Free - 1847 MB; L: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 472712 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, VIOLET
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

What should I know to safely use CCleaner?:confused:
 

chuck-HD

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When I first used norton security, It scanned 4 hundred and some thousand files.
Now it's up to 9 hundred and some thousand.
I know I don't need all of them.
I wanted to trim it down.
 

TheShooter93

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You can "clean out" your computer using things like Disk Defragmenting, chkdsk, Disk Cleanup, and the like.

But NEVER use registry cleaners. They could potentially leave your computer as a heavy paperweight.
 

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When I first used norton security, It scanned 4 hundred and some thousand files.
Now it's up to 9 hundred and some thousand.
I know I don't need all of them.
I wanted to trim it down.
How do you know what files you need and don't need? You've never installed any software? Updates?

You can certainly delete temporary files, but they'll just come back. That's the way temporary files work.
 

chuck-HD

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Thanks Guys. Whats nice is you can always depend on quality help here.
I consider it a priviledge to in a way, know you.
 

TheShooter93

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Click Start.

In the search bar type cmd and hit Enter.
(For Windows XP users, click run then type this in)

In Command Prompt, type chkdsk /f and hit Enter.

At the prompt, type y and hit Enter.

Reboot the machine.
 

chuck-HD

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Click Start.

In the search bar type cmd and hit Enter.
(For Windows XP users, click run then type this in)

In Command Prompt, type chkdsk /f and hit Enter.

At the prompt, type y and hit Enter.

Reboot the machine.
Thanks.
 

DoubleHelix

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Don't run chkdsk unless you're trying to resolve or troubleshoot a specific problem.

People often post here after they've literally cleaned their computers to death.
 

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What should I know to safely use CCleaner?:confused:
What you should know is easy. Don't use it. Registry cleaners are all bad news and will sooner or later (often sooner) create way more problems than they fix. All the optimization utilities are just about one notch above outright scams. Except for the ones that are scams, and plenty of these are just poorly disguised malware.
 
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