CCleaner or CrapCleaner is a freeware program for Windows. I use it all the time, and it is great for cleaning your system from junk, as well as fixing your Windows registry from invalid entries.
Did you know that you can run it in the background silently via shortcut? Yes, you can!
The easiest way to do it is via the tutorial below:
1) Open up CCleaner. Go to options -> advanced. Select the checkbox that says “Save all settings to INI file.”
2) Make a shortcut on your desktop to the CCleaner program. Right click the shortcut, go to properties, and make it say “”C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe” /AUTO”.
Add the /AUTO part with a space right after the quotes. Now exit back to the desktop, and everytime you run the shortcut, CCleaner will run in the background and clean up your PC!
For the graphic tutorial, go to the source. Thanks!
This is a program that I have been using for years called CCleaner. What it does is it cleans up your hard drive by removing temp files, bat files, internet files, and the like. Also, it has a built in registry cleaner. Ok, I don’t know how well this registry cleaner compares to Registry Mechanic, but I never had a problem with it.
Here is what the program can do for you.
CCleaner is a freeware PC optimization tool.
It combines a system cleaner that removes unused and temporary files from your system and also a fully featured registry cleaner!
CCleaner allows Windows to run faster, more efficiently and gives you more hard disk space.
The best part is that it’s Small, Fast and Free!
Cleans the following Windows components:
* Internet Explorer
– Temporary File Cache
– URL History
– Hidden Index.dat files
– Last download file location
– Temporary File Cache
– URL History
– Download manager
* Recycle Bin
* Windows Temporary files
* Windows Log files
* Recent Documents (on the Start Menu)
* Run history (on the Start Menu)
* Windows XP Search Assistant history
* Windows XP old Prefetch data
* Windows memory dumps after crashes
* Chkdsk file fragments
Advanced Options allow cleaning of:
* Menu Order cache
* Tray Notifications Cache
* Window Size and Location Cache
* User Assist history
* IIS Log Files
* Custom Folders
As well as cleaning up old files and settings left by standard Windows components, CCleaner also cleans temporary files and recent file lists for many applications. Including:
* Firefox, Opera, Safari, Media Player, eMule, Kazaa, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Microsoft Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat Reader, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and more…
CCleaner uses an advanced Registry Cleaner to check for problems and inconsistencies. It can check the following:
* File Extensions
* ActiveX Controls
* Shared DLLs
* Help File references
* Application Paths
* Invalid Shortcuts and more…
CCleaner was designed from the ground to be safe and secure to use. It has multiple levels of checks in place to ensure that it cannot delete any useful information or documents you may still need. We also certify that it contains no Spyware or Adware.
For the super cautious users we also offer secure file erasing. By overwriting the files before deleting them, making it impossible to recover the data.
Thanks to the translators, CCleaner is available in 35 different languages:
English, Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech/Slovak, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian Cyrillic, Serbian Latin, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
Find the program at www.ccleaner.com