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Deleting Unused File Extensions


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I have a list of about 10 that keep coming up, and every time I press delete they still appear the next time I scan the machine

I don't know if they're a problem or not!

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Thanks for any help in advance

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Erm , no one has replied to my topic, can anyone help?!
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Apologies that this was overlooked

After the scan, do you press fix selected errors, make a back up, then click OK

CCleaner has been updated since you posted

http://www.ccleaner....oad/builds.aspx

I prefer the slim build

Thank You for being so patient
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Yep, I do all that but the same entries still remain

And I've got the most recent version of CCleaner on my PC, I usually check for updates every couple of weeks :whistling:

So yeah, I'm not entirely sure what to do now
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Prefetch is clickable for more information

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, (all files will highlight), right click any file, click delete, confirm

Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up

Reboot

Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run defragmenter

Download, install and run
Tune Up 2007 Trial

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Disable the anti virus programme then click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Check the anti virus programme is running

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

Click optimize and improve then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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I've done all you said, but it's made no difference, those unused file extensions are still coming up on CCleaner

Plus there were 6/7 problems that kept coming up in the registry scan even though I opted to resolve them every time
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Does Tune Up and CCleaner keep finding the same ones?
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Yep, would you like me to do a screen shot of the ones it comes up with?
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Yes, or a list, and do you have the programmes it finds errors with installed
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I don't actually know what any of them are, apart from one that looks like a Messenger Plus component which I removed a while back as it was giving my PC problems

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If you click start then search, include hidden and system files, have you got any folders in application data for msgplus
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