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Have donwloaded TFC and when bringing into action my computer made of moan of rejectiong but I still continued and TFC removed about 4,000 temp files, which seemed to have been a lot and at the same time most of the references were the uninstalling of a lot Microsoft KBs. I did notice that the information seem to cover at lot of IE5 and IE7 and parts of SP2 and SP3. I was surprised of the number of deletions.

I also use Ccleaner, and I then checked the REGISTERY checker and I found that there were 144 entries, mostly under uninstall reference issues c:\windows\$ntuninstaller KB981852.spuninst.exe, etc., etc.

I am concerned and in doubt that TFC has conflicted or removed late MS Updates, as I noticed some of the entries were MS Updates of 2011.

I've attached three parts of the REGISTRY entries to be fixed by Ccleaner, and there are 14 entries in each part, therefore, 42 entries of the 144.

Is it safe to delete these from registry, are they clutter, or has TFC went too far in deleting things and changing things in my computer. Could this download be dangerous and insiduous programme?

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Wopsie,

Are you referring to this program? We host a program called TFC, but there is no version number associated with it, and it only clears temp files. However, the description of Temp File Cleaner 3.1 states the following:

Additionally, you're allowed to clean Windows updates cache, Windows logs and the temporary files, root and user temporary data and Recycle Bin.

I don't believe you've deleted important Windows updates, just the files related to them. Do not delete the registry entries found by CCleaner. We strongly discourage the use of registry cleaners, as they will not improve the performance of your PC in any measurable way, and if the wrong entries are removed, you could end up with an unbootable PC or damaged programs. Even orphaned registry entries won't hurt anything, nor will they affect your PC's performance.

If you're looking for the TFC program written by Oldtimer, who is a respected staff member here, then you can download it from this location. I would recommend you use this program, as it truly only clears temp files; it won't delete cookies, prefetch, or any other locations. As stated before, I also strongly recommend that you don't use any registry cleaners at all.

I hope this helps,

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Hi Wopsie ... :wave: ..:welcome:

those $ntuninstaller file are the the patchs / hotfixes you downloaded and installed...they are safe to remove as long as the patch went smooth...if your not having issues go ahead and remove them manually...after you remove them you will no longer be able to uninstall that patch
and do not use any reg cleaners...they do way more harm than good...I am working in another thread where the OP used ccleaner on the registry and now can't boot at all
side note...ccleaner is probably is gentlest of all the reg cleaners out there and it can still cause issues
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Hi Sari,

Yep, I downloaded TFC 3.1.1, and I was very surprised of the amount of files it discovered.
Sadly, I am been using Ccleaner REGISTRY cleaner, but it just came up with a few bits and pieces off and on, and when I did a REGISTRY search and found all these issues from the TGC 3.1.1 I began to wonder if the programme was SAFE. Should I have a question mark about this programme?

Because there are so many issues on the Ccleaner REGISTRY cleaner, I think I will take your advice about fixing issues.

Therefore, TFC 3.1.1 isn't the same as your TFC by Old Timer?

Thanks for your advice, and best regards.
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Thanks HR,

Have you any views on this programme TFC 3.1.1? All the reviews I have checked mostly say that it works okay, but then there were a few who said that it's dangerous. I was surprised of the amount of files it removed.

I'll download the other one the Sari suggested above, TFC by Old Timer.

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use TFC by Old Timer...uninstall or delete the other
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Hi Sari and HR,

This is what came up on the download site you suggested for TFC by Old Timer.

My antivirus company didn't like this site;

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Edited by Wopsie, 02 March 2012 - 06:24 PM.

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Hi Wopsi,

Something looks wrong with the URL as shown in your browser address window from the picture you posted.

Try this link for TFC.
http://www.geekstogo...er-by-oldtimer/

Let us know how that works for you.

Joe

Edited by zep516, 02 March 2012 - 06:49 PM.

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Hi Joe,

The same again, I go the site you listed, I click onto the DOWNLOAD and as the site loads, my antivirus gear blocks the site. So there is something wrong or my antivirus company has it all wrong.

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Yes. I would also conclude something is wrong with Trend Micro Anti Virus. The link works fine for me.

Edited by zep516, 02 March 2012 - 08:17 PM.

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Well, that is interesting because of that statement is says on the warning, is that true that this site is dangerous? I will check with my server on that.

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is that true that this site is dangerous?

No! The web site is not dangerous. It's a false positive. Meaning the site is good but Trend Micro seems to think it's bad. Sometimes an update to Trend Micro will address these types of issues. Do you get the warning from other sites as well?

Joe

Edited by zep516, 02 March 2012 - 08:18 PM.

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G'day Mate,

Well it's very interesting because I went via anothe site and it came up dangerous again.

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Hi Zep,

I downloaded the Temp File Cleaner 3.1.1 "from addpcs.comsoftware.addpcs.com/tfc/index.phpCached". I am wondering if their download has hidden something that stops "old timer" from downloading and makes the site dangerous. Is this possible? But, it's happened from two different sites. I have sent a Tech Spt email to Trend to enquire why this is so.

Regards
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So how long have you been using Trend Micro Anti Virus?
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