CCleaner – Portable by Piriform Download and Instructions

Piriform Limited makes my preferred file and registry clean up utility for Microsoft Windows. What many people may not know is that they also provide a portable version. This CCleaner version does not require you to install on your target machine.

This executable file is about one megabyte smaller than CCleaner installer version. You can download and run this installer like normal. Also, you can store it on a USB flash drive.

This free software is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Also, both x86 32 bit and x64 84 bit versions of a fore mentioned operating systems are supported. You can download CCleaner portable for free. Once you download this software to your computer, you just double click to start this program.

This version of CCleaner is basically same as installer version. CCleaner builds also known as portable are designed for system administrators and advanced users.

CCleaner – Portable by Piriform Download and Instructions Video Transcript

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Oh trivia party boy he wanted to just go
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over a quick video you may not be aware
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of this but ccleaner has a portable
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version basically you just download this
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executable it’s about a megabyte smaller
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than the full installer and you don’t
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run the installer so this is handy for
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administrators and advanced users you
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could store it on a network drive and/or
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a thumb drive or just whatever I am a
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para form affiliate just you know just
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let you know that but ccleaner I’ve used
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this for years never had any major
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problems with it this my preferred
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utility that I used to clean up files
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and registry entries from windows-based
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computers they have a Mac version too
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they it’s called the portable version
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it supports XP Vista 7 8 and 10 so all
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of the most recent Microsoft versions
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all the way back to XP which was what
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2001 2002 whatever early 2000s it’s
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entirely free but they have a paid
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version of pro version and then I will
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include a link in this YouTube video
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description to my blog post just so that
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you can access the download link but
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because it’s in a special area on their
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website that you may not be aware of
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they called they call this a builds
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version but it’s really their portable
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version so I’m going to download it and
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then I will demonstrate it so click the
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green download button and take a few
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seconds then
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I will transition as soon as I find the
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file on my computer downloads
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I might just I’ll move it out to my my
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it comes in a zip file just beware that
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but but you do not have to I’ll put it
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on my desktop but you don’t have to
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install it it it’s about it like I said
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a megabyte smaller than the full
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installer you just run it but it comes
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in a zip file so let me era I can go
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through the process now we can
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transition to my desktop so it comes in
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a zip file the latest version is 526 but
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in the future that will change so you
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just extract all and I’ll just say
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extract then it comes in two versions as
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you can see on screen there’s a regular
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version which is for x86 32-bit and or
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the 64-bit version so ccleaner portable
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which is under the builds part of their
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website supports 32-bit or 64-bit so I
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am running a 64-bit version of Windows
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10 so just click double-click click run
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user account control say yes and as you
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can see it’s a it’s a full version of
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ccleaner I didn’t go through every nook
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and cranny but just looking at really
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quickly I think it’s probably the exact
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same version it’s a megabyte smaller but
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you don’t have to install it you don’t
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have to run the installer so you can put
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it on a network drive if your if your
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computer repair technician and you
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repair a lot of computers and you just
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run over the network or you could put it
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on a USB Drive a flash drive if you have
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to go out in the field like I would
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assume you could burn it I mean you
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could just put it wherever you could
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burn it to a CD you know what I’m saying
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although it does expire well it doesn’t
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expire what I mean by that is
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this up the software gets updated right
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now the latest version is 5.26 but that
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will change in the future even a cloud
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you could probably put it on a cloud so
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here’s what I do I don’t mess with any
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of the other settings there’s a lot of
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other options as you can see it’s got
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separate settings for Microsoft edge
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internet explorer windows explorer
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system advanced I never mess with the
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advanced I don’t mess it around with any
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of these settings but you can like for
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instance you can uncheck these or you
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can you know clear saved form
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information or save passwords there’s
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other features and then also
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applications
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it’s got Firefox separate settings for
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Firefox Google Chrome Windows Store
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applications internet multimedia
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utilities windows what you can do is you
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can uncheck those and ccleaner will not
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touch those programs it won’t remove
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unnecessary files but I never ever met
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change those settings I just accept the
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default you can click on analyze I just
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run it I just you can either click
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analyze and it’ll tell you how much
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files that ccleaner will free up if any
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or you can just click on run cleaner I’m
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just gonna click on run cleaner and then
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you’ll get this prompt you can check
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that box so it doesn’t show you again
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I see I need to close I need to close
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this but quickly before I close this let
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me go back to the download link so I I
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can show you on screen i mighta went
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over it too quickly it’s on it’s under
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the builds so you that’s why I included
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my blog post so you could quickly get to
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it but if not go to download go to
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piriform com go to the download section
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scroll down here download CCleaner
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scroll all the way down to the bottom
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there’s a section called builds we also
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offer a portable version for installing
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on USB thumb drives visit the builds
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page to download that I link directly to
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the builds page for you here’s the
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installer but we don’t want that this is
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the portable which isn’t a zip file but
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like I said there’s – there’s a 32-bit
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version and a 64-bit version so you just
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unzip it so let me close chrome because
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it’s gonna yell bye bye website do not
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show me this message again
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and say yes closing application it was
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proud it was Google Chrome you don’t
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warn you so it removed almost half a
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gigabyte of data I’m gonna run it again
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I run ccleaner until it doesn’t find
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anything else until I get and we’ll try
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it a third time but that was probably
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pretty close if not zero if not close oh
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zero then I go to the registry same
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thing there’s all these options on the
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left hand side I never I never change
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anything I just click on scan for issues
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and it’s gonna scan the registry and
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look for entries that it can remove I
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had ccleaner the the install version
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installed so I’m hoping that it will
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find yep well OBS studio but it found an
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old version of ccleaner set up version
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525 so I’m gonna click fix selected
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issues I have never backed up the
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registry database never back up do you
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want to back up changes registry I never
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do that but you can
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you could click yes and then save it to
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your desktop
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I click no and then I click on fix all
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selected issues found three and then
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that’s it then I run it again to see if
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it will find more registry entries I’ve
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just run these tools the file scan and
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the registry until it doesn’t find
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anything no issues were found that’s it
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now we can go over the tools but like I
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said I never mess around with this
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program now there is a uninstaller I’m
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not I’m not sure how useful it is I
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don’t know sometimes on Microsoft
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Windows operating systems you’ll get a
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software that just is stubborn and it
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will not remove I’m not sure I’ve never
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used this part of ccleaner I’m not sure
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if this could help you uninstall those
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donkey-like or you know what I’m saying
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they’re very you know stubborn
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applications there’s a startup you can
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mess around with your startup setting
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scheduled tasks context menu what else
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back to the uninstaller just that looks
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more like Windows uninstalled but I
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don’t know if it’s more advanced than
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that or not I just uh I couldn’t tell
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you well it has a repair option see not
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all programs in Windows will have a
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repair option so it might be more useful
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than I thought browser plug-ins you can
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disable them for each web browser I’m
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not going to but you know what I’m
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saying
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on the right hand side you can enable
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disable you can even delete them from
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this program disk analyzer I can say if
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you analyze scan your computer to find
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which types of files are using disk
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space okay all right
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duplicate finder searches for duplicate
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files
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System Restore okay so you can restore
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your computer back to a different date
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using this drive wiper I will oh wow
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securely erase the contents or free
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space on a drive now this is very
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dangerous
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me because you could wipe your entire
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Drive entire Drive all data will be
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erased so be just caution caution yeah
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no boy no way mall slow down slow down
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now you could select the default free
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space only but the fraud like I that
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could be why it’s geared toward system
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administrators in advanced users I could
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see this as a computer repair technician
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if I had a I have a a dual-core computer
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out in the other part of my office and
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it’s my recovery machine I have three
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different operating systems I have Linux
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that I used for data recovery I have
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Windows 10 that I used for data recovery
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and even I believe it or not Vista for
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data recovery but that’s a long story so
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I have three separate hard drives what I
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could do is I could use this utility on
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their computer and then I could slave a
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drive and I could wipe it but I just I
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don’t even know if I would like that
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because you could accidentally wipe the
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C Drive and it will erase it and then
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uh-oh the next time you try to boot no
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operating system found and you’re
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so boy boy oh boy that’s pretty
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dangerous but that’s just me I mean
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nobody’s perfect but I prefer to use
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wipe utilities like Derek boots and nuke
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and then there is a I can’t tell you the
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name of the company yet because they I
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haven’t gotten a disk yet but they
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wanted me to review a wipe utility and
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eraser a disk eraser so I’ve never
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actually like I said I’ve never ever
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changed any of the default settings in
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ccleaner and I’ve never ever messed
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around with the other settings I’ve
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never unchecked stuff I just use the
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defaults and I just run with the cleaner
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scan and the registry scan I’ve never
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tried the erase securely erase contents
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on a drive maybe I could review it
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since I’m a piriform affiliate so if you
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were to purchase the pro version from me
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I get a percentage but I just thought
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I’d let you know that I am an affiliate
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some software I have reviewed or talked
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about I don’t get paid for it this one I
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only get paid if people were to purchase
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the pro versions but this is entirely
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free you don’t have to pay for it if you
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don’t want to I might you know what I
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might test it out I might test out my
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theory and use my recovery computer out
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front sometime maybe just I don’t know
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I’ll just test it out you know what when
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I get that software from this other
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company I’ll just test about their
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eraser and you know see see how well it
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works but so ccleaner mobile BIOS