Beware over-ambitious clean up programs: CCleaner "hits" WinPatrol

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http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2010/11/beware-over-ambiguous-clean-up-programs.html

"There’s another potential danger from programs promoted as Registry Cleaners and/or system optimizers. They can also delete program files or registry values that they decide may be harmful...

[Effective with/after version 2.36, 9/27/10] CCleaner will remove...  [WinPatrol's] history.txt ...  an important file you won’t want deleted. The  history.txt  file stores a lists of actions you took using WinPatrol. If for some reason you want to recover a change you’ve made it won’t be possible without the history file...

CCleaner does provide an option to exclude WinPatrol which for now I recommend unchecking."

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Re: Beware over-ambitious clean up programs: CCleaner "hits" WinPatrol
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010, 08:03:11 AM »
Thanks Dave...an issue some certainly may still be unaware of. However, I would like to point out, I do believe this has already been addressed as CCleaner is already on to version 3.
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Re: Beware over-ambitious clean up programs: CCleaner "hits" WinPatrol
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2010, 08:37:26 AM »
Dave,

Thanks for your query.

BillP's blog was just posted today...

After reading your comment, I tested the matter myself, with CCleaner 3.00.1310, and have confirmed BillP's allegation:   (even) version 3.0 is still locating, and trying to remove, WinPatrol's history.txt

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Re: Beware over-ambitious clean up programs: CCleaner "hits" WinPatrol
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2010, 09:51:53 AM »
Thanks Dave for your research on this. Indeed, my apologies. I'm presently booted into Win7 and checked on this. No history file targeted so I jumped to my conclusion.

In fact, I had no history file in Win 7 because I had not removed anything from startup...so I did to test this and in fact it is still targeted. Let's put some heat on CC folks!
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Re: Beware over-ambitious clean up programs: CCleaner "hits" WinPatrol
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 11:17:45 AM »
No need to apologize.

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