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Clean Up With Click&Clean Firefox and Chrome Extension

imageIf there’s one thing regular readers here seem to agree on it’s – CCleaner is an awesome application. You can count me in the “awesome application” appreciation group. This free system cleaner is still my “go to” application for simple system cleanup.

CCleaner users know, that running this venerable utility can help keep a system clean by emptying the Recycle Bin, Temporary Setup Files, Downloaded Program Files, Temporary Internet Files, Old Chkdsk Files, Temporary Files, Temporary Offline Files, Offline Files, and more.

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Generally, I would run CCleaner once a day – if I could remember to do so. I’ve now discovered a “no need to remember” way to launch CCleaner automatically, whenever I close my Browsers – either Firefox, or Chrome.

Click&Clean is a free Firefox and Chrome extension which not only does a major cleanup job on Browser activity in its own right (see fast facts), but the application can be set to launch CCleaner automatically (for a deeper and more secure cleaning), on Browser shut down. Additional external applications (rather than CCleaner), which can be set to run automatically include – Wise Disk Cleaner Free, Computer Janitor, and BleachBit.

Setup is simple and straightforward. From within the options menu, you can choose which external application you wish to run.

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For convenience, you can add an extension icon to the Browser’s navigation Toolbar, as illustrated below.

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Fast facts:

Delete your browsing history
Clear records from your download history
Remove cookies and Empty cache
Delete temporary files
Remove Flash Local Shared Objects (LSO)
Delete private data when Firefox closes
Automatically close all windows/tabs
Clean up your hard drives and Free up more disk space – including secure file deletion
Launch external applications, like CCleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner etc. on Windows – or Janitor, BleachBit, etc. on Linux

System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Linux, Mac

Download the Firefox version at: Mozilla

Download the Chrome version at: The Chrome Web store

The Chrome version has several additional features not available in the Firefox version.

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Free Wise Registry Cleaner – Safe for New Users

A packed, cluttered registry can often be one of the major causes of computer slowdown, and in some cases, computer malfunction. As well, a messy registry can cause programs to stop working properly, and it can lead to frustration while you wait for the operating system to load, often at a snails pace.

Even with a new/newer computer, the loading of the operating system and application software can, over time, create redundant errors and leave unnecessary entries in the registry. This is where a Registry cleaner can prove its value.

If you’re a relatively new computer user it’s important that you choose a Registry cleaner which will clean your Registry easily, thoroughly, and most importantly for you as a new user, safely.

Wise Registry Cleaner is a free, non aggressive application that, as one of my friends says, hits a home run in the safety department. As it searches the Registry for obsolete/redundant registry keys, it differentiates between those that are “safe to fix”, and those that are “not fully safe to fix”. To provide the greatest safety factor for those who are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with cleaning the Registry, the application’s default removal setting is “safe to fix”.

In testing I found it was not particularly fast; certainly not as fast as my personal favorite registry cleaner for experienced users, RegSeeker. I did however find it to be very thorough in that it found 74 issues on my test platform; 55 entries in the category “safe to fix” and 19 entries in the “not fully safe” to remove category.

To clean your registry, just launch the program, click on “Scan” and the program will find, and then give you the option of removing, unneeded registry entries. By removing any unnecessary registry entries you will have taken an important first step toward optimizing your computer.

Despite the fact Wise Registry Cleaner has an automatic registry backup feature, I strongly recommend that you analyze the search results very carefully, and then ensure that you have used the backup feature before deleting any registry entries.

System Requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Download at: Download.com

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Free – Wise Registry Cleaner (5 Star Rated) – New User Friendly!

A packed, cluttered registry can often be one of the major causes of computer slowdown, and in some cases, computer malfunction.

On top of that, a messy registry can cause programs to stop working as they should, and it can lead to frustration while you wait for the operating system to load, often at a snails pace.

Even with a new/newer computer, the loading of the operating system and application software can, over time, create redundant errors and leave needless entries in the registry. This is where a Registry cleaner can prove its value.

If you’re a relatively new computer user it’s important that you choose a Registry cleaner which will clean your Registry easily, thoroughly, and most importantly for you as a new user, safely.

Wise Registry Cleaner is a free, non aggressive application that, as one of my friends says, hits a home run in the safety department. As it searches the Registry for obsolete/redundant registry keys, it differentiates between those that are “safe to fix”, and those that are “not fully safe to fix”. To provide the greatest safety factor for those who are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with cleaning the Registry, the application’s default removal setting is “safe to fix”.

In testing I found it was not particularly fast; certainly not as fast as my personal favorite free Registry cleaner for experienced users, RegSeeker. I did however find it to be very thorough in that it found 74 issues on my test platform; 55 entries in the category “safe to fix” and 19 entries in the “not fully safe” to remove category.

To clean your registry, just launch the program, click on “Scan” and the program will find, and then give you the option of removing, unneeded registry entries. By removing any unnecessary registry entries you will have taken an important first step toward optimizing your computer.

Even though Wise Registry Cleaner has an automatic registry backup feature, I strongly recommend that you analyze the search results very carefully, and then ensure that you have used the backup feature before deleting any registry entries.

System Requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Download Version 3.4.1 at: Download.com

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Free Wise Registry Cleaner – Great Newbie Tool!

A packed, cluttered registry can often be one of the major causes of computer slowdown, and in some cases, computer malfunction. As well, a messy registry can cause programs to stop working properly, and it can lead to frustration while you wait for the operating system to load, often at a snails pace.

Even with a new/newer computer, the loading of the operating system and application software can, over time, create redundant errors and leave unnecessary entries in the registry. This is where a Registry cleaner can prove its value.

If you’re a relatively new computer user it’s important that you choose a Registry cleaner which will clean your Registry easily, thoroughly, and most importantly for you as a new user, safely.

Wise Registry Cleaner is a free, non aggressive application that, as one of my friends says, hits a home run in the safety department. As it searches the Registry for obsolete/redundant registry keys, it differentiates between those that are “safe to fix”, and those that are “not fully safe to fix”. To provide the greatest safety factor for those who are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with cleaning the Registry, the application’s default removal setting is “safe to fix”.

In testing I found it was not particularly fast; certainly not as fast as my personal favorite Registry cleaner for experienced users, RegSeeker. I did however find it to be very thorough in that it found 74 issues on my test platform; 55 entries in the category “safe to fix” and 19 entries in the “not fully safe” to remove category.

To clean your registry, just launch the program, click on “Scan” and the program will find, and then give you the option of removing, unneeded registry entries. By removing any unnecessary registry entries you will have taken an important first step toward optimizing your computer.

Despite the fact Wise Registry Cleaner has an automatic registry backup feature, I strongly recommend that you analyze the search results very carefully, and then ensure that you have used the backup feature before deleting any registry entries.

System Requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Download at: Download.com

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