Tutorial Configuring Piriform Software To Be Fully Automatic



Last Updated: 8th November 2012

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Piriform is best known for its freeware program CCleaner. They also made Defraggler, a disk defragmentation tool that can be used to defragment folders and files too. It has received positive views on many websites.
CCleaner alone has been installed more than 950 million times onto nearly 25% of all the PCs in the world.

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Getting Started

This guide will be focused on easily setting up CCleaner and Defraggler to be fully automatic on your Windows based PC.

If you don't have CCleaner or Defraggler, You can download them from the official download pages below.

System Requirements: Runs on Microsoft Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP. Including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Download CCleaner | Download Defraggler

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CCleaner Guide

(Images in this guide are hidden in Spoiler tags, Be sure to click Show Spoiler to see them.)

1. Let's open up the CCleaner interface.

2. Click on the 'Options' tab.

3. Tick the box that says "Run CCleaner when the computer starts"

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What does this do? - The next time you power on your PC (After a restart or shutdown) and login to Windows. CCleaner will automatically perform a clean that won't require any interaction from you.

Advanced Guide To Auto Customization

The above step is simple and straight forward, However we can further customize what we would like CCleaner to do automatically, To do this, We are going to use Windows Task Scheduler to access advanced options.

I have uploaded my own Task Scheduler file for you to use. This can be easily modified to your likings, This is done to save time and a bunch of steps.

Download | CCleaner Auto.xml (6.0KB)

1. Open Task Scheduler. This can be done easily by pressing the Windows Key + R key on your keyboard. This will open the Run Window, Enter the code below inside the Run Window and click OK.

Code:
control schedtasks
2. Inside the Task Scheduler Library Window. Right click and click Import Task. Select CCleaner Auto.xml that you downloaded.

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After opening CCleaner Auto.xml, A Window like this should show.

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To make things easier for the both of us, I've already created some Trigger presets that can be accessed by clicking on the Triggers tab.

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3. These Triggers are all disabled, You can choose to enable any selected one by clicking on either Trigger and then clicking the Edit button.

For this guide I'm going to choose "Daily - At 8:00PM every day" and Enable it by ticking the Enabled box inside the Edit Trigger Window.

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Further Configurations We Can Apply

Auto Clean your PC when left idle | Image Link

Save battery usage on Laptops | Image Link

Information About Command Lines / Arguments (Optional)

You'll notice in the Actions tab I have added 3 command lines to the end of CCleaner.exe

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What do they mean?

/AUTO - Runs the cleaner upon loading and then closes the application.
/S - Runs the program in Silent mode, Meaning the interface of CCleaner won't show or disturb you.
$(Arg0) - UAC (User Account Control) bypass. So you won't have to see the UAC window or click Allow if you have UAC enabled, A must have for AUTO Triggers.

>> To see more Command Lines and Arguments. Click here.

That covers the CCleaner part of this guide.

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Defraggler Guide

Defraggler on the other hand is alot more easier to configure since the program itself already has a suitable scheduler built in.

This can be accessed by clicking Schedule within the Defraggler interface by clicking the Settings option.

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By using what you've learnt with Windows Task Scheduler, You can apply the same use in Defraggler's Scheduler as they are very much alike.

You can see my settings in the example images below.

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There's not much else to cover with Defraggler :)

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Enhance CCleaner's cleaning abilities with CCEnhancer

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CCEnhancer is a small tool which adds support for over 900 new programs into the popular program CCleaner. The tool uses the winapp2.ini system built into CCleaner to easily add new rules and definitions for programs. The rules were sourced mainly from the Piriform Support Forum, with several sourced from other places around the internet.

Download Here (266KB)
Please make sure to read the Disclaimer!

I hope you've found this guide I've written myself helpful, If any images/links become broken, Please tell me right away.

If you have any questions or need help, Drop a post. Cheers. ;)
 

McLovin

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MrXidus - Can you please make a tutorial for ESET SS Config it would help for beginners to learn how to setup ESET SS protection better

For that Biozfear will be the one since he has a more grasp of it because it uses it (I think).
 

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McLovin said:
Unknown said:
MrXidus - Can you please make a tutorial for ESET SS Config it would help for beginners to learn how to setup ESET SS protection better

For that Biozfear will be the one since he has a more grasp of it because it uses it (I think).
no biozfear is using CIS 5.10 he uses ESET nod Before CIS 5.10
 

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no biozfear is using CIS 5.10 he uses ESET nod Before CIS 5.10

He might be using that now, but he has (as far as I know) a lot more knowledge in ESET.
 
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I am using CIS 5.10 now. I will make a guide which will be short (no screenshots as I no longer have the program installed). Reason the guide will be short is because there is not much you can tweak for ESET:)
 

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Biozfear said:
I am using CIS 5.10 now. I will make a guide which will be short (no screenshots as I no longer have the program installed). Reason the guide will be short is because there is not much you can tweak for ESET:)

sir whenever you test eset again in your vm or junk pc please make video or screenshot based tutorial. but please make on ESET SS not ESET NOD32
 
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sir whenever you test eset again in your vm or junk pc please make video or screenshot based tutorial. but please make on ESET SS not ESET NOD32

In terms of protection, the only difference between ESET NOD32 and ESET SS is the firewall module.

I have tested both and released the videos on stock settings but I will make the guide shortly to cover both.

One thing you should understand is that unlike Kaspersky (for example), ESET does not have many components to tweak for maximum protection.
 

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Biozfear said:
In terms of protection, the only difference between ESET NOD32 and ESET SS is the firewall module.

I have tested both and released the videos on stock settings but I will make the guide shortly to cover both.

One thing you should understand is that unlike Kaspersky (for example), ESET does not have many components to tweak for maximum protection.

Thanks
 

Spawn

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I tried CCEnhancer on the netbook, but it doesn't download CCleaner, switched back to CCleaner+.
 
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Earth if you tried CCEnhancer, and opened up CCleaner you would of seen all the settings that CCEnhance has!

That is what I have noticed.

I just thought I let you know

Regards

Nigel
 

Spawn

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I understand that CCEnhancer uses winapp2.ini to add programs, but I what I meant, it doesn't download CCleaner.exe if you haven't already got it.
 
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Earth said:
I understand that CCEnhancer uses winapp2.ini to add programs, but I what I meant, it doesn't download CCleaner.exe if you haven't already got it.

I understand what you mean now, sorry that I got it wrong.

Yes it is a pitty it don't do that.

Regards

Nigel
 

MrExplorer

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Sir i am trying to copy and paste it in the MSWORD but because there are animating pic MSWORD is not able to copy can any tell me the method to copy and paste this whole guide in MSWORD
 

Spawn

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Try using (link below) and Save as PDF or copy the text only.
http://malwaretips.com/archive/index.php?thread-11303.html
 

MrXidus

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Now cccleaner comes with setting Just click it:
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I know, See the beginning of my guide where I already show that. ;)

MrXidus said:
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What does this do? - The next time you power on your PC (After a restart or shutdown) and login to Windows. CCleaner will automatically perform a clean that won't require any interaction from you.

Advanced Guide To Auto Customization

The above step is simple and straight forward, However we can further customize what we would like CCleaner to do automatically, To do this, We are going to use Windows Task Scheduler to access advanced options.

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Payback

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MrXidus said:
Littlebits said:
Excellent guide for those who want automatic functions.
But I prefer to do everything manually, one of the reasons that I like CCleaner and Defragger is they don't run automatically and use up system resources.

Thanks.:D

If you were to have these 2 programs running automatically, Just how much system resources of yours would be taken up exactly? Not enough to severely impact your PC I'm guessing? Today's modern PC's are more than powerful enough to run such basic tasks as these... Unless you're still on Windows XP with 512MB RAM and a Pentium III processor then I can see the valid reason. Fair enough you can be conservative on your PC and the background resources that get used up, I myself disabled a handful of services I didn't need (such as the Fax and Printer service) right after I installed Windows 8.

Seems like the real reason is the placebo effect in doing so until someone starts bringing up figures and proof of an significant gain in noticeable performance.

Thanks.
Pffftttt,I use windows 95 with Pentium I!!!!!! lol just kidding
Anyway,excellent guide. Thank you for share,I'll make sure to use your XML document. Thank you again bro
 
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