Mistybabe, on 21 December 2009 - 09:37 AM, said:
will there really be damage by changing to gumann and taking a chance on approvals skyrocketing??
The thing with Gutmann or any secure file deletion methods that overwrite the bytes a certain number of times is that if you use CCleaner for normal maintenance and not just to clear your browser cache/cookies because you want offers to approve greater on TT is this -
Find a file that is large, not a couple kb text file (cookie) and delete it. With it in your recycle bin run CCleaner... see what happens
Systems that are being hogged by other resources could take LOTS of time to perform a file deletion using Gutmann on that large file. This could lead to crashes and all sorts of issues. I use CCleaner for MUCH more than TT, if you just use it for TT then it is ABSOLUTELY POINTLESS TO HAVE IT INSTALLED! Why you ask?! It does NOTHING different than using the built in browser functions to clear cookies
Take a look in CCleaner what's it say it does -
â€¢ Cookies - (could affect TT offer approval if a cookie already exists that it is creating the site may check for this and do actions based on the response received)
â€¢ Download History - (wont affect TT approval)
â€¢ Internet Cache - (should NOT affect TT offer approval UNLESS session variables are used. Is generally used by browsers to store certain website data in a cache so when the site is visited again it can pull the data from the cache improving the websites load times.)
â€¢ Internet History - (should NOT affect TT offer approval... no logical explanation exists stating it would seems how internet based scripts have no access to this information from a browser without the use of adware/spyware.)
â€¢ Saved Form Information - (simply used by the browser to cache information entered into forms on websites you have visited so if you go to that site again it can pull info from here for the form as you are typing... aka "intellisense")
â€¢ Compact Databases (new feature) - (a maintenance feature added that performs the command "vacuum" on the SQLite databases that firfox/google chrome uses. it simply cleans up the databases by copying it's contents to a temporary database file and reloading the original database file from the copy. this will align table data to be contiguous, will eliminate any free pages, and cleans up the database's file structure.)
As you can see about the ONLY thing CCleaner does that can be used to benefit in terms of offer approval is clearing cookies, and wiping out the browsers cache (which will clear out any session variables set by websites).
I hope this sheds some light on the whole "CCleaner" hype with getting offers to approve better on TT because you use it! In FireFox if you click "Tools" then click "Clear Recent History" you will notice all of the CCleaner options are also available straight from the browser
You don't HAVE to close Firefox, open CCleaner, perform a clean, re-open Firefox (CCleaner WONT even attempt to clean anything in ANY browser if it is open).
I did not take the time to type all this to get anyone to argue the fact that CCleaner does help them get offers to approve. I just see so much hype about CCleaner on the forums that I thought I would share my knowledge with anyone who cares to read it
If you honestly think it helps, feel free to use it the way you think works best. If you ask me though... if you get CCleaner strictly for TT then you are wasting your time.
Edited by sk8jay, 21 December 2009 - 10:38 AM.