Temporary Internet Files - problem
Posted 22 July 2012 - 11:30 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:32 PM
What version of CCleaner are you using, and are you using installed or portable version? Are you on 32 or 64 Bit 7?
There are other factors that (may) factor in, such as:
1) How old is your Windows installation? Fairly new/clean, or lots older? Sometimes people pick up malware that blocks/changes what is shown to legit cleaning programs.
2) What kind of security do you have on your system? Running multiple security suites can interfere with each other & even other programs that try to clean.
3) How long has this been going on, and does it occur with older versions of CCleaner? If you have the installed version, what happens if you use portable?
4) Adding/Removing programs over time can cause problems. Example: Update from Java 5, to 6, to 7. Uninstall 5, & it may remove uninstaller data preventing you from removing the other versions. Not saying this is a problem with Java, but that it can happen with certain programs. These can cause problems over time because of registry entries incorrectly referencing files that no longer exist or are valid.
5) Do you run registry cleaner? This is a double edged sword. It can ruin your system if haphazardly used with abandon. If you have run it, perhaps this has caused registry keys to become deleted that cause Analyze to fail. On the other hand, if you have NOT run it, perhaps running it may help remove references to files that no longer exist & help Analyze to start back working. If you DO run it, I normally untick Unused File Extensions as this has the most potential for err, & allow it to backup just in case.
6) When is the last time you rebooted? If you are running a server, sometimes Windows can have weird things happen if you do not reboot for extended periods of time. I have a desktop with 4 GB RAM running Windows 7, & after a few months of sleep/wake, sleep/wake cycles, it began to do weird things till I rebooted.
7) When is the last time you checked what is running on Startup/BHO/Tasks/Context Menu? Usually recommend to disable all that you do not need/use.
8) Are/do/have you any torrent programs running? They can flood your internet connection with requests, making it all but impossible for any other traffic to get through. They can also slow your PC, or cause other problems if your not careful.
9) Are you running CCleaner in a limited, or full admin account? Limited accounts can limit program options sometimes.
10) If you know a specific date things went wrong, perhaps System Restore can restore back to a working date.
I am not sure if any of this will help, but it is worth trying. Post back if anything has helped.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:00 PM
Running Win-7 32 bit with all updates, 9 month old install, run a very clean machine, no intrusive symantec-Norton-Mcafee octopus virus suites running (hate those), no torrent programs...no unusual BHO's...no unusual autoruns....no strange event viewer messages. I do not run registry cleaners. I have re-installed this....using 3.20.1750... this appears old already! I am going to install newer version.
Did not seem to occur with prior cleaner. How does CCleaner store paths to search?
Posted 03 August 2012 - 06:31 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:50 PM
if there is Nothing found (analyze or clean) it shouldn't even list it ( I was actually going to doctor a screen shot when I asked my above question but noticed the absence of any entry when the ite is empty)
just to make sure you got ccleaner from either file hippo or this site itself?
most ccleaner items are plaintext, except sadly browser entries such as what we are discussing in this thread, however analyze and clean (give or take a few mb here and there) should give the same results
DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.
Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)
ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.
CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT www.piriform.com/docs
Link to Winapp2.ini explanation
Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:20 AM
Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:10 AM
P.S. This has me curious. I wonder if you get the same results if you try:
I skipped 3.20 since you already have it. Filehippo.com has the older versions. I was wondering if you can test those versions & see when the bug starts to occur.
It will be very interesting to see if the older, or the newer versions still exhibit the same behavior. And if so, which of them do so.
Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:10 AM
If you boot into Safe Mode - do you get the same problem ?
Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:12 AM
Wait till CCleaner can ANALYZE a similar amount of junk.
UNCHECK the Internet Explorer - Temporary Internet Files.
ANALYZE and take screenshot
CLEAN and take screenshot
CHECK the Internet Explorer - Temporary Internet Files.
ANALYZE and take screenshot
CLEAN and take screenshot.
The above may provide evidence that the Temporary Internet Explorer files are created by "something" as a result of the cleaning of something else.
I observe that there were actually two, not zero, Temporary Internet files found at Analyze.
Major detail :-
The task bar shows that a second instance of Windows Explorer was launched after the Analyze snapshot,
and 7 additional System Temporary Files changed from
359 files total size 52,065 KB to
366 files total size 51,608 KB
weird - more files use less space
Also Recent Documents increased from 14 files to 17 (possibly 3 screen snapshots ?)
and Internet Cookies changed from
8 files 2 KB to
105 files 36 KB
If only Windows would stand still and not continually re-arrange itself.
Did you choose to launch the second instance of Windows Explorer, or did something else do that ?
Under Advanced do you have "Custom Files and Folders" checked ?
I have quite a few "custom" items which have recently been included as part of either CCleaner.exe or WinApp2.ini, and because I have not yet removed them from the custom list there is a mismatch between what is counted during Analyze and Clean.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:58 AM