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#1 OFFLINE aardvark

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 11:42 AM

Pardon me I am a little paranoid right now. I have been hacked and I feel pretty violated right now...anyway, I was running ccleaner and my firewall alterted me that ccleaner was trying to connect to the internet. Considering the nature of the product that caused me great concern. Why in the world, I thought, would you want to connect to the net when deleting sensitive information?

Concern #2: When I first downloaded and installed the product it ran very quickly and frankly it did not find nearly as much as I would have thought in the temporary internet files. Now it is running longer....much longer and finding more stuff. What do you think is going on. Like I said, I have been hacked so I am paranoid that someone may be snooping on me.

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 01:37 PM

I was running ccleaner and my firewall alterted me that ccleaner was trying to connect to the internet.

Check to see if Options > Settings > Automatically check for updates to CCleaner is enabled. That is the only reason CCleaner should access the internet.

When I first downloaded and installed the product it ran very quickly and frankly it did not find nearly as much as I would have thought in the temporary internet files. Now it is running longer....much longer and finding more stuff. What do you think is going on.

Can't help without more detail. What kind of stuff? ... Windows? Applications? Issues? (and what subcategories?)

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 02:14 PM

Check to see if Options > Settings > Automatically check for updates to CCleaner is enabled. That is the only reason CCleaner should access the internet.

Can't help without more detail. What kind of stuff? ... Windows? Applications? Issues? (and what subcategories?)

Stuff = temporary internet files. I will run it and paste the results.

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Posted 28 April 2006 - 02:34 PM

Stuff = temporary internet files. I will run it and paste the results.

It was indeed set for auto updates. As for the other problem, I downloaded VB and it seems to be running faster. I will wait until I get another loooong scan and post the results.