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  2. Quite right, vankjeff, about your 3 points above. The booting business is more complicated but not your primary objective anyway. As for the Ice Age, I rather like it here, but to each his own. To be serious, it's kind of a hobby, puttering around and checking out what will work with what.
  3. Defrag Failed

    I'll point one of the admins at this topic, and let them decide. I know the forum won't let such a large size upload, according to Google that translates into 946.646 MB. Then again if it's just pure text or plain text that's very compressible and you ZIP or 7-Zip it that might make it relatively small.
  4. ASUS Live Updater hacked by trojan.

    Allot of the "updaters" are made by another company for many PC manufacturers, unfortunately allot of them get hopelessly outdated and even more somewhat useless in short order if they don't give a system necessary updates.
  5. The XP machine "might be able to boot off the USB stick" if you enable booting off USB in the BIOS. The Win98 machine I'm not sure if it can boot from USB (I don't remember Win98 having that option), but even if it can't if it has a CD-ROM drive you could go that route with it making a bootable CD to nuke it, or even bootable floppy disks. Maybe even take the hard disks out of the Win98 machine if it poses difficulty and use the XP machine to nuke all of the hard disks.
  6. Defrag Failed

    Wow, I'm amazed by the rapid response - and on a weekend, too!! I ran Defraggler with the /debug3 switch. I then performed the following operations: 1) Check drive 2) Analyse drive 3) Defrag drive. Operations 1 and 2 completed successfully. The resulting log file is currently 946 646kb in size. Not sure if you want me to post it here (not sure if this will even be possible with such a large log file). Please advise. However - the defrag operation is currently still running, and I see it has progressed to 1% (previously it didn't get this far before failing). I have no idea what might be going on here. Thanks for your assistance!
  7. ASUS Live Updater hacked by trojan.

    I should have noted the date on that Kaspersky article, it is a couple of months old. Checking here I did make a post about it at the time. (Must be alzheimer's kicking in).
  8. ASUS Live Updater hacked by trojan.

    It did happen a couple of months ago and Asus supplied a new updater https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1018727/
  9. @nukecad-- Thanks for info and I'll relay it to my neighbor. If her Easy Clean comes back by itself like it did the first time, I'll post again. As stated above, my Easy Clean is always there and has never disappeared.
  10. How to become a staff member??

    ... actually you'd be working for Piriform. Despite rumours to the contrary, Piriform does still exist - although we generally just call ourselves "CCleaner" since that's the name that people know better. With the user base continuing to grow, so does the CCleaner team. When new full-time positions come up they are usually at the London office and advertised on LinkedIn.
  11. Very similar to the CCleaner hack - many infected, but few targeted: https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/shadow-hammer-teaser/26149/ (My thanks to exile360 at Malwarebytes forum for flagging this).
  12. As I say the display of Easy Clean (and Software Updater, and ....) is controled by a registry entry. I know this because I have played with them and can turn them off/on at will by changing the value of reg. entries. Although if I turn them off they will sometimes (not always) come back after a restart, which shows that CCleaner will modify them itself at times. I guess that in your cases some component of CCleaner is turning them off by mistake? We'll have to wait for Dave or the devs. to track it down. PS. I've also got 1903 on and haven't had any issues.
  13. Winapp2.ini additions

    Fixed....thanks !
  14. How to become a staff member??

    Do you mean be a moderator, or actual Piriform/ccleaner job? If the former then being an very active and helpful member for a number of years. When we need someone because one of us has left or because the workload requires a new moderator, then these are the qualities we look for in a new associate. If the latter then you apply like any job. You'll be working for Avast though and i've no idea how or who to go through for that.
  15. This has got my interest. I know almost nothing about doing this type stuff but I was able, with some help over at Microsoft Answers at my https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/can-i-have-help-moving-data-from-an-old-windows-98/d8d27f17-ca43-419d-b084-a69f109de670 to install a USB Thumb driver onto the old Windows 98 machine and to then use a thumbdrive to go grab all my old data off of it. That was a challenge since the old browsers that were for Windows 98 didn't allow secure https sites so I needed to use some weird browser that they dug up called OffByOne. So, if I want to do what you're suggesting might work which I think I do, could I just go get something using my newer PC, Save it onto a thumbdrive, start up each of the old machines and run something on the thumbdrive that would then wipe the entire HDD clean off everything, including Windows 98 or XP? If I've got any of that wrong, please tell me.
  16. I’d been given that same tip by someone else somewhere, maybe here or over in one of my Questions at Microsoft Answers. But 3 things on what you’ve suggested: I'm told that the drive in the old Windows 98 machine would have a port that only a cable in a Windows XP machine would fit & anything newer has a different end on the HDD cable. With today’s tiny USB Thumbdrives and even littler SD cards & Micro SD cards, why mess with an HDD that has moving parts in it that's like an old music record player & is as slow as a rock? Those days us done. Gotta get out of the ice age. 😉 My sock drawer already shares its extra space with my underwear. But the Trash Man comes on the same day every week at about the same time, so there's always plenty of storage space out there. 😉
  17. Thanks but since I don't really know why that makes any difference, let me ask this. Just because something is stored using a different file system, why are you saying that would make it safe to just get rid of? Wouldn't ill-intentioned people still have access to anything on it, even stuff that I'd thought I deleted unless I either wiped the drive completely clean or destroyed the HDD?
  18. vankjeff, there is another option if the computers don't have to be functional when you get rid of them. Wipe the HDDs or not, as you wish (I probably would), but then remove them from the computer & just keep them. You might eventually use them in an external caddy for file storage, backup storage, whatever. Even if not, they take up very little space in the sock drawer. Full disclosure, this suggestion is from the a digital pack rat, still running win xp & office 97.
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  20. How to become a staff member??

    I want Piriform status
  21. Delete account

    Dude sad days when people are deleting their CCleaner accounts Keep it alive people!!!
  22. Winapp2.ini additions

    New Entries UWP Universal Windows Platform (formerly Windows Store apps and Metro-style apps) These paths store information about Microsoft Store programs and games already removed from the system [Stored UWP Programs Information *] LangSecRef=3025 Detect=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows Default=False RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Phone\ShellUI\WindowSizing RegKey2=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\UserData\UninstallTimes This path keeps information about installation and updates of Microsoft Store programs and games already removed from the system [Stored Store Install Information *] LangSecRef=3025 Detect=HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows Default=False RegKey1=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InstallService\State\CategoryCache
  23. I haven't used the registry cleaner for months. I rarely ever use it to prevent possible negative effects on my PC. Windows hasn't been updated since this version of CCleaner.
  24. Winapp2.ini additions

    @siliconman01 [Intel Management Engine Components Logs *] Doesn't have a path for the DetectFile.
  25. Defrag Failed

    The documentation for it doesn't state any limit on hard disk size when I looked. However running it in Debug Mode "may shed some light" as to why it's failing. If you run it in Debug Mode you can also post the log it creates in this topic to help the devs/bug fixers.
  26. My neighbor and I do not use the registry cleaner. However, we both have Windows 10 and last week there were several cumulative updates in advance of 1903 which we both got on the 21st. Her Easy Clean disappearance occurred both before and after 1903 installation and like I said, mine never disappeared. So, I doubt it's a Windows thing (but who knows?). I'm leaning toward a bug since Dave CCleaner said it has been reported before. No custom tweaks in the registry cleaner and no block in Windows hosts files.
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