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  2. scheduler info

    Speccy scheduler subsection shows all the programs that get started when you PC starts. running msconfig or CCleaner will show you that list and you can disable whatever you want. and yes, most of that list are very suspicious. I suggest it's time for some malware scans but due to Forum Rule 10 we are not allowed to actually give out malware removal advice. if you click that link you'll see Rule 10 has some helpful links you can use.
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  4. scheduler info

    Hi, after last Windows 10 update I found something that I cannot understand in the Speccy Scheduler subsection of the Operating System menu. Below the copy&paste: 16/08/2019 18.29; doggies-wallingdoggies-walling 16/08/2019 18.29; kristine keetonkristine keeton 16/08/2019 18.29; marijuana_nastiermarijuana_nastier 16/08/2019 18.29; melanocyte disciplines neuteringmelanocyte disciplines neutering 16/08/2019 18.29; psalms_ladaspsalms_ladas 16/08/2019 18.29; stappstapp 16/08/2019 18.29; teagueteague 16/08/2019 18.29; doggies-walling 16/08/2019 18.29; kristine keeton 16/08/2019 18.29; marijuana_nastier 16/08/2019 18.29; melanocyte disciplines neutering 16/08/2019 18.29; psalms_ladas 16/08/2019 18.29; stapp 16/08/2019 18.29; teague 16/08/2019 18.53; GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA 16/08/2019 20.00; Updater_Online_Application 16/08/2019 20.34; Nabsthenoly Core Apart Googleupdate, all the others are some spam/virus stuff or is just ok? Thx in advance for reply
  5. Deleting Startup Entry in CCleaner

    The option to right click only gives the option to delete the entry and that it won't do. I suspect it will remain there. I have deleted all references to Sony MSS out of the registry.
  6. Large Volume of Junk found by CCleaner

    It could well be the clipboard. I'm not sure just how the new style multi-clipboard works. (I still use the single clip at a time). But it has to store the multiple clips somewhere. I'm guessing that might show under 'System - Temporary Files' following an Analyze in CC? Edit. CC can sometimes struggle deleting very large amounts of data. If it does then the built in Disk Clean-up will get the majority (taking a long time) and then CC will do the rest. Edit2. Your first post did say 6000 it was me that read it wrong.
  7. Deleting Startup Entry in CCleaner

    If it's a locked registry key you'd need to modify the Permissions to Full Control to allow you to delete it either via CCleaner or RegEdit. Maybe see this topic about Malwarebytes AdwCleaner v7.4 now having the ability to remove OEM bloatware, i.e.; files and registry keys: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/54508-adwcleaner-74/
  8. Deleting Startup Entry in CCleaner

    If you right-click on the entry in CCleaner start up list and select either 'open containing folder' or 'open in regedit' which may help you to decide what to do next.
  9. I have a Startup entry - Enabled - No - Key - Startup Common - Program - Sony MSS.Ink - Context Menu - Blank - User - All Users - C:\Program files (x86) Sony\MSS\3.0.271\SSScheduler.exe that I can't delete from CCleaner. All the Sony files have been deleted from the Sony laptop and most have been removed from the Registry. Sony have long stop making computers and offering upgrades and all their software is obsolete. I had issues and did a complete re-installation of the O/S back to Windows 8 and then to the latest version of Windows 10 Home Edition. How do I remove this one entry in CCleaner? It has been disabled.
  10. CCleaner Professional v5.60.7307 (64-bit). I've resolved the issue, it was a Windows settings that wanted to start CCleaner at boot up. Consider the issue closed and thanks for your support.
  11. Large Volume of Junk found by CCleaner

    Sorry!! Should have read 6000Mb. Possibly counting clipboard? I do a lot of copy and paste.
  12. Large Volume of Junk found by CCleaner

    600MB is quite possible if you have not run CCleaner before, or not run it for a while. From your description I think you will have used the 'Easy Clean'? Instead use the Custom Clean, which gives you more viewing options. After an analyze you should see a screen similar to this, showing what CCleaner has found where: (Don't worry about Firefox being skipped that was deliberate on my part, and don't worry about Edge being highlighted like that yours won't be). Double clicking on any of those entries will give you details of the actual files found, eg. I double clicked 'System - Windows Log Files to get this:
  13. saving passwords

    If you are talking about website passwords then you need to use the 'Custom Clean' and not 'Easy Clean'. You also need to untick 'Saved Passwords' for each browser that you use, and may also need to untick 'Saved Form Information'. (Some websites save passwords as forms). Custom Clean will then leave your passwords alone for that browser. If you use Edge or IE, those are found on the 'Windows' tab, all other browsers will be on the 'Applications' tab. Here's a screenshot showing those 2 boxes unticked for Firefox; you need to do the same for your browsers.
  14. saving passwords

    using the free version how can i keep my passwords from cleaning? thanks
  15. CCleaner found in excess of 6000 Mb junk. Hard to believe. How can I view these items before cleaning them?
  16. When you open the CCleaner you have what version does it say you are using ?(top left) Are you using the free or paid version?
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  18. I have platter drives for storage, and an SSD for boot and Windows. I want to leave BTD off, right?
  19. Help/Advice Needed if Possible ?

    Hi Dave & nukecad Thanks for the replies ! I hardly used the computer whilst I was on holiday. I just tried another Recuva scan with deep scan and recovered some Excel and pdf files wanted (Green Excellent quality not overwritten) but none of the recovered the files will open ?? I may not have been using Windows 10 backup or One Drive correctly ?? But disappointed with both I have just copied and pasted my remaining files to an external drive to be on the safe side.
  20. Sense the last update, each time I start my laptop, I get a message as to if I want to install CCleaner update. Please advise as this is very annoying. Thanks. . .
  21. Hosts File Update

    MVPS update Aug 15 2019 http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
  22. Cannot stop Monitoring

    "Monitoring" has had a name change to "Smart Cleaning". Some (most? ) of the documentation could do with a good update. We are told that it is in hand.
  23. Cannot stop Monitoring

    I have CCleaner Free 5.60.7307 64bit. NOT portable. Just again anew installed (after remove) from site download. At start of Windows (10 Home) it comes up with the CCleaner window. I switched 'startup with..' off. And all other 'Off' that can be switched Off :-) Now: https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-settings/changing-monitoring-settings-ccleaner-free says: To switch off Active Monitoring, Open CCleaner, then click Options > Monitoring BUT: THERE IS NO 'MONITORING' in my 'Options'!
  24. Can't collapse tree view

    I accidentally formatted the wrong 3TB hard drive, and tried to recover everything. It found around 150000 files My problem is that trying to collapse the E:/ directory just causes everything on my computer but my cursor to freeze and i have to restart the computer
  25. As previously said Windows 10 is the best/safest option to deal with it's own installation files. Using anything else may 'break' your computer. You say you've already run Disk Clean-up. - Have you also tried running 'Storage Sense' from the Windows 10 settings? The options/menus are slightly different depending on your Win10 version. This is the sequence for 1903, older versions have similar but slightly different labels:(Settings>System>Storage>"Configure storage sense or run it now" then on the new window "Clean now") PS. I don't even have a hidden 'C:\Windows\installer' folder on my 5 year old laptop, despite numerous version updates. (Started as 8.1 now 10v1903). I've never done anything to remove it, other than run those 2 built-into Windows cleaning tools at least once a month.
  26. This has gone off topic, But classic Solitaire is still there under 'Microsoft Solitaire Collection', the classic version is 'Klondike'. You can disable Cortana, I did it years back and it's never returned. Dont worry about the searchbox, it has been seperated from Cortana in 1903 - but you don't need it anyway. Simply click the Windows icon to open the start menu and start typing what you want to search for, no box is neeeded. (Give it a try).
  27. So I'm now updated to 1903 and............................. my classic old solitaire has gone and Cortana is back ggrrrrr. Seems Cortana can't be disabled anymore without also disabling search. I know this is the wrong place for a whinge but ggrrrrrr! Please don't respond to the above. I was just having a frustrated whinge and want to stay on topic. Sorry.
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