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  1. Regarding Microsoft Edge being skipped this is what I've been doing, and it works: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53325-ccleaner-5526967-smart-cleaning-bug/?do=findComment&comment=303324
  2. CCleaner 5.52.6967 Smart Cleaning bug

    As soon as login/start my laptop I open Edge, and then immediately close Edge. Then CCleaner never has any issues cleaning it.
  3. Hosts File Update

    Not actually a real problem for me since I manually download the hosts files I need anyway, merge them with a batch files, and then import them into HostsXpert which I then have sort to remove duplicates. I don't trust only having my hosts file install only in the host file, I install via the manual downloads I've merged which are also the backup copies. The only reason I started doing that in the early 2000's was I remember in the past a forum I'd visit would empty out the hosts file via some script if it detected that its ads didn't load.
  4. Virus Total says CCleaner is infected

    Zemana AntiMalware has been flagging it according to some other posts.
  5. Registry Cleaner

  6. Hosts File Update

    In my opinion HostsMan mangles the hosts file(s) into a complete unreadable mess by merging all those lines, whereas HostsXpert does not and has a readable and traditional format.
  7. Registry Cleaner

    If you have another monitor or an HDTV to plug the computer into perhaps give that a try to rule out it being your monitor.
  8. Help needed

    That .REG file won't load/download and really isn't the type of thing to post on a forum anyways. It's better to post such things as plain text on the forum, or upload as a .txt document then anyone looking at it can't accidentally import it into their registry. "Registry errors" that keep returning are usually because Windows or some program is re-creating them, you can exclude them. Or don't clean the registry at all, and if using Windows 10 you're better off not cleaning it.
  9. Registry Cleaner

    Windows should have its own video driver, and if all else safe mode should work -- unless there's some hardware failure. If you got one of those new RTX cards there were some reports on YouTube about them failing.
  10. Hosts File Update

    Yes it can, however a HOST file will block the bad stuff system-wide, not just in a single web browser where uBlock Origin is installed. I use it as both the HOSTS file and within uBlock Origin.
  11. What would CCleaner Cleanup from Steam?

    You can right-click upon that cleaner within CCleaner and choose Analyze, then it will display a list of things that it can delete. One caveat is in the past going back many years (I don't know if it still does) it has caused serious issues with Steam, and Steam's VAC, etc., see this search and then make an informed decision: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ccleaner+breaks+damages+steam What I'd recommend is make a system disk image backup before attempting to clean it, better safe than sorry!
  12. Hosts File Update

    If dealing with multiple HOSTS files it helps to have a tool like the no longer developed and homepageless HostsXpert that works very well in Windows XP up to Windows 10. In it you can import multiple HOSTS files, and even sort them which will remove all those comments and nuke any duplicates. Plus it's 100% portable! It's what Nergal mentioned years ago and after seeing his recommendation I started using it. It's still archived and available at: * https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/hostsxpert.html * https://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/Hoster.shtml * http://www.snapfiles.com/get/hoster.html
  13. Hosts File Update

    This one is updated very frequently, to the point it's hard to keep up with: Dan Pollock's HOST File: Text Version: https://someonewhocares.org/hosts/zero/hosts Text Version: https://someonewhocares.org/hosts/hosts
  14. Registry Cleaner

    If that system has a System Restore Point made before cleaning the registry it will restore the Windows registry.
  15. Looks like one of those things that would have to be "surgically removed" by cleaning tools then. Too bad they Chrome/Chromium doesn't just have it as a single file that could be deleted without repercussions.
  16. Registry Cleaner

    This is a good example of why to avoid registry cleaning!
  17. Winapp2.ini additions

    I should note that updated Metapad entry with the MRU's, well I suppose someone could input for Metapad to store up to 99 MRU's, but I thought 10 was a sane maximum for the cleaner.
  18. Microsoft Update issues.

    I already use as a primary Cloudfare, and secondary as backup if Cloudfare goes down the Google as you mentioned.
  19. Solved: Cannot see cookies of edge?

    Like I've stated in other topics about IE's History (Win10), usually just opening Edge and then closing it will allow both Edge and IE to be cleaned by CCleaner. Of course allot of the cleaning issues associated with modern web browsers can be remedied if people would just configure their web browsers (and that's any of them) to just automatically cleanse themselves when they're exited.
  20. System restore points are missing

    Are any of you using any 3rd party disk defragmenting software? Disk defragmenting programs (especially those that are old) which haven't been updated to be VSS compatible can cause restore points to go missing, etc., even those that have VSS compatiblity can still cause issues. One defrag program (Puran) recommends in their VSS compatiblity guide to disable defragmenting files above 128 MB, and even more thoroughly to format the disk with a 16K cluster size. Allot of effort to keep restore points in my opinion.
  21. Microsoft Update issues.

    I wonder what Windows 10 version is causing all that then, is it the notoriously buggy October 2018 Update v1809 because I'm still on v1803 (since v1809 hasn't been offered on my laptop yet). I'm not having any issues updating Windows Defender which I'm more likely to manually invoke the update instead of waiting for it to do so.
  22. Winapp2.ini additions

    Update - RegKey1 is now RegKey11. Added RegKey 1 though 10. [MetaPad *] LangSecRef=3021 Detect=HKCU\Software\metapad Default=False RegKey1=HKCU\Software\metapad|mru_1 RegKey2=HKCU\Software\metapad|mru_2 RegKey3=HKCU\Software\metapad|mru_3 RegKey4=HKCU\Software\metapad|mru_4 RegKey5=HKCU\Software\metapad|mru_5 RegKey6=HKCU\Software\metapad|mru_6 RegKey7=HKCU\Software\metapad|mru_7 RegKey8=HKCU\Software\metapad|mru_8 RegKey9=HKCU\Software\metapad|mru_9 RegKey10=HKCU\Software\metapad|mru_10 RegKey11=HKCU\Software\metapad|szLastDirectory

    It usually takes 4-6 seconds to clean IE's History (for some much longer). What allot of us have did is untick/disable History in CCleaner since it takes too long. Then when you wish to clean it you can right-click History in CCleaner to have it clean -- when you're willing to wait for it to finish. One temporary short-lived workaround I've recently did on Windows 10 is to open IE, and then in its own built-in tools clean the history, etc. Typically for me this allows CCleaner to clean IE's History nearly instantly, however shortly afterwards it starts taking a long time to clean it again.
  24. [BUG]: Duplicate item on Installed Programs

    It does that, however it's not limited to just CCleaner.
  25. Cc: Real Estate

    The scaling, well Win10 has some peculiar scaling.