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  1. You need a checksum/hash tool program, those listed below I've tried and liked: * Implbits HashTab Personal (Free, Installation): http://implbits.com/products/hashtab/ * Nirsoft HashMyFiles (Free, Portable): https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/hash_my_files.html * Snap MD5: (Free, Portable): https://dan.hersam.com/software/snap-md5/ Nirsoft HashMyFiles is the most up-to-date!
  2. Also CCleaner versions are posted in the Announcements area of the forum, and shortly afterwards usually a few hours later the setup file checksums/hashes are edited into the announcement post so that people can very easily verify their download. As an example: CCleaner v5.61 announcement.
  3. I've never seen them mention on the main site and download pages what country using the software is banned in. I think it's just a matter of downloading it and installing it, or at least trying. If your ISP is using or bought old decommissioned Iran IP's you might have issues, that is if I'm remembering previous discussions about it correctly.
  4. Piriform would have to be able to reproduce it themselves to solve it. Also the forum isn't flooded at the moment with complaints about it.
  5. It was only mentioned because you made three posts in a roll about competing software, which has to be removed per Piriform's wishes going back many years. If you wish to tell someone about alternatives do so via a PM, then there's no posts to remove.
  6. When stopping any defrag software: 1. Make sure the program GUI shows that it successfully stopped. 2. After closing the defrag program, make sure it isn't still running in the background doing something, i.e.; still defragmenting. Reason to do this is if a defrag program is working on a large file (or a very slow hard disk) it may not stop for some amount of time.
  7. Look at the very top right of the page where your forum name is shown, now look a little to the left and you'll see a mail envelope. From there you can access the Private Messenger.
  8. Per Piriform we can't allow competing software to be posted on the forums. Do all you want via the PM system however.
  9. Original topic about it, with allot of posts: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53546-last-ccleaner-v5547088-window-not-resizing/ Basically why it was done, without having to do allot of reading about it: Modern displays are getting bigger which means some programs that don't have a set minimum size look tiny on screen. All you have to do is maximize the CCleaner window and everything will fit on screen.
  10. I only have 7 of them installed, which is probably due to me primarily using portable software.
  11. It's probably "Easy Clean" that's doing it. Here's how to configure CCleaner to use "Custom Clean" instead: 1. Open CCleaner. 2. Click: Options > Settings 3. In Settings enable/tick: Custom Clean 4. Click the large Custom Clean icon on the left, and in the Windows (tab) scroll down to System, and look for Recycle Bin and disable/untick it. 5. Try your Recycle Bin test again to verify cleaning it has been successfully disabled.
  12. It disappears because it cleans automatically, and then closes itself which is the normal operation in 'Options > Settings' for 'Run CCleaner when the computer starts'. If you want it always running resident go into 'Options > Smart Cleaning'.
  13. Interesting. I got four of them auto-installed on 15 August 2019, and when manually looking through the program files folder this was installed too: C:\Program Files\Intel\Media SDK I wonder if some Intel drivers install them.
  14. My Samsung SSD isn't my boot drive it's a secondary as drive E:\. I found a 1GB hidden file that Samsung Magician 6.0.0 created on it after I benchmarked (did not cancel the benchmark) using it, and looking at the drive S.M.A.R.T. data, etc.: E:\mict.dat This new version is sloppy, first I couldn't download it due to the frivolous complete b.s. daily download limit (come on I've spent hundreds of dollars on Samsung SSDs), and now the huge junk files it creates including a hidden one.
  15. 1. If you have the Windows install files/disc/USB flash drive; It would be easier in my opinion to format the drive, and reinstall Windows - do the Full Format when reinstalling Windows. It's a clean start for the buyer of the computer without possibility of errors or other issues. 2. Let Windows automatic updates install. 3. Install any manufacturer drivers that Windows automatic updates didn't install. 4. Install CCleaner, and then Wipe Free Space on the drive. Done, and easy!
  16. Don't open two topics for this, your other one you've linked to have been answered by me. Topic closed.
  17. I wouldn't go through all that. Guaranteed approach (but it will cost you some money (better than someone restoring your files): Buy a brand new small 120GB or 128GB budget priced SSD like a Kingston A400 SSD, Adata Ultimate SU800 SSD, etc., they are dirt cheap. Then install Windows onto it, and you're done. Keep the original disk drive that was in the computer for yourself. Let the buyer of the computer upgrade to a bigger disk drive if they wish. A fast booting computer with an SSD is a good selling point that may actually help you sell the computer -- nobody wants a slow booting hard disk! Optional free approach: You could securely wipe the disk if it's a hard disk with DBAN. Note DBAN as the name implies will nuke the disk drive, you will have to install Windows onto the drive after it finishes: https://dban.org/
  18. I thought Automatic Updates installed those.
  19. The most current version of Recuva was released on June 2016, if your hardware (including BIOS) is newer than the software examining it that may explain things. You can always get a second opinion with other similar freeware tools.
  20. That must be that new optional update it's showing me: KB4517211 Then again maybe not. Those optional updates I will now forever ignore until they're mandatory, don't feel like being a beta tester guinea pig for them again. Just noticed in Automatic Updates they should let that text be copied to the clipboard, or offer a URL link for someone to see what the update is because "Download and Install now" didn't go so well a very short time ago earlier this month.
  21. Avast/Piriform supposedly fixed the installer... or not. They've had a periodic lag/latency issue over the years (used to be a Google bundle-ware issue) where the offer is not shown when it was supposed to be. It's the default ticked box for Avast that causes it to install. They would probably do better to not offer anything at all during installation due to prior and on-going unwanted bundle-ware, and instead use the pop-up notification offers CCleaner Free has had for awhile now to advertise Avast Free Antivirus, and if: 1. The user clicks upon it then open a webpage where the download is available. 2. The user has to actually download it like all other software on the web - manually themselves because they want it. 3. Finally the user would run the installer themselves in their Downloads folder. Three point install authentication, well sorta. In that scenario unwanted installs would no longer be an issue.
  22. See this official post on a "possible solution" although I don't know if the issue is related or the same you're having but it's something they changed in the Standard installer that isn't compatible with WinXP: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/54880-cant-uninstall-ccleaner/?do=findComment&comment=310286
  23. Does this have to do with multiple duplicate copies of CCleaner .EXE files seen running in Windows Task Manager using up allot of resources? If so, there have been other bug reports about it from various Windows OSes. This is one of the more current links I was able to find, couldn't find the others unfortunately: *
  24. Ten years later, you really should've just started a new topic perhaps even a bug report in the CCleaner Mac section. Supposedly there are differences between how it wipes free space on Mac OS vs Windows. As for how it wipes a Mac I can only go by comments I've seen previously posted in that "it uses what's already built into Mac OS", now if that's true or not I haven't a clue since I've never used Mac OS.
  25. Symantec Norton Safe Web ratings for Avast/CCleaner/Piriform: OK = https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=avast.com OK = https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=ccleaner.com OK = https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=piriform.com VirusTotal ratings: Avast: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/06cff1e1b01dd07190caac75578ebdc64a1ba13654dafb5671eed68a5aa0a0b9/detection CCleaner: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/10796057939aee7aa046e4f31592bafba4785640e9e056c0979c4df61037892b/detection Piriform: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/url/9f5530c018edd2bd2619cef4a9374a5a6410d9ae20a6c830cda442f1a8ceef76/detection
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