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  1. Look in the root directory for example if you ran it on drive C: look in drive C: but don't go into any sub-folders, there should be files or folders that have allot of Z's in the name, those would be the file created during the wipe and should be large in size.

  2. I've merged your new topic with this one with exact same title name. Please try not to duplicate topics because you'll end up having people answering questions in two locations.


    As for the delay when cleaning. I think some users noted that also having Cookies ticked/enabled under Internet Explorer could also cause a slow down - this was a few versions ago.

    I've personally noticed it mostly with having History ticked/enabled under Internet Explorer. Sometimes it will clean it very quickly, and sometimes it will take 10-15 seconds (maybe longer).

  3. I've never seen that Explorer.exe dialog error ever before, rather using the installed version or portable version of CCleaner.

    Maybe this won't fix anything, but perhaps worth a try:
    If you go into your version of CC Portable and open 'Options > Settings', then untick/disable both Recycle Bin options, followed by rebooting your system, and then after rebooting re-enable both Recycle Bin options if it will work as intended. Seems like either some location, permissions, UAC, or registration issue of the context menu items.

  4. Added: DetectFile=%CommonAppData%\Oracle\Java
    Reason: Crucial/Micron Storage Executive uses a packaged/portable non-installed version of Java that writes usage data in the location of FileKey2.

    [Java *]
    Detect1=HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Java Plug-in
    Detect2=HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment
    Detect3=HKLM\Software\JavaSoft\Java Web Start

  5. 2 hours ago, Nergal said:

    SSE2 patch

    SSE2 is a processor feature. The patch would be XP Service Pack 3. But as it pertains to XP running on a tablet I haven't a clue if a tablet would have SSE2 capabilities or not. The failure to install could possibly be what Trium explained which is to make sure CCleaner processes aren't already running resident in the background which seems to be the common cause of failed installations in recent months.

    Other possible solutions to remedy failed installations can be viewed at:


  6. Just about any 3rd party defrag tools can cause that, and more-so if they're allowed to do a comprehensive/full defrag. On Windows 10 specifically when using a 3rd party defrag tool I only have them deal only with fragmented files that they list in their file list after an analyze, plus it means the defrag finished ages faster too, and I allow Windows Defrag to perform the optimization on it's own automatic schedule - that way it isn't re-doing what another defrag program has done.

  7. Glad it's solved. It's one of those settings that's easy to forget about, the same if enabling Wipe Free Space.

    I'm surprised they've never added an additional button for cleaning with something like: "Run Cleaner (Secure)", or "Run Secure Cleaner".

  8. 19 hours ago, APMichael said:

    Unfortunately, Piriform never updated the manual, so the manual still only mentions Mozilla-based browsers.

    That's why they need a proper Wiki, since some things on that help site are incomplete or outright wrong and they know about it because they've been told countless times.

  9. 6 hours ago, cosmicbrat said:

    Will there ever be a public 'opt-out of trackers' option switch..?  Is there..?

    You can "opt-out" on many advertisers main sites, but that also means you have to accept and keep their cookies which in turn means you cannot allow tools like CCleaner to delete those cookies - which to me sounds like a big effort and to be blunt a complete pain in the ass, and I'd wonder can they actually be trusted.

    It's easier in my opinion to use a HOSTS file like the MVPS.org HOSTS File, etc., which can also block some malware. Couple a blocker HOSTS file with using an adblocking add-on in each browser such as uBlock Origin, etc., to cover what the HOSTS file can't block.

  10. 2 hours ago, don_dolarson said:

    Not even "CustomLocation" exist in ccleaner.ini

    It's not in there by default, you have to manually create it. And you'll need to input it in order for CCleaner to detect and clean a "clone" of Chrome/Chromium if it doesn't already clean the browser  - the same would go if for instance using a portable version of any browser. What CCleaner cleans will be under the "Google Chrome" heading in CCleaner.

  11. Added:
    * FileKey2 - removes the backup copy of the installer which they've moved into a different folder with the newest version, so I've made it so it will recursively remove it.
    * FileKey3 - removes a new log

    [Samsung Magician *]
    Detect=HKLM\Software\Samsung Magician
    FileKey2=%CommonAppData%\Samsung\Samsung Magician|*.exe|RECURSE
    FileKey3=%CommonAppData%\Samsung\Samsung Magician\PB|*.txt
    FileKey4=%ProgramFiles%\Samsung Magician\Logs|*.*
    FileKey5=%ProgramFiles%\Samsung\Samsung Magician\Log*|*.*
    RegKey1=HKCU\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications\SamsungMagician

  12. On 4/13/2019 at 15:36, SMalik said:

    [Permissions *]
    Detect1=HKLM\Software\Mozilla\Pale Moon
    FileKey1=%AppData%\Moonchild Productions\Pale Moon\Profiles\*|permissions.sqlite

    CCleaner's already built-in Site Preferences already cleans that exact file, at least in Firefox ESR Portable v60.6.1esr.