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  1. 7 hours ago, don_dolarson said:

    I'd like to suggest an application to winapp2.ini database. The application is called Caprine. It's leaving installation files after updating it.

    May you check if I prepared everything correctly for you sir?

    [Caprine *]



    For what you created here's the correction, you already have LocalAppData listed, so CCleaner already knows to look into the Local folder. You can right-click the entry listed in CCleaner and select Analyze and it will list what's found in the clean window to verify it works - this is of course after you've already used Caprine first to generate the files you want CCleaner to clean.

    Since it's obviously an updater folder you can cheat if no update is available and generate your own file in that folder by simply creating a blank .TXT document in the path, and then analyze with CCleaner to insure it finds it, then the entry should work after testing - anyways that's what I do for testing.

    [Caprine *]

  2. The newer way of doing it by going into 'Tools > Drive Wiper' and initiating a Wipe Free Space from there in particular will always also wipe the MFT free space.

    The old original way of doing it by going into 'Options > Settings', selecting Wipe Free Space drives you have to select "Wipe MFT Free Space", it's disabled/unticked by default. Then it has to be initiated by going back to the main GUI area, selecting the Windows (tab) and then scrolling down to 'Advanced > Wipe Free Space' which can be right-clicked to start the wipe.

    I have just tested this using the old origninal way of using "Wipe Free Space" with "Wipe MFT Free Space" unticked/disabled using CCleaner v5.63.7540 (newest version available) and it works how it's supposed to, i.e.; it's not using Wipe MFT Free Space. If it were wiping the MFT free space would be the first thing it does, but it isn't doing that on my system.

  3. Uninstall links and information are located in the registry, here's where they're stored:

    You can uninstall allot of programs by directly running an uninstall file sometimes located in their Program Files folder (that is if they use a normal .exe uninstaller and weren't a Windows Installer package with .msi). If all else fails it's often possible to reinstall a program from its setup file to restore the uninstaller.

  4. Yes it can see them - but for internal drive only likely.

    For internal drives only: I've just tested it on a secondary partition that's on the same SSD as drive C:\ and I see it listed inside CCleaner. Did the same for a completely separate SSD installed as drive E:\ and CCleaner see's that restore point too.

    Just noticed a "bug" or "feature" in CCleaner testing it. I deleted those test restore points off the other drives using the built-in Windows System Restore tool, re-opened CCleaner and it was still listing those deleted Restore Points. After also deleting the Restore Point I had on drive C:\ and re-opening CCleaner again made it display correctly in CCleaner.:huh:

  5. Update: Added RegKey3 and RegKey4

    [4K Video Downloader *]
    Detect=HKCU\Software\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader
    FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader\4K Video Downloader|*.log;*.sqlite;*.xml
    RegKey1=HKCU\Software\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader\Download|downloadedItems
    RegKey2=HKCU\Software\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader\Download|downloadedItemsDb
    RegKey3=HKCU\Software\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader\FileWatcher
    RegKey4=HKCU\Software\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader\Gamification
    RegKey5=HKCU\Software\4kdownload.com\4K Video Downloader\Settings|outputPath


  6. 5 hours ago, PICPro said:

    They would then go into the Microsoft Edge section that would appear underneath of the Windows section in the list.


    Unfortunately they won't appear under the original Edge located in the Windows (tab) of CCleaner. They'll still be listed in the Applications (tab) near the bottom under a Microsoft Edge listing.

  7. Yes I agree too!

    Anyone that wants to delete a listed uninstaller could do so at their own risk by editing the registry. Perhaps they only ever had that in there to delete orphaned/invalid uninstall entries, which can happen if someone doesn't uninstall a program correctly by instead manually deleting a program - seems so Win98 though. Since CCleaner can't possibly restore a deleted listing it indeed should be removed from it.

  8. 8 hours ago, BigGuyWhoKills said:

    Sorry to necro this thread, but it came up when I was researching if CCleaner was still shady.  Seems it still is:


    That's fine, you're just looking for answers.

    Yes it's still buggy, you can view comments, etc., about it that are more current that this topic by looking in the CCleaner section of the forum located here:

    While allot of people have issues with different things in CCleaner from installation issues, crashing, etc., I've personally not encountered any issues using CCleaner Portable v5.63.7540 (most current version as of writing this) - although I consider myself very lucking compared to the issues it's giving other people who have taken the time to report bugs.

  9. By now CCleaner should really have a safeguard built into it with a warning pop-up when selecting Delete and at least have a dialog that states deleting an entry will not uninstall it.

    Depending upon what installer a program used reinstalling a program will recreate the uninstall link shown in CCleaner and in Windows built-in 'Add or Remove Programs' (in Win10 located at: 'Settings > Apps & Features'). Although in Win10 right-clicking a program in the Start Menu will show an Uninstall link -- now rather that relies upon the uninstall reference link being intact in the registry which CCleaner already deleted I don't know.

    If you had System Restore turned on with a recent backup that could've restored the registry. Also if using a tool like the freeware Tweaking.com Registry Backup (which automatically makes a daily registry backup) that could've also restored the registry which would of course recreate the uninstall links in the registry.

  10. It's best used in conjunction alongside Windows Disk Cleanup!

    Windows Disk Cleanup is able to clean some things that most 3rd party cleaning tools have absolutely no business ever messing with since they have the potential of damaging Windows, such as removal of; Windows.old folder, Device driver packages, Windows Update, Language resource files, etc.

    For additional cleaning you could try the community Winapp2.ini cleaning file available on this forum at:

  11. Possibly a Win10 issue and especially if it's Win10 + the built in Windows Defender antivirus. Even SpywareBlaster which used to load nearly instantly now takes ages to finally load on Win10, even though I have it installed on an SSD, and starts nearly instantly on my old "slow" IDE hard disk WinXP desktop PC so yeah I'll blame Win10.

  12. 22 hours ago, JDPower said:

    I'm still on the last pre-Quantum release on laptop


    I'm on 68.4.1 which is Quantum from the PortableApps build. Nothing all that much different for me, although under the hood there's more files making it as of writing this a hefty 497 MB.

  13. Could be from crash dump data caused by the BSOD since those can take a ton of disk space but I'm not sure if they'd take 100's of GB of space. If it is crash dump data CCleaner can clean it, but that doesn't even begin to solve the issue why your computer is getting BSOD crashes -- and no Defraggler will not solve your computer having BSOD crashes the cause is elsewhere.

    Being that your computer is so new perhaps get HP on the phone for some support/customer help.

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