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  1. Disable/untick anything in CCleaner that reads as MS Office or Office, and see if that helps. Also if you're using any CC Enhancer program (unofficial unsupported by Piriform CCleaner), or the community Winapp2.ini file (unsupported by Piriform CCleaner) try removing them to see if that helps.
  2. It can happen for mysterious reasons, and then out of nowhere can correct itself. In the meantime something to try, although I don't know if it will work effectively: 1. Open each browser on your system, and use their own built-in cleaning tools to delete the cookies. 2. Check in CCleaner to see if they've been deleted. In CCleaner make sure Adobe Flash Player cleaning is enabled, since there are Flash based cookies also. Warning: If you play Flash based games cleaning Adobe Flash Player will delete your game progress/saves.
  3. If you have Recycle Bin cleaning enabled in CCleaner try disable it to see if that helps, since each Local Disk in Windows will have a Recycle Bin that it will attempt to clean. If you have configured Custom Files and Folders to clean on other partitions that will cause it to access those disks too. To have it exclude certain drives, files, folders, registry data that setting can be found in Options->Exclude.
  4. Since you're a paying customer you can get support directly from Piriform at: https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  5. I can't imagine too much innovation will be coming to defrag software anytime soon, especially with SSD's up to the 1TB size being more affordable nowadays.
  6. Memory would be infinitely faster however the slow way of doing it is infinitely safer in the event of power failure/outage, BSOD, or the defrag software crashing/freezing or what not, and in the process there could be file loss or file corruption. It sounds unsafe with the potential for disaster, and also sounds outside of the specifications for the Microsoft Defrag API which to my knowledge all defrag tools utilize on Windows, and if it were possible (probably could be but with huge caveats) I'd imagine Microsoft would've already implemented it.
  7. Since you're a paying customer you can get support directly from Piriform at: https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  8. When it comes to security software I always go the clean install route by uninstalling the old version followed by a reboot, and then install the new version. Some security software speaking mostly about freeware antivirus and freeware anti-malware may not suggest anything and will by itself with no user interaction install a new version over itself, and in the process corrupts a portion or feature of itself that may not be immediately obvious but in some cases it's glaringly obvious - missing right-click context menu scanning (Malwarebytes), missing GUI elements (Panda Dome "Panda Free Antivirus").
  9. You might need to try what's detailed in this topic: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53177-how-to-disable-pre-launching-and-pre-loading-so-ccleaner-can-fully-clean-edge/
  10. All those connections are because it phones home. It's analytics, like so much other software has rather it's "freeware" or paid for. You can of course block all connection attempts.
  11. Some of us myself included have been using v5.40.6411 (available on FileHippo). I'll use that 18 month old version until Windows 10 will undoubtedly deem it "incompatible" making it impossible to use, and then from there incrementally make my way up until Windows barks again at some point about an old version. When I encounter a "newer" version that I'm not accustomed to using and that I can't stomach, then... ...well it's obvious what I'll be doing. I'm glad on the old XP system I still have that it could careless what old version I'm using.
  12. I was thinking of that myself months ago. Although it seems highly unlikely.
  13. Since it wants to phone home, perhaps try installing offline. I've no ideal if that will help or result into the same but worth a try.
  14. Allot of tech news outlets covered it, here's a general search that lists a variety of them that have articles: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=avast+aquires+piriform
  15. This may be issue you're noticing: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/54255-invalid-digital-signature-v559-slim-free/
  16. Andavari


    To me it sounds like a Personalization/Theme setting in Windows 10 v1903 - but I could be wrong.
  17. If you never configure CCleaner and just use only the "factory" defaults it's alright to do clean installs, i.e.; remove the old, then install the new. However if you've changed settings, configured what to clean and what not to clean, configured what cookies to keep, etc., then it makes perfect sense to just install over an older version so that your settings remain intact.
  18. Norton may need more of its users to install it for the reputation, etc. But it is weird that it would warn about the digital signature.
  19. Andavari

    .NET Framework 4.8

    I wish they'd do clean installs only, i.e.; completely remove the old and install the new with full backwards compatibility because just the updates alone have corrupted it umpteen times on older Windows systems for me. I'll pass on manually downloading and installing it, and just wait to see if Automatic Updates forces it upon me at some point.
  20. Nah, Vista didn't support it, it's Windows 7 and newer only, but I think Windows 7 had to have some update installed to eventually include. Really the Trim command should just be programmed and baked into every SSD made without the need for some outside source to run it. Shouldn't need to have a software scheduled to do it since the software is essentially dumb and may miss a scheduled trim for weeks, while on the otherhand the SSD knows about itself and should be smart enough to maintain itself in my opinion - would make SSD longevity a non-issue on OSes (old and newer unpopular variety) and hardware (game consoles, etc.,) that don't have a software invoked Trim command available.
  21. Exactly. For me that's the modern way of defragmenting HDD's since Windows 10 has the restriction on the file size limit. After I replace my 2TB external portable backup HDD with an SSD of matching capacity my days of performing defragmentation will be over.
  22. Assuming you're using Windows 10 it automatically runs Trim on the drive, it replaces a traditional defrag with Trim. In the Cortana/Search area type in Optimize, then click the found result 'Defragment and Optimize Drives'. If it's properly configured to automatically optimize with a schedule it will state it's turned on near the bottom under the text 'Scheduled optimization." You can also run Trim anytime you feel necessary (it doesn't hurt the SSD) by selecting a single drive or all drives (hold down CTRL key to enable the ability to select all drives) and click Optimize.
  23. Piriform employees have made more than one post explaining it's only a one year license/subscription for the Pro version - they never enforced it before for many years. The newest post that would be official that I'm aware of is in this very topic, here's the post by Dave: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/52694-ccleaner-pro-lifetime-licence-why-has-it-expired/?do=findComment&comment=307061
  24. Since the offers likely won't ever disappear a more "user friendly" approach would be to completely abandon the pre-ticked small box rubbish altogether. Instead have a whole window ad inside of the installer that offers it to the user with very obvious big buttons that read along the lines of [Yes] and [No] on them which would be better served if they were also well enough separated to avoid any possible accidental wrong clicks. You could even go one step further and have two cartoon like characters in the window one with a thumbs up, and another with a thumbs down.
  25. What's in the code box in my post is all that goes into the .REG file. And you'll have to have admin privileges to import it. Perhaps start RegEdit.exe on your system using Run as administrator, and then in file menu click: File > Import You are likely missing this at the top of the .REG file: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 -------------- Since everyone is having issue with this I zipped the .REG file, it's at the bottom of my original post here.
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