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  1. Sounds alright for a download manager and one such program has that feature along with comments to sort of be a warning before installing a program, and an anti-malware program has that feature to rate programs in a list. But for it to be in CCleaner and if it were malware, well then it's already too late since it would be on the system.
  2. How about renaming the Windows Defender cleaners to the new name Microsoft Defender? For reference: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-defender-gets-a-new-name-microsoft-defender/
  3. See here for a previous discussion about it with solutions: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53177-how-to-disable-pre-launching-and-pre-loading-so-ccleaner-can-fully-clean-edge/
  4. If the old hard disk is still plugged in perhaps change the boot order in the BIOS so that the new cloned disk has priority. And if that fails unplug the old hard disk.
  5. That and you'd have to have a Microsoft account for it to be partially cloud-based, if you use a local account it should remain local.
  6. You'd never get anything done, the website would state Under Construction, and then underneath it an image of a beach ball with the text On Vacation.
  7. Isn't it stored online now in the cloud. If it is then CCleaner and no other cleaning tool can touch it. Seems it is cloud-based to some extent, see here: https://www.howtogeek.com/351978/using-windows-10s-new-clipboard-history-and-cloud-sync/
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Since you're a paying customer you can get support directly from Piriform at: https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Since you're a paying customer you can get support directly from Piriform at: https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
  15. 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").
  16. 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/
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. I was thinking of that myself months ago. Although it seems highly unlikely.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. This may be issue you're noticing: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/54255-invalid-digital-signature-v559-slim-free/
  23. Andavari


    To me it sounds like a Personalization/Theme setting in Windows 10 v1903 - but I could be wrong.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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