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  1. Give the CCleaner documentation a look: https://www.ccleaner.com/docs
  2. Try the CCleaner Slim installer instead to see if that works: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
  3. You should get second opinions with other free tools such as CPU-Z and HWiNFO. Although something listed in hardware detection tools that looks like it's derived from something older as in the case with a CPU is often just an evolutionary update of a previous CPU family that they've rebranded/renamed - I saw similar surprises with my i7-8550u.
  4. Indeed. They're like little computers themselves. And the recommended variety that have DRAM if without faults will last longer than the commodity drives that don't have DRAM. ------------- As for figuring out what type of NAND flash is inside a particular SSD use a freeware tool like SSD-Z or SSD-Z Portable where if possible lists the Controller manufacturer and NAND manufacturer.
  5. Try the CCleaner Slim installer if you haven't tried it yet, some antivirus' don't like the bundled extras that are in the Standard installer: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
  6. Likely a setup spam doing a copy+paste of a previous post, which will later be edited with a spam link in it.
  7. Why not just run an Analyze, and then in the file list only defragment files which are fragmented. It goes allot faster doing it that way instead of letting it take forever doing a full consolidation/optimization/fill gaps as some other defrag tools would call it. Then you could either wait for Windows own built in optimization and defrag to run, or manually invoke it if you haven't set Defraggler as the system default defrag tool - that way it won't clash with Windows optimization and defrag.
  8. I don't pay any attention to that and instead I'm more interested in TBW (terabytes written) that an SSD manufacturer claims. For most end-users a 5 year warranted 1TB SSD with a 500 TBW they won't come close to wearing out, and by the time that 5 years is up on the warranty the SSD would be obsolete - kind of like how SATA SSDs seem like a no-go with affordable NVMe SSDs that can be similarly priced USB Flash Drives have NAND Flash in them too according to drive manufacturers, typically the slow variety.
  9. Let Windows Defragment and Optimize Drives run on those disks then.
  10. It does have that feature, however it's not enabled by default. Instructions to enable it: 1. In Recuva click: Options > Actions 2. Under Recovering click: Restore folder structure
  11. I use a very old portable version of it I got off Softpedia.com, I only use it on my WinXP system though because on Win10 that old version looks microscopic. Edit: In that old portable version Malwarebytes gives a false positive against it though, it wasn't all PUP'd up back then, and even the desktop shortcut will make MBAM angry.
  12. The algorithm differences is why Defraggler takes way too long in my opinion, but they can only tweak that if they listen to the many years worth of user complaints about it being too slow and release a new quicker version -- it might mean less of a thorough defrag though. The slow complaints are archived in the comments section on software download sites too.
  13. zzzzzzz.zzz files are securely overwritten files, usually by CCleaner as I'm unaware of any other tool that overwrites with that naming scheme. There is no ability to recover such files.
  14. Try inputting your license key this way (it's not exactly intuitive in my opinion): 1. In CCleaner click: Options > About > Upgrade to Pro 2. Copy+Paste in your license key information.
  15. Even if they released a fix it would eventually get out of date relatively soon because of new hardware, and BIOS updates. it's the kind of tool that needs continual updates.
  16. The way I read it the issue sounds like something that happened after using Wipe Free Space. Things I've always did after running Wipe Free Space is to: 1. Restart the computer. 2. Immediately defragment the drive that had Wipe Free Space ran on it. I've never experienced a slow down doing that. The only other thing I can think if the hard disk is performing permanently slow is if it were to get stuck in PIO mode, usually that's something that only older OSes will get stuck into such as Windows XP, although it can be put back into DMA mode. Although it can also be an indication of a possible hard disk failure. Here's a search for hard disk stuck in pio mode, although you won't know unless your read up on it and figure out if that is or isn't the actual issue. If the hard disk is in pio mode it would probably be worthwhile to use a free tool such as CrystalDiskInfo that can tell you if the S.M.A.R.T. data is good or bad, bad meaning it "could indicate a possible hard disk failure is imminent." A free tool that can run S.M.A.R.T. disk surface scans to test for a damaged hard disk/SSD, etc., is GSmartControl.
  17. With the newest CCleaner v5.63 some antivirus' were producing a false positive against it and may have deleted or quarantined it, so perhaps the disappearing icon is possibly related, although the disappearing icon is a known reoccurring issue on Win10. If you ever need to reinstall you can get the installer from: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
  18. The only time a folder from my experience can slow down your computer is if there are too many files in that one particular folder, the scenarios I've seen on both HDD and SSD going back from WinXP up to Win10: * Putting thousands of music files say MP3 in one folder take forever to load when Windows is reading the metadata (ID3 tags). * Having too many downloaded files left inside the Downloads folder (which should've been moved, or deleted ages ago) and when opening the folder triggers the antivirus real-time protection to start scanning everything in the folder which can cause a significant delay - made even more frustrating if it's on an already slow HDD.
  19. Like Hazelnut stated try the Slim build, it's usually less likely to cause a false positive. You might not have to wait a few days, personally I'd try the download again after a few hours. On my Win10 system Windows Defender didn't detect anything when I downloaded the Portable ZIP version. Edit: I'd recommend not turning off your antivirus protection too much else to go wrong with it off just to update a software.
  20. That's why for SRWare Iron Portable I've used my own winapp2.ini cleaners for years, so it has it's own unique area not labeled under Google Chrome. Plus I can see the difference between the default built-in cleaners vs mine which clean more.
  21. It's a new version so it may take antivirus companies a few hours or perhaps up to 2 or 3 days to update their definition files to not create a "false positive." For future reference: You don't need to remove a previous version of CCleaner to update/upgrade to the newest version. Unless you're having a specific rare issue that requires uninstalling to do a clean/fresh install it's unnecessary. It's typically better to just install a new version over any old pre-existing version, that way all of your user selected settings will remain fully intact.
  22. They keep adding stuff into it, like Easy Clean, etc. Look back maybe five or ten years at the size and you'll be shocked.
  23. Likely cause is because Edge by default will pre-launch and pre-load when you start your PC. There's a solution here has to be done by the user on each PC since there's no automatic fix implemented yet: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53177-how-to-disable-pre-launching-and-pre-loading-so-ccleaner-can-fully-clean-edge/?do=findComment&comment=302353
  24. CCleaner v5.62.7538 * Portable ZIP build = 3 detections * Standard installer build = 2 detections * Slim installer build = 2 detections Two of those antivirus engines "Antiy-AVL" and "Jiangmin" that have detections produce allot of false positives on VirusTotal, to the point I wish they'd just remove them based on their false positive history. The same can be said for ClamAV/ClamWin every now and then.
  25. Andavari

    ublock users

    Not only the Chrome browser, I'd image Chromebooks wouldn't be much of an alternative to traditional Mac and Windows laptops if people couldn't block ads, and Android tablets as well. I had thought of a Chromebook earlier this year just for my daily YouTube consumption, but with the press revealing Google's soon anti-adblock attitude I never gave a Chromebook another thought. With a good router and even some modems ads can be blocked that way via hardware, although it's not as configurable as something like uBlock Origin.
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