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  1. 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.
  2. Likely worth the the trade-off to know what the system default antivirus software has done, then again if Microsoft just locked the logs it would be a non-issue. I don't know if cleaning the logs causes the UI to not display what the last auto-scan did or didn't find but I wouldn't at all be happy if it had for instance did an auto-scan found a false positive and deleted a program I use without me knowing anything about it. Then again I've always been against having antivirus and anti-malware logs cleaned by default, and have always believed it should be a user decision to clean those.
  3. I moved it to the CCleaner Suggestions area because if it were to be implemented it would likely have to be coded into CCleaner by Piriform. I'd imagine they'd have to code in something for us to use official icons from installed programs we create custom cleaning entries. Section= doesn't use a LangSecRef=, so it's not too surprising CCleaner wouldn't bother ordering it by alphabetization. I assume those of us using Section= is sort of a hack that we're luckily allowed to use but in doing so it gets regulated to end of list, I don't like it either but it is what it is.
  4. Sounds kind of complex to distinguish, but you could try with the Cookies to Keep list, in: Options > Cookies Then again, if you used one browser as installed, and perhaps another as a portable if one is available (or from PortableApps if they have a portable version) perhaps you can separate them. I don't know off hand because I always nuke all cookies.
  5. Andavari

    ublock users

    I compile my own from the downloaded ZIP, been doing so ever since that buggy release from a year or so ago only crashed and we were without a fix for nearly a week, I don't have to deal with that ever again. If doing your own compile it helps to just keep PEM file "uBlock0.chromium.pem" in the downloads folder as I've found out. And a user compiled version can only be used on the exact same computer it was compiled on, i.e.; hardware I.D. locked. Note: Chromium/Chrome can pack/compile the extension for you, it's easy.
  6. If it's a Chromium/Chrome based browser you should be able to use CustomLocation to clean it, but as stated if it already does a good job of cleaning itself then this could cause unforeseen issues, i.e.; you'd have to configure Cookies to Keep, and some addons/extensions might not like the cleaning, etc. Examples, assuming you configure CCleaner to use INI file for settings instead of the registry, or if you use CCleaner Portable: CustomLocation1=CHROME|C:\Users\YourProfileName\AppData\Local\SomeChromiumBrowser\Profile CustomLocation2=CHROME|E:\Apps\SomeChromiumBrowser2\SomeChromiumBrowser2Portable\Profile Then in CCleaner it would be cleaned in: Custom Clean > Applications (tab) > Google Chrome
  7. I couldn't find those folders or paths in old WinXP SP3. ---------- Using Win10 Home v1903 fully patched/updated: I found files here but can't examine or even copy them because they're locked (so maybe non-cleanable?). Also when I opened Microsoft Edge (the original one) more logs, etc., were created in the folder: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache The WebCache folder doesn't exist in either of these paths on my system: %WinDir%\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache %WinDir%\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache
  8. One would think they wouldn't mess with Windows Defender's logs, and instead leave it for something that can be occasionally or rarely used only in Custom Clean. Perhaps blindly cleaning those logs could be troublesome when disinfecting a system, other than just the annoyance of Defender wanting a scan to be done.
  9. He probably mistook your signature for being part of the post. Not overly friendly otherwise for someone seeking help.
  10. In CCleaner: 1. Click Custom Clean. 2. Look at the upper-left, and click Applications. 3. Scroll down to Utilities and you'll see Windows Defender listed. Disable/untick it.
  11. See here: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53177-how-to-disable-pre-launching-and-pre-loading-so-ccleaner-can-fully-clean-edge/?do=findComment&comment=302353 Also: What I have to do even after applying the above fix in that other topic is (even though I do not use Edge): 1. When my laptop starts I start Edge, and then I close Edge immediately. 2. Doing that with the above fix allows CCleaner to clean Edge without complaining, or other issues - even if I have my computer on for many hours or days. I have to re-do step 1 whenever I restart my laptop however after a while it becomes a remembered habit/ritual.
  12. On my old XP computer which has Office installed I had setup exclusions of Office to protect it against accidental or intentional cleaning. You can accomplish the exclusions by doing this (sort of Advanced): 1. Repair/Install Office if it isn't working correct. 2. In CCleaner go into Options > Exclude 2a. Add the folder paths to Office, be it in Program Files, ProgramData, App Data, etc., possibly in all those areas. 2b. Add in the registry paths to Office to protect settings. 3. In CCleaner untick/disable anything related to Office that it can/would clean.
  13. Confirmed. It's also not even listed on builds page here: https://www.ccleaner.com/defraggler/builds And trying my usual replace .EXE download with .ZIP extension doesn't work.
  14. Look here, old article but should put this to rest: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174619 To quote one line from that article:
  15. You'll may also have to configure CCleaner with Cookies to Keep: https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner/ccleaner-settings/choosing-which-cookies-to-keep
  16. Easy Clean has its own set of cleaning rules that can't be changed. Therefore I'd recommend if you want to know exactly what CCleaner will clean switch to using Custom Clean: 1. Start CCleaner. 2. Click Options > Settings then enable/tick: Custom Clean CCleaner will then default to using Custom Clean, i.e.; the classic informational way it used to clean for some 15+ years.
  17. One thing I've noticed over the last decade plus of using Firefox is it needs to be given ample time to fully close/exit, and sometimes it may take longer than usual or expected in some instances before attempting to clean it with CCleaner, etc. This holds true even on a modern computer with an SSD and a quick CPU.
  18. What I'd do in this scenario is this: 1. Make sure you're using the newest version of CCleaner: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds 2. Run the built-in Windows Disk Cleanup tool, and/or search via Cortana/Search for: Storage Sense 3. Run Windows built-in disk error checking utility ChkDsk on the internal drives: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/chkdsk 4. Try CCleaner again.
  19. Something for them to fix then or implement, because a Chromium/Chrome based browser should be able to install addons from the Google Store.
  20. Maybe Windows 10 having a tantrum, I dealt with one of those a few minutes ago, and sometimes restarting the system will fix issues.
  21. Are you not able to use themes from the Google Chrome Web Store? https://chrome.google.com/webstore/ I know in the past whatever Chromium/Chrome based browser I used had full access to them, and addons/extensions.
  22. By default CCleaner will save all .REG backups in the Documents ("My Documents") folder, unless you've changed where it saves the backups. 1. Start > Run > RegEdit.exe -or- via the Start Menu area Cortana/Search just type in: RegEdit Windows should give a UAC prompt which will allow it to run it as an Administrator. 2. Then in Registry Editor ("RegEdit") click 'File > Import' and browse to where CCleaner made the .REG file backup and select it via Registry Editor (note by default Registry Editor should be pointing in your Documents/My Documents folder, so you shouldn't have to browse to anywhere), it will then attempt to import the .REG file and either tell you it was successful or failed.
  23. Try the Corrupted Recycle Bin Fix. It's a common issue, and attempting the fix won't break anything.
  24. Yes now called Smart Cleaning, and the documentation/help site needs updated also to reflect the name change.
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