Hi, I've been a long-time (happy) user of this program, having used it with great success in maintaining a couple of ancient XP systems through to their end of life (well past life expectancy). I finally was able to get a new computer about 3 weeks ago, it came with Win7-64bit pre-installed, and I set about getting favorite programs installed and updated, one of which was CCleaner. The version I picked up and installed was v 3.09.1493 (64 bit), but I didn't open and run it right away as I had several things going on at once - and besides, I was working with a brand new system with HUGE resources that didn't require my formerly stringent housekeeping tasks to keep it running.
Ran into some issues recently and decided to run CCleaner so I could check the registry, but when I clicked on the program in my start menu (I had declined to put it on the desktop during the install), instead of the program screen opening as usual, it opened and IMMEDIATELY began running the Cleaner! I had not had a chance to review the default settings, or (obviously) run the Analyze function (which I ALWAYS have done), so of course it wiped out EVERYTHING in Firefox browser (which I use exclusively for internet) - including my session tabs, which contained critical info I had spent DAYS locating, all history (killing any chance of my recovering any of those sites) and all cookies. To say that I'm upset about this would be to put it mildy!
I have since had to reboot my system, and quite frankly I'm afraid to open the program again. I did uncheck those items in the Firefox list but I've lost confidence in the program at this point, and I'm wondering if there might have been a bug in that version? Why did it launch itself into the cleaning process automatically, and how can I keep it from doing that again?
Help me regain my confidence with CCleaner as it has been one of my "can't live without" programs for many years...