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About nukecad

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  1. ccupdate10.cab requests after uninstall

    From a quick search pfBL.dll is associated with CCleaner. I'm not sure just what it is, but it could be an orphan from the uninstall? ccupdate10.cab Like Hazelnut says I didn't think CCleaner used cab files. However the 'update' may be a clue here. It could be something to do with the CCupdate.exe 'Emergency Updater'. I always delete that now, but again I never saw a cab associated with it. Which brings another thought- Do those machines by any chance have Avast AV on them? Avast AV's include an updater for CCleaner. https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=217752.msg1457538#msg1457538
  2. ccupdate10.cab requests after uninstall

    Might also be something to do with Adobe Illustrator CC if you have that installed?
  3. Secret Windows bug/fix ?

    Spoke a bit too soon. Today the phone is not charging, but the vape pen is charging using the same lead. Plugged in an external drive (different lead) and that's working fine as well. Scratch-head troubleshooting time. (Is it the phone, is it Windows, maybe it's Samsung Kies interfering somehow?).
  4. Internet Explorer 11 update(s)

    Not entirely sure how they work with Win 7. It's been around a long time so that would be a massive Cumulative Update if it included everything for the OS since it was launched? Of course if it's just a CU for ie11 (and only the security patches) then it's not that bad. With Win 10 there is a new version about every six months, and so never much more than six months Cumulative Updates for the whole OS.
  5. Internet Explorer 11 update(s)

    A 'Cumulative Update' means that while it includes some earlier updates it will check to see what has already been installed and then only install anything new that you don't already have. eg. For Windows 10 a cumulitive update will include all updates for that particular version (eg. 1803, or 1809) since it was released, but will check and only install any that you don't aready have. It means you are only downloading/installing updates you don't already have. By contrast a 'Simple Update' doesn't check and just installs (re-installs?) everything that is in that update.
  6. Thanks for playing fair pop up

    ipm-provider.ff.avast.com did used to be whitelisted by default, you could force delete it but it just came back again. It wasn't in 'cookies to keep' it was just that CCleaner would not delete it unless you forced it to. But I believe that they stopped whitelisting it following user complaints about repetitive advertising pop-ups in the Windows notification area. The way it was working at that time was if you had the cookie you got the popup, now it seems to be the other way round? (I suspect deliberately). I was one of the complainers; this is from a couple of months after your link above:
  7. It could be a change to how Chrome is populating the favicons. There was a similar problem with favicons in Firefox a couple of years back following a Firefox update. I believe that it was partly a sqlite database problem and partly to do with where the favicons were being hosted. It took an update to CCleaner to resolve it.
  8. cc pop up

    More about the cookie(s):
  9. See trackers option missing

    The quick clean - that is the name - is a beta (experinental) thing that not everyone had. I never had it but it's just a 'simple' user interface that doesn't show all the settings. The CCleaner programme itself was the same, just with a simple front end. Obviously if you buy pro then you know what you are doing and so don't want a dumbed down user interface and want to see all the settings and options. PS. The simple interfaces call ALL files 'trackers' but they are just cookies, logfiles, and the like. They are not actively tracking anything.
  10. cc pop up

    There is an Avast cookie that CC puts on your system. Among other things it notes that you have seen the popup and not to show it again. It should be in the 'Cookies to keep' by default. If you take it out of cookies to keep it will be deleted when you clean and the popup will come back.
  11. Secret Windows bug/fix ?

    Interesting to see that you also noticed a problem with USB, which later fixed itself. It's hard to tell from the logs, but it does look like on the 14th one of my USB ports was regading everything that I connected as 'idle' and so supplying no power. (Selective suspend mode). Another port has the wireless dongle for my mouse and that was working fine like yours, maybe because it was connected at boot? EDIT checking my laptop specs - the mouse dongle is in a USB2 port, the one with no power was a USB3, maybe that explains the difference. I still think it was the patch Tuesday updates that did it, the port was working OK before that on the 13th - and the last thing I did on the 13th was the PT updates and then shutdown. The background download seems to have put it right again on the 15th. Checking around further it seems that the main function of that background download was to update UI's of the installed Microsoft Games, - Solitaire, etc. Whether it's just a coincidence that it also fixed the USB error who knows?
  12. Secret Windows bug/fix ?

    Yesterday I was tethering through my phone because the broadband was playing up again. (Rural living for you). I noticed that although the tethering was OK the phone was not charging from the laptop as it usually does, in fact it gave me a low battery warning after an hour or so. I plugged in my vape pen with a different lead and that wasn't charging either. (And yes the laptop was plugged into the mains). It was an odd one, data transfer through the port was fine, but not power. I thought I would investigate today why the USB port didn't seem to be putting out any power. However when I booted up I noticed that Microsoft was downloading a ton of data in the background via the 'Background Intelligent Transfer Service'. I've no clue exactly what it was downloading, I may look for updated OS files later. But when I then came to test the USB port it was putting out power and now the connected phone charges as usual, as does the vape pen. Had patch Tuesday Updates 'broken' the USB drivers/ports (again) and MS quickly patched it without telling anyone? I recall they broke some USB ports last year as well so USB mice/keyboards stopped working for some. https://windowsreport.com/kb4103727-usb-bugs/
  13. Thanks for playing fair pop up

    You are not alone there. As this is a Piriform forum it is not acceptable to mention competing software. I will say that I took a good look at why I had CCleaner and wrote my own batch file to clear most of what I wanted. (Browser stuff mainly, it helps if you take a look at what files CC is cleaning). CC is still on my machine for some of it's other tools.
  14. Thanks for playing fair pop up

    Are you using the registry cleaner? Sometimes these annoying pop-us set a registry value to say 'don't show it again". (Sometimes it's a cookie). If you clear that entry (or cookie) it will pop up again. CC shouldn't clear it's own stuff but it would need one of the devs to check if this is happening by mistake.
  15. Upgrading from laptop to good PC

    You don't pay tax for occasionally selling unwanted possessions. It's only if you are selling things regularly, for a profit, that tax becomes an issue. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/09/ebay_uk_traders_tax_guidance/