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  1. On most Windows 10 versions you can't uninstall OneDrive. The best you can do is disable it by unlinking and hiding it. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/turn-off-disable-or-uninstall-onedrive-f32a17ce-3336-40fe-9c38-6efb09f944b0
  2. Virus In Latest 1.75 Update for CCleaner

    The OP did say he was downloading the browser from the offer. I think it was just the op's AV that recognised/classified the CC Browser incorrectly. Which would seem to show that that partciular AV's definitions are not regularly updated. I'd also noted the oddity of the version number, but assumed it was probably just a typo.
  3. Virus In Latest 1.75 Update for CCleaner

    The Google toolbar is not a virus. It was in the Standard CC installer as an offer. (it's no longer there, the CC browser gets offered instead). It's picked up by some AVs as a PUP - a Potentially Unwanted Programe. In this case it wasn't actually the Google toolbar but the new CCleaner browser that your AV has picked up as a PUP and got just which PUP it was wrong, probably because it's also a browser. The main point to note is that there was almost certainly, (never say never), no virus involved, it was just a warning that you may not want to download/install that particular software. (Because doing so would change your browser - which it did).
  4. Easy Clean uses it's own settings and will do it's own thing regardless of your other settings. Easy Clean does not respect what you have ticked or unticked, you must use Custom Clean to do that. Custom Clean does remove the cookies - (unless you tell it not to). It just doesn't call them 'tracking' cookies - see the link at the bottom of this post. The CCleaner setting for Adobe Reader can be found under the CCleaner 'Applications' tab. It's about halfway down and is 'Adobe Reader DC'. There is also a setting in Reader itself which turns on/off the saving of history / recent files. Open Adobe Reader and go to Edit>Preferences>Documents and you should see the option 'Documents in recently used list' - if that is set to 0 then no recent list will be saved.
  5. Large Volume of Junk found by CCleaner

    If you look at my later post you'll see that I had already apologised for reading it wrongly. The traditional built-in Windows clipboard only kept one entry, and indeed kept it in memory. Other clipboard apps can save multiple entries, and can save them across reboots (or even crashes) by writing them to temporary files. Windows 10 clipboard can now also save multiple entries, and is able to share clips between devices. You can also "pin" clips so that they are always available, to do that they have to be written to disc because otherwise they would not survive a reboot. https://pureinfotech.com/sync-clipboard-across-devices-windows-10/
  6. Large Volume of Junk found by CCleaner

    That's odd, how long is a clean taking? If you can post a screen shot similar to those above we might be able to spot something. You could also try running CC in debug mode to see what the log says - but with that many files it's probably going to be a big logfile so we'll leave that for later. Edit- Andavari's thought about a corrupted recycle bin is a distinct possibility, we've seen a couple of those recently.
  7. Large Volume of Junk found by CCleaner

    It could well be the clipboard. I'm not sure just how the new style multi-clipboard works. (I still use the single clip at a time). But it has to store the multiple clips somewhere. I'm guessing that might show under 'System - Temporary Files' following an Analyze in CC? Edit. CC can sometimes struggle deleting very large amounts of data. If it does then the built in Disk Clean-up will get the majority (taking a long time) and then CC will do the rest. Edit2. Your first post did say 6000 it was me that read it wrong.
  8. Large Volume of Junk found by CCleaner

    600MB is quite possible if you have not run CCleaner before, or not run it for a while. From your description I think you will have used the 'Easy Clean'? Instead use the Custom Clean, which gives you more viewing options. After an analyze you should see a screen similar to this, showing what CCleaner has found where: (Don't worry about Firefox being skipped that was deliberate on my part, and don't worry about Edge being highlighted like that yours won't be). Double clicking on any of those entries will give you details of the actual files found, eg. I double clicked 'System - Windows Log Files to get this:
  9. saving passwords

    If you are talking about website passwords then you need to use the 'Custom Clean' and not 'Easy Clean'. You also need to untick 'Saved Passwords' for each browser that you use, and may also need to untick 'Saved Form Information'. (Some websites save passwords as forms). Custom Clean will then leave your passwords alone for that browser. If you use Edge or IE, those are found on the 'Windows' tab, all other browsers will be on the 'Applications' tab. Here's a screenshot showing those 2 boxes unticked for Firefox; you need to do the same for your browsers.
  10. Cannot stop Monitoring

    "Monitoring" has had a name change to "Smart Cleaning". Some (most? ) of the documentation could do with a good update. We are told that it is in hand.
  11. As previously said Windows 10 is the best/safest option to deal with it's own installation files. Using anything else may 'break' your computer. You say you've already run Disk Clean-up. - Have you also tried running 'Storage Sense' from the Windows 10 settings? The options/menus are slightly different depending on your Win10 version. This is the sequence for 1903, older versions have similar but slightly different labels:(Settings>System>Storage>"Configure storage sense or run it now" then on the new window "Clean now") PS. I don't even have a hidden 'C:\Windows\installer' folder on my 5 year old laptop, despite numerous version updates. (Started as 8.1 now 10v1903). I've never done anything to remove it, other than run those 2 built-into Windows cleaning tools at least once a month.
  12. This has gone off topic, But classic Solitaire is still there under 'Microsoft Solitaire Collection', the classic version is 'Klondike'. You can disable Cortana, I did it years back and it's never returned. Dont worry about the searchbox, it has been seperated from Cortana in 1903 - but you don't need it anyway. Simply click the Windows icon to open the start menu and start typing what you want to search for, no box is neeeded. (Give it a try).
  13. It is deliberately meant to be like that, so that you have to think about what you are doing and don't delete the wrong things. Some files, especially some system files (.DLL's and the like) NEED to have duplicates in different locations for your computer to work properly. If you could just delete them without thinking about it then you could very easily break your computer. Unless you are very experienced then you should only use the Duplicate Finder to look for duplicates of things that you have put there - Photos, Videos, Music, Documents, etc. Leave any/all system and program files well alone. And then it's still up to you to decide which you want to remove (if any) and which you want to keep. Nobody else can decide that for you, especially not a program.
  14. Don't worry about it for now, it's a Microsoft thing. There were some issues with Windows 10 version 1809 not working properly on some machines, so MS stopped pushing automatic upgrades to 1809. When 1903 came along there were also changes to how updates/upgrades work so that Windows no longer automatically upgrades without asking the user first. As we say don't worry about it, Microsoft are now in the process of automatically updating those still with 1803 to the latest 1903, skipping 1809 altogether. They are doing it slowly so yours may not have happened yet. (I did one for a friend a week or so ago, and her laptop updated from 1803 to 1903 with no problems).
  15. Help/Advice Needed if Possible ?

    PST files are MS Office Outlook files. Outlook should open them, if you don't have outlook then there are various viewers if you google 'open pst files'. TBH though I don't think they will contain what you are looking for, I believe that they contain your contacts etc. They may have the contents of old emails but I doubt they'll have the attachments. External backup and OneDrive both failed? That sounds odd.