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About nukecad

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  1. "Booster" setting?

    I installed the latest version on my phone and see that in the settings there is a new "Booster" setting. What is this supposed to do? Opening it there is a list of installed apps. If you deselect them all you get 'Select application to stop'. Is that all it does, force stop running apps?
  2. Here is information, and the download link, for the "Malwarebytes for Firefox (Beta)" add on for those who may be interested and/or want to try the Beta extension: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/218646-malwarebytes-for-firefox-beta/ You may note that one of the screenshots there shows "Malwarebytes for Chrome (Beta)". Yes they have now released an add on for Chrome as well. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/218616-malwarebytes-for-chrome-beta/
  3. I'm not sure that has resolved the problem, you may find that you now just have a blank space where the icon was. If I'm right then clicking that blank space will launch CCleaner.
  4. Interesting, I don't use Chrome but Malwarebytes launched a beta extension for Firefox a few months ago which I do have running. Is this a sign that AVs are becoming browser extensions? That does make some sense, most attacks come through your browser or downloads from your browser.
  5. Something else to try. Right click the taskbar icon, then right click 'CCleaner' in the jump list, and select 'Properties'. If you look on the 'General' tab the 'Location' will show you where the shortcut is being saved. It should be that "...\{User-Name}\... .\User Pinned\Task Bar" but it may not be for some reason, especially if you have multiple user accounts on the computer. Double check that {User-Name}. eg. if you installed it as Admin then you may not be able to remove the shortcut from a user account. (I suspect that this may be the case if you also can't remove the desktop icon). Other than that I think I would next try uninstalling CCleaner, restarting the computer, and reinstalling CCleaner. PS. With Windows 8.1 & 10 a restart clears more than a Shut Down and reboot. This is because of the way that Windows 8.1 Fast Boot and Windows 10 hybrid Fast Startup works.
  6. That is odd, when you unpin something from the taskbar it's icon should dissapear altogether not change to a generic icon. I'm assuming from what you say that you do not want the CCleaner icon on the taskbar at all? Could you confirm that this is what you are trying to do. Do you have a CCleaner Icon on your desktop? If so then you could try right clicking on that which should again give you an 'unpin from taskbar' option. Or you could try it from the start menu. Same thing- find CCleaner on your start menu and right click it, hover over 'more' and you will see the 'unpin from taskbar' option. (We're doing the same thing but trying it from different places). You could also try opening file explorer and browsing to: C:\Users\{User-Name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar Take a look there and see if there is more than one instance of a CCleaner shortcut listed. (That might explain why it did not dissapear when unpinned, you may have removed one but there was another there waiting to take it's place). If there is more than one CCleaner shortcut then delete them all, (or delete it anyway), restart your computer, and try unpinning again if necessary.
  7. Some recovered file names start with $$_

    From my very old experience of Unix (not used it for years). In a Unix Bash shell $$ returns the Process ID of a running script . I'm assuming that Recuva is using Unix or Linux to scan the disc, (many/most recovery tools do), and is using the process ID's to generate temporary filenames for whatever it has recovered. EDIT. Here's a bit more about these Unix special parameters that start with $ for anyone interested: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/218270/which-are-bash-shell-special-parameters
  8. If you don't want the CCleaner icon on your taskbar at all then simply right click the icon and select 'Unpin from taskbar' from the jump list. If you want the icon on the taskbar but no jumplist then open CCleaner, go to Options > Advanced and untick 'Enable Windows Jump List Tasks'.
  9. Freeware Rebooted

    The trick to single line spacing is to press shift at the same time as return/enter. It's just the quirky IPB software.
  10. Freeware Rebooted

    I'm not sure about thumbnails, but Hazelnut pointed out to me a few weeks ago that once you have a link loaded into the editor there is an option at the bottom of the editor to 'display as link instead' rather than showing it as an image.
  11. Ahh, the Insider build. (You will have Redstone 4 (Spring Creators Update) running). TBH I'm not sure just how the insider programme handles previous Windows build files, I would imagine it is much more likely to save previous versions of the files to restore in case something goes wrong with the insider build. Insiders also get a lot more 'mini-version' updates than stable version users. (They get new versions in bits over six months rather than all at once) Insider builds are beta testing versions and so more prone to errors, so it would make sense that they keep more backups of old files. As a general rule, unless you are seriously running out of disk space then I would leave system files alone (even duplicates). I regard the Duplicate Finder of CCleaner as more of a tool for finding duplicate photos/videos/music/documents rather than system files. Try running the Duplicate Finder with 'System Files' unchecked and seeing if it still finds all these files. I still think your best bet here will be to use Windows own Disk Cleanup to 'Clean up System files'. Run it as Admin. If it doesn't remove the duplicated files then that would indicate that Windows Insider considers them as necessary (or that they are not system files).
  12. Which version of Windows are you using? Those file extensions suggest to me that these are probably system files that Windows has updated. (Probably as part of the monthly 'Patch Tuesday', which was yesterday/today). Especially as you say that there are a 'LOT' that suggests system files. If it's Win 10 then they may have been left over from the last six-monthly version Update. If this is the case then Windows should remove the old ones itself after a while. This will take up to 30 days after a version update. Windows keeps these old files for a month so that you have the option 'roll back' to the previous version if needed. If you want to remove them more quickly then run 'Disk Cleanup' with the 'Clean up system files' selected. (to see if it removes them as 'Previous Windows Versions'). Another possibility is that these are are backup files that are stored on your disc in case you ever need to restore Windows at any time. Most computer manufactures include these on on the hard disc these days, rather than providing a CD. (Most modern laptops/tablets don't even have a CD drive).
  13. Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.

    My laptop is currently downloading 3 updates as I type this. The Malicious software removal tool. KB890830. A Flash Player security update. KB4093110. A Cumulative update. KB4093112. Which says "No new operating system features ...." https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4093112/windows-10-update-kb4093112 So yes It looks like the SCU is not ready yet.
  14. I don't use IE or Edge so for a few versions now I have unticked all of their entries EXCEPT for Internet Explorer > Temporary internet files. Other Microsoft (and some other 3rd party, like Adobe) software uses that location for temporary storage so, as you say, there will be files in there even if you don't use IE. As for the rest that you have unticked you can always check them occasionally by right clicking on the greyed out item, but TBH the only other one in use is IE > cookies, which gets a 'depracated' cookie that can't be removed. (Well it can but Windows will just recreate it again). I look at it this way, CC shows IE and Edge because they are the default Windows browsers. But if you're not using them then they don't need cleaning, except for IE Temporary internet files. Just like you wouldn't try to clean Chrome or Firefox if you are not using them.
  15. Try unticking Internet Explorer History. (If you don't use ie). This seems to be the main culprit, it's all to do with changes Microsoft have made to ie which means CCleaner takes a longer time to check/clean it.