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  1. Microsoft Edge holding up Ccleaner

    Check your browser settings. There is probably an 'Open with' setting in the browser that will overide the system default, similar to this one in Firefox:
  2. Dunno then, Microsoft work in mysterious ways. Which give me another thought - I don't have a Microsoft Account anymore (deleted it entirely, took 6 months they don't want you to delete one) maybe that was the difference?
  3. It looks as if Windows may have changed that setting during the Windows update. (Why? Who knows, it didn't change on mine but my Windows is Home not Pro which may make a difference. Pro versions used in an office may want to block employees from downloading 'unknown' apps). If you leave it as you have set it now " Warn Me Before Installing Apps From Outside The Store " then it will do as it says and give you a warning anytime you try to install something from outside the Windows store, but will still let you install it. If you don't want to see any warnings about installing non-store apps then change it to "Turn off app reccomendations".
  4. Program hangs at 15%

    A bit late with this answer as the OP seems to have sorted it out, but it might help others. I've seen similar 'hangs' a few times before when CCleaner is used for the first time on a computer that's been in use for a while. It's usually simply because there is helluva lot to be cleaned that first time round. In that circumstance I do as nergal suggests and use each browsers own inbuilt cleaning to start with. Then I run Windows Disk Clean-up. (which will take a long time). That will get rid of most of the initial backlog of junk, then run CCleaner to clear the rest. You should only need to do that big clean once then CCleaner should run normally without hangs.
  5. That's part of how they justify calling all cookies 'Trackers'. It's just a language thing. Yes, location data could literally be said to be tracking you by saving your current/last location in a cookie. Many websites you visit will leave a cookie on your computer to say that you visited there (and maybe store how you set the page up, etc. so it's the same if you visit again). Your browser history could also be said to be tracking which websites you visited. But historicaly 'tracking files' meant keyloggers, screengrabbers, and the like that tracked/recorded your every activity. - Definite malware that you didn't want on your PC. So fair enough, language usage changes, but it's important to understand just what is meant when a particular word is used. Marketing/Advertising people are not above using a particular word in one way to imply that it means something else. PS. As you are using Firefox are you aware that Malwarebytes now has an add-on for it? It protects your Firefox browser from Malware/Scams as well as blocking Ads/Clickbait, it's free. I've been using it for a number of months now, it's blocked/warned of various sites that contained malware. (Including a nasty Ransomware on one site. I already knew it was there but the block/warning showed that the addon protection was working as it should). https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/malwarebytes/
  6. The 'Trackers' that CC reports as found are not what you or I (or anyone else) would call trackers. The summary report screen used to report every file that it found to clean as a 'tracker', regardless of what the file was. That's now been incorporated into the new 'Easy Clean' and it now seems to report all cookies as 'Trackers'. (Rather than just saying that everything is a tracker). A slight improvement, but I doubt that many people would regard any but a very few cookies as 'tracking' what they do. It's just a marketing ploy. CCleaner is a junk file cleaner, it is not meant to search for anything malicious like files that are tracking your actions. For that you need an anti-virus or anti-malware application.
  7. recuva very cheap in ebay legal?

    General rules of thumb- Software on ebay and similar sites is often (I'd even say usually) counterfeit or hacked, avoid it. If it sounds too good a deal then it probably is. Always get your software direct from the developer, even free software. Do you need the pro features. (Virtual disc support, automatic updates, 1 years priority support)? If not then just download the free version from Piriform, it does exactly the same recovery job as the pro. https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva For your particular ebay link I note that it says there are 7 copies for sale. Is it likely that someone would have bought 7 copies that they no longer want? (Or is it more likely they actually have hundreds of counterfeits, all with the same activation code). Also " Seller does not accept returns" should ring alarm bells. As an example Malwarebytes have recently tightened up their licensing controls. There are now lots of people complaining on their forum that their 'validly bought' license no longer works. On investigation 99% turn out to be a hacked/counterfeit license bought cheaply from an ebay (or similar) seller.
  8. CCleaner not starting

    That shouldn't make a difference. I ony have CCleaner64.exe and uninst.exe. - Because I deliberately deleted all the rest as not needed/unwanted. (especially CCUpdate.exe). CCleaner runs fine on my machine with just the one executable present. There must have been something odd about the exe you originally had. Or maybe the registry entries hadn't installed properly last time and installing the slim corrected them?
  9. CCleaner not starting

    More to the point I wonder why the slim worked and not the standard? Once installed the .exe files are supposed to be identical. (It's only the bundles/offers in the standard installer that are supposed to be different). Maybe your AV was blocking the Standard installer because of the bundles and so it wasn't installing the main programme properly? Then as there is no bundle in the slim your AV let it through? Only guessing.
  10. CCleaner not starting

    How are you trying to launch CCleaner, Desktop icon?, Taskbar icon?, other? And is it in the standard directory? (C:\Program Files\CCleaner\) It sounds as if the shortcut linked to the icon may be pointing to the wrong thing. (Unless it's actually opening and closing immediately for some reason, or something else is blocking it) What happens if you navigate to it's location in File Explorer and double click on CCleaner64.exe (or CCleaner.exe) ?
  11. Firefox Extensions REBOOTED

    Firefox v66.0.5 released with further fixes for 'broken' extensions https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/66.0.5/releasenotes/ A further update to ESR is expected today, and they are working on updating older FF versions for those still running them:
  12. You'd need one of the developers to answer that, and although we're told they do read these posts they don't often comment. I'd suspect that it's probably because it wouldn't be easy to clear just the Firefox jump list on it's own without clearing all the other jump lists. (TBH I'm not sure exactly how the jump lists are stored by Windows, but I know from writing my own Firefox cleaning routine that it's always easier to delete a file thus clearing everything than it is to edit the file to remove selected parts).
  13. Firefox Extensions REBOOTED

    You should be able to get the official ESR update to fix the problem if you are using the ESR on an older system. If youre simply using an old version then it's going to depend if that signature setting is in the same place (but there should be an equivalent somewhere in about:config). PS. I just updated my FF Android from the play store. It's cured the problem but I had to reinstall my extensions. (Didn't have to do that with Windows).
  14. Firefox Extensions REBOOTED

    The automatic hotfix is because they pushed it out on the studies channel which is enabled by default when you install FF. It was just the quickest way to get it distributed. If you have disabled studies in your privacy settings then you won't get the hotfix unless you enable it for a few minutes. You can disable it again afterwards. TBH it shouldn't be long before they issue a full fix.
  15. Firefox Extensions REBOOTED

    It's being reported that the 'studies' hotfix is not available to all FF users. And it's only for desktop users, it won't work with FF Android. (It worked fine on my laptop and I have extensions back on that, but my phone still has no FF add-ons). If you have left 'studies' turned on (the default) then you should already have got the hotfix automatically in the background. Here is the official FF blog about the problem which is being kept updated. It tells you how to enable 'studies' to get the hotfix, it should be enabled by default (which is why they used this channel to release the fix) but you may have turned it off. https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2019/05/04/update-regarding-add-ons-in-firefox/ There is also an issue with Firefox clones which don't have 'studies' so can't get the hotfix that way. I found this which applies the main hotfix (there are actually 2) directly without needing 'studies' so should work with FF clones: https://storage.googleapis.com/moz-fx-normandy-prod-addons/extensions/hotfix-update-xpi-intermediate%40mozilla.com-1.0.2-signed.xpi Other work arounds are being suggested on various websites. Mozilla have warned against using these as they could/will clash with the official fix when it is released.
  16. Yellow Dot

    It is now supposedly out of Beta which is why there's no yellow dot, but you are not the only one to report that it still isn't working properly (yet?). Empty windows like you report are just one of the reported problems. (Along with wrong version numbers being found and 'Unknown' programmes being found to update). I'd just ignore it, even if working it only finds/updates certain 'selected' apps anyway. (The ones hosted on Filehippo).
  17. Issues with passwords.

    Some applications/websites don't save your passwords as passwords, I found this out a while back when I had a similar problem. CCleaner will clear the saved passwords in your browser if you have that option checked, and won't if it's unchecked - but that's only the passwords that are saved in the browsers password file(s). I found that certain apps, and websites, that I used saved the login details, including the password, elsewhere as 'Saved Form Information' and If I cleaned that with CCleaner then the saved login details were lost and had to be entered again. Other apps saved the login information in their own temporary file that had to be made an exclusion in CC if you wanted to keep it. You should also be aware that an increasing number of websites are disabling the 'autofill' feature for logins, especially sites that can take payments. (And they'll often change it without announcing it to their users). This means that you have to manually enter your login details every time you visit; even if your browser remembers your password the website won't let the browser autofill the box. This is a security measure, if your device ever gets stolen/lost then whoever has it can't automatically log into your account at that site.
  18. Ah, I see the misunderstanding. That's the taskbar jumplist, which is saved by Windows itself and not by Firefox. You need to tick 'Taskbar Jump List' in the Windows Explorer section of CCleaner to clear that right click listing. Or simply turn off Taskbar Jump lists in Windows itself. Settings>Personalisation>Start>Show recently opened items in Jump lists in Start or the taskbar. Turning that switch to 'off' will mean that no recent files/locations are saved by Windows jumplist, so they won't be listed when you right click a taskbar icon. (That will mean that none of the icons on your taskbar will have a 'recent' list when you right click it).
  19. Chrome History Not Being Cleaned

    OK, then that will be why you can't clear it. (Well you can clear it off your machine, but it gets synced back again from the cloud). If you clear anything that is synced (Timeline, browser history, etc.) from your machine then it will just get synced back again from the cloud server. That's simply how syncronisation works - info about your activity, settings, etc. is saved in the cloud and then downloaded to your device(s) when you visit (log into) that synced service again. The software (Timeline, browser, etc.) looks at the device you are using and if the info saved in the cloud isn't on there it downloads it automatically to the device. That's how history from you PC browsing gets transfered (syncronised) to your tablet or phone and vice-versa. Unless you clear the info from the cloud server it will keep being synced back to your machine(s). And of course the cloud servers are owned by the software company(s) and they won't let 3rd party cleaners delete files from them. The only effective way to clear synced information is from within each synced application itself which can delete things from it's own cloud server.
  20. Chrome History Not Being Cleaned

    Is your Chrome synced? (To share your history between devices).
  21. Clean Windows 10 ActivitiesTimeline

    As far as I am aware CC does not at this time clean the local Timeline - unless you add its files as an 'Include' to the cleaning. Even if you did then it would just get synced back again if you have sync turned on. (There may be an addition in 'winapp2', but I don't think so for that syncing reason). The last 'official' statement I saw on this was from @Stephen Piriform in June 2018 - If you clear anything that is synced (Timeline info, browser info, etc.) from your machine then it will just get synced back again from the cloud server. That's simply how syncronisation works - info about your activity, settings, etc. is saved in the cloud and then downloaded to your device(s) when you visit (log into) that synced service again. The software (Timeline, browser, etc.) looks at the device you are using and if the info saved in the cloud isn't on there it downloads it automatically to the device. That's how history from you PC browsing gets transfered (syncronised) to your tablet or phone and vice-versa. Unless you clear the info from the cloud server it will keep being synced back to your machine(s). And of course the cloud servers are owned by the software company(s) and they won't let 3rd party cleaners delete files from them. The only effective way to clear synced information is from within each synced application itself which can delete things from it's own cloud server.
  22. No download

    Good to hear you found the problem. I'm still not clear what they were saying (translation problem?) but it sounds like your hard drive is/was full and there was no space to save other programmes (or much else). Windows 10 itself takes a lot of disc space, and if you only have a small capacity drive it can mean there is not much left for files and other programmes. I'd run the built in Disk Cleanup as a first step to clear out the operating system junk and see how much space you have saved. You'll probably save enough that you can then install CCleaner to clear out some more junk that Disc Cleanup doesn't. Uninstalling unused and unwanted programs would also help free up space. In the end though it sounds as if you need to delete some old files to free up disc space, maybe copy them to external storage. If you have video files they can take up a lot of space. Of course the best way would be to install a hard drive with more capacity.
  23. No download

    If other things are also being stopped from downloading then I see 4 possibilities. You internet provider has given you an IP that was orginaly from one of the 'banned' countries. Did you use the IPlocation tools I linked above to see what country they say you are in? Your antivirus is blocking the downloads, try turning it off and see if you can download then. There is something wrong with your browser, you could try resetting it. https://www.winhelponline.com/blog/reset-microsoft-edge-browser-defaults/ You have a virus/malware on your computer that is blocking the downloads. We can point you where to get help if that's the case.
  24. No download

    You can try using Internet Explorer, it's already on your machine but you won't have a desktop icon for it. Open the start menu and type: internet That will find internet explorer for you and you can click it to use. Are you saying that you cannot install Chrome or Firefox either? As said above, it may be that your IP address is on a block list for downloads. However if this is happening to you then you should get an error saying something like "This product is forbidden in your country". Some internet service providers have acquired some IPs that were orignally allocated to Syria/Iran/Iraq/North Korea. This can be a problem because some of these IP ranges are still being blocked from downloading certain software, or even visiting some sites. It should get corrected in time, but at the moment I've seen a few forum posts from European users who are being affected. See this thread: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53819-ccleaner-error-the-product-is-forbidden-to-use-in-your-place-of-stay/?tab=comments#comment-305511 To see if this is your problem then try visiting a few IP geolocation tools and seeing what country they say your IP is in. Heres a couple of links: https://www.iplocation.net/ https://www.ipfingerprints.com/
  25. No download

    As you say that you are not fluent in English could I ask what country you are in? It may make a difference. There is a problem at the moment with some countries using IP adresses that were originally issued to other countries.
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