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Everything posted by nukecad

  1. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    I understand it to mean 'recommended' extensions and the like. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/extension-recommendations?as=u&utm_source=inproduct Of course at the moment developers can't pay to have their extension "recommended", but who is to say what's going to happen when someone decides that they could make some money? (Which is what I meant about the first step on the slope, we've all seen it before - 'we recommend this' turns into 'BUY THIS NOW'). It also appears that although set to accept by default in Firefox these will initialy only be pushed in the US.
  2. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    Has anyone else been getting the slight annoyance of Firefox unpinning itself from the taskbar when you update it from the UI and 'restart Firefox'? It's happened to me with the last 3, (possibly 4), Firefox updates. It's not a major issue, just the strange annoyance of having to pin it again each update.
  3. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    AKA advertising pop-ups. At least they can currently be turned off in 'Options', but is this the first foot on the slippery slope?
  4. Windows 10 Pro setup

    As this is a 'refurbished' machine then you may want to run something like Malwarebytes ADWcleaner, which can remove any advertisingware, junkware, and other Potentially Unwanted Programmed (PUP's) that the reseller may have put on there as a 'bonus' for you. https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/ It's intuitive to run, but just in case you want to know more there is a user guide: https://www.malwarebytes.com/pdf/guides/Malwarebytes-AdwCleaner-User-Guide.pdf?d=2018-12-11-14-20-20--0800
  5. Windows 10 Pro setup

    For information: You don't need discs with Windows 10; you can do a clean install online. (Or you can create your own discs using a machine that already has Win 10 if you want to put it on a brand new setup). Sorry I can't link it from here but search for "Update Assistant" or "Microsoft media creation tool". You will need a valid digital licence. If your machine already has Windows 10 it's licence is stored on Microsofts server for that machine/motherboard and you won't need to enter it again, even for a total clean reinstall. If it's a new build and/or first time instalation of Win 10 then you will need to buy a key/licence and enter it. When you buy Win 10 that's usually all you get anyway, a licence number and a link to the MCT (no disc).
  6. Epic Browser

    As it's Chromium based then the Chrome options in CC should clean it. However from a quick look it seems as if it probably cleans itself on closing anyway, leaving nothing for CC to clean?
  7. I believe that you are looking at the wrong thing. Run at startup runs a clean at startup. If you have monitoring turned on that will also start at startup, but only run in the background until you reach the level of junk that you have set, at which time it pops up and asks if you want to run a clean. Both options have their own on/off so stopping one doesn't stop the other. You have to turn them off seperately if you don't want them.
  8. RIP Edge browser?

    Microsoft are reportedly scrapping Edge in favour of 'A Chromium based browser' as the default. https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-building-chromium-powered-web-browser-windows-10 The ultimate way of getting Chrome onto your computer, whether you want it or not?
  9. How much "Junk" should there be?

    There have been reports that some users are seeing vastly inflated file sizes for the junk to be cleaned, often more than the size of the Hard Disk.
  10. Drive Wiper

    When you use wipe free space in CC it overwrites any previously deleted files so they are not recoverable - BUT Windows keeps a list of all the files that have ever been there. This list is not overwritten by CC. So Recuva, or any other recovery programme, can still see that list and report that the files are potentially 'recoverable'. If you actually try to recover them then they can't be recovered, because they have been overwritten. Only a list of their names is there. A crude analogy, but think of it like having a cabinet full of paper files, with the contents list written in permanent marker on the cabinet. You can throw away all the files and then put blank paper in there, ('wipe free space'), but the list is still there on the cabinet until you scrub it off. Someone (recuva) can come along and read the contents list, but if they try to read any of the files listed they'll just find blank paper.
  11. Auto-updater

    The pro version of CCleaner already includes automatic updates. It's one of the 'paid for' features, so they are hardly going to start giving it away in the free version.
  12. Malware in Ccleaner 5.50

    Another member submitted theirs to Virustotal a few days ago https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53056-false-positive-ccleaner-5506911/ Looks like an FP from Comodo.
  13. Firefox

    Is ticking Firefox 'Sessions' not clearing it for you?
  14. CCleaner Pro Pop Up

    Appreciated that this being on display was an error and so we have no way of seeing the context in which those comments were made. Thanks for the explanation.
  15. Feature Previews on v5.48.6834

    I'd say neither. 'Feature previews' are not 'Updates'. 'Feature previews' are 'do some (unasked) beta testing for us'.
  16. Contact from a website.

    To use your browser as an example: if when you use a 'Contact Us' button (or similar) from a website it gives you a form to fill then it's not using, doesn't need to use, your email. (It sends the form directly from the website without even touching your email account). If however it does need use your email then either: It will open your email editor that your browser app is set to use; Or if you haven't set which email to use it will give you an error message, or box to chose one. This link shows an example of how this is set up in fireox, it's similar with other browsers: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-program-used-open-email-links It also tells you there how to set the default 'mail client' for the computer system to use. Basically- Settings>Apps>Default apps>email This is what will be used by the system, for instance if/when you right click a file and 'Send To > mail recipient'. It will also be the default mail client by other apps, Word, Exel, etc. (Unless you override it in the settings of that particular app).
  17. CCleaner Pro Pop Up

    Oops! Interesting that this seems to be testing code from 5.47, and regarding "Expired Licence" renewal pop-ups which have been an issue on the forum this week. I'd also like to know more about the comments "..which tells CCleaner to ignore click .." and "..if link should NOT be opened by CCleaner". There seems to be two contentious statements there.
  18. Contact from a website.

    That's right. Well not quite, it depends on how you have you computer/apps configured to use you email. But if there is nothing showing as 'sent' in your email account then they have used a contact form and not your email. Many websites have forms that will send them a message without gathering your details. (Always providing this was CNN).
  19. W.T.F. I just downloaded and installed CCleaner v5.44 and 5 minutes later got a pop-up advert in the Windows notification area. Something about 'The CCleaner Summer Sale'. (It faded out before I read it properly). I really hope it was a one time thing and it is not going to keep popping up. Once is bad enough. What are you thinking Piriform? OK I understand the need for advertising, but keep it in the CCleaner UI itself. People use CCleaner to remove crap, we don't want CCleaner itself adding crap and junk notifications to our systems.
  20. How about a chimney with a 'pop-up' Santa?
  21. Contact from a website.

    It would depend on how the website has configured their contact form. It could be sent straight from their wepage with no reference to your email unless you provide it. If it does rely on your email then it would usually open your email editor and pre-fill their address for you to send them an email. If it doesnt open your email application then they won't have your address unless you give it. There are still many out there who don't have or never use email.
  22. Black marks.

    Another unwanted advertising pop-up. Tolerance is wearing very thin.
  23. Avoiding of cleanup of MRU lists

    You should be unticking and/or excluding these recent file lists in the cleaning section and not in the registry section. Registry clearing is a different function and is not recomnended as a regular practice.
  24. Black marks.

    Up to now this discount offer has been- A summer Sale, A xx billion download party, A gift for you, and now a Black Friday sale. No doubt it will be a Christmas Present next. (Then New Year sale, spring discount, Easter gift, etc). Why not just cut the standard price and stop bugging people with pop-ups?
  25. If you have Revo pro, or the trial, then you can do a 'Forced Uninstall' (or similar wording?). That lets you use their log database to remove leftovers of stuff you had installed/uninstalled before you even got Revo. As long as you know the programme name there should be a log to get rid of it's remnants. But yes, the free version can only remove what it has 'seen' being installed.