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  1. And the update to 59.0.2 broke my taskbar icon again. It's minor but it's getting anoying. PS. The problem I reported earlier with Malwarebytes Anti Exploit stand alone beta causing new tab crashes with Firefox has now been solved. A new version of MBAE beta, v1.12.1.56, is now available for those who want it. Remember it's an experimental beta testing version. https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/205225-mbae-112-build-56-latest-experimental-build/ (The Anti-Exploit included in the main MB3 programme remains unaffected, it was only an issue with the AE beta testing version - that's partly what beta versions are for).
  2. Yes, you'll pobably find it slows down though as most defraggers will hog the CPU and memory while they do their thing.
  3. As this seems to be an ownership/permission problem then you might try the following. I occasionally had similar problems with non-ownership of .exe files in Win 10 not letting me run them, I eventually found this: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3841-add-take-ownership-context-menu-windows-10-a.html Download the file at step 2 then go to step 5 and follow the instructions. This puts a "Take Ownership/Restore Rights" option on your right click context menu, which then makes it easy to right click the problem file and take complete ownership of it. (I usually take ownership of the whole folder that the problem file is in).
  4. It is no doubt flagging the bundled Avast/Chrome installer as a "potentially unwanted program". (not a virus or spyware). Just make sure that you untick the box (bottom left) on the first page of the installer if you don't want Avast or Chrome.
  5. It's not CCleaner creating the file its Windows. If you delete the file, Windows will just recreate it. It does not matter if you have 'suggested sites' disabled - Windows creates the file anyway. MS merely say that turning off 'suggested sites' means that they will not be sent the data in the file. The file will still be created by Windows though. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie11-iewindows_10/what-is-suggestedsitesdat-file-problem-in-removing/d1783fdb-0d67-44e8-a0c5-1e729d28c0ee
  6. Yes, If you don't use IE then you can safely untick the history because there will never be any history. (Same with EDGE). I also noticed that this was slowing down my CCleaner and so have unticked everything in Edge and IE, - EXCEPT for "Temporary Internet Files" in IE. You need to leave "Temporary Internet Files" ticked because other Microsoft programmes store temporary files there. (You may also occasionally find the odd entry in 'Internet Explorer' 'Cookies' if something else Microsoft has stored a cookie there). You can check if any of the listed items is or is not being used on your particular computer. In CCleaner right click on the item, eg, 'History', and select analyse from the menu that pops up. This analyses just that entry and shows if anything temporary is being stored there.
  7. That indicates that some part of Firefox is still active in the background, and so CCleaner cannot clean the files because they are open and in use. CCleaner cannot clean files that are in use so skips them. (It does let you know that it found something bu skipped it). If you are not getting a warning that Firefox is still open (and asking you if you want to close it) then check that you do not have "Hide warning messages" selected in the CCleaner Options>Advanced. If you have that option selected then it will not ask you but will just skip the open files. PS. Sometimes a browser will take a while to fully close after it is gone from the screen. So if you exit a browser and quickly run CCleaner the browser may still be running in the background as it finishes closing.
  8. It should clean both at the same time, you don't have to select the tabs to clean them seperately. There are just 2 tabs so that default Windows stuff is listed seperately from non-Windows stuff, (There are also some non-default Windows items on the Aplications tab if you look). As long as the little boxes are ticked then all those ticked items will get cleaned every time you hit the 'Run Cleaner' button. When you have done a clean look at the listed results, you should see the Windows stuff cleaned (Internet Explorer, Edge) at the top of the list, and then below those the other stuff cleaned. (Chrome, or Firefox, or whatever you have ticked on the Applications listing).
  9. I found this script at Windows Central for creating a restore point in Windows 10 by clicking a desktop icon. https://www.windowscentral.com/how-create-system-restore-point-windows-10-simple-double-click Just tried it on my laptop, Win 10 home 64-bit, v1709, build 16299.309, so latest build. It created a restore point with the name 'My Shortcut Restore Point". (You could change that in the script if you want something else). Being in a command window it does not show what it is doing until it's finished which can take a while. It leaves the command window open so that you can see it's been sucessful (ReturnValue = 0). If you want the window to close automatically then you could modify the script. Note: Windows 10 will not create a restore point using this method if any previous restore points have been created in the last 24 hrs. If the above script doesn’t create a restore point for you, it’s probably because there is another restore point created within the last 24 hrs. (Which means you can only run this script sucessfully once a day). EDIT For older Windows OS, (XP, Vista, 7 or 8), or if you want to create more than one restore point a day, see Method 3 here: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/create-system-restore-point-script-windows-10-8-7-vista-xp/
  10. The update to 59.0.1 once again broke my taskbar icon and link. Managed to unpin it without a restart this time and repinned it from file explorer. However it was then showing with the name "Firefox(3)" which indicated that the previous 2 were still about somewhere. Trying to change the name of the taskbar link in properties just asked me if I wanted to create Firefox(4). So the solution: Unpin firefox from the taskbar. Open file explorer and go to: %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar Delete all instances of the Firefox shortcut. (3 of them in this case) Repin Firefox to the taskbar from file explorer. (or the start menu apps list).
  11. Do you have your PC synced to a cloud account (or to another device) that is just re-syncing/restoring the files as soon as, or shortly after, you delete them? Try turning of syncing, (to be sure disconnect from the internet/wifi/bluetooth), then running CCleaner back to back. If my guess is right then CCleaner will remove them - but as soon as you resync/reconnect the files will reappear again.
  12. Junkware Removal Tool used to create a Windows restore point before scanning/cleaning so coding for that is possible. Unfortunately JRT has officially been discontinued. (I still use JRT now and again to easily create a restore point).
  13. Probably why you don't see that opion then, ESR dose not have the latest features and improvements. Anyway, enought of that. This is a thread about Internet Explorer not Firefox. Apologies for the hijack Willy2.
  14. Hi trium, I think the one I gave is a new option in FFx v59.0. ?? If you still have v58 then you may not see it.
  15. I've been getting this for a while now with Firefox which also has an 'Active Content' filter. As well as here it happens with any IP-board based forum that I visit, so it would seem to be the underlying Invision forum software. (Doesn't happen with vBulletin or Xenforo based forums). I've not yet found a way to turn this annoying notification off. EDIT I've found the setting to stop these pop ups in Firefox. (Sorry can't help for IE but I'm guessing there will be a similar one). Options > Privacy & Security > scroll down to permissions and select Notifications 'Settings' > Check (tick) 'Block new requests asking to allow notifications'. I previously had these set by 'website which had requested to send notifications', which had stopped working, setting it for all sites has blocked them again.
  16. Add those sites to your 'Cookies to keep' list in Options>Cookies.
  17. I also noticed it with Edge, it seems to be the 'History' in both Edge and IE. (I already had it unchecked for IE). If you never use Edge or IE then there will be no history so you can untick them to speed CCleaner up again. PS. You can always right click on any unticked items to do a one off check/clean of just that item.
  18. The Update to v59.0 broke my taskbar link (and icon) for Firefox. I had to restart the PC before I could unpin the old taskbar link and create a new one. Another heads up - but it won't affect many people. There is a conflict between Malwarebytes Anti Exploit stand alone beta v and Firefox - The full Malwarebytes 3 is not affected, it uses an earlier version of the anti-exploit. It started showing after the latest Windows Cumulative Update, so the Windows OS itself may be involved. Both Mozilla and Malwarebytes are aware of the issue. The conflict affects the opening of new tabs, they may display a blank instead of the requested page. Even if you do not see this behaviour Firefox is creating a crash report everytime you open a new page if you have MBAE stand alone running. (Check 'About:crashes').
  19. I'm not having a go at you personally Stephen, but: Quite simple - Don't send us these unwanted sales messages at all, as you say we are not interested in them, no cookies needed then. I also regard it as underhand/sneaky that this was included in the update but there is no mention of it whatsoever in the release notes. Adding undocumented 'features' is typical of adware/junkware - this seems to be the direction CCleaner is heading since Avast acquired it. PS. At least I didn't get an offer of Avast with this installer, so that is one promise that has been kept - If refused once you won't see it again. Which shows that Avast/Piriform can listen to complaints made on this forum.
  20. If you are Dumbing Down the UI for 'non technical' users then why have you not yet removed the large button to the 'technical' registry cleaning process? For a few years now, regular members have been suggesting that you do this (or at least make registry backups automatic before fixing) to deter non-technical users from blindly running the reg cleaner and then coming here complaining that CCleaner has broken their machine. Style changes to UI's happen, and there are always those who prefered the old style - and I'm also one in this case. But you can still see that old style, if you are prepared to wear out you finger giving an extra mouse click. I agree it would be a further improvement if the Advanced Options gave the default view options of - simple report/detailed report/file list. PS. If you Analyze instead of/before cleaning you still see the old style details list, no matter what settings you have for the cleaning.
  21. It's a known PUP "CC Cleaner", it's nothing to do with Piriform. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-cc-cleaner
  22. Moving things about and zipping them sound more like some kind of ransomware activity, rather than a virus per-se. If you have done a full 'clean' reinstall (delete all files) then you should be good to go. But remember if you did pick up some malware then it got past your current protection, so could well do so again. Be careful where you visit and what you download. Consider getting a malware scanning programme from a different supplier than your current one, so that you can do a periodic scan to give a second opinion and check for anything your real time protection may have missed. Not another Anti-Virus, you shouldn't try to run two at the same time or they will clash. (An exception is Malwarebytes which is designed to run happily alongside most other AVs). Even the best AV/AM can miss something, that's why it's sensible to have a second scanning option from another supplier.
  23. CCleaner is not about malware removal. CCleaner is primarily used for clearing out unwanted cookies (eg. tracking/location cookies) and other temporary files. Most call it CrapCleaner, it cleans away the crap. (Although some, less poetic, souls call it CookieCleaner). It also has other useful tools and features. Take care when using these other tools that you know what you are doing, and don't just blithely run them. Be especially wary of the Registry Clener, you shouldn't realy use it unless you know what you are doing, it can 'break' your machine if used indiscriminately - always use the backup option before 'fixing' the registry. Bytefence is a legitimate programme, but it often gets 'bundled' when you install something else. When installed from a bundle it will change browser settings, etc. without asking you. The constant pop-ups it gives are trying to get you to buy the full version. For this reason it is often classed as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programme) by AV and AM programmes. https://blog.malwarebytes.com/detections/pup-optional-bytefence/ The guys at MB can/will remove it if you take their help checking your computer as in the link I gave above.
  24. That is not normal behaviour for Windows 10. If things are moving and being zipped like you say then it suggests a malware infection. Due to forum rules, we can't give advice on malware removal, see rule 10 in this link for where to get free help checking your system for malware and getting it removed. https://forum.piriform.com/announcement/15-forum-rules/
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