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  1. TBH I think the above is spam for that uninstaller. OneDrive is built into the Windows OS, you can't uninstall it. You can edit the registry so that it does not show in the Quick Access, and disable the cloud links so it does not nag you to login to your MS account, but it is still there as local storage. For instance Notepad still has it as the default save location even when you have disabled the other stuff.
  2. As said above it was never meant to be publicly released in it's current form, still 'experimental' not even Beta. In particular the user interface could do with some work, which is what you would expect with something in early development. They did take it down once they noticed their error, but as news spread, and as it was being discussed on their forum they decided to put it back and let people try it and give feedback. That may have been another mistake, it's now going to get unfavourably compared (already has) to similar products that have been finished.
  3. You need to untick "Saved Passwords" for whatever browser(s) you use so that CCleaner does not delete the saved passwords. If that still does not work then try unticking "Saved Form Information" as well. (Some browsers save passwords as forms). This shows it for Firefox, do it for all other browsers that you use (IE, Edge, Chrome, etc).
  4. I guess it depends on how you use your browser, I'll reword that: In 30 years of computing I've only inadvertently landed on scam websites 2 or 3 times, not realy often enough to test a particular blocking application. (Of course you can always switch your other protections off and deliberately go to the scam sites if you want to test something). As for clickbait, a closer look shows that is mainly what the MB experimental addon is blocking on the newspaper websites, (most of?) the clickbait is not displayed. Toggling the app on and off shows what it is blocking. So for the moment I'm using AdBlock to block ads, and MB experimental to block clickbait (and trying to gauge what else it may be doing in 'normal' use).
  5. Additional to the above. I have installed this experimental version of the Malwarebytes addon (couldn't resist a look). It does not block ads from displaying, maybe it will in a later version? But it is saying it is stopping them tracking your activity. Try it on something like a newspaper website and see how many it says it has blocked. Guess we just have to take their word for that at the moment. Not sure how to gauge the other protections, how often are you going to hit a scam or clickbait site? I'm going to leave it running for now, alongside adblock.
  6. Just Adblock as a FF extension. Interestingly Malwarbytes is currently trialing an FF extension that includes an adblocker, among other features. It's still experimental, (not even Beta yet), but is available to the public. (Released by mistake but once people noticed and asked about it they left it live). I won't give a link but it's easy enough to find if you want to try it. From the Malwarebytes forum: If you want to know more there are already a few write ups on the web; but of course being experimental you may not want to try it yet.
  7. Hi Stephen, Interesting, because something seems to have changed with v5.39 (or maybe last weeks Windows update?). I downloaded/ran the v5.39 installer and it offered the Avast bundle. (In fact 5.37 & 5.38 installers are also now offering me the Avast bundle if/when I run them). Using the 'reset' testing as per before it shows a 'loading' bar for about 2 or 2-1/2 seconds and then displays the install button and Avast offer both at the same time (screenshots attached). Any of my older installer versions, 5.36 or earlier, shows no offer at all no matter how long I wait. Also if I disconnect from the internet (flight mode) none of my new installers, including v5.39 shows any offer. I've attached various screenshots in a zip file. All my specs are as previous except for the Windows build: now 16299.192 Windows 10 Home, v1709, build 16299.192, 64 bit. Intel Celeron CPU N2840 @2.16GHz (Overclocks to 2.58). 4 GB RAM. Running Windows Defender plus MB Anti-Exploit stand alone. CC install caps.zip
  8. I'm not sure why you can't see the contacts this way, it's probably just the way that android stores things. eg. one area of memory can act like an externl drive when plugged into a PC, another area is formatted differently so you cant see it? PS. I seem to recall that the first time I plugged my phone in like that Windows had to download a driver before it could read it. Windows 10 did this automatically, recognised the phone as a 'new device' and went and got the required driver(s) for it.
  9. As mta says it's the broken screen that's always going to be the problem here, although if you connect the phone to a laptop/PC using the USB cable that came with the phone then the laptop/PC should see it as an external drive and you can copy your photos from it. That's what I've done here, just plugged my phone into a USB port and opened file explorer in Windows 10. TIP- look in DCIM (Digital Camera IMages) as well a 'pictures' You won't be able to see your contacts that way though, they are in a different part of the memory. Give it a try you have nothing to loose and could get your photos back. PS. the old phone isn't 'bricked', apart from the broken screen that is. Not having a sim in it just means that it can't connect to a mobile network and make/recieve calls/texts over that mobile network. I have an old Samsung phone that I don't have a sim card in, I still use it to connect to wifi and surf the net. And there are apps like WhatsApp that will even let you make calls/texts over wifi without needing a sim in the phone (no phone bills).
  10. It does sound like #2 then. I don't know for sure but I'm guessing that CCleaner Cloud is just listing all Windows 10 updates that are available at any time, whether they apply to your machine or not. Microsoft itself knows more about what chips, disc drives, programmes, etc. are installed in your particular machine so knows not to offer/give you these updates. Windows 10 does gather a lot of data about your hardware and what software you have installed, and links all this information to your machines unique digital entitlement. I suspect that if CCleaner Cloud started doing the same level of 'snooping' there would soon be lots of shouting about it. It was said in the original post that the Windows 10 INTEL drivers found were greyed out and not selectable in CCleaner Cloud; so presumably CC had noted that they did not apply to that machine even though it still listed them as available (in case you had another machine with INTEL chips that did need updating?).
  11. I suspect that this is a Windows 10 option that you have set, or have inadvertantly turned off. If Windows Updates is not offering you these these driver updates for Windows 10 then either: You do not have this computer set to automatically update drivers, or have turned it off. Some people turn this off not realising that "manufacturerss' apps and custom icons", includes drivers. These are not needed for your computer, (or may already have been installed by another programme). Windows Update is not working properly, you may need to repair your Windows installation. (Unlikely, check the others first especially the updates setting).
  12. Have you tried putting the old sim card in the new phone and just going to 'Contacts' to see if they are listed there? Normally that's what I do, put the old sim in, go to contacts to see the numbers on the sim, copy them to the new phones memory, put the new sim in, copy from the memory to the new sim. If they are not there on the sim then you will have to get the screen fixed on the old phone to read them from it's memory. (May be as simple as a loose/broken contact). Another thought, forgetting the phone for a minute, do you have the important numbers saved in your e-mail contacts on your computer/email server?
  13. It depends on the sim card and/or phone and/or service provider. Older sims (32k) stored up to 250 contacts, current 'standard' ones (64k) can hold up to 500. 4G capable cards (128k) can hold more, again it depends on the particular card/phone/provider and how much sim memory they allocate for contact storage. Some providers sims have a much lower limit, eg. Giggaff cards only hold 100 contacts. With an Android phone you could also easily back up your contacts to your google account.
  14. Did you save the numbers to the phone memory or to the sim? If you saved then to sim then just put the sim card into another phone and copy them from the sim. Saving numbers to sim like this also makes it easy to copy them over when you get a new phone. I always save new numbers to the sim rather than the phone memory. You don't say what phone you have, here's the instructions for copying numbers back and forth for a Samsung - other Android phones will be similar. https://devices.vodafone.com.au/web/samsung-galaxy-ace/basic-use/contacts/copy-contacts-between-phone-and-sim If they were only saved to memory then you will need to get the screen fixed. (Then copy the numpers onto the sim for future use).
  15. A company computer without any backups? Do you have a designated IT manager? (or did you think you didn't need one/could do it yourself)? If so ask where the backups are, if not then it's an urgent action to appoint one and set a routine for at least daily backups. You might be lucky with recovery of the files - if nobody has used the computer since they were deleted. If these files were essential to the company then don't try and recover them yourself. Stop anyone from using the computer (unplug it) and pay for an experienced technician to recover what they can.
  16. I must have been having a deja-vue moment about battery fires :
  17. Thanks for the explanation of how the Chrome/Avast offers are delivered. (PS. Chrome can also be a pain to remove completely, just uninstalling it is not enough, uninstalling leaves numerous files, registry entries, registry changes, etc. behind). Good to see that you have been able to replicate a delay, even though from the description it does not seem to be the same delay that I am seeing. Hopefully the modification to the installer will prevent any delay in displaying an offer, whatever the cause. As a next step maybe the developers could consider not having the offer selected by default? Many people consider 'offer selected by default' as a bit of a dodgy practice. Thanks again for taking a look at this issue.
  18. Yes, it was originally a mixture of the Avast and Chrome offers where I first noticed that there seemed to be a 'long' delay. (ccsetup535.exe and later). All my testing to your instructions has been with ccsetup538.exe, updated version downloaded 14/12/2107, and has always given the Chrome offer. When I was doing my previous testing of different installer versions I was getting offered all 3 (Avast, Chrome, Google Toolbar) at different times. I was concentrating more on the installer version than the actual offer. As said with that testing there was a change following the hijack incident (which to be honest was what I was looking for). And yes, it's not just immediately after a fresh boot. I originally noticed the delay when installing the monthly updates, I usually install any programme updates shortly before I shut down. (I'm not one who leaves my PCs running all the time, I always shut down when not in use). Having said that it does seem only to happen the first time that the installer is run in each new session. ie. Run the installer anytime after booting and you get the delay - abort the installer and run it again later, no delay. (This is why I put a reboot in the version testing). PS. Just thinking/guessing here; I note that above you mention browser settings and 'where the offer content is stored'. Does this imply that the installer is 'phoning home' for the offer content? And maybe waits 2.5 seconds to see if a valid connection can be made before then displaying a default offer? Could this explain why I am always seeing Chrome in this v538 testing - the connection cannot be made and so I'm getting a 'built in' local offer after 2.5 secs? (That could also explain why there is no delay on second or subsequent testing runs without a reboot, the flag has already been set that the connection cannot be made).
  19. Tried with Malwarebytes Anti Exploit turned off, still got the 2.5 second delay. Speedtest.net results: Date 1/4/2018 12:50 GMT, Download 4.30 Mbps, Upload 3.09 Mbps, Latency 27 Ms, Server Distance ~50 mi Same laptop as above so all other info is the same. One thing I have noticed is that in all this testing the offer has always been for Chrome (not Avast or Google toolbar), not sure if that is relevant or not?
  20. Just to make clear that I am not running the full Malwarebytes3 in real time. I am running Malwarebytes Anti Exploit stand alone perpetual beta which is a different, though related, programme. It always used to be a seperate programme to Malwarebytes Antimalware, but the 2 programmes got merged with MB3. When I get time I'll disable it and run the installer test again.
  21. At one time (1990's, 2000's ?) it used to be Blackberrys for that kind of networking. Things move on. No doubt Android will be old news soon.
  22. I personally know of 3 people who have replaced their iPhones with Samsungs because they had seen how much faster Android was running on their friends phones. (I could sit next to my friend, do a search and have a webpage up on my Samsung while his iPhone was still searching for it). This was before this throttling issue came to light. Apple may have shot themselves in the foot with this one.
  23. I take the point about in-house beta testers and/or Piriform employees. The problem with in house testing (of anything, not just software) is that it rarely mimics real life conditions successfully. With software in-house testing is that is likely to be using up to date kit and OS, networked systems, with a decent reliable internet connection, tech savy testers, etc., etc. Not exactly home user conditions. If you want real end user testing then you have to have end users doing it on their old(er) kit, with variable broadband, and so on. I'm less sure about the point that this test may give an unwanted install. Nothing in the instructions says to actually install anything. Just start the installer, time the delay, and close the installer without proceeding. PS. As it stands we seem to be risking an unwanted install with every update anyway. My thought about asking the forum regulars to participate was that Piriform/Avast may take a bit more notice of regular contributors, who know about the problem, than of a one time poster who has just come for a moan that they didn't pay attention to what they were doing. Of course the choice is yours, if you are uncomfortable doing the test then don't do it.
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