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  1. Sorry I'm on my phone so can't see or screenshot the Windows screen. I was going from memory so may have got the location wrong. "Skip UAC" is there in the settings/options in the free version. A look around should soon find it. If you cant see it I'll post a screen shot when I get home. Or search this forum for Skip UAC, it's been mentioned plenty of times.
  2. Go into the settings (advanced) and select "Skip UAC". That should turn off the popup. Its the User Account Control that pops up and asks for permission to run a programme that can make changes to you disc or registry.
  3. As I understand it both versions are included in the installer simply so there is only one installer that needs to be downloaded whichever system you have. As for where the desktop/taskbar/context menu shortcuts point to by default ???? All mine point to the 64-bit, and as you have found you can delete the 32-bit version of the .exe without any problems.
  4. v5.35 has a new digital signature which should? stop the FPs.
  5. Just guessing, but I remember once that a boot time defrag concacetated my pagefile from two 'blocks' into one contiguous block, to do this it needed to allocate an extra cluster to the pagefile reserved discspace. No more actual data, just the pagefile reserving a bit more disc space for itself.
  6. While not saying anything definite one way or another. I suspect that all AV companies are now being very wary about CCleaner, and some may be over cautious until the hoo-ha settles down. Understandable I suppose. Thats the whole point of a waterhole attack like this - get everyone running round and confusing things while you attack the real target.
  7. nukecad

    Version 5.35 ?

    Just opened CC and been offered an update from 5.34 to 5.35. New digital signature. http://www.piriform.com/news/release-announcements/2017/9/20/ccleaner-v535
  8. Statement from Avast: https://blog.avast.com/update-to-the-ccleaner-5.33.1612-security-incident
  9. According to this article on bleepingcomputer there will be a registry entry left behind if you were actually infected. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/how-to/security/ccleaner-malware-incident-what-you-need-to-know-and-how-to-remove/ I have checked my 64-bit Windows 10 and even though I do have the compromised installer (I've still got it saved) and did install 5.33 I do not have that registry entry. So the answer seems to be to check for this registry entry. If you do not have this registry entry then you were not infected.
  10. That's easy enough to test, Go to the CCleaner folder and delete CCleaner.exe, just leaving CCleaner64.exe. Then launch CCleaner from the desktop or taskbar. It still runs even without the 32-bit exe being there at all. So I would say the assumption is wrong.
  11. Yes, I also have that installer version saved and Malwarebytes is now showing it as infected with "nyetya". (It didn't before so I guess MB have now blacklisted that installer, shows that they are on the ball).
  12. It can be complicated and may not be using as much space as it reports. I'm guessing you have this update problem this week, which is a 'Patch Tuesday' week. Try running Microsofts Disc Cleanup utility on system files to get rid of old update data and files. It can take a few hours to run on sysyem files, especially if there is a lot of junk in there from old updates. Being system stuff it can be protected from CCleaner.
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    You should not defrag a SSD, only defrag mechanical drives. Trim, or optimise, a SSD. Defraging a SSD is not useful, and there is some debate about the read/write cycles shortening its life. TBH I don't think it's a real concern with newer SSDs.
  14. I had also noticed that IE history seems to take a long time to clean with recent versions. Analyse on its own is fast, it's the actual cleaning that takes time. (If you right click on it and 'Analyse History' it wizzes through in 0.04 seconds). (If you right click on it and 'Clean History' it takes 14 seconds plus). My solution- As I never use IE I just unchecked IE 'history' and left the rest. If you're not using IE there will be no history to clean anyway. (But as said above the other options may contain stuff put there by other MS apps).
  15. You may need to take ownership of the folder and its contents before you can delete it. (or move it, etc.) (Not sure why you don't have ownership of that particular folder, but it can happen). Yes, even as Admin you may not have ownership of certain files or folders. (System files and some other Microsoft files for instance). It can be a bit long winded to take manually take ownership of a file with Windows 10, see here: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-take-ownership-files-and-folders-windows-10 There is an easier way - by adding a "Take Ownership" option to your right click context menu you can do it with a couple of clicks. It does mean modifying the registry, but don't panic. The easiest way to do this is by running a third party script that adds the option to your context menu for you. There are a few scripts about if you search, I used this one to put it on my Win 10 context menu and it works fine: http://www.intowindows.com/add-take-ownership-to-right-click-menu-in-windows-10/
  16. Well in midsummer, but why do you think it was abandoned (apart from a military tracking station) in 1930? It's still a place I would like to visit though.
  17. That does sound like something different between Win7 and Win10 then. Although I do note you didn't mention checking the 'Only delete files older than:' in the Include dialogue. (That would also be saved in the .ini which would override any changed settings unless you save a new one? Might be worth making sure it's not selected and then save a new .ini? Although you may already have 'save all settings to ini' selected. Your call).
  18. Hi bobj, My current includes were working. (Windows 10 Home 64-bit, v1703, Build 15063.540) (CCleaner Free, v5.33.6162). But I gave this a go for you: Copied a few pdf's to Downloads. Made an include of- C:\Users\myname\Downloads\*.pdf Ran cleaner(debug mode) and it removed them with no problem. The debug log shows them being removed. Suggestions: Did you select "Only delete files or folders older than:" when you made the inclusion. (You can edit it to check). Do your pdf filenames contain any unusual characters that could throw off the wildcard matching? Can you manually delete these files? (If not then you may not have 'Ownership', even as Admin). Finally, You could try uninstalling/reinstalling CCleaner. (Save your .ini file elsewhere before uninstalling to keep your customisations).
  19. I'm sure that the devs appreciate notice of potential problems with the insider builds. (I've no doubt that they have a few machines running the builds themselves, to try and track down what MS have changed each time). I would not expect any big changes to CCleaner (or any other software) though until Redstone3 becomes fully Released To Market. Maybe a minor update in the next few days to go with build 16278?
  20. Firstly, You are running an 'Insider Preview' version of Windows 10, and on the 'Fast Ring' at that. It's important to remember that these are beta testing versions of Windows, and as such may be unstable and incompatible with existing software. You are in effect doing unpaid testing for Microsoft before they release the market version. No software can be guaranteed to run correctly with a beta version of Windows, the programme developers have never had a chance to see what Microsoft has changed. Secondly, All current, informed, advice is that registry cleaners should not be used on a regular basis. They are a tool meant for emergency action on an infected/broken system, not for everyday usage. They are not a maintenance tool. They don't speed up your system, and can possibly break a healthy system. (Which is not a great problem if it is already broken anyway). This is especially the case with Windows 10. Windows 10 is different to older Windows versions, it is evolving all the time, small changes every month, bigger changes every six months or so. Edge in particular is changing rapidly. (Because they released it well before it was finished). A lot of the changes are made in, or show up in, the registry. Again Microsoft don't inform the writers of registry cleaners about these changes, and so the cleaner can't recognise them and can remove the wrong things. So the advice is - Don't use a registry cleaner unless your system is infected/broken, especially not on Windows 10, and definitely not on an Insider Preview.
  21. Did anyone ever use Microsofts own System Imaging tool? (or did you all go out and get Macrium or Acronis?) I would guess that the majority of home users have never heard of a System Image, most of them never make a recovery USB/disc or even make file backups. I can see getting rid of Screen Savers, they are not needed with LCD screens, they don't 'burn in' like old cathode ray monitors used to. Some dedicated gamers still prefer to use CRT's, but do they leave the machine alone long enough for a screen saver to kick in?
  22. From the release notes for 55.0 And yet on my 64-bit 4GB laptop it has updated to 55.0.2 (32-bit). So does the release note only apply to new installs and not to updates? EDIT Answered my own question - It is only for new installs in 55, but when 56 comes out it should migrate to 64-bit on the update if your system is compatible.
  23. 55.0.2 now released. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/55.0.2/releasenotes/
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