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Just an update... 5.38.6357 (64-bit) FREE version on Win 7. It's now been 18 days and the problem has not recurred. The solution... I opened regedit and searched for Piriform (match whole string only), and for every result, I checked the nested CCleaner key and it's entries. Any that said update I deleted, and any that said 'monitor' or 'monitoring', I changed the value from 1 to zero (0). Good luck to all that have had this problem. I hope this works for you as well. Remember to "export" the registry to a .reg file, before editing the registry.
I 'may' have found a solution, at least to the 5.38.6357 (64-bit) version on Win 7. I opened Task Scheduler and disabled then deleted the CCleaner update entry, which shouldn't have been there as I have it disabled in CCleaner itself... The I opened regedit and searched for Piriform (match whole string only), and for every result, I checked the nested CCleaner key and it's entries. Any that said update I deleted, and any that said 'monitor' or 'monitoring', I changed the value from 1 to zero (0). All monitoring was also disabled in CCleaner, before I did this. Any way, I then rebooted and so far, I haven't seen any new CCleaner entries in Task Manager. Those entries that appeared when the program was NOT running have seemed to stay away. Usually they would return after like... 12 hours, but so far they haven't. I have run the program 3 or 4 times since I made those changes in Task Scheduler and the Registry. If the problem comes back I will update this topic. /edit Well it seems that the adjustments I made, have solved the problem. It's now the 4th day since the adjustments and still no issues.
I have all the real time options disabled in the free version of CCleaner 5.38.6357 (64-bit). Lately I have noticed that there will be 2 or more instances of CCleaner64.exe running in Task Manager. Not all the time, but usually after a few hours have passed. I usually keep an eye on Task Manager, and since I only have about 40 processes running, I am pretty aware of WHAT is running. I don't remeber seeing CCleaner64.exe EVER having an instance running in Task Manager, when I am not manually running the program. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and the same problem occurs. I run Bitdefender Internet Security 2019 and have the following file blocked from accessing the internet... ccleaner.exe, ccleaner64.exe, and ccupdate.exe I am kind of worried that I may have picked up an infection or something that is causing this? Any help would be appreciated. /e Btw, I can easily end the processes of CCleaner64.exe in Task Manager. I'm just wondering WHY I am seeing them there at all, when I am NOT running the program.