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I found this using Microsoft autoruns and msconfig.

 

I can't this "boot cleanup" option anywhere. It seems to be enabled and points to the C:\Program Files\CCleaner\Bin\CCleaner.exe but there is no such Bin directory.

 

What is this?

 

Thanks!

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OK, I'm confused....

 

I found this using Microsoft autoruns and msconfig.

 

Found what?

 

And you are right, the executable for CCleaner doesn't live under a Bin folder - no such thing. It lives in the CCleaner folder under Program Files (add x86 if you are 32bit)

 

And you'll have to explain "boot cleanup" further...

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Hi, Klappa. :)

 

If you're trying to get CCleaner to run at startup, do that by checking the box in Options > Settings.

If it is something else, a bit more information might help figure out what is going on.

 

What is your operating system, and version of CCleaner?

If you run a windows OS, have you also run a Linux OS like Ubuntu on this machine, now or before?

(There are lots of Google hits for boot cleanup related to Linux.)

 

What is it that you "found using Microsoft autoruns and msconfig"?

 

When you ask "What is this?" what are you asking about?

- Where did you see "this", whatever it is?

- What is the file name if you know?

- What is the file path if you know?

 

What is it that "points to C:\Program Files\CCleaner\Bin\CCleaner.exe"?

How did you determine that it "seems to be enabled"?

 

What suggested that there is a ""boot cleanup" option" to be found to begin with?

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It lives in the CCleaner folder under Program Files (add x86 if you are 32bit)

Correction :-

On 32 bit XP there is only C:\Program Files\

There is no C:\Program Files (x86)\

 

On 64 bit Windows 7 there are both,

BUT only the 64 bit version of CCleaner64.exe can be expected to cleanup any 64 bit Application junk in addition to 32 bit junk.

and CCleaner64.exe belongs in

C:\Program Files\

 

If you ever use C:\Program Files (x86)\CCleaner.exe you may expect degraded performance.

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Hi, Klappa. :)

 

If you're trying to get CCleaner to run at startup, do that by checking the box in Options > Settings.

If it is something else, a bit more information might help figure out what is going on.

 

What is your operating system, and version of CCleaner?

If you run a windows OS, have you also run a Linux OS like Ubuntu on this machine, now or before?

(There are lots of Google hits for boot cleanup related to Linux.)

 

What is it that you "found using Microsoft autoruns and msconfig"?

 

When you ask "What is this?" what are you asking about?

- Where did you see "this", whatever it is?

- What is the file name if you know?

- What is the file path if you know?

 

What is it that "points to C:\Program Files\CCleaner\Bin\CCleaner.exe"?

How did you determine that it "seems to be enabled"?

 

What suggested that there is a ""boot cleanup" option" to be found to begin with?

 

I am using Windows 8 64-bit. Yea i found this exactly that dir as i wrote in my first post. Microsoft Autoruns also have a entry where the registry is missing a ccleaner.exe file in

 

"C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\CCleaner\Bin\CCleaner.exe"

 

I think it's the same one i mentioned in the first post. It says something about a Boot Cleanup. I don't find any CCleaner dir in the Local folder so i don't know how it got there in the first place. I tried to enable autostart in CCleaner but it didn't fix those missing entries. I've used both Malwarebytes and Microsoft AV but they didn't found any suspicious manlway trying to masquerade itself as CCleaner or anything. Regarding the last question. Task Manager says it's enabled, Autoruns however just points out they file isn't found.

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I don't know what it is.

Others know more about win 8, I shall step aside and wait till they ring in.

I bet that after other members have a chance to read your question someone will have better suggestions.

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Dr. Web is a trustworthy antivirus.

I don't know for sure what that page you linked means, not a malware fixer so not qualified to say.

If you suspect malware on your system, start here:

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=34786

and the links there will take you to a choice of trustworthy free online malware fixer sites.

Post up how it goes.

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Dr. Web is a trustworthy antivirus.

I don't know for sure what that page you linked means, not a malware fixer so not qualified to say.

If you suspect malware on your system, start here:

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=34786

and the links there will take you to a choice of trustworthy free online malware fixer sites.

Post up how it goes.

 

He describes a malware that disguise itself as CCleaner. Thanks for the tip!

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