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  1. These were driving me nuts too, but here is how you can fix it (at least it's working for me so far). Make the Windows Firewall work for you - block all inbound / outbound communication from ccleaner.exe and ccleaner64.exe Open up a run box - key in wf.msc Go to Inbound rules - right-click New Rule. Rule for Program - Click Next (%systemdrive%\Program Files\CCleaner\ccleaner.exe) - Block the Connection - Leave All Set - Give it a name Block CCleaner - hit Finish. Then, make another rule for "%systemdrive%\Program Files\CCleaner\ccleaner64.exe" - same settings. Finally - make both the same rules under Outbound Rules as well. While you're at it - go under Task Scheduler, delete the CCleaner Update task. You could also run these commands to create the firewall rules at the Command Line: netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="CCleaner Block" dir=in action=block program="C:\Program Files\CCleaner\ccleaner.exe" enable=yes netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="CCleaner64 Block" dir=in action=block program="C:\Program Files\CCleaner\ccleaner64.exe" enable=yes netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="CCleaner Block" dir=out action=block program="C:\Program Files\CCleaner\ccleaner.exe" enable=yes netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="CCleaner64 Block" dir=out action=block program="C:\Program Files\CCleaner\ccleaner64.exe" enable=yes Also, be sure to uncheck "Help improve CCleaner by sending anonymous usage data". Disable Smart Cleaning, remove "Inform me of updates". You can also go ahead and change the Cookie settings to delete all cookies again (even Avast, etc...). Even after disabling automatic updates, send usage statistics, and smart cleaning - I still got the following traffic blocked right after opening. My guess is this is where they are hosting the ads. CCleaner should not need internet access. 51495 443 0 - 0 0 0 - - - SEND 51496 443 0 - 0 0 0 - - - SEND 51497 443 0 - 0 0 0 - - - SEND 51498 443 0 - 0 0 0 - - - SEND 51499 443 0 - 0 0 0 - - - SEND 51500 443 0 - 0 0 0 - - - SEND I've been using CCleaner forever, but these new versions are really getting on my nerves. It might be time for me to find another cleaner to recommend for everyone I do computer work for.
  2. I have noticed that CCleaner cleans the settings.sol from the following location by default: %userprofile%\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\settings.sol I typically disable the update setting at the following location: http://www.macromedia.com/support/document..._manager05.html When you uncheck the update, it modifies the settings.sol file. Because CCleaner removes this file, the update setting is removed. I like the FlashPlayer cleaning, but I don't think it should clean the settings.sol file by default. I know that I could make an exception for that file, but it's a pain to do it on every single computer I load CCleaner on. If this could be addressed, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
  3. Hey Guys - I'm not sure if this is necessarily a bug, but probably more of an annoyance. I have noticed that CCleaner clears the settings.sol file created by Adobe Flash Player. One of the settings that is stored in this file is the "Automatic Update" feature for Adobe Flash. I typically disable this setting, especially on lab computers, so that new versions of Adobe Flash don't automatically try to download. The problem is that CCleaner deletes this file. I'm not sure why it would do this. I could see a purpose of removing it on other website, but not the main file. I know that the problem can be fixed by unchecking Adobe Flash Player under applications, but this removes the other cleaning of Adobe temporary files. Maybe there would be someway to prevent this file from being cleaned by default. I know I could add an exclusion, but then I would have to add that everytime I install CCleaner. I guess I'm just failing to see the purpose of cleaning that file. This is the file: %userprofile%\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\settings.sol Thanks Guys.
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