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  1. I just created Windows Firewall rules to block it, since I don't know what it's doing. Problem (mostly?) solved. Might make a startup script that runs 2 minutes after boot and TaskKill's CCleaner in case anything like this is ever tried again. Edit: Just make a new task run 1 minute after login, set it to Admin privs, start this action: Run: C:\Windows\System32\taskkill.exe Arguments: /IM CCleaner64.exe /f Voila, problem solved.
  2. That must be why they build defragmenting into all their installers and updaters. To be hypocrites. (During the optimization phase when installing or updating, they use a tool like wincontig to defragment all the files. ) http://wincontig.mdtzone.it/en/ Whether it is necessary really depends on your OS, programs, and storage. Hard drives can get a performance boost by moving important files to the faster edge of the drive, and ensuring files can be read in one spin. Solid State Drives (on the other hand) do not require defragmenting, and it actually reduces performance and wears them
  3. This is still a problem. On certain PCs, way more is shown than should be.
  4. I don't believe it's normal to show DirectX10 or any of those Windows Live sub-components as removable components? Seems like a bug to me. If you actually remove them, bad things happen. I don't believe they are? The forum resized them, but checking the background the white is no longer pure 255,255,255. It has a mixture of other whites, which is what JPEG usually does. Also, the filesize doesn't match up - when I take the image after the forum has altered it and save it as PNG, it drops by 80KB. That suggests the forum resizes and saves lossy, but doesn't bother to adjust the file
  5. A friend of mine was removing toolbars and stuff in CCleaner. He removed something, the list refreshed, and suddenly tons of hidden stuff was visible. Just taking a quick look, it appears to be windows components and OEM preinstall stuff. Things that should NOT be visible. They are not visible in Programs and Features, so it seems to be CCleaner specific. Uninstalling and reinstalling did not correct it. How do we shut off these important components being visible, so that he doesn't remove something important? At one point it was also showing every supported language for the AMD Cataly
  6. Yes, the built-in defrag is faster. Even at its slowest moments, it's faster than one 4KiB file per couple seconds. I just tried MyDefrag. It took about 1 hour and 50 minutes to do the volume, using the Monthly Data Disk preset. It moved almost every file into one huge multi-hundred-GB chunk at the end of the partition.
  7. It doesn't seem to be leaving holes, but it's still taking 20+ hours. As the number of files on the drive increases, the amount of time per file goes up. It's now at ~4 seconds. Possible, but unlikely. I looked into it for Vista. While Vista did succeed in having higher CPU usage for every core, this was mainly due to increased overhead. In a few benchmarks it scored 5-10% better, but this was actually due to kernel optimizations, rather than better multi-core support. It shows if you restrict them to just a single core, and everything else to other cores. Also, Linux would run tho
  8. Agreed. I've been running Spybot and MBAM monthly for years, and they've never found anything dangerous. Several times daily...
  9. It used to be an Athlon X2 from ~2007, but thanks to Asus and their good BIOS support, it supports Phenom II X4's. I had to do some video encoding, so I upgraded. In 2007 the only option was XP or Vista, so the choice is entirely obvious.
  10. Hi. See my thread here: http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=28804 Copying a 4KiB file appears to take several seconds in Defraggler. I think it's taking a bit too long trying to find the right spot...
  11. Hello there. I have a few games which stupidly don't have their gamedata zipped. Because of this, my game partition has about 400k files in it. Defraggler takes close to 20 hours to defragment this. Is there some way to make this go faster? Or some change that could be made in Defraggler to speed this up? I'm on XP Pro SP3. I have 3GB+ of RAM free, and 4 cores, but Defraggler only uses a little bit of memory and 30% CPU. (Two threads? Logic in one, I/O in another?) Also, it seems to leave small holes everywhere. If I were to download something to my game partition after defr
  12. Neat program. But the About box needs to be fixed. The links don't visit the actual website, like they do for your other software. Maybe the "http://" is missing - this is all that comes up: Cheers, for all the free software.
  13. Didn't help. Open Containing Folder works fine in XP search and every other program I've seen it in. It just fails in Defraggler, on every computer in my home. Edit: Here's the File Mon info. Maybe that can help pinpoint where the execution request is going. Would it be more helpful if I dumped file access from every exe/dll?
  14. For whatever reason, the 'Open Containing Folder' option fails and does nothing. To my knowledge, all you have to do to get that to work is pass a quoted path to Explorer.exe; not sure why it doesn't work, on any of my comps...
  15. It seems to me that CCleaner is a vastly simpler program, from a coding standpoint. Defragmenting a drive requires some low level filesystem access, and probably requires a kernel mode driver. CCleaner just deletes files and stuff... maintaining the deletion lists is more work than creating the program that deletes stuff.
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