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  1. Two things: 1) By end of life, I don't mean they are going to stop updating it. I mean they are going to stop updating/adding new rules. I would have expected them to gradually add all those community winapp2.ini entries into CCleaner. From the year that just passed, it appears they have no such plan. Adding new features like a software updater is not really what I am looking for from Ccleaner. I could be the only one of course. Those monthly updates you speak of, have mostly not been of benefit to the end consumer. Rebranding, making updates mandatory, adding telemetary etc. 2) After the fall out from their subscription fiasco, I now hold them to a much higher standard if they want my money on a yearly basis. Consider that an antivirus/antispyware company develops lots and lots of signatures and the cheaper end of those on black friday/Christmas, will cost you about what Ccleaner costs.
  2. So I have been using CCleaner for a long time and looking through all the changelogs I have to ask has CCleaner run out of ideas. I ask because I thought that the number of programs added would increase and increase and increase. It appears that very few new programs are added. I don't know when the last new program was actually added to the clean up list. I have seen updates to say internet explorer cleaning, but a new program? Not for ages. The recent addition of software updater feels like something that has just been imported from Avast. Just as a recap, here are the release notes for the last few versions (Aka the last year): 5.55.7108 This release brings a brand new feature to CCleaner Professional!Located in the ‘Tools’ menu, Software Updater helps you to update your installed software quickly and securely.Software Updater (CCleaner Professional edition)- Added new Software Updater feature to the ‘Tools’ menu- Scans your PC and shows any available updates- Select which apps you want to update and queue them up- More improvements coming soon!Browser Plugins- Fixed Opera plugins not displaying correctly 5.54.7088 In this release, we have improved the behavior of notifications and enabled a preview feature for some paying users.Feature Preview- Some users of CCleaner Professional (and its trial) will find an early version of a new feature in the Tools menu. We will fully roll out this feature to CCleaner Professional in the coming weeksGeneral- Fixed an issue that, in isolated cases, could cause some notifications to be shown too often 5.53.7034 Cleaning Rules• New cleaning rules for Amazon Music and Amazon KindleGeneral• Increased the default Smart Cleaning notification threshold from 0.5GB to 1GB for Free and 0.2GB to 0.5GB for Professional• Fixed a crash when running CCleaner alongside Norton AV products• Fix a crash in the Professional Trial 5.52.6967 Minor bug fixes Localization improvements to several pages including License InformationCode refactoring for improved stability Updated copyright across the application to 2019 5.51.6939 Subscriptions- Added ‘Subscription Management’ button- Minor usability improvements to the 'License Information' panelGeneral- Updated a website link to use HTTPS- Added new translations for software update notifications 5.50.6911 Added new menu: ‘Options’ > ‘Updates’Added new controls for automatic updates and update notifications 5.49.6856 Windows Cleaning• Added and improved cleaning to the Common Language Runtime (CLR) folders• Extended the cleaning of Windows error reporting temporary foldersBrowser Cleaning• Fixed Firefox cleaning rules which were causing corrupted profiles for some users General• Minor bug fixes • Small UI improvements 5.48.6834 Browser Cleaning- Added workaround for cleaning Edge while in the ‘suspended’ state on Windows 10, build 1809. This workaround is temporary while we consider a more permanent solution.- Fixed cleaning of Edge cookies in Windows 10- Fixed a bug where cleaning Firefox Internet History would corrupt the profileFeature Previews- Added support for ‘feature previews’ (limited release of features in development)- Keep your eyes peeled for forthcoming feature previews!General- Renewed our digital security certificate as the previous one was due to expire.- The certificate publisher has been updated from ‘Piriform Ltd.’ to ‘Piriform Software Ltd.’ 5.46.6652 Privacy Settings- Added a separate control for the reporting of anonymous usage data- Added a link to a Data Factsheet (LINK), which explains the data reported from CCleaner, why it’s reported, and what it’s used forSmart Cleaning- Renamed the ‘Monitoring’ feature to ‘Smart Cleaning’, to better describe its function (intelligent cleaning alerts)- Reworded checkboxes for clarity- If Smart Cleaning is disabled, CCleaner’s background process will close and the feature will not run on startupGeneral- Restored previous System Tray and minimize behavior- Fixed various stability issues 5.43.6522 Amended Privacy menu in CCleaner Free to include opt out of sharing usage data with third parties for analytics purposes. 5.43.6520 Removed Font Cache cleaning temporarily while we resolve an incompatibility with the Windows 10 April Update.Added preference to select the level of detail on the Cleaning Results screen.Added new Privacy menu. 5.42.6499 CC 5.42 (hotfix)IMPORTANT FIX FOR CHROME/CHROMIUM BROWSER CLEANINGBrowser CleaningFixed a critical issue where very long float values were saved in scientific format, causing the Chrome profile to be lost.Fixed a critical issue where systems using non-standard decimal separators caused data to be stored incorrectly, causing the Chrome profile to be lost. 5.42.6495 Browser Cleaning:Internet Explorer: Fixed a bug where cleaning Temporary Internet Files left some files behindIE/Edge: Enhanced cleaning of YouTube viewing history (thanks alhazred!).Cookies:Search terms are now highlighted in the results list.General:Where appropriate, CCleaner Free may recommend improvements to your system’s antivirus protection.Installer:Fixed an issue where localized text was overlapping in the Professional Edition installer. 5.41.6446 NEW! Cleaning results now displayed as a Cleaning Summary (Free and Professional versions only).NEW! Product tips to help users discover less visible features.NEW! Fresh, clean Upgrade page design.Edge/Internet Explorer: Fixed cleaning of cookie and icon file types on Windows 10.Added improved Estonian translations.Added support for Sciter: a lightweight, embeddable HTML/CSS/script engine for modern UI development. I think if Piriform are going to charge their customers a yearly subscription rate, there should definitely be more updates added than this. At its current level of new features/new programs added, I fail to see the value added in the last year for those on the professional version. You would be better off disabling the updates and not paying for a year.
  3. Two things for me. 1) Is it possible to a see sample data report, of the sort of information Ccleaner is collecting. I would love to believe companies when they say it is the bare minimum, but if you remember what happened with Windows 10. First it was its the bare minimum to make everyone's computers better. Then the French Regulators got involved, and somehow, magically, Microsoft managed to reduce that data collection by half. I wonder why. So although some items are listed in the privacy policy, I am not sure that this is the full gist. By the way, when you say data is anonymised, if your collecting the Window's user name, then that anonymity cover is blown. As most users will use their first name as the name of their Windows Profile. 2) I am a paid user in the EU. How do I go about requesting all information that you hold on me? Is there a simple link to fill in or do I have to do something else?
  4. Given that your now owned by a massive security company, Avast, are you going to release a tool that detects and removes the infection? That way any user of your software, can do a really quick check to see if you have accidentally infected them and get it removed. Or if disinfection is not possible, then at least a tool to check if you are infected, so that way users can attempt to wind back to a previous state of Windows.
  5. Hi there. Bill Pytlovany, the maker of Winpatrol, just did an interesting blog entry about false positives. In it he describes how CCleaner removes a file that is needed by Winpatrol to rollback changes made. If one of the developers could look at his blog and his report, that would be most helpful. http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2010/11/beware-over-ambiguous-clean-up-programs.html
  6. In Firefox, you can disable the sending of the Referer header completely. Here are the steps: 1. Type ?about:config? in the location bar, and press return. 2. In the filter box, type ?referer? and press return. This should leave you with one preference, network.http.sendRefererHeader. This is probably set to 2. 3. Right click on network.http.sendRefererHeader and select ?Modify? 4. In the dialog that appears type ?0″ and press OK: 5. Close the window. This blocks all referrers. However, it can cause some websites to break. Alternatively you can get an extension which will do it on a site by site basis.
  7. @Login123 - I can confirm what your saying. I just fired up a virtual machine with IE 7 and as soon as I visit that website I get the same thing. I must admit I know very little about this myself and find the thought very scary (I give it 6 months before some advertising network latches on this and starts doing this exact thing). However, this would be the sort of thing CCleaner could defeat unlike most browser's delete your browsing history. Browser clear your caches would most likely not touch the flash LSO's, the silverlight ones either. So it would need some sort of cookie cleaner to do so. @ishan_rulz - I assume what its done is read your cookies. From your cookies it would be able to determine lots of sites youve been to. As each cookie is related to a domain. If your internet settings are not high enough, then I assume it would be able to read stuff quite easily. What browser are you using out of curiosity? I tried to get it to read my history in a virtual machine for IE 7 (by making it a trusted website) and Firefox without any luck. Does Java load by chance when you visit the website?
  8. Login123 - I am not sure what browser your using, but I have tried it in IE 8, Opera and Firefox and they all come out fine. I run spywareblaster and KIS2011 and nothing came up with any issues on the website. I actually got the link from a downloadsquad page...although I would add it appears the people who have now commented had the same idea as me. Come running to the CCleaner experts to help clean up such a mess! http://www.downloadsquad.com/2010/09/21/evercookie-the-one-cookie-that-you-just-cant-delete/
  9. So I was browsing and came across this interesting concept - a cookie that stores itself in 8 different locations, and as long as one particular location remains active it can recopy itself elsewhere. At this point I would expect a third party like CCleaner to step in and deal with such a problem. I was just wondering whether CCleaner covers all those bases? I realise HTML 5 has not been implemented fully in all the browsers, and if I understand correctly the standards are not finalised either. Having said that, any thoughts would be welcome http://samy.pl/evercookie/
  10. Just to clarify some things for everyone here. The encrypted ones are as has been suggested through Rot13 by Microsoft. Some more information about them located here (just did a google and this person seems to go into it quite throughly): http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Maze/...xplorer_spy.txt I too have similar encrypted ones on my machine...
  11. Hi there On my machine (win 2k) and an XP machine that I use, I have found multiple keys there of various files on my machine. I know that Tuneup cleans there - in fact that was the only registry it found - it cleaned over 200 entries in that place. As I understand it, a lot of it are recently opened files - essentially MRU's. However, this list goes on and on and on. I give you an example from my machine...note some file names have been erased as they are personal. Image hosted by Imageshack (wasnt sure if I was allowed to upload using your forum). So essentially, what any program would have to do is check to see the validity of those keys - in other words does that file still exist on the machine where it claims it does - if not they can be removed. Or at least thats my vague understanding of it. Does this help somewhat or have I got it wrong?
  12. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{75048700-EF1F-11D0-9888-006097DEACF9}\Count Under that key, there is a list of all the various start menu and windows history lists, that have ever been made/used. Therefore there are a lot of invalid references to items that have been deleted but still remain there. I know at least two other registry cleaners that clean there, and it would be awesome if CCleaner could do the same. Thanks in advance Weasel.
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