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  1. There is an almost trivial discrepancy in the latest version number for Recuva! No problem for humans, but it is for some computer applications. The context menu Properties page for the executable recuva.exe shows the version as However, the Recuva website says that the latest version is 1.29.492 [without the extra ".0"]. The new CNET TechTracker software stumbles on this, regarding the two versions as different. Clear to me, but hard for machines. Neglecting the ".0" part may in fact not be a generally reliable strategy, I fear.
  2. Thanks to all of the above posters! I had also overlooked the addition of Flash cookies to CCleaner's working subjects. Checking the Adobe Flash Player box took car of the issues altogether.
  3. I am experiencing the same cookie removals issue with CCleaner 2.19.900. In my case, there are 18 cookies listed by CCleaner in the "to be removed" column and this column does not change when the cleaning operations are carried out. However, these are not current cookies in any of IE7, Firefox 3.0.10, or SeaMonkey 1.1.16. They do not appear in my FF3 profile in either of the files "cookies.sqlite" or "cookiesnew.txt". They look to me like old, maybe very old, cookies from sites that have been visited in the past, but not in the last few days (e.g., oprah.com). I don't see any other very l
  4. I have the same issue; it can occur with a variety of folder names: I have seen Dc1, Dc2, and Dc5 today in various tests. Some rather tedious setting changes and reboots of my system [Windows XP SP2 fully patched with CCleaner 1.39.502] narrows things to the following combination of things: the CCleaner option "Secure file deletion" must be selected (I use "Simple Overwrite"); there must be contents in the Recycle Bin, although the number of items seems not to matter much (not thoroughly explored! Too tedious!); and CCcleaner must be run at startup (that is, with the /AUTO option). Changing
  5. As the OP on this thread, I can now report somewhat more definitively on the subject. There are several points, though, as follow here: 1. The latest AVG Free version is 7.5.4 (as of today). It is available for downloading, but not yet pushed to users of the older version. 2. Current users of AVG Free 7.1 will receive "a special dialog within the next few weeks", presumably with special rules for an upgrade, rather than a new total download, or how to preserve settings, or whatever. This is a rough version of what is on the AVG site. 3. Support for AVG Free 7.1 will end in Janua
  6. I have just downloaded and installed the newest CCleaner 1.34 and tested it. I note with interest that it supposedly removes something from Grisoft AVG. However, from the winapp.ini file, the path to the Grisoft material seems to be different from the Free version that I use (AVG Free 7.1.408, dated 10/18/2006); so maybe it is a Paid version 7.5? It would be nice if CCleaner was clearer about this! Cheers!
  7. It occurs to me to ask if the OP knows that the distribution file ccsetup133.exe is the one that contains Yahoo toolbar. He could check by downloading ccsetup133_slim.exe and trying that instead. It would be quaint if the issue were actually in that toolbar!
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    Thanks to Hazelnut for that link about controlling System Restore Points in Windows Defender! I was getting two or three each day from WD and occasional notices that SR was running out of space even. I implemented the fix (that is, defining DisableRestorePoint) and since then I have had just one such and that not from WD. Very useful tweak imho. There should be a controlling option in WD itself (like there is in Registry Mechanic, for instance).
  9. This thread is still rolling, apparently! I have a more permanent, though nontrivial, solution to the issue of ZoneAlarm logs being cleared (or not!) by CCleaner. My initial issues (cf OP) were solved by the simple expedient of dumping ZAV and retreating to ZAFree, using AVGFree as antivirus. Worked fine for awhile, but at some ZA 6.5 release, resource consumption became intolerable. I have now also dumped ZAFree and will not use ZA products in future, as long as an alternative is available. My current firewall choice is Comodo Personal Firewall (Google it!). Currently version
  10. I have just downloaded and installed CCleaner 1.30.310 (slim) and tested it. Looks great except for one point, namely, the overly thorough cleaning of the Windows Defender logs. WD had run a scan on my system at noon today (about 3 hours ago) and the log file for this was among the executed members. I believe it would be very much better to respect the optional 48-hour delay in removing such files. Meanwhile, I have disabled the WD log cleaning for now. Edit: additional information. Further to the above, I should point out that Windows Defender reports the results of its last scan
  11. It has been a long time since I wrote the first post above! I suppose you are referring to the file tvDebug.log which can grow enormous over time. I control mine as follows: I use a folder C:\Program Files\Local to house personal executables. You can use any folder in your PATH instead. I attach a script, tvDebug.txt, which I use. It explicitly refers to my folder, but is easily edited for any other. Rename it to tvDebug.bat, edit as necessary. You will also need a zero-length file in the same folder named "tvDebug.log". Create this by opening Notepad and then storing its blank content
  12. I am also grateful to Mr. G for fixing CCleaner: Windows has traps for evan the most wary users sometimes! On other points made in the last few posts, I note that $hf_mig$ contains only files from hotfixes. It does not contain anything from Service Packs (SP2 in particular), thus greatly reducing the labor for those needing manual repairs. Actually, from what I have read here and elsewhere, my suspicion is that most of us are rather unlikely to ever need the items in that folder, and maybe Bill Gates will come out with SP3 this Spring and remove the necessity. My backup file only ha
  13. CCleaner already seems to manage FF cookies just as I want! After closing Firefox or IE, although not Opera, open CCleaner; select Options; then Cookies. Now find new cookies that you want to save in the left-hand column, highlight them, and use the adjacent arrow to move them to the other (save) column. Works like a charm.
  14. Thanks to everyone in this thread for the heads-up about the $hf_mig$ folder! Like at least two or three have mentioned, I found this folder missing, but luckily had a backup dating from before the most recent update of CCleaner and could recover it as of early February. Only the most recent set of patches is missing.
  15. Here's another ote for TreeSize. Works great.
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