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  1. @Cornish Dowser:

    - the program will continue to work when you disable the Mini Monitor untick "Show Monitor"). It's simply an extra visual tool on how CLEANMEM behaves. To see whether or not the mini monitor is running you just simply check Task Manager.

    - Cleanmem itself is run with the help Task Scheduler and after it has run the program closes itself.

    - Yes, "stealing the focus" is indeed a problem. And there are some other small tiny "inconveniences" but the program itself works well. But the author hasn't issued new updates in the last few years. The PcWinTech forum has indeed closed down (too much spam and very little responses).


  2. - What is the size of that drive and how much free space (in GB & in %) does that drive have ? Do you have an SSD ?

    - What Defrag option(s) did you use ?

    - Did the amount of free disk space go down after each defrag ? Is System Restore active ?


  3. - Suggestion:

    - Create one webpage which provides information which versions/builds of CCleaner are available (+ download links), for which operating system(s) (Windows, Mac, .... ) and on what versions of Windows these latest builds will (still) work. Then the info for this XP

    - Or add this information to an existing webpage.


  4. 21 hours ago, Michael777 said:

    Had the same issue. I'm using  1TB Samsung HDD as secondary drive which I partitioned into two equal halves in my Hp Compaq DC7900 running windows 10 Pro.  One of the partitions .................

    Try the following (this assumes you have System Restore (SR) turned on):

    1) Run Antibody's Wiztree and see how large the size of the folder "System Volume Information" is.

    2) Run Defraggler on the other partition with the same options, as you have done in your previous post.

    3) If the total amount of free space shrinks then abort the defragmentation and run Wiztree again. Did the folder "System Volume Information" grow by (about) the same amount that the free space shrank ?

    4) Make a new SR Point. What is the new size of "System Volume Information" ?

    4) Report back what you saw happening. This will also help others.


  5. - The second email was supposed to be directed to someone in either Denmark, Sweden or Norway because these 3 countries use the "Kronar" (see the text "250kr") or "Crowns" (english) as their currency. The currency exchange rate between NOK, DKK and SEK on the one hand and the EUR on the other hand also could confirm that the email was meant for a scandinavian country. There are some odd characters used in the email and those are used in those 3 scandinavian countries but NOT in the language (dutch) I use in daily life. "GOOGLE translate" thinks that the language is norwegian. ("tilbake" seems to be norwegian for "back").

    - No, I only bought one license for 3 programs in one "package". That was in december 13, 2016 according to the dutch email. And I assume that the language was either dutch or english but I don't clearly remember. But it wasn't in 2 languages and certainly NOT norwegian.

    - The license key is the same in both emails. The expiration date in the dutch email was "13-12-2017" but in the norwegian version of the email the expiration date was "@CBMPOSTED@" (??????). This odd expiration date could give a (good) clue what could have gone wrong with the email program CCleaner is using.

    - "Alias" ??? Do you mean the name/alias of the email account I use or the name used in the body of the email ("Hi, ........... ") ?? The name used in the body of the email is the same but the dutch email contains one space more. Don't know if that would make meaningful difference.


  6. - I had (past tense) a license for the PRO versions of the Piriform programs. The good folks at CCleaner try to entice me to buy a new license (with or without a discount). So, they send me every now and then an email with an advertisement for a license renewal. Like the one I received today (in dutch). No problem up to this point.

    - But today I received 2 such advertisement emails, one in dutch (the red Arrow in the picture attached points to the dutch header text of the dutch email) and one in Danish (?) / Swedish (?) / Norwegian (?). The blue arrows in the picture attached point to the danish (?? or swedish ?? or norwegian ??) text header of the email.

    - And that got me worried. Is the email adress shown a legitimate email adress from Piriform ? Or is this spam ? Is this an attempt of phising from someone who used an email adress that's (remarkebly) similar to a legitimate adress used by CCleaner ?

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  7. - For those who use Outlook Express Classic:

    [OE Classic *]
    LangSecRef=3022
    Detect=HKCU\Software\OEClassic
    Default=False
    FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\OEClassic\Prg\Res|*.*|RECURSE
    FileKey2=%LocalAppData%\OEClassic\Prg\T|*.*|RECURSE
    ExcludeKey1=PATH|%LocalAppData%\OEClassic\Prg\Res\|dict-*.aff
    ExcludeKey2=PATH|%LocalAppData%\OEClassic\Prg\Res\|dict-*.dic
    ExcludeKey3=PATH|%LocalAppData%\OEClassic\Prg\Res\|dict-*.license

     

    (The last 3 "ExcludeKey" entries make sure that the spelling checker doesn't get "wiped out")

     

    - Questions:

    1) Does it matter that "ExcludeKey1=" comes after "FileKey=" ?? Would it matter if I would reverse the sequence and put "ExcludeKey=" before "FileKey=" ??

    2) Was this already included in a previous "Winapp2.ini" ?? I got these entries through the program CCEnhancer (not supported by the folks of CCleaner and use it therefore at your own risk).


  8. - "Stephen CCleaner" wrote on the "Wilders Security" forum:

    "Farewell to Windows XP & Vista ( ; _ ; )
    - Version 5.64.7577 is the final planned build for Windows XP and Vista
    - This version will only receive critical security updates
    - Read our help article for further information and assistance"

    (Source: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/ccleaner-v5.370654/page-53#post-2899082 )

    - Does this mean that future CCleaner versions will see:

          1) the support for Windows XP & Vista removed ?

           2) or that future versions don't get any updates for XP & Vista anymore and that the user has to make do with the existing Win XP & Vista support in CCleaner ?


  9. - People who (regularly) visit the website YouTube with the Internet Explorer (e.g. version 11) browser (like me) will see a banner that says that Youtube is going to end support for Internet Explorer in the ((very) near ??) future. (They didn't mention a date when this support will be ended.) Those people are encourged to upgrade to Edge, Opera, Chrome or Firefox. (Not to other browsers ??).


  10. - I still have to make the jump from from Windows 7 to Windows 10. One reason is that I haven't yet found GOOD alternatives for a number of programs / plugins I use in combination with Internet Explorer 11 and that don't seem to be available for (GOOGLE) Chrome. So, I have to switch back and forth between IE 11 and Chrome which is a REAL "pain in the a**".

    - Does Windows 10 still contain Internet Explorer (e.g. version 11) ? And does IE 11 there still receive (security) updates ? The info on this topic out on the internet is (very) confusing.

    - Can someone recommend a good download manager for Chrome ? I would like to have program that can download mutiple files in one run. Sometimes a webpage contains mutiple e.g. *.mp3 files. I would like to see that the download manager "grabs & download" all those .mp3 files on that page in one run.

    - Is there a program / plugin (for Chrome) that allows me to "grab & download" videos from e.g. YouTube. I usually download videos with a plugin from RealPlayer and watch the video at a later date. There are also videos available I want to keep for a longer time. But YouTube now displays a message that it won't support Internet Explorer 11 anymore in the (near ??) future.


  11. On ‎12‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 08:33, don_dolarson said:

    Thank you for your input.

    I got rid of some of them by cleaning registry entries manually and deleting folders, but ESET and ESET Online Scanner is still present, though there's no files and no registry entries left. I couldn't get rid of NVIDIA Install Files, but this isn't coming from winapp2.ini. I don't have any NVIDIA graphic card anymore.

     

    - You also could try if a "Registry Cleaner" (e.g. In CCleaner) would be able to remove those obsolete registry entries.

    - Or try a registry cleaner that is (a bit) more aggressive than CCleaner. I can recommend Eusing's . I have used it for years and found that using it had no adverse effects.

    http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_cleaner/registry_cleaner.htm


  12. 36 minutes ago, don_dolarson said:

    Is there a way to get rid of applications that I no longer use? These marked with * coming from winapp2.ini and these wihout it. I've used couple of application once and they remain on the list after they've been uninstalled for a long time ago.

     

    - It's usually a sign that the un-install program didn't remove all files and/or all registry entries that were listed in the Winapp2.ini file.

    - You have to clean those entries yourself from the appropriate folder on disk.

    - And / Or (if you're confident enough to use a registry editor like REGEDIT) remove manually those entries from the registry. The file winapp2.ini will show you what to look for and for what program.


  13. - That's an advertisement and can't be removed in the Free version of OEC. If you buy the PRO version that advertisement isn't there any more. But the PRO version has some more extra features. See the website of OEC for all the details.

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