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  1. - "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 ?

  2. - 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 ??).

  3. - 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.

  4. 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.


  5. 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.

  6. - 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.

  7. On ‎11‎/‎07‎/‎2019 at 20:28, Dave CCleaner said:

    Note that the shiny new Speccy server is now finally up and running as of this afternoon. Uploading and retrieval of specs should now be considerably more reliable.  Timing for an update to the Speccy software itself still to be announced.


    - I still think that a SPECCY weblink should contain a date (e.g. month & year) as well. That would allow all weblinks / Speccy specifications older than say 5 years (or any other amount of years) to be automatically removed. This is based on the assumption that users buy a new computer system or modify / upgrade their system every now and then. That would make that older Speccy data useless.

  8. - When using the "Defrag Freespace" the program moves files from selected files to the beginning of the drive. But it seems the program doesn't do its job that well. The program then also moves files to the beginning of the locigal drive from folders that were excluded.

    - I see that e.g. happening with video files that I Always keep at the end of the (logical) drive as much as possible. I then have to (manually) move those files towards the end of the drive (again).

    - My guess is that somehow the internal variables are not well enough "protected".

  9. - The combination of System Restore and Defraggler is Always a cumbersome one. This is known to slow down the defragmentation process.

    - Reduce the amount of disk space that can be used by System Restore. If that's at say 60% of total disk space then reduce that to e.g. 30% or whatever size/percentage you like best.

    - Run Antibody's WIZTREE. It will tell you what the size is of that folder called "System Volume Information". Give us that number.

    - Turn off "System Restore", restart your system and turn "System Restore" back on (if you want to). That should help to free up that used space.

  10. - I agree, the pace of introducing new features like making the OEC the default email client program, is not very high. E.g. it took the developers a long time to add support for IMAP. But I know that OEC has only a small amount of developers at hand.

    - When it comes to introducing new features (like IMAP) it's the users who use the "paid for" version who determine on what is added to the program. The more people ask for one feature the more likely it will be that that one feature will be added in a new version.

  11. - "$UsnJrnl:$J" is one of those many system files used by the NTFS filing system and contains (like the other files that start with a "$") socalled metadata. And Defraggler is unable to move and/or defrag that kind of files.

    - One thing that COULD help is to use an option in CCleaner called "Wipe Free Space". That option will FORCE the disk management system to compact and/or re-wite those socalled "Metadata" files.

  12. - OEC version v3.0 available:
    - Details on the major changes/improvements:

    (I know that "Under the bonnet" there were (much) more (smaller) changes / bug fixes).

    - My personal recommendation is to make a backup of all the user data before upgrading to v3.0. The new version uses a new database structure that is not compatible with previous versions and something could go wrong during installation.
    - The installation program of v3.0 will automatically upgrade the database structure during installation.

  13. - There is another possibility to reduce the amount of space the SRPs occupy: The user can specify the % of disk space that is being used by System Restore. If e.g. 70% is considered to be too much then the user can reduce that % to say 60%, 50% or less.

    - Windows keeps track of the files that were moved on the HD or SSD by a program (Not only Defraggler !!!) and those files are then included/archived/...... in the next SRP. But since Defraggler can move A LOT OF system files those SRPs can occupy LOTS of diskspace.

  14. - The solution for the problem in the previous post is to tell GMail to accept "less secure" connections.

    - IMAP in OEC v3.0 has advanced to "Public Alpha version 18". And this version does work surprisingly well for a "Alpha" version, IMO.

  15. @ElChabi:

    - Run Antibody's WIZTREE. It will tell you the size of the folder called "System Volume Information". In that folder the System Restore Points are stored. That folder could be VERY large in size. That folder could easily occupy 50% or more of your disk.

    - Solution ? Remove one or more System Restore Points. If that doesn't work then disable System Restore Points, reboot, and (if you want) enable System Restore Points again. That should free up A LOT OF disk space and could reduce the disk fragmentation.

  16. - I have a suggestion on how to increase to amount of applications that are supported by CCleaner.

    1) Dump every definition for every program in one file (E.g. "Winapp2.ini"). I know that this file will grow, grow and grow as time goes by and that this will increase the amount of time CCleaner needs to go through all the definitions in that file.

    2) To reduce the amount of time CC needs to search through that list, create a second list (e.g. Winapp3.ini") which contains only a (very) few definitions (when CC is installed) like for e.g. MS Internet Explorer, MS Edge, MS Edge (chromium based), CHrome, Firefox, etc. In other words programs that are (still) used on very frequent basis.

    3) Let CC search for the program "footprints" that are contained in that first list ("winapp2.ini"). Do that with a (VERY) low priority and in a separate process. Each time CC finds a match in that file/list, copy that definition/foot print to the second list (E.g. "Winapp3.ini".) That way this 2nd list will only have a very modest size and can be executed in a very limited amount of time.

    4) Add somewhere a button or an option called "Update definitions now". This option then forces CC to update that "Winapp3.ini" file without a delay and with high priority.


  17. - The OEC PRO version (v3.0) is/seems to be able to receive emails from an IMAP account. But I have a problem.

    - I have set up a GMail account (IMAP) to test how OEC handles IMAP and to get familiar with IMAP. But up to now I am not able to receive any emails from GMail. OEC says that "Authentication failed". I have tried several things to solve this problem but to no avail. Are there here any peersons who can help me in this regard ? What options need to be changed ? I must say that GMail offers A LOT OF options and I don't know what options must be changed.

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