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  1. If you can remember, what did you install before this started happening ? Whatever it was, dont trust the company who created its installer ever again. Browser hijacks are an old and unwelcome trick. Installers from less reputable companies do such things like browser hijacks, pups (probably unwanted programs) and adware. Sometimes they will have a custom button in the installer which will then let you see all the extra stuff the installer will do, and because most people just click next, everything gets installed because you allowed it to happen. Then there are some which just brazenly dont give a damn. Didnt CCleaner get bought by another company recently?, and started pushing adverts through windows notifications or its own systray app (edit: See this topic .. .. and also Moderator Hazelnuts response to Piriform Stephens BS answer). Anyway whatever did it .. Your homepage has been changed, and somehow the browser is auto loading (there are a few ways that can be done) Even if you uninstalled the culprit that made these changes, the changes would remain.
  2. +1 Avast has ruined what used to be an old favourite, trusted and reliable tool. (sorry weeder, no competition software allowed to be named)
  3. Its still doing it even today
  4. I do not read the forum, so would not know about the frequency of other reports .. But I guess those are just confirming my experience ? Anyway the release notes for this version reads as follows : http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download v5.16.5551 (22 Mar 2016) - Added Opera GPU and Application cache cleaning. - Improved Google Chrome cleaning: IndexedDB, Quote Manager DB and Service Worker cache. - Improved Microsoft Edge Temporary Files cleaning. - Update Google Chrome Browser Plug-in management. - Improved keyboard navigation. - Updated various translations. - Minor GUI improvements. - Minor bug fixes. [my bold] I am guessing that because every version of CCleaner which I have had installed before now which did not behave like the current version - That one of the above emboldened new features is the code responsible for the problem So it should not be too much of a trace back for the programmers of CCleaner to find what it is doing wrong / or provide an option to disable what it is doing for users I have given a link to the plugin being affected I have no idea what files are being touched by CCleaner to cause the problem. So would not know what to exclude. Do Piriform expect users to have to do such investigations for their softwares unforeseen consequences ?
  5. Hi I have installed the latest CCleaner v5.16.5551 And noticed every time I use it, then Load Google Chrome, EFFs Privacy Badger plugin is opening a new tab with its welcome screen as if its the first time you have installed Privacy Badger .. https://www.eff.org/privacybadger This plugin learns over time how to block sites, so wiping out its history files is undesireable, because CCleaner is effectively wiping out everything it has learned And there is no obvious option that I can see to turn off cleaning of this Chrome plugin If you have introduced cleaning out of Chrome plugins, then you should also provide options PER PLUGIN to disable cleaning them out aswell At the moment I am not inclined to use CCleaner because it is wiping out the protection that Privacy Badger has learned. Here is a screenshot of Privacy Badger, while visiting a popular news paper site .. There are a lot more trackers than just the visible 5 ( you need to scroll down through them all which I cannot show in a screenshot ), and trust me they are all green ( allowed ). Which means normally the majority of these which usually have Red or at least Yellow settings which have been learned by cross comparison with other websites using the same trackers .. have been wiped
  6. Understood, and apologies for linking the tool, in hindsight it does seem a bit rude. But imho, the reason I suggest it is because having an up to date hosts file can prevent a huge amount of the junk getting on your machine to begin with. Prevention being better than a cure, and where malware is concerned ( quite often related to junk files ), is relative. /imho CCleaner although not an anti-malware solution, is quite often used by malware help forums such as bleepingcomputers forum as part of the process to helping people recover their systems to normal, because they recognise it does help in cleaning out residue files or deviously linked temporary files.
  7. Are you guys aware of Comodo Dragon Its another Chromium fork, and similar to SRWare Iron in its purpose ( Security and Privacy, stripping out google ) It already has its own clean out options in advanced settings, and I dont know if CCleaner would be able to do anything additionally, but just thought it worth a note here.
  8. Just a suggestion as another very nice feature CCleaner could have .. I use MVPS Hosts file It can either be updated manually .. Or by the linked utilities Hostman, or HostsXpert Neither of which work very nicely on Win 7 ( well they mostly work as advertised but there are a couple of problems with both ) Recently noticed MVPS org have added a new utility to the ones listed .. {Competing Product) Which seems to be another pretender to the throne of Ultimate Registry Cleaner ( We know better ) But it does also incorporate updating the MVPS Hosts file CCleaner imho would be the better tool to implement this feature.
  9. Guys I dont know if this has been looked at its been a while since I popped in but ... You already have Thunderbird covered I think. Just did a complete re-arrange of my HD, new partition layout and complete reformat, install win7 and setup from the ground .. Long story short. CCleaner was one of the first utilities I installed, then watched for detections as I installed others http://www.bild.me/bild.php?file=1541120Capture2.PNG I dont have firefox installed - That was Thunderbird. I think I have mentioned in the past elsewhere on the forum that I had firefox installed at one point and uninstalled it after switching to SRWare Iron - Yet Firefox was still being detected ... Now I know why, it was Thunderbird all along (I have not installed firefox at all this time round. And yes cookies etc do get cleaned out with it, I dont have a screenshot of the run prior to the one above but there were quite a few entries cleaned for firefox after setting up Thunderbird. Those five internet cache files you can see cleaned out I think can be directly associated with the five email addresses I have setup which are checked when Thunderbird launches
  10. Thank you, and also to the participants in the link - Noted bugfix en-route
  11. Hi guys, ref SRWare Iron 9.0.600.1 I have posted this problem in the WinApp2.ini thread before now but no-one has replied the problem apart from telling me the latest version of CCleaner now supports SRWare Iron. It Clearly does not I do not have Google Chrome installed. And after every cleanout CCleaner is not picking up anything from SRWare Iron. SRWare Iron is the Installer version (as opposed to the portable version), which has installed consistently to the same default location for quite a few versions now. I have reverted on a few occasions to not using the winapp2.ini (as is the case currently), did a complete un-install of CCleaner this time round with the latest update and re-installed just to use with its default options and no .ini (after the advice that CCleaner now natively supports detection of SRWare Iron) Result as above in the screenshot. Something is obviously being detected but confused as Google Chrome, and not cleaning out.
  12. Aah, I see my bad, thank you. Edit: Erm, just checked, Version 3.02.1343 CCleaner, downloaded a fresh version of the latest winapp2.ini linked in the OP (without any meddling by myself) - CCleaner is not listing Microsoft Silverlight for cleanout anywhere OS = Win 7 x 32
  13. Thank you, posted in suggestions, and will keep the link for the other topic bookmarked and see if it develops into a similar. @ Moderators - May as well close this topic P.S Merry Christmas.
  14. Hi guys, I posted this elsewhere and was directed to try posting the same here... Not sure if these topics have been mentioned before, but the latest incarnations of Mozilla Thunderbird email client has an option in its preferences to restrict or not cookies. Whether they equate to the same as web browsers, or some other storage method I dont know. Anyway - Question, will CCleaner be detecting Thunderbird in future and offering to clean out that too? (it does not seem to at the moment) Further question - Geo location; Is there anything stored locally with Geo location abilities enabled - If so can these be cleaned out with CCleaner?. In both Firefox and Thunderbird (and presumeably Seamonkey) Geo location is on by default, and not easily disabled - In firefox you have to enter about:config in the address bar, say yes to the dragons, then type Geo in the filter box, then double click the Geo location entry to make it False. In Thunderbird, among the preferences you will find a Config button which will pop up Thunderbirds equivalent of about:config then do the same as per Firefox.
  15. Winapp2.ini - Didn't CCleaner used to recognise if a user has Microsoft Silverlight installed? (well, I say if, more like who hasn't the way MS force feed it via windows update) Just tried the current version of CCleaner with your most up to date ini and nothing seems to come up on any lists. Anyway, if not, I believe the following could be added [silverlight] LangSecRef=3022 Detect=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Silverlight Default=True FileKey1=%userprofile%\AppData\LocalLow\Microsoft\Silverlight|*.*|RECURSE For cleaning out MS LSOs (Local Shared Objects), similar to Adobe's
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