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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 d
  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
  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 Chrom
  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
  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 CClean
  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
  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.in
  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
  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
  16. Hi guys, not sure if this has been mentioned, 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
  17. Nope, I just refuse to be cattle for big co's offering shiny sweeties with a hidden agenda they obfuscate. Hence the reason for development of such wonderful utilities as CCleaner, which is very good at weeding and cleaning out history, isn't that why we are here?
  18. Yes you are right, games like Brain buddies on facebook, broken because of the reliance on LSO's which anyone conscious of their privacy is not going to allow. Its a shame, but thats what flash is about, free stuff in exchange for tracking everything you do. Advertising/marketing is the value of flash Newer versions of flash are getting more efficient at its ability to track you, the LSO settings only adjustable on adobes website is completely ignored if you are using private modes of browsing in the newer versions of browsers, when flash detects you are in-private, incognito etc it uses r
  19. Or.... Dont let flash player have the ability to save to its destinations in the first place, no matter what browser you are using.... <https://nodpi.org/forum/index.php/topic,1969.0.html> Its a batch file you have to run as administrator once for each user - Forget about flash cookies after that
  20. The most user friendly settings for chrome are un-check Form data and Internet History, the rest keep checked to clean out. I think, this is how it works with SRWare Iron anyway, haven't used googles privacy intrusive by default tracking beast for ages. Having the above un-checked will keep your passwords, and also the fav icons on your bookmarks (strangely, why that comes under Internet History is wierd, but fav icons are included in chromes internet history database) If you are only concerned with passwords then I am pretty sure its just form data (which is also weird because if you
  21. Which would give him a settings.sol file which he doesn't want either. The settings.sol file is where you're suggested method saves those settings, and isn't always reliable... see these posts in the thread I linked to - https://nodpi.org/forum/index.php/topic,196...5.html#msg22215 "I've used the Flash Player settings set not to store anything, and I've just noticed that the WaitroseLive online mag totally ignores the settings and stores stuff anyway." https://nodpi.org/forum/index.php/topic,196...5.html#msg24065 "BTW - I have just been playing with my Flash setting and have discover
  22. If anyone wants to completely block flash (and silverlight) Local Shared Objects, have a look at this..... https://nodpi.org/forum/index.php/topic,1969.0.html You just copy the code into notepad, and save it as a .bat file, then run it as per instructions for your operating system. (it has to be run from an administrators account and further has to be run with right click 'run as administrator' for vista and 7 users). Works a treat, if you have other limited users accounts on the same computer, temporarily make them admin, log in to their account and run it for them too, then change
  23. Hope your ready for a heap of information......... Yeah, google chrome is advertising/tracking mad which isn't surprising thats googles main business. But you can stop it all, the one thing you cant really restrict is cookies, anyway solutions are as follows..... 1. Cookies - Wrench/Options/Under the hood - Restrict how third party cookies can be used Best option at the moment, allow all is obviously bad, and Block all would be an infuriating browsing experience. ( But if you really like Chrome, Privacy blacklists are in development, which will include cookies - htt
  24. Cool seems like in-directly I made a contribution. Going to add it to the ini file too.
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