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  1. From what I've seen any antivirus that has a Cloud-based protection feature (any real-time protection AV should by now) it's going to have telemetry/phone home built right in for that to even work, so no way around it. As for Avast removing HOSTS file blocks for their own URLs while it's installed would be something obvious to do, since malware could try to input antivirus blocks to prevent someone from downloading an antivirus software.
  2. You can get old freeware versions on FileHippo here: https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/history/ A pre-Avast era influence version might be v5.28 if I'm remembering correctly. Do note that if you use Windows 10 the operating system won't let you use that version since it's now too old - but even if you do find an old version that works it will likely just update itself rather you want it to or not.
  3. Probably using their WiFi from a safe distance, until they catch him and make him do the dishes again.
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    TERRY HOSE

    It's well known enough by now for years that Defraggler is a bit slow, however something else to also consider is if the hard disk uses SMR technology (which has gotten hard disk manufacturers into legal trouble). I'd imagine an SMR hard disk could cause a full defrag/full optimization to take a long time.
  5. Some other more up-to-date tools will list what family an Intel processor is in, and it can reference something older than what's actually installed in the computer.
  6. Which CCleaner are you referring about, CCleaner cleaning program, or CCleaner Browser? Edit: If you're referring to CCleaner Browser, see this post about disabling hardware acceleration.
  7. With it being a beta I wouldn't get any hopes of them doing anything with it, the user base of a non-stable beta would be lower compared to a stable release that will auto-update via the browser itself. Even with stable builds there's a delay and things don't get an immediate fix, and by the time they release a new version something else can change in browsers hence they're always playing catch up.
  8. It's a beta though, and I personally wouldn't have any cleaning tool (not just CCleaner) cleaning a beta version of a web browser. Piriform have enough on their plate to keep up with Stable builds of web browsers. With beta/nightly builds of browsers they logically can't chase those and keep up because they'd likely have to release a new CCleaner version daily or weekly.
  9. An admin has notified Piriform about those zombie processes. Just letting you know that your posts aren't being ignored!
  10. You probably couldn't find a recovery program because recovering zero-byte files would be a unique use case. Many probably never considered it. Also since they're zero-bytes in size it wouldn't take any significant disk space to make a backup copy by zipping them into a single ZIP archive, and save that backup onto a portable hard disk or USB flash drive.
  11. Microsoft doesn't support the use of registry cleaners: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2563254/microsoft-support-policy-for-the-use-of-registry-cleaning-utilities It's been said before that CCleaner either needs to hide the registry cleaner deeper inside the program, or better yet just remove it altogether. On a Windows 10 PC registry cleaning is likely to cause issues due to Windows 10 being updated so often.
  12. You could try a hosts file like MVPS.org HOSTS File and see if that helps. Various times throughout the day YouTube is just slow which is understandable with so many people still staying safe at home due to human malware.
  13. They keep changing and breaking many things. I was only going by what the last two major Win10 updates stated in Disk Cleanup in that Windows itself would automatically remove them on its own accord and both times it did. Didn't think once about an upgrade from a previous version of Windows such as Win7 or Win8.1 (not necessarily an earlier Win10) which would make perfect sense for it to be more relaxed with a 30 day period.
  14. Not to contradict or confuse what has been stated, however: I thought with the Win7 OS that the Slim build was required due to possible installation failure that would happen with the normal installer(s). That's if I'm remembering correctly, there's way too much to remember and keep up with due to all the multiple failed install reasons happening (and they're not all for the same reasons). So perhaps the possible "safe" approach would be to use the Slim build to install. If that's the case (and I don't know if it actually is), it would have to be done every time a new version is released for an older OS like Win7. The Slim build installer is located at: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds You'd likely still need to exit any running in the background CCleaner processes using Task Manager and then install it. After install open CCleaner, you may or will need to input your license info to convert the free version into the Pro version if it doesn't automatically do it on its own.
  15. On Windows 10 after ten days it will automatically remove files in the Windows.old folder.
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