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  1. Could be the Windows scaling. Also see if you've had any recent automatically installed display/graphics driver updates, I remember in the past (not on Win10) whenever an update was installed it also defaulted the screen to the native resolution making text too small.
  2. Maybe. Although it isn't breaking Defender which is why I sometimes have CCleaner delete those after my system has generated allot of them for several months, and a quick scan doesn't take that long at least in my case it's always under one minute.
  3. Other possible reasons: * Using an un-optimized community winapp2.ini file that contains numerous entries in it for software that isn't installed on your PC can cause a slow down, this is because CCleaner has to read the file contents. This also includes if using CCleaner Enhancer which is an unsupported add-on that also installs winapp2.ini. Removing entries from winapp2.ini that aren't installed on a PC will speed up the launching of CCleaner. * As discovered a few months ago blocking URLs pointing to the CCleaner owners Avast and Piriform in the Windows HOSTS file are known to cause a s
  4. The difference would be no accidental running of something, and it might be useful for those new to CCleaner who shouldn't use the Registry cleaner especially on Windows 10. How CCleaner can guess a disk drive incorrectly would also mean no potential to use Drive Wiper/Wipe Free Space on an SSD. Ignoring the other buttons is one thing. Maybe less work for Piriform if parts of CCleaner that will be unused by someone could perhaps just be hidden instead in the settings, I've seen programs do that before with the obvious being photo/image editing software, i.e.; don't want the color wheel or
  5. I'd like to have a CCleaner Free Basic/Lite version, a very stripped down to basics no fluff version that rolls the clock way back to a similar feature set that earlier retro versions of CCleaner had (i.e.; CCleaner 2.34 or earlier) while still supporting Winapp2.ini, and while also still providing a portable ZIP build and installer build. CCleaner Free Basic/Lite version wouldn't have: Drive Wiper/Wipe Free Space, Duplicates Finder, Registry Cleaner, Smart Cleaning, and Software updater. Sure some people like having a "Swiss Army Knife" of a cleaning tool, but if allot of those feature
  6. They way it jumbles the hosts file together was instant in my case years ago when using it. At least it used to do that (don't know about newer or current versions) because on the two or three separate occasions I tried it over several years I couldn't put up with the mess it makes. My thoughts were it may possibly make a hosts hijack difficult for anti-virus/anti-malware to detect, and practically impossible for an end-user to find if looking through the hosts file with a text editor.
  7. I hope you disabled it's very weird way of writing the hosts file all in a jumbled mess which isn't feasible to be edited manually.
  8. Windows Disk Cleanup is likely the safest disk cleaning tool, and it doesn't touch third-party browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Chrome/Chromium, etc. Also unlike allot of third-party cleaning tools such as CCleaner, etc., it doesn't clean MRU items ("recent files list") which are in the registry -- I'm not talking about running the registry cleaner however the MRU's are cleaned using the normal cleaners for programs like Microsoft WordPad, etc.
  9. Try this first with Chrome, the instructions are still valid in 2020: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/40285-ccleaner-not-deleting-google-chrome-history-fix/ Old versions of CCleaner are available on FileHippo (look on the right side to download an old version), but do note old versions will eventually be incompatible with Windows 10 which will block their usage: https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
  10. CCleaner has did that from it's start with the built in default cleaners. Safe, relatively yes if you only use what's built into CCleaner by default, if you go the power-user route and use other cleaners such as those from the community winapp2.ini from this forum you need to pay attention to if it causes you any issues.
  11. Doesn't the NAS utilities for the brand of NAS you bought have something for that such as an app in their console software? I personally wouldn't use a 3rd party tool to do it, especially if it isn't explicitly supported by the NAS you use.
  12. Windows 10 gets things wrong itself, I've had it detect a 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive formatted as NTFS file system as an HDD. That's entirely Windows 10 own fault for not allowing FAT32 on USB Flash Drives over 32GB (although it's a very easy workaround using 3rd party format and 3rd party partitioning tools).
  13. Along with that nowadays if it's a DDR4 RAM system some tech YouTuber's have been saying upgrade to 32GB RAM. If it's DDR3 RAM such as what some laptops still use it's limited to 16GB RAM.
  14. Probably the HTTPS issue that comes and goes on there for the past month or so, i.e.; if the site doesn't work try in-secure HTTP. Actually it's also been happening to some subscriptions in ad blocking browser extensions.
  15. Good to know it works! I wasn't sure if it would or wouldn't work since that post is from 2014, and Google Chrome has had so many updates since then.
  16. I've always just manually deleted those myself, been doing it for two plus decades since the Windows 98 era. And yes they're indeed unnecessary and most programs create those URL links.
  17. There's no way to change it because it's incorrectly detecting your drive as an SSD, it's a "protection scheme" so people don't kill their SSDs with unnecessary writes. It's something they'll have to fix in all of their software because even Defraggler will sometimes detect a drive incorrectly. The option is there for hard disk drives only, but it would have to correctly detect that you indeed have a hard disk drive. This is a long shot however one thing to try, and I haven't the slightest clue if it will even work is to: 1. Uninstall CCleaner. 2. Restart Windows. 3. Reinstall CClea
  18. You could try this: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/40285-ccleaner-not-deleting-google-chrome-history-fix/
  19. Removing non-Microsoft 3rd party browsers from a system usually in my experience details having to set the Microsoft browser as the default - even after uninstalling a 3rd party browser because they leave many crumbs behind and one of the biggest issues is their file associations, and pretty much all of them act like that.
  20. A couple of times after a big Windows 10 upgrade what I had to do was untick and re-tick that UAC box in CCleaner as shown in nukecad's screenshot then it no longer prompted. It's a task in Windows Task Scheduler which is perhaps disabled by a major Windows upgrade and it may need to be re-enabled. I think it's sort of a common issue for some types startup items after a major Windows 10 upgrade installed. Speculation: Maybe Microsoft is disabling some things so the Windows 10 upgrade installs without issue. It also happens to some SSD toolbox software that utilizes a non-standard cache sy
  21. I like how Intel made it non-confusing in their newest generic DCH graphics driver (which works well) OS support documentation by calling it: October 2020 Update (20H2)
  22. As long as Windows can mount the drive and you can use it as per normal there shouldn't be any issue since drives plugged in via USB in an external/portable USB hard disk enclosure CCleaner is capable of wiping free space on.
  23. That's why if anything like finances, tax documents, etc., that someone doesn't want anyone else to recover off a sold PC it's best to just replace the drive with a brand new unit, for example a 120-128GB budget SATA SSD for the OS drive (they go for $20 USD or less at the moment from good brand names like ADATA, Kingston, SP Silicon Power, TeamGroup, etc.,) for the OS and the PC will seem fast which can help sale it easier. A cheap 120-128GB budget SSD is at least half the price of a brand new 1TB HDD so let whoever buys the PC replace that drive with a capacity they want.
  24. According to Norton Safe Web it's safe: https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=unsplash.com
  25. You can stop many of the adserver kind with a HOSTS file, such as the MVPS HOSTS File, and of course with an ad blocking browser add-on/extension such as uBlock Origin for Chrome .
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