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  1. Windows 10 loosing a Wi-Fi connection is very common, here's a search about it: https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=windows+10+keeps+loosing+wifi On a laptop you can sometimes get Wi-Fi to reconnect simply by Signing Out, and then Sign In. And sometimes it takes a reboot/restart.
  2. 70-ish GB of fragments taking that long is way too long in my opinion, it should've finished a few hours later after you started it. 48 hours is beyond my level of patience and I would've cancelled it after getting past the 12 hour mark myself (although I would never subject my backup drive to that much time of "defragging"). That plus it's allot of time for the HDD and if it's a backup drive with your important backups stored on it you might want to consider cancelling the defrag and use something else that will finish ages quicker like the Optimize Drives feature built into Windows 10. If it's an USB 3.0 External HDD be aware those can be very slow with a lack of performance after a particular Windows 10 update disabled write cache on them - but that's likely only helpful to have write cache enabled when writing to them. One thing I've seen on Windows 10 is some USB 3.0 External HDDs take forever to defrag, i.e.; it seems impossible because of how slow they defrag. Plugging those drives into an old PC with only USB 2.0 and Windows XP finishes ages quicker - odd but true.
  3. Could just put it into 'Options > Include'. There's a number of programs I've did that for over the years, but never bothered making a winapp2.ini entry for them since .dmp would literally be the only thing getting cleaned.
  4. If the PC hasn't been rebooted since that happened give it a try.
  5. The UAC "autorun" added into Task Scheduler is there so Windows doesn't always prompt/warn when launching CCleaner and prompting if it's ok to start it. It's easy to disable in CCleaner itself by going into: Options > Advanced As for not liking software connecting to the web and subsequently annoying you in the process there's the Windows Firewall to block access, and the Windows HOSTS file to block addresses.
  6. I've seen some really weird descriptions on Amazon from China. One in particular was for paper towels and including in the title description that it was also "toilet paper", etc., they can have the goofiest and longest descriptions on some things with them seemingly trying to cover all bases. BTW paper towels aren't made for butts no matter what the China manufacturer's claim.
  7. Same error was reported earlier in another topic: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/59663-strange-error/
  8. You can download the freeware version at: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds And to avoid any issues download the Slim build from that page.
  9. Also don't use the 'Secure Deletion' feature.
  10. The system requirements state it supports WinXP. However which build of XP are you using? It should be XP SP3 in order for most software that's still compatible with it to function. Also the CPU should likely have SSE2 since allot of software will require it to function. I'll flag this topic to the admins so they can look into it. --------- Edit: The system requirements page is a bit confusing. After Windows XP it states 64-bit, it's not like the other OSes where it states "including 64-bit". So is it WinXP 64-bit only or is it including 64-bit assuming it also works on WinXP 32-bit?
  11. Revo is what you use when you want to remove as much as possible without necessarily having to do it manually like looking for and deleting left over files, folders, and registry data.
  12. It's easy to change font settings for websites in browser settings. Programs are a whole other thing though, and yes many use fonts that are too small for modern displays if the user doesn't increase the scaling in the OS.
  13. It's the greyed out unselected items? If so allot of programs do that, whereas some don't.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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 slow down of at least 10 seconds or more.
  17. 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 tools, just exit/hide them. As for the release cycle, 2 to 4 times per year as I suggested is probably unrealistic especially with Windows 10 and browsers being a constant moving target to be made compatible with. And no I'm not down with a version merely for tinkering by self-maintaining cleaning entries via winapp2.ini, it would more-or-less stay the same where someone could add in their own entries via winapp2.ini to clean more obscure things such as portable programs that don't have a known default directory.
  18. 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 features are rarely or never used I don't see the point of having them. The update release cycle for a CCleaner Free Basic/Lite version could be more "glacially slow" (say no more than 2 to 4 updates per year) when compared to the full Free/Paid Pro versions which are released monthly. Although I'd imagine that it would likely create extra work. Here's to hoping. And I know a "basic" or "lite" version has been requested before.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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/
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
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