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  1. The algorithm differences is why Defraggler takes way too long in my opinion, but they can only tweak that if they listen to the many years worth of user complaints about it being too slow and release a new quicker version -- it might mean less of a thorough defrag though. The slow complaints are archived in the comments section on software download sites too.
  2. zzzzzzz.zzz files are securely overwritten files, usually by CCleaner as I'm unaware of any other tool that overwrites with that naming scheme. There is no ability to recover such files.
  3. Try inputting your license key this way (it's not exactly intuitive in my opinion): 1. In CCleaner click: Options > About > Upgrade to Pro 2. Copy+Paste in your license key information.
  4. Even if they released a fix it would eventually get out of date relatively soon because of new hardware, and BIOS updates. it's the kind of tool that needs continual updates.
  5. The way I read it the issue sounds like something that happened after using Wipe Free Space. Things I've always did after running Wipe Free Space is to: 1. Restart the computer. 2. Immediately defragment the drive that had Wipe Free Space ran on it. I've never experienced a slow down doing that. The only other thing I can think if the hard disk is performing permanently slow is if it were to get stuck in PIO mode, usually that's something that only older OSes will get stuck into such as Windows XP, although it can be put back into DMA mode. Although it can also be an indication of a possible hard disk failure. Here's a search for hard disk stuck in pio mode, although you won't know unless your read up on it and figure out if that is or isn't the actual issue. If the hard disk is in pio mode it would probably be worthwhile to use a free tool such as CrystalDiskInfo that can tell you if the S.M.A.R.T. data is good or bad, bad meaning it "could indicate a possible hard disk failure is imminent." A free tool that can run S.M.A.R.T. disk surface scans to test for a damaged hard disk/SSD, etc., is GSmartControl.
  6. With the newest CCleaner v5.63 some antivirus' were producing a false positive against it and may have deleted or quarantined it, so perhaps the disappearing icon is possibly related, although the disappearing icon is a known reoccurring issue on Win10. If you ever need to reinstall you can get the installer from: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
  7. The only time a folder from my experience can slow down your computer is if there are too many files in that one particular folder, the scenarios I've seen on both HDD and SSD going back from WinXP up to Win10: * Putting thousands of music files say MP3 in one folder take forever to load when Windows is reading the metadata (ID3 tags). * Having too many downloaded files left inside the Downloads folder (which should've been moved, or deleted ages ago) and when opening the folder triggers the antivirus real-time protection to start scanning everything in the folder which can cause a significant delay - made even more frustrating if it's on an already slow HDD.
  8. Like Hazelnut stated try the Slim build, it's usually less likely to cause a false positive. You might not have to wait a few days, personally I'd try the download again after a few hours. On my Win10 system Windows Defender didn't detect anything when I downloaded the Portable ZIP version. Edit: I'd recommend not turning off your antivirus protection too much else to go wrong with it off just to update a software.
  9. That's why for SRWare Iron Portable I've used my own winapp2.ini cleaners for years, so it has it's own unique area not labeled under Google Chrome. Plus I can see the difference between the default built-in cleaners vs mine which clean more.
  10. It's a new version so it may take antivirus companies a few hours or perhaps up to 2 or 3 days to update their definition files to not create a "false positive." For future reference: You don't need to remove a previous version of CCleaner to update/upgrade to the newest version. Unless you're having a specific rare issue that requires uninstalling to do a clean/fresh install it's unnecessary. It's typically better to just install a new version over any old pre-existing version, that way all of your user selected settings will remain fully intact.
  11. They keep adding stuff into it, like Easy Clean, etc. Look back maybe five or ten years at the size and you'll be shocked.
  12. Likely cause is because Edge by default will pre-launch and pre-load when you start your PC. There's a solution here has to be done by the user on each PC since there's no automatic fix implemented yet: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53177-how-to-disable-pre-launching-and-pre-loading-so-ccleaner-can-fully-clean-edge/?do=findComment&comment=302353
  13. CCleaner v5.62.7538 * Portable ZIP build = 3 detections * Standard installer build = 2 detections * Slim installer build = 2 detections Two of those antivirus engines "Antiy-AVL" and "Jiangmin" that have detections produce allot of false positives on VirusTotal, to the point I wish they'd just remove them based on their false positive history. The same can be said for ClamAV/ClamWin every now and then.
  14. Andavari

    ublock users

    Not only the Chrome browser, I'd image Chromebooks wouldn't be much of an alternative to traditional Mac and Windows laptops if people couldn't block ads, and Android tablets as well. I had thought of a Chromebook earlier this year just for my daily YouTube consumption, but with the press revealing Google's soon anti-adblock attitude I never gave a Chromebook another thought. With a good router and even some modems ads can be blocked that way via hardware, although it's not as configurable as something like uBlock Origin.
  15. Likely worth the the trade-off to know what the system default antivirus software has done, then again if Microsoft just locked the logs it would be a non-issue. I don't know if cleaning the logs causes the UI to not display what the last auto-scan did or didn't find but I wouldn't at all be happy if it had for instance did an auto-scan found a false positive and deleted a program I use without me knowing anything about it. Then again I've always been against having antivirus and anti-malware logs cleaned by default, and have always believed it should be a user decision to clean those.
  16. I moved it to the CCleaner Suggestions area because if it were to be implemented it would likely have to be coded into CCleaner by Piriform. I'd imagine they'd have to code in something for us to use official icons from installed programs we create custom cleaning entries. Section= doesn't use a LangSecRef=, so it's not too surprising CCleaner wouldn't bother ordering it by alphabetization. I assume those of us using Section= is sort of a hack that we're luckily allowed to use but in doing so it gets regulated to end of list, I don't like it either but it is what it is.
  17. Sounds kind of complex to distinguish, but you could try with the Cookies to Keep list, in: Options > Cookies Then again, if you used one browser as installed, and perhaps another as a portable if one is available (or from PortableApps if they have a portable version) perhaps you can separate them. I don't know off hand because I always nuke all cookies.
  18. Andavari

    ublock users

    I compile my own from the downloaded ZIP, been doing so ever since that buggy release from a year or so ago only crashed and we were without a fix for nearly a week, I don't have to deal with that ever again. If doing your own compile it helps to just keep PEM file "uBlock0.chromium.pem" in the downloads folder as I've found out. And a user compiled version can only be used on the exact same computer it was compiled on, i.e.; hardware I.D. locked. Note: Chromium/Chrome can pack/compile the extension for you, it's easy.
  19. If it's a Chromium/Chrome based browser you should be able to use CustomLocation to clean it, but as stated if it already does a good job of cleaning itself then this could cause unforeseen issues, i.e.; you'd have to configure Cookies to Keep, and some addons/extensions might not like the cleaning, etc. Examples, assuming you configure CCleaner to use INI file for settings instead of the registry, or if you use CCleaner Portable: CustomLocation1=CHROME|C:\Users\YourProfileName\AppData\Local\SomeChromiumBrowser\Profile CustomLocation2=CHROME|E:\Apps\SomeChromiumBrowser2\SomeChromiumBrowser2Portable\Profile Then in CCleaner it would be cleaned in: Custom Clean > Applications (tab) > Google Chrome
  20. I couldn't find those folders or paths in old WinXP SP3. ---------- Using Win10 Home v1903 fully patched/updated: I found files here but can't examine or even copy them because they're locked (so maybe non-cleanable?). Also when I opened Microsoft Edge (the original one) more logs, etc., were created in the folder: %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache The WebCache folder doesn't exist in either of these paths on my system: %WinDir%\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache %WinDir%\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache
  21. One would think they wouldn't mess with Windows Defender's logs, and instead leave it for something that can be occasionally or rarely used only in Custom Clean. Perhaps blindly cleaning those logs could be troublesome when disinfecting a system, other than just the annoyance of Defender wanting a scan to be done.
  22. He probably mistook your signature for being part of the post. Not overly friendly otherwise for someone seeking help.
  23. In CCleaner: 1. Click Custom Clean. 2. Look at the upper-left, and click Applications. 3. Scroll down to Utilities and you'll see Windows Defender listed. Disable/untick it.
  24. See here: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53177-how-to-disable-pre-launching-and-pre-loading-so-ccleaner-can-fully-clean-edge/?do=findComment&comment=302353 Also: What I have to do even after applying the above fix in that other topic is (even though I do not use Edge): 1. When my laptop starts I start Edge, and then I close Edge immediately. 2. Doing that with the above fix allows CCleaner to clean Edge without complaining, or other issues - even if I have my computer on for many hours or days. I have to re-do step 1 whenever I restart my laptop however after a while it becomes a remembered habit/ritual.
  25. On my old XP computer which has Office installed I had setup exclusions of Office to protect it against accidental or intentional cleaning. You can accomplish the exclusions by doing this (sort of Advanced): 1. Repair/Install Office if it isn't working correct. 2. In CCleaner go into Options > Exclude 2a. Add the folder paths to Office, be it in Program Files, ProgramData, App Data, etc., possibly in all those areas. 2b. Add in the registry paths to Office to protect settings. 3. In CCleaner untick/disable anything related to Office that it can/would clean.
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