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  1. The site owners don't allow competing product names so they had to be edited out. There's no such thing as a "best" defrag tool and one having a "top" rating does sound like an advert but it can also stem from allot of users downloading it on a download site, which would be better worded as: Most Downloaded - which says nothing about the software. Some defrag tools from my past experience don't get along at all with certain systems so another alternative has to be used. Just use what you and your system likes and prefers.
  2. That happened three years ago and was resolved! One recommendation as with all software, download it from the actual publisher to be on the safe side. You can download CCleaner at: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
  3. It can't clean Chrome or any browser if it's running. Some things to try: https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/40285-ccleaner-not-deleting-google-chrome-history-fix/
  4. If this is happening only under battery power while not plugged into the charging brick I wonder if it's related to a Windows battery saving power setting.
  5. Might be worth running ChkDsk on the drive.
  6. I wonder if all that testing and re-testing is just going to put excessive wear onto your hard drive- just to prove the point! It isn't like Drive Wiper/Wipe Free Space (and whatever else it's called in other programs) is something that should be ran too frequently. Like I stated at the very end of my post here, some people in the past have reported it doesn't work, however the results I suppose will vary system by system.
  7. That usually only happens if for instance you use the portable version and move it to a different location, or if you go from using an installed version to a portable version or vice-versa. Easy Fix: 1. Open CCleaner. 2. Go into: Options > Settings 3. Untick/disable the following two boxes: * Add "Run CCleaner" option to Recycle Bin context menu * Add "Open CCleaner..." option to Recycle Bin context menu 4. Tick/enable them to restore the functionality. Tip: If you don't use that feature you can also leave them unticked/disabled which completely removes them from the
  8. I have a handful of that same error. I didn't associate it with CCleaner and didn't know where it came from, and since I don't use Internet Explorer I never gave it a second thought. Event Viewer shows errors daily for some things that seem as if they're failing, yet for whatever reason they seem to work.
  9. If you didn't format the drive it's possible to convert the RAW back to NTFS without losing any data. You can do it via a Command Prompt, or you'd need a third-party partitioning tool to do it though, although with the freeware version of such tools I don't know if they'll allow you to do that. There's an article on it here from EaseUs, although they're also adverting/pushing their partitioning software in that article. Here's a search: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=convert+RAW+to+NTFS
  10. If you're referring to: Options > Settings > Secure Deletion > Secure file deletion (Slower) It's been speculated for years in perhaps only a handful of posts that it isn't doing anything on for example 3 passes, 7 passes, etc., because it finishes far too soon for the amount of data it would have to overwrite. Using different secure delete/shred programs and configuring them to do the exact same amount of overwrites as a direct comparison you can see the difference in the amount of time it actually takes which is much longer. Perhaps it's limited to only securely wipin
  11. Try the CCleaner Slim installer from here: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds There's also a Portable ZIP on that same page if the Slim installer has issues.
  12. One way to get the estimates out-of-whack is if something is configured to be cleaned twice. Such as something CCleaner cleans it by default, and then someone essentially duplicates the same thing in either Custom Files and Folders or winapp2.ini.
  13. He stated trying the Portable ZIP build and that didn't work, so I don't see how the Slim build will be any different. Might be worth looking through the Windows Event Viewer log to see if it has logged any errors for it.
  14. I had that attitude about it when I'd only have to use it in very small spurts. The time came when my old system (2003) which has to use old web browsers wasn't allowed on some websites. Some sites would take forever to load due to the overall slowness of the old Pentium 4 CPU, so even old slow hardware can hold you back just browsing a website. Win10 won't ever really be fully understood looking at it from an outside perspective. You can remove allot such as removing all of those flashy animated Start Menu titles and replace all of it with shortcuts to actual programs you use to actually
  15. Here comes the black sheep of the forum moderators, and I'll share my opinion even though it might not make some all that happy. This goes deeper than just blocking outbound connections! Something had to lead up to so many of us blocking the phone-home aspect of CCleaner which has been known for years when a rare post here or there about someone monitoring their network connections and CCleaner using an outbound connection - which in all fairness was only officially disclosed on this forum after Avast acquired Piriform. It's however likely taken more serious now by end-users since Avast i
  16. Registry cleaners always run the risk of breaking the operating system, always have and always will. Then there's also the issue with other things being updated so much that can break the operating system as well and it's not just limited to updates from Microsoft, other software makers can release buggy software or drivers that will wreck the operating system - been there and done that especially with Win98 and WinXP, but the issues still exists with Win10. One thing for certain make regular disk image backups of the drives necessary for Windows to an external/portable disk drive that yo
  17. Opening the lid on my Win10 laptop and resuming from sleep sometimes requires a system reboot just for the Internet to work if/when connected directly with a wired LAN Ethernet cable, not so much of a repeatable issue if using WiFi. I would think it would be the opposite, but that's Windows.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Probably using their WiFi from a safe distance, until they catch him and make him do the dishes again.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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