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  1. I love how the F.A.Q. goes from technical details to geological details and back, kind of interesting.
  2. My system has a B: drive listed however it's "invalid," with a red question mark, and can't be opened, virus scanned, chkdsk, etc., so perhaps it's the utility partition on my disk, however I don't really know. I just hide it with MS Tweak UI. Perhaps it's those motor vehicles: Aston Martin (oh yeah DB9), Bently, Jaguar, Lotus, Mini, Noble, Triumph, etc. Perhaps it's those awesome autoshows now being shown in the U.S.A. with a European twist that makes autoshows in the U.S.A. look cheap and silly: Fifth Gear, Top Gear Perhaps it's because of British comedy. Um, no. I don't consume fish anymore after nearly chocking to death on a bone whilst my cousin was sitting in the chair next to me hysterically laughing to the point where his face colour was starting to change as mine already was, thanks to my aunt I survived. I think the richer people get the more money they want, and the poorer everyone else gets makes the rich richer. Just my take on it. Ask your friendly superhero Spider-Man, he's all over the web. We're on Earth? Because someday they may find a bundle of "good" paper.
  3. Forgot to mention that v6.0.631.002 would sometimes loose the ability to use the Windows theme displayed and would use the Windows classic theme instead.
  4. When I was using ZoneAlarm Firewall (Free Edition) v6.0.631.002: * Install/Setup: Had to try multiple times to get it to install since some "glb*.tmp" file couldn't be read. That should've been the big warning that I shouldn't have even attempted to install it. * Removal of a program that was allowed temporary Internet access: If the program was allowed temporary Internet access on more than one occassion it would reappear sometime later in the ZoneAlarm Program Control. I found that the program had to be removed the same number of times it was allowed Internet access. Note: This is also a problem with some SFX RAR archives and is also present in v5.5.094.000. * System Startup: At random times WinXP would get stuck on the startup screen with a neverending progress/loading bar. Had to resort to holding the power button to force a shutdown, and then try to startup again. * System Restart/Shutdown: zlclient.exe would stop responding and sometimes restart/shutdown wouldn't properly work. Had to resort to holding the power button to force a shutdown, a bad shutdown nonetheless which then; makes it necessary to run "chkdsk /f" to fix any possible errors. * Updating Some Programs: Some trusted programs weren't allowed to access the Internet, no solution for that (reminds me of Sygate Personal Firewall).
  5. Andavari


    I also use Ewido Security Suite and only found out about it since it was mentioned in various threads. The scans are blazing fast and it can dig through multiple archive formats. One of the best things about it is it's nearly impossible to keep up with the updates since it's updated so often. One thing though is antivirus software resident shields need to be disabled during an Ewido scan, this will reduce any conflicts (none of which I've been able to find) and drastically reduce the scan time. Edit: Forgot to mention that if the whole program itself is updated, it will download and upgrade itself without any need to download a setup file.
  6. Well I had and discovered even more issues than what I detailed above. The only reason I'm even sticking with ZA was because you told me that the constant pop-up alerts could be disabled, had you not told me that we wouldn't even has this thread hence I would've never even bothered giving ZA a try again.
  7. Thank you for the information, however I already know about cleaning up after it's "uninstalled." It leaves a ton of stuff in the registry and on disk, and always has. It's an old issue which to this day they haven't got right with their uninstall routine.
  8. You're more likely to get carpal tunnel from a keyboard versus cancer, unless of course you've been smoking a whole pack of cigarettes at one time Cone Heads style whilst typing.
  9. I haven't had to use any CCleaner backups, hence I don't even use the backup feature however I do know that in some other registry cleaning programs their backups are useless, meaning you can save a backup try to import it and the importing fails. For this reason I recommend when using other registry cleaning programs that may be potentially unsafe (not CCleaner) that an actual, good full registry backup should made using ERUNT, make sure all check boxes are selected to backup the registry for the whole system. Also; some registry changes can't be undone by System Restore!
  10. I found the best solution was to downgrade to the previous version, now I'm not experiencing any problems.
  11. Do you have some sort of firewall alert, etc. Perhaps MBSA needs a firewall allow rule created for Internet access. Also using filtering software in the proxy settings of Internet Explorer can foul up some software when they want to download something.
  12. Although not free IdeaSoft Scrapbooks Plus and Greating Card Factory Silver are two of my fav's, and they're inexpensive at $9.99 USD each.
  13. CCleaner gets rid of start menu deleted folder references using: Issues Edit: For instance lets say you installed a program named "Some App" which created a start menu group, and you started Some App via its start menu group which instantly places its start menu group in the registry. You later uninstall Some App thinking it's gone, only to find a start menu folder reference in the registry; so in theory the uninstall isn't really complete. You run the CCleaner Issues to remove the folder reference.
  14. I would've verified the names but I wasn't about to go upstairs grab my Win98 system, drag it downstairs, etc., etc., just to find out.
  15. Alot of what Mastertech has posted lately has already been talked about before on here, and it isn't just this thread.
  16. It doesn't matter if you use Internet Explorer or not! Since it's so deeply integrated into the system you are actually using it even if you never open the browser yourself. Many programs that have a built-in update feature utilize Internet Explorer's Temporary Internet Files folder and utilize Internet Explorer's Cookies to download and install the updates, therefore there's no way around it. Since you know Firefox will get it's cookies deleted you can now avoid it by having the option de-selected. Also when installing a new version of CCleaner just install over the old one to retain your settings. If this works with Firefox I don't know, I previously did it with Mozilla Suite when I downloaded mp3's from mp3.com many years ago: To keep preferred cookies to sites you like visit them to get cookied, and then zip the Firefox cookie file in the same directory it's located. Now if the cookies get deleted via CCleaner or via Firefox just unzip the backup to restore your preferred cookies.
  17. Lol. A bit over the top however it's really funny.
  18. So what's the verdict another false positive?
  19. The default option for folders and drives listed in My Computer is Open. It's one of the easiest things to mess up when playing around with "Tools->Folder Options->File Types" which is really silly after all these years. It's hard to believe that Microsoft still allows the default option to be so easily changed, it should really be a setting that's hard-coded and can't be changed. I went through the same problem many years ago messing with the Folder and Drive settings in File Types. I've seen programs in that past mess them up, of course that's when a program put's itself either in the folder or drives right click menu and screws them up during uninstall. Also I've seen some "tweak" programs mess up the default settings.
  20. I've been using CCleaner since September 2004 on both my systems Win98 and WinXP, and CCleaner has never messed up either. If the following files are missing dblbuff.sys, himem.sys, ifshelp.sys it means there's a much more serious problem that's in itself a Windows 9x related issue. I myself had that exact problem on two occassions in that Windows 9x itself for some braindead reason "may" start to kill itself and delete those particular files, the only solution I found was to format and reinstall. Initially I thought my only problem was that win.com was constantly getting deleted upon startup, however I also found that dblbuff.sys, himem.sys, ifshelp.sys were also getting deleted -- and no it wasn't malware related. Also I found that restoring the files is a neverending endless cycle if Windows 9x itself is responsible for going suicidal and deletes files it needs.
  21. Well another option would be for you to create your own batch file (.bat) that you can double click to clear out that folder when you want it cleaned. To figure out what delete commands you want to use open a Command Prompt and type in: del /? Example: del /q /s "c:\tempuser\*.*" del /q /s "c:\tempwin\*.*"
  22. CCleaner cleans these: HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Active_File1 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Active_File2 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Active_File3 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Active_File4 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Active_File5 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Extract1 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Extract2 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Extract3 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Extract4 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Extract5 HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Last open dir HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Last backup dir HKCU\Software\PowerArchiver\Files|Last add dir To find out more about what's being cleaned open: C:\Program Files\CCleaner\winapp.ini To use user submitted custom cleaning check out the thread: Add a program to winapp2.ini
  23. Good you're on XP, I was thinking I screwed up by giving you that .reg file without first knowing what OS you were using, whew. The .reg file you can keep or delete it's up to you. It can be re-used again if the same problem resurfaces. I personally have a collection of .reg files to fix some common problems I've experienced over the years.
  24. Although I don't utilize the registry backup feature of CCleaner since I find it unnecessary due to the safeness of CCleaner, I can see how people would may need it as a margin of safety even though I don't see any perceivable danger. However for "paranoid" users it would be nice if CCleaner would manage the backups itself (sort of like other tools with registry cleaners) where you could make the backup, look at the backup, and restore the backup all within the application.
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