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  1. Thank you for your reply Dave CCleaner and all the enlightening links that you provided. My apologies if I disturbed you having thoughts during a fun day.
  2. Hi everyone, hope you are all safe and well during this pandemic.* Is CCleaner now free from its captors chains, if so can I re-install my 'Pro' version; if not, which version of CCleaner is recommended to prevent the 'selling on' of my cookie database? * Better 6ft away than 6ft under.
  3. What's bad about him being Australian? Some of the best IT brains on this planet come from here. Here is one of my old time favourites, an absolute genius for his young age. https://www.tweakguides.com Since CCleaner, Speccy and Defraggler were taken over, it was the 'hair' that finally made up mind to abandon the MS OS and go with the more mature Linux distro I have now adopted.
  4. Thanks for some really great input and info Andavari and nukecad. The advancements in the world of IT is certainly moving at mind boggling speeds, that's for sure. My hope is that it remains affordable for us all to stay engaged with for a few years yet, especially for those of us who enjoy buying the components to build our own custom PC's. Nice to have heard from you all and you appear to be safe and well too. Will pop back again in a while and let you know how our old friend CCleaner is getting on without its umbilical cord.
  5. You're not wrong there nukecad, about the dust, or the factory installed el-cheapo grey paste under these CPU's and GPU's. With our without home air conditioning, that grey stuff has to be replaced with silver or copper based paste a.s.a.p.
  6. Yep, I have just done the same to my installation now hazelnut. Anything home 'phoningish' about CCleaner has been removed and it's working like charm.
  7. No no nukecad, what I was eluding to is that Microsoft may in future, go down the road of providing Azure storage for post Windows 10 OS incarnations. Just as your example of Chromebook, only Microsoft will have complete financial/technical control of whatever data we generate on their locked in OS and devices. No doubt the MS marketing gang will have us believe, this is the way for PC's in the future, including never having to worry about system or Office updates or security issues, as it will all be taken care of in the 'Cloud'. Oh, and no doubt all the future MS hardware will have built-in obsolescence to keep us buying new hardware when the OS gets upgraded to the next rendition. I think it's pretty safe to assume nukecad that the current 'Big 5' world domination by Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple, feel it's time for us to be controlled by them......... Completely.
  8. Any 8.1 versions I come across these days login123 get automatically upgraded to 10, there are still many of us that are not comfortable with change, but given a little time to play and familiarise oneself with anything new, usually works out well in the end. But using any computer that is purely cloud based for data storage, does not sit comfortably with most that I know. BTW, love your analogy with your car. Youngsters around my way here believe my column change is the lever for opening the bonnet.
  9. Thank You nukecad and mta, awesome to have you both chime in. All my experience with Win 10 thus far, has been on clients machines, which they allow me to repair for them FOC. (They are mostly pensioners that cannot afford the expensive labour costs of the professionals.) My work on them mainly involves the removal of junk/bloatware and MS Update issues, most hardware issues involve refreshing the baked/hardened CPU and GPU thermal paste and mandatory removal of surface dust from RAM cards, motherboard components and fan blades and radiator grills. Usually finish off my servicing by installing the brilliant Ivo Beltchevs 'Classic Shell' to turn their Widows 10 GUI back to one they are more familiar with. Surprisingly, they all love it too. My favourite uninstaller is 'Geek Uninstaller' and the freeware version is still available from MajorGeeks. As for their Internet surfing protection, I always install Malwarebytes for them too. Thanks for all your tips and info everyone, CCleaner Portable appears to be the 'Go' for now, and a final clean-up with Clear Event Logs.BAT my maintenance work should be a breeze.
  10. Thank You Andavari and Login123, I will definitely give the Portable Zip version a try Andavari and let you know how I get on with it, but Login 123 are you're still sticking with XP! You must be behind one awesome Firewall or maybe you don't cruise in cyberspace through the big onion. I got tickled that many times with my XP it wasn't funny so I had 3 choices. Couldn't afford one, the penguin couldn't train me so I went with 7. Even that is now that is coming to an end too! One thing is for sure, when Windows goes purely 'Cloud' based, I won't be flying with it. Thanks so far guys, hope the rest of the gang chime in when the time zones allow them.
  11. Hi everyone, How are you all keeping? Not quite a year has lapsed, but I recently pondered re-installing a very sadly missed old friend of mine back on to our PC's. Before doing so though, I thought it best to pop back in here first and check out how you 'CC Gurus' are coping with the latest rendition of CCleaner and, has our old friend still got its umbilical cord firmly attached to that gargantuan server in Prague? If you feel your response may jeopardise you in any way, please don't respond, I will understand.
  12. For all those years that I trusted in you and the awesome products you provided, it is now time for me to bid you farewell Piriform. The loss of your independence is one thing, but to have your soul taken over by another, is heart breaking and very sad. Thank You, for working so well during all the years our bond of trust was so strong. Farewell Buddy.
  13. CCleaner Professional v5.44.6575 Options ---> Privacy □ Allow usage data to be shared with 3rd parties for analytics purposes □ Show offers for our other products □ Help improve our other apps by sending usage data to CCleaner The Options ---> Privacy boxes are all checked/ticked by default and appear to produce these 'Cookies to Keep' in the Options ---> Cookies *.ipm-provider.ff.avast.com *.ccleaner.com *.ccleanercloud.com My question is; if these are 'User' Options, why are they checked by default and...... Could the CCleaner code responsible for these entries, be the code that Malwarebytes is reading as a PUP, thereby triggering its blocking process for the CCleaner installation of the automatic update? Needless to say, I most certainly do not agree to check/tick the 'shared with 3rd parties' box, ever.
  14. Thank You Stephen, you are absolutely correct with this tip of yours:- "You may find that disabling the following setting before the update resolves the issue: Ransomware Protection Don't forget to re-enable the setting in Malwarebytes after CCleaner has updated." Your new update v5.44 installed without any problem at all. Naughty MWB
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