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  1. Don't use CCleaner's Registry Cleaner with Windows 10 - Don't use any registry cleaner with Windows 10. Here is what Microsoft have to say about it: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/microsoft-support-policy-for-the-use-of-registry-cleaning-utilities-0485f4df-9520-3691-2461-7b0fd54e8b3a The Registry Cleaner needs making less prominent in CCleaner, that has been promised for a while now but it is taking an inordinately long time for it to actually happen.
  2. Fair enough I am a moderator and not an employee; but an employee can't tell you any differently. Again - this is the way that CCleaner (even the portable) is intended to work when you install it by updating from within CCleaner itself, - it is not a bug. If you want to use the uninstalled Portable as an advanced user then never update it from within CCleaner itself. If you are an advanced user you should already know that. Sorry, but I don't know how to say it any clearer - don't update from within CCleaner if you don't want it to be installed.
  3. Apparently this is not quite the case. What this bug does is merely tell the operating system that the drive is corrupt, thus 'tricking' it into running a disk check. The filesystem is not actually corrupt. Take a look at this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtHTqmp-Jt8
  4. You can have both the emergency updater and the associated Scheduled Task set as Includes, I have them both as Includes in my installed CCleaner Pro to remove them following any update. However that is not going to alter the fact that the Portable is simply CCleaner Free that hasn't been installed, and updating it from within CCleaner (rather than downloading and unzipping the new version) will install the new version. If you don't update/install it then the emergency updater and task won't be there to remove anyway.
  5. No, and they shouldn't need to because that is the way that the Portable has always worked, even before the new update system. And the change hasn't 'corrupted' CCleaner Portable in the slightest. As I said Portable is exactly the same as CCleaner Free. It isn't a 'special' version, it's the same programme just not installed. (So it doesn't put in the installation stuff like registry entries and the emergency updater). To make changes specifically to apply only to a portable version would mean creating a whole new version. Even before the new updater if you clicked 'Check for U
  6. As I said above: The Portable is not meant to be updated through CCleaner itself because that will do an install, you have to update Portable yourself by downloading a new Portable zip each time there is a new version. You unzip a new Portable, you don't update/install it. It's preciscely because you updated/installed from within CCleaner that you got the emergency updater, etc. Instead you should have downloaded a new zip and then unzipped it to you USB stick. (To overwrite the old one). To clear up what you have done by using the update from within CCleaner you will no
  7. That is not unusual for a Chromium based browser (or any modern browser come to that). They tend to launch a number of processes and then add a process for each new tab. (My Firefox is currently running 11 processes, 6 of which are tabs). Any browser can become slow at times, for various reasons from slow internet, to clashing extensions/processes, to having too many tabs open. Getting more advanced your AV and firewall settings can also slow connections down, especially for something that's newly installed. As CCleaner Browser is Chromium based then try some of the suggestions
  8. I have redacted your personal information and re-posted it where only the staff can see it. It is never a good idea to put information such as that in plain sight on a forum, or anywhere else.
  9. Recuva is looking at all the deleted files and calculating the total of how much space each one used to take up. As it's likely that some of them have been overwritten then that total can add up to more space than is actually on the disc that you are recovering from. So some of the files found can be ignored, see below. You could use a larger drive to recover to, (one with over 1,780GB), or could try to do the recovery in smaller stages rather than all the files at once As said above some of the files found can probably be ignored as they have been overwritten, see this for so
  10. Download the 'Slim' installer from here and use it to install v5.76: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds That will be the latest Free version, so go to Options>About and click on 'Upgrade to Pro'. Enter your key and the registered name from your confirmation email and click on 'Register'. This gives more info about registering and how to deal with common registration problems: https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/articles/204043844--Problems-activating-or-registering-CCleaner-Professional
  11. See this for how to turn Chrome syncing on and off: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/185277?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en-GB However if you are syncing between more than one device, and want to keep syncing, then you will need to clean/clear the synced data using Chrome itself. CCleaner cannot delete things from Googles sync servers they are protected, CCleaner can only clean your own device. https://www.howtogeek.com/408617/how-to-delete-synced-information-in-chrome/
  12. I'm not familiar with Diskstation, and am not even sure if CCleaner can recognise it. One thing I would try is to Map it as a Network Drive to give it a Windows style drive letter rather than \\DiskStation, and then use the 'Browse' in Duplicate Finder to specify the path to search https://www.synology.com/helpfile/help/DSM/5.2/dsm/enu/Tutorial/store_with_windows.html
  13. We need a bit more information. Which browser are you trying to clean? You are ticking/unticking boxes in Custom Clean, but are you using Health Check or Custom Clean to do the actual cleaning? TBH though I suspect that your issue is that CCleaner is cleaning your files, but they are then being put straight back by browser syncing. Have a read of this which explains why some files will come straight back after cleaning, (syncing is one reason) and what you can do to stop that from happening:
  14. Thanks for testing that and fidning that it was the 'History' checkmark for IE causing it. I'll try to remember that in case someone else reports they are seeing a similar error. I doubt that there are many people still using IE as a browser, but Windows and other apps do use it's temporary storage locations as a convinient dumping ground. (CCleaner itself uses IE's 'Temporary Internet Files' each time you launch CCleaner). I keep 'Temporary Internet Files' and 'Cookies' ticked for IE in Custom Clean, just to catch these temporary files from other apps. I'm not sure about He
  15. Where did you download CCleaner from? Just want to make sure that it's genuine before continuing. SmartScreen will sometimes throw a block for a day or so after a new version of CCleaner is released until Windows Security Centre gets updated with the new signatures, etc. But CCleaner v5.76 has been out for a week and no one else has reported this problem. (Are you using a metered connection? If you have told Windows your connection is metered WSC definitions won't get updated). Try downloading the 'Slim' installer (3rd down) from here and install using that: https://www.piriform.
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