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  1. Fair enough, it will depend on how much browsing you have been doing between cleans as to how many cookies, history, and temp files have built up. If you are not running one or more adblockers the numbers are also going to be higher. But I was wondering about the discrepancy reported between 'found' and 'cleaned'. (Sounds a bit like the corrupt bin problem but that should show in 'Space' not 'Trackers'). Personally I don't see anything like that many, but I do thoroughly clear Firefoxs' various caches each time I close it. I clean them regularly after every session with my o
  2. Not realy; here, a disability forum, and a landlord/tenant forum are where I am most active, less so on the Malwarebytes forum, and I also mod on a CAD forum. Google my username, it's no secret, and you'll find them. Nearest to 'general' would probably be the BleepingComputer forum, but I'm a minor contibutor there.
  3. It is quite normal for "Trackers" and "Junk" to reappear straight after cleaning and is just how a computer works. However, @Javajoe25the numbers you report seem odd and 9872 seems especially high - can you give us more details of your Windows version, the browser you are using, and your avtivirus. For a fuller explanation of just why Trackers etc. come back after cleaning, and what you can do to stop some of it, see this:
  4. Yes it makes complete sense. Although it is counterintuitive if you are used to older Windows versions, with Windows 10 a Restart actually resets your system more thoroughly than a Shutdown/Reboot does. In other words, when it comes to Win 10, a "Complete Shutdown" is not as complete as you may think it is, and it's not as complete as a Restart. It gets a bit technical but a Shutdown with Win 10 actually hibernates the Windows Kernel to disc and restores it on Reboot. A Restart doesn't hibernate the Kernel and so Windows starts completely afresh. See this article, but be
  5. There are a few things different. Give it a try with my settings and see how it goes for you. I'll try testing your settings when I get back home to see if I can spot anything obvious. PS. Is there anything Windows/Desktop related in your custom includes?
  6. I'd give it a minute or two to see if it does drop again. What I am thinking is that if CCleaner is cleaning/deleting something as mentioned above then dwm will have to rebuild it again, once it's done that dwm's RAM usage should drop again. Can you screenshot what you have ticked/unticked for 'Windows Explorer', 'System', and 'Advanced' in Custom Clean? eg. these are my usual settings:
  7. Does the desktop manager RAM usage stay at 2GB, or does it drop down again after a while? I'm thinking that it could be temporararily running higher while rebuilding thumbnails, icons, shortcuts, etc.?
  8. As you have v5.64 Free for use with XP then the automatic updates don't apply, (they weren't available in v5.64 Free). If you have Smart Cleaning turned on then it will use some background memory, and will then use more memory when it does a periodic clean. How often it will do a clean will depend on your Smart cleaning settings, but as a user of CCleaner Free you won't be able to change those settings- your only option is to have Smart Cleaning enabled or not. Turn Smart Cleaning off it you don't want it running in the background. You will then have to open CCleaner and clean manu
  9. It's Chinese so may be it's own thing and not Chrome/Firefox based? Winapp2 might include cleaming rules for it but I don't know for sure?
  10. Smart Cleaning, and automatic update checks, run in the background if you have them turned on - but they shouldn't consume "ever growing memory". Can you give us any details/screenshots of that, if a memory leak is indeed happening then the devs will want to track it down and fix it.
  11. As I don't use Chrome I can't say about any updates to it. The best I can suggest is to open and close Chrome a few times without running CCeaner (and turn of browser Smart Cleaning in CCleaner if you have it on) and seeing if it's still logging you out. If it does still log you out then that shows it's not CCleaner doing it. If it's only when you run CCleaner that it logs you out then Chrome may have changed where it stores things and it will take a bit more investigation. (Firefox did similar a few months ago and changed how/where it stores cookies and other things). PS. T
  12. I use Softmaker Free Office. Does everything I want for WP docs and spreadsheets for home use, and there's a presentation (powerpoint) app included although it's not something I use it's handy when you want to see an existing one. Being free it has ads but they're not too obtrusive, plus there is a paid for option if you feel the need for more features/no ads.
  13. nukecad

    Windows 11 ?

    Or maybe not? Now it seems that they may be going for a MacOS style 'location' name: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/not-windows-11-new-windows-10-name-scheme-hinted-in-microsoft-docs/ I wonder how much they are paying people to sit around debating different names? As if users are realy bothered what it's called anyway as long as it works.
  14. The problem is that if you leave things behind following an uninstall (and many apps do) then users complain that it hasn't been completely uninstalled. Most users want an uninstall to remove everything related to the uninstalled app. As suggested the best way if you want to keep a copy for possible future use is to make your own backup of your CCleaner.ini file. I'm always changing settings when answering questions here, so I keep a copy of my CCleaner.ini in my Documents folder so that I can quickly copy/paste it into the CCleaner folder to put my own settings back.
  15. It was more of a suggestion of what may possibly be happening. It can thoeretically happen if your browser is still running in the background. Even though you've closed it a Chromium based browser may still be running in the background - and CCleaner browser is Chromium based. A 'Push Notification' could then cause the browser to open to try and display the notification. It's not usual, but your browser opening randomly is not usual. Close the CCleaner browser and look in Windows Task Manager to see if it is still running as a background task. If you do a google for 'Chrom
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