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  1. Have you run the buit in Disk Clean-up with the 'system files' option? It can take a while to clean up old installs and update files.
  2. You should note that that ghacks article is from December 2015. It's 4 years old and the Windows OS has changed a lot since then. Note where, even back then, it says: A warning that is also repeated on the software site itself. Windows 10 handles updates and update/installation files differently to previous Windows versions and deleteing those files prematurely can 'break' Windows 10. That was the reason that cleaning of 'Windows.old' was removed from CCleaner in 2018. https://forum.piriform.com/topic/52360-changes-in-v545-and-your-feedback/?page=3&tab=comments#comment-298665
  3. I'm not sure what you are meaning there? It may be that you have not specified which type of file to look for? (Documents, photos, videos, etc.) Different types of file have different extensions.
  4. I'd also add that the higlighted file in your screenshot is a "Windows.old" file. Because you have Windows 10 you should not try and delete "Windows.old" files using CC or anything else other than Windows itself. That function has been removed from CC because Microsoft changed the way it handles those files and removing them prematurely can 'break' Win 10. Use the built in Disk Cleanup or Storage Sense to remove them.
  5. Good spot. As simple of removing all traces of an old install before reinstalling. (OK, maybe a bit more seing as the folder was hidden and corrupted). Now why didn't we think of that? It's something we often advise when someone is having trouble with an install.
  6. Strange. Presumably this box with the problem is networked? (Maybe with some mapped drives). What happens if you unplug the cables, disconnect from the network, and try installing CC? I've no doubt that it's something simple that we are just not thinking of.
  7. I suspect it's aimed at smartphones where removing the https and www will allow more of the domain address to be displayed on the limited width?
  8. The only other thing that I can guess (and it is a guess) is if you are trying to install on an endpoint then maybe it needs the /D parameter to specify the drive/path to install on as well? Whether that can even be used to specify an endpoint is above my knowledge.
  9. My thought would be that the Malwarebytes Endpoint Security (not something I'm particularly familiar with) may be preventing the 'Standard' CCleaner installer from running correctly, because of the bundled offer it contains. I would check the Malwarebytes Endpoint detection log to see if that is what is happening. Or you could try using the 'Slim' CCleaner installer which does not include any bundled offer. It is available on the 'Builds' page. https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
  10. Indeed it will. But as I said above MB3 and Adw use different datebases and search parameters, so Adw will find things that MB3 doesn't. Another good reason for it being seperate is that Adw does not need to be installed, you can run it from a USB to check a family/friends/customers computer, whereas MB3 does need to be installed. The long term plan was/is to merge Adw's capabilities into MB, but that's not been done yet and doesn't look like happening anytime soon.
  11. The CCleaner Browser is only being offered to a limited number of users when Updating CCleaner itself. Most browsers will change your file associations when you first install them. If/when this happens then it's easy enough to change them back. For the example of PDF files: Right click on any PDF file and select 'Open With > ' and then 'Choose another app'. Choose the application that you want to open PDFs with, then tick "Always use this App to open PDF files'. Click 'OK'. The file will open in the App that you have chosen, you can close it if you dont want to work on it just then. Job done, and your PDF icons should change back to how they were. (If they don't change straight away then restart your computer). A change has been promised to the Browser to make file associations a more obvious seting during the Browser install. The Browser is now available for others who don't get the offer during a CCleaner update/install.
  12. That was the plan when they first acquired it. But they do have different search criteria and capabilities. Adw will find adware and PUPs that MB3 doesn't so is still useful as a seperate application. (eg. MB3 will not find those pre-installed apps that Adw now will with the new version). I think that it's still the future plan to eventually combine Adw into MB, but for now as this new release shows Adw is still being supported seperately.
  13. Are you using Windows 10 and recently updated to version 1903? If so then Windows itself may have 'reserved' that 8-10 GB so it's no longer available as free space, see this article: https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/08/windows-10-reserved-storage-explained/
  14. That would be a no-no for me. Due to being in a rural location I often need to tether using my phone through a metered connection, (doing it now), I always turn off preloading to save my metered data allowance.
  15. First thing to note - It's not a CCleaner rival, it does a totally different job - finding and removing adware, PUP's, and other unwanted software. AdwCleaner v7.4 has now been released to the public. As well as adware and PUP's (Potentially Unwanted Programmes) v7.4 can now find/remove 'bloatware' pre-installed by the PC manufacturer. (The beta version removed 9 apps pre-installed by my laptops' manufacturer that had never used, didn't even know they were there). The usual warning- Use with care. You can restore software that Adw has quarantined, but to be totally safe make a mirror/backup your system before using it. https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
  16. How big is your hard drive? Large drives (multiple terrabites) can take a long time for a full defrag, especially if there are a lot of smaller files to move about. Instead of a full drive reorgansiation many of us just defragment the specific files that are fragmented - try this: Ananlyze - View Files (or open the file tab) - then check (or highlight) the specific files you want to defrag - and select 'Defrag Checked' (or Defrag Highlighted). That defragments only the specific fragmented files rather than reorganising the whole disk, so it's much quicker to do.
  17. Unsure but there was a Windows Cumulatuve Update this weekend which may have been installing?(Took half an hour on my laptop yesterday). As long as it's working alright now then that's good.
  18. No. Minutes at the most even with a very slow broadband. Where did you purchase the CD from?
  19. Are you using the Easy Clean or the Custom Clean? Easy Clean uses it's own set of cleaning rules and does not use what you have checked/unchecked for Custom Clean. To ensure that your checks/unchecks are respected then you have to use Custom Clean. (If you are using Easy Clean then after an analyze you can 'Review trackers' to see what it has found for each browser and untick any that you don't want cleaned. But a WARNING, this setting in Easy Clean is a one-time thing, it is not remembered and has to be done again each time you use EC).
  20. You have installed the new CCleaner Browser and associated PDF file types with it. (So that they open in the browser rather than Acrobat Reader or whatever you had them associated before). If you don't want that then you simply have to change the file association back to Reader, or whatever you were using to view them before. See this about associating a file to open with a particular app:
  21. Try Options>Smart Cleaning and setting the action to be carried out for each particular browser that you use. You can set different actions for each browser which is probably what you are seeing.
  22. CCleaner is not an anti-virus programme, it is simply a cleaner for temporary and other junk files. Let Norton deal with the virus, that is an anti-virus programme. You may also want to run an Anti-malware scan with something like Malwarebytes (other AVs/AMs are available) to get a 'second opinion' anti-malware check of your computer: https://www.malwarebytes.com/
  23. The only reason that I can think of why a file date would change is if CCleaner deleted a temporary file and Windows (or whatever created the temp file) recreated a new one. What kind of files were they that got changed on the Mac with that other cleaner? Photos, documents, system files, other?
  24. I jupdated to 68.0.1 and the contrast changed; all the screen colours in the Firefox browser now look 'washed out'. Has anybody else been affected in this way? EDIT. Looks as if it may not have been FFx that caused this. I had installed some CAD software yesterday, reverting back to the restore point from that installation seems to have cleared the issue.
  25. You are looking for the Holy Grail, and making a common mistake of confusing 'defragmentation' with 'consolidation'. Defragmentation is intended to make each file contiguous, wherever they are located on the drive. Consolidation is intended to get all the different files in contiguous block. (Usually at the start of the drive). Modern defraggers will try to do the best they can for both, but you are still going to have 'holes' in the storage. In particular you will find that the Windows 'Pagefile' is usually in a fixed position somewhere up the drive and can't be moved, it may even be split into 2 or more parts. (Which can be consolidated but not easily). We say it's the Holy Grail because it's almost impossible to do, and even if you manage to get all your files in one block at the start of the drive that will change as soon as you start using it again, especially next time you install or update anything. I, and others here, content ourselves with defragmenting the files and not particularly bothering about where they actually are on the drive. As long as each file itself is contiguous then it won't (noticably) change the access speed no matter where they are on the drive. With an 8TB drive you'll find that's much faster than defragging the whole drive. With Defraggler run an Analyze, select 'View files', check or highlight the fragmented files, and 'Defrag Checked' or 'Defrag Highlighted'. PS. Defragmenting freespace attemps to do the opposite and get all the freespace contiguous (but still not consolidated), to do this it usually has to fragment some files. It will also take a long time (days?) on an 8TB drive.
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