Jump to content
CCleaner Community Forums


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by nukecad

  1. nukecad

    Old Version

    LOL, How's this? Remember that this data collection is nothing new, software companies (including Piriform) have always done it - they just didn't have to tell you clearly before.
  2. Prefetch can speed thing up by loading linked pages in the background so that they display faster if you then follow that link. It is supposed to happen when you are not doing anything (just reading the screen) so that it doesn't slow things down. Turning it off does mean that if you do click a link it will take slightly longer to load, but who really cares with the speed of your computer these days? Particularly if you have a slow broadband connection you may notice a difference with it turned off in general browser use. It's also important to make sure it's off if you are on
  3. nukecad

    Old Version

    Sorry I don't know for sure, I don't have call to use it. I wouldn't get it from any 'collection' anyway, it's freely available on the Piriform Builds page: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds Remember that this data collection is nothing new, software companies (including Piriform) have always done it - they just didn't have to tell you clearly before. Most of what is being/has been being collected is harmless, but the new laws were brought in to stop them collecting stuff that could be used to identify you unless they had your explicit (clear) permission. Nobody ha
  4. You are probably seeing 'prefetching' - loading of webpages (and so any images on that page) in the background. Prefetching loads webpages before you visit them, by 'guessing' which links in the current page you might click on. (Or even preloading all links an a page). That way if/when you do click them they display faster because they have already been loaded. Most modern browsers do it unless you turn it off, Firefox certainly does. To turn it off in Firefox: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/internet/firefox/quick-tip-turn-off-prefetching-in-firefox/
  5. Re 'cookies to keep'. These should not keep coming back once you have moved them over. Do you have a .ini file in your ccleaner directory? or maybe you have winapp2 ? Either of those could recreate 'cookies to keep'. As for the rest, welcome to the ever growing club of us getting fed up with the way things are deteriorating.
  6. nukecad

    Old Version

    The difference between standard and slim is just the 'bundled offer' in the installer. Once installed they are the same. There are threads on here that also tell you which files to copy from the standard installation to make the portable version.
  7. Well isn't that the whole point of a recovery programme, to find things that you thought you had deleted but are still findable? If everything got securely deleted as a matter of course then no recovery programme would be able to find anything.
  8. I think that the "embargoed countries" bit is more about recent developments in places like India and (with Trump?) China. GDPR is giving the rest of the world a much needed wake up to what some big data processing/data mining concerns are doing with everybodys private data. Love it or hate it - it's going to change things.
  9. Various problems with the Recycle Bin context menu seems to be a bug. The jury is out on whether the constant monitoring is a bug or part of their new 'heartbeat' feature. We are all awaiting any kind of feedback from Piriform on that one.
  10. I agree hazelnut, They (and others) freely admit that they are collecting data. Their privacy statements that you link to are disjointed, and statements made there and elsewhere conflict with each other. The question of importance is if that data that could identify you (or your device) individually or not? Piriform/Avast (and others) seem to be relying on the reply that they are not collecting your name, address, email, etc. what is known as "Classical Personal Data". This is not sufficent under GDPR, any information at all that could identify an 'individual' has to b
  11. An Explanation of GDPR for those outside Europe. The General Data Protection Regulations are an EEA wide set of regulations about personal data protection. They are incorporated into each member countrys' own Data Protection Legislation. Each countrys' own legislation then makes additions for certain areas like security and health records. They are aimed at making what data/information organisations are storing about you, and what they are doing with it, more transparent and accessible. They have put greater responsibilities on organisations that collect and/or process da
  12. There are a number of threads popping up about the removal of the 'privacy' opt-out with v5.45. I'll have a go at explaining it, seeing that Piriform have made such a poor job of it (again). Remember that this option was only ever added to comply with GDPR in Europe, it was never a legal requirement in the rest of the world. They have previously been collecting this data anyway, they just weren't telling you about it until GDPR. Piriforms' latest privacy statement says that their software is not collecting Personal Data from users. https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/arti
  13. I'll have a go at explaining it, seeing how Piriform have made such a poor job of it. 1) Remember that this option was only ever added to comply with GDPR in Europe, it was never a legal requirement in the rest of the world. They have previously been collecting this data anyway, they just weren't telling you about it until GDPR. Piriforms' latest privacy statement says that the software is not collecting Personal Data from users. https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004083951-What-changes-have-you-made-to-ensure-compliance-with-GDPR- If this is true then they d
  14. Hi kthr33, It's techie jargon / shorthand, an 'Elevated command prompt' is simply running the command window as an Administrator (See Solution 3 below). The command window is where you can type in DOS and other commands, just like we all used to use before this fancy 'Windows' thing came along. It can have options that Windows doesn't. See here: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-open-a-windows-10-elevated-command-prompt/ You don't need to know all the commands to use it, just open it and type in, or copy/paste, exactly what the tech helper says to. When y
  15. There's another thread about that somewhere on here. To put it shortly- what that dumbed-down screen is calling 'Tracking Files' is not what you or I (or anyone else) would normally consider as tracking files. In fact I ran a test and that screen calls every file found by CCleaner a 'tracking file'. It's just advertising to make you think you may be being infected/tracked (and so may install the Avast offer). It was one of the reasons there were a lot of complaints about that new dumbed-down screen and they had to put the option of the old 'Advanced Report' screen back. G
  16. You can tell it what duplication to find- Name, Size, Modified Date, Content, or any combination of the four. These are 'and' combinations so files have to fit all the selected options to be considered duplicates. You can tell it to ignore certain types of files, or files smaller than / bigger than a certain size. You can tell it to include or exclude specified drives and/or directories. It does not delete any files automatically, it gives you a list and you have to select from that list which you want to delete, if any. There is no way a programme could know which y
  17. I like to explain it like this - Your computer is using and creating temporary files all the time. These files are created as empty 'storage' and 'fill up' with information as you use your computer. (So even though it shows 0.5MB it/they could be empty). Rather than trying to edit these and delete any contents, it's simpler just to delete the whole file and let Windows create a new, empty, one. So when you run CC again it finds and deletes these files again even though they are empty. Think of it like someone putting an empty box on your desk and then coming back and putting
  18. It means that something is creating a hell of lot of temporary files, that are not getting removed. 32 GB in 14,560 files created in just 4 days is going some. (Are you downloading a lot of video or music files perhaps?). If you can do as mta suggested above and list the files then it may give some clue as to what is going on. You can right click on that result and select 'view all files', or in CCleaners Options>Advanced select the results to'file list' before analyzing. Once you have the files listed clicking on the 'size' column header twice should bring the biggest fi
  19. After the 2 screenshots you show, then when the green bar got to the end you should have got one similar to this: You then select the boxes for the ones with files found and click OK. If you can't see this stage then it would suggest there may be something wrong with your system. (and you may want to run the system troubleshooter). But before you go as far as the troubleshooter there is another option to try. In the latest Windows 10 versions there is also 'Storage Sense' which does a similar job to Disk Cleanup just in a different way. (It's also easier to use than Disk
  20. They have released another update, taking Windows 10 1803 up to build 17134.166. Don't know if the fixes have anything to do with your particular problem, they seem to be more server and networking fixes? But it is a bit unusual to put one out so soon after patch tuesday last week. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4345421/july162018kb4345421osbuild17134166 https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-releases-windows-10-cumulative-update-kb4345421-521987.shtml
  21. Other (Microsoft) programmes use IE's storage, not just IE. If you are not using IE then you can untick all it's boxes, except for 'Temporary Internet Files' which other programmes also use. (See the first 2 lines of your screenshot, those 2 files are in 'Temporary Internet Files'). If you are not using IE then there will be nothing in the other IE boxes to be cleaned so CCleaner doesn't need to look at them, so untick them. (There may be the odd 'proteced' cookie which CC can't clean anyway, or if it does then it comes straight back). That will speed CCleaner up again for y
  22. keith, That's fine you seem to be doing everything right, and CCleaner is running on startup but not cleaning the Chrome cookies for whatever reason. It's a problem that seems to come and go as Chrome changes things then CC has to play catch up. You see a frequent threads about it here. One problem could be the way that lots of things get synced to the cloud these days. (Unless you tell then not to). So when you delete something off your PC it's gone from the PC but not from the cloud, and can imediately get copied from the cloud back to your PC. I'm not saying that is def
  23. I respect your decision. And it was very eloqently stated. I've not quite got there yet, I'd rather stay here for now and shout about the worst of the stupid developments.
  24. I'm not sure what you are expecting from that description. You seem to be saying that once you launch Chrome you get a lot of cookies, thats about normal. News websites are all full of cookies, ads, clickbait and so on. Have you set CCleaner to 'Run when the computer starts'?
  25. PS. I also notice a typo in CCleaner itself from Speedracer's screenshot. Surely it should say "Every day of each week..." and not of each month?
  • Create New...