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  1. Another poster reported that there are now 4 or 5 warning flags for the v5.44 installer on Virustotal. I have to report that the pop-up now seems to have gone away altogether on my laptop. Still not sure if it's on some kind of timer, or if it's been turned off at the server (until next time they want to push something).
  2. Do you have Win 10 1803? (or 1709?) There was a new 'Storage Sense' feature introduced with 1709, and some of the features and settings changed with 1803. That may be automatically cleaning your older restore points, among other things. You can set it to clean daily, weekly, monthly, or when Windows decides. It should be disabled by default, but may have been turned on during the update to 1803. If it is on then you can change the settings, or turn it off again, in Settings>System>Storage. Here's an article about it: https://www.guidingtech.com/windows-10-st
  3. Sorry Nergal, I'm not that familiar with IPB (it's vBulletin where I moderate), on VB it's a quick way to bring it to attention of both mods and admin. There again it will depend on the individual forum settings whether reports go to admin or only to mods. I know now for this forum it's mods.
  4. Yes I see Stephens post with the hash checksums at the top. Again that is usually below the main announcement. Definitely something strange, and the only reasonable explanation I can think of is what I said above. (But not working quite as intended). I did use the 'Report Post' to inform them yesterday.
  5. Sorry this is a bit small because I had to zoom out to show the multiple posts being made:
  6. Still no pop-up(s) today. It isn't anything that I have done, so it must be something built in? I might have a trawl through the registry later to see if I can spot anything. Of course if someone from piriform would care to make a statement? I think that's probably the most annoying part, these 'features' are being introduced without any kind of statement or explanation. Well maybe this pop-up was mentioned, in a very round about way? From the release notes (TBH I'm pretty sure this was not there yesterday - see below). PS. There is also something very weird goi
  7. @mta, I'm not sure what you mean? I wasn't making an 'against' list, I'm not against CCleaner at all. If I was I wouldn't be using it and wouldn't be here. I'm just dismayed at the way things seem to be going with what is still the best cleaner programme for a Windows PC. My list was just noting the timeline of a seemingly linked 'series of unfortunate events' that have gotten up peoples noses. (That might make a good book or film name). OK there have been a few cleaning issues, but mainly caused by Microsoft updates, or browser updates, or AV updates changing things, that's
  8. That's it in a nutshell. For the moment I'll stay with it and try to help influence a policy change. I'm not sure whether this will have any success but feel that it has to be worth a try. I don't like conspiracy theories but I'm just going to put a 'consider this' hat on here for a moment: August 2016- Avast releases it's own stand-alone PC cleaning utility. (They had a built in one before). Unknown - Avast decides to acquire Piriform, and hence CCleaner the market leader in cleaners. July 2017- Avast acquires Piriform. August 2017- The CCleaner inst
  9. I had already clocked that you could stop it by using your firewall to prevent CCleaner sending anything outgoing. Temporarily disconnecting from the internet, eg. 'Flight mode / Airplane mode' will also do the trick. But why should we have to?
  10. Mmm, it seems that that whitelisted cookie was introduced with v5.41, odd that I've never seen it before. https://forum.piriform.com/topic/51327-version-541-adds-various-cookies-for-avast/ If that realy was the intention then it's not working.
  11. For those who haven't installed v5.44 yet this is what we are talking about. As you can see it's not exactly unobtrusive, although it does fade away after a short time. The cookie it leaves behind is a whole other level of intrusion though. (I do wonder why is has a pin icon, but it did let me pin it there and take this clip).
  12. You may want to hold off installing v5.44, it has issues: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/52098-intrusive-ccleaner-pop-up/?tab=comments#comment-296937
  13. Ok so it keeps popping up, annoying but it gets worse. It popped up just after I had run a clean and I noticed that it had also created and left behind a cookie - ipm-provider.ff.avast.com A cookie that CCleaner will not find on analysis and will not clean. You can force force delete it, right click it in the 'Cookies on Computer' list and delete from there. But it will come back next time you open CCleaner and the pop up appears. Are Piriform still going to insist that the recent increase in intrusive in advertising, 3rd party data sharing, 'secret' updaters, cooki
  14. nukecad


    I've already posted a moan about it here: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/52098-intrusive-ccleaner-pop-up/?tab=comments#comment-296921
  15. Hi Nitebeat, There is no need to post twice, I just answered where you posted in the other thread.
  16. As I said above 30 minutes ago I downloaded and installed v5.44.6575 from filehippo with no problems. (The previous version was 5.43.6522). I've just reinstalled 5.43 and then downloaded 5.44 again this time from the builds page, and that also installed with no problem. Where are you downloading it from? I see from your other post that it was filehippo, try using the builds page that I linked to above. And it may be useful if anyone having a problem says which Windows version they are using. (I'm on Windows 10 1803).
  17. So you want the CCleaner icon on the taskbar when you start up but dont want it to run a clean? Right click on the desktop icon (or the .exe file in File Explorer) and select 'Pin to Taskbar'. It will then stay there through reboots until you 'Unpin from Taskbar'
  18. W.T.F. I just downloaded and installed CCleaner v5.44 and 5 minutes later got a pop-up advert in the Windows notification area. Something about 'The CCleaner Summer Sale'. (It faded out before I read it properly). I really hope it was a one time thing and it is not going to keep popping up. Once is bad enough. What are you thinking Piriform? OK I understand the need for advertising, but keep it in the CCleaner UI itself. People use CCleaner to remove crap, we don't want CCleaner itself adding crap and junk notifications to our systems.
  19. SaffyStars, I just tried this from the notification, through the links (to filehippo) and it downloaded the 5.44 installer fine for me. (Which installed without problem). It may have been a timing issue and you got the notification shortly before filehippo had loaded the new version? If you are having trouble with that filehippo link then try downloading the installer directly from the CCleaner 'builds' page. https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds TBH, I, and many others, usually dismiss the link in the update prompt, and then go and download updates directly from the builds pa
  20. Good to hear it sorted itself (eventually). Windows 10 does seem to recognise these kinds of problems eventually, but it takes it's own sweet time to notice something is wrong in the first place, then more time fixing it. I'm thinking that it was an issue with Win10's method of shutting down with Fast-Startup ( a combination of hibernate and shut-down). This will save an image of your loaded kernel and drivers to disk on shutdown so that they load faster on the next boot. Looks like it was trying to write information about those drivers from ram to disk, but because they weren't
  21. Presumably you are currently turning it off with the power button? Have you tried right clicking the start button and shutting down from the extended menu? You can also shut down from a command prompt - "shutdown /s". There are a few other methods listed here: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/7-ways-shut-down-or-restart-windows-10-pc-or-device Windows 10 not shutting down is a fairly common problem. The usual first steps to sorting it out are: 1- Boot into safe mode and disable/reset the 'Fast startup' feature which can cause this problem. (Quick way to safe mode in Wi
  22. It does. But the terms you use there (analyze & clean) are in the standard file cleaning section not the registry cleaner, the standard file cleaner does not touch the registry. In the registry cleaner use 'Scan for Issues' which will find any potential issues in the registry. When the results show use the scrollbar at the bottom to scroll across to the right to see the registry keys found. (Or drag the separators at the top of the colums to change the column widths). The usual caveat about using the registry cleaner- Don't use it unless you know what you are doing and
  23. Ah, I thought we were just talking about the desktop icon only, from your screenshots I see that it's the File Explorer icons as well. Does CCleaner launch if you double click the icon in File Explorer rather than the desktop? I'm guessing not. It does look more like a corrupt installation rather than an icon/path problem. I would try the uninstall, check in 'C:\programm files\' that the CCleaner folder has completely gone, reboot/restart, and then reinstall CCleaner with a new download from here: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds That's the latest 5.43 version, but
  24. Go to Options > Advanced Untick the box next to "hide warning messages". Generally CC skips if the browser or one of it's components is still open. Give it a bit of time (10 seconds?) between closing the browser and running CC to give everything time to close properly and it should stop the skipping.
  25. First were you running as an administrator or as a user account when you installed the update? You should install updates as an administrator, if you are a user account then you should right click on the 'ccsetup###.exe' installer an select 'Run as Administrator' to install the update. Second, are you installing CCleaner in it's default location, or in another drive or folder? Right click on the desktop icon and select 'Properties' for the popup menu. Click on the 'Shortcut' tab and see where 'Target' is pointing to. It should be ""C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" (or CCleane
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