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  1. @crizal What version of Windows do you have, if it's Windows 10 which version (1809 or another?) and have you installed this months Patch Tuesday update yet? I've a suspicion that the PT update may have removed a registry entry that controls the display of the Software Updater in CC. (Thanks to TwistedMetal).
  2. Interesting find TwistedMetal. That key did not exist at all in my registry, obviously something had removed it which would be why the updater had stopped showing for me. I'm only guessing here but it may have been Windows Patch Tuesday update that removed it? I can't remember if it dissapeared from my CCleaner before or after the Windows PT update. Re-creating the key brought the software updater back into CCleaner. Once there it can be switched on/off as you say. Note to non-technical members. - Don't mess about in the registry unless you know what you are doing.
  3. I had considered something like that. Say showing it in the Free version with an upgrade offer for a limited number of days before removing it from view. (I'm also aware that in my particular case I'm not using the 'Standard' installer, which could explain some different behaviour). But that doesn't explain why some report Free versions are still showing it while it's been shown then removed from others, - or more importantly why it has suddenly dissappeared from some Pro versions. (There has been another report of it dissappearing from 3 Pro installations earlier today). U
  4. The way Windows Updates work now with Win 10, and possibly 8 and 8.1, is to download the updates but only apply the most important. They apply others later when your machine is 'idle'. This means it can be a few days (or if you're busy weeks) before all the updates are applied. So if you clear out the update files before that it can cause problems. It's more complicated than that of course but I think that's a decent explanation of why you should only use Windows to know which update files can be safely removed.
  5. That does sound about right Nergal, but then how did they remove it later? That is the big question that bothers me at the moment. (I assume it may be a reg entry, but if so then how did they change it without a new install?). And if they did remove it from free trial then why did it get removed from some Pro versions as well?
  6. Yes strange things going on all round, and no explanations as usual -
  7. Totally gone from screen, see belo. But as the size (and datestamp) of the CCleaner64.exe file has not changed then the coding for it it must still be in the .exe and has just been remotely disabled.. Others here have also reported it's gone missing from their 'Pro' versions and asking why.
  8. @Stephen Piriform, @Ben Piriform Would someone care to comment - officially and publicly - on the points that I raised above?: Why was the Update Feature scanning for software in CCleaner Free, when it was supposedly not even functional in the free version? Was this data sent to Piriform? Why was the Update feature removed from both Free and Pro versions with no announcement and without asking the users permission? How was this achieved without an update, and without changing the datestamp on the installed CCleaner executable? (Note that I do not ha
  9. It looks like they have pulled the update feature because of all the errors and complaints. That seems to be par for the course these days with Piriform - Add a feature that no one really wants, and that either doesn't work properly and/or annoys users with it's behaviour. Get a load of complaints. Remove (or change) the feature. They way they have done this one- removed the feature with no warning and without the users interaction or knowledge is concerning. If they change their own programme, without the users permission and without an update being needed, then what else
  10. You learn something new every day. I knew they were the 'official' download site for Piriform, but thought it was an arrangement not ownership.
  11. Not sure but I think that it may have been pulled because of errors/complaints.
  12. The spinning blue circle was an indication that the updater could not connect (to wherever) over the internet. I could reliably trigger it by going to 'flight mode' on my laptop, thus disconnecting the internet.
  13. I only have CCleaner64.exe (I delete the other stuff) it would appear that the updater is built in to that but is something very different, - and I for one am not happy about it .
  14. And now the Updater is no longer showing in my CCleaner Free v5.55 - but I got yet another pop-up in the notification area instead. Interestingly the datestamp on the CCleaner64.exe I installed yesterday has not changed - but the programme itself and it's behaviour has. I don't allow CCleaner to update itself, I have the 'Update Manually' option set. Which shows that Piriform are now changing functionality remotely without asking for any permission and simply ignoring your user settings. (And possibly your privacy settings? As said above why did the Updater scan your software
  15. It's already been complained about, but the two replies from Piriform was not encouraging. I think we are stuck with the new size unless we reinstall an older version. 5.53 was the last before it changed: https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/89678/
  16. I took a look at it and this reported error is related to accessing the internet. It can easily be replicated by putting your computer into 'Flight Mode' and so disconnecting from the net. I suspect that in most cases it's firewall settings that are preventing CCleaner from accessing the net. I'm aware that many users have blocked CCleaner in their firewalls, or it may be AV settings that's blocking the Updater from accessing the net.
  17. I took a look at it and this reported error is related to accessing the internet. It can easily be replicated by putting your computer into 'Flight Mode' and so disconnecting from the net. I suspect that in most cases it's firewall settings that are preventing CCleaner from accessing the net. I'm aware that many users have blocked CCleaner in their firewalls, or it may be AV settings that's blocking the Updater from accessing the net.
  18. I took a look at it and this reported error is related to accessing the internet. It can easily be replicated by putting your computer into 'Flight Mode' and so disconnecting from the net. I suspect that in most cases it's firewall settings that are preventing CCleaner from accessing the net. I'm aware that many users have blocked CCleaner in their firewalls, or it may be AV settings that's blocking the Updater from accessing the net.
  19. It looks as if you have somehow set that page to be your homepage, so it will always be the first page shown when you open Edge. It's a setting in Edge that does this, not any file. Go into your Edge settings and reset the homepage, or set it to a different one. https://www.wikihow.com/Change-Your-Homepage-in-Microsoft-Edge
  20. So CCleaner has now become another example of Crippleware. Crippleware - You get halfway through using a feature and then get prompted to buy to finish using it. If it's not available for Free then disable it altogether, like the other Pro features. Piriform are once again not doing themselves any favours and alienating their existing userbase. There are already plenty of complaints about this new updater on the forum - mostly that it doesn't even work in the Pro version and keeps reporting a connection error.
  21. No mistake, they have done it deliberately - for advertising. If you try to use it in the Free version then you get a pop-up directing you to buy the pro version. Programmes that act like this are called 'crippleware', most people don't like crippleware or the software companies that resort to using it. EDIT - The Updater appears not to be working properly in the Pro version anyway, as evidenced by the above posts and other threads.
  22. No, if you check my screenshot you'll see it's in the up to date tab the same as yours. (Which it should be as Win 10 will update it automagically). It's just a coincidence that it's also showing (3) updates needed. Those are 3 different apps listed on the other tab.
  23. I wouldn't use one anyway. I always go to the softwares own website for updates. I was just surprised to see it in the Free version - and to see that it was scanning my PC to list the software on it. If as Stephen says it is not functional on Free then why is it scanning. (Call me suspicious).
  24. I've just updated to v5.55 FREE and was surprised to see the new Software Updater enabled. - I thought the feature was only for PRO? (And no, I'm not running a Pro trial and all other Pro options are still unavailable). I was even more surprised that one of the applications it listed as Up-to-date was "Microsoft Windows Operating System". (For some reason listed as version 12.0.17763.1 - It's actually Win 10 v1809 build 17763.348). But really? You are going to list the Windows Operating System itself as something to be updated by CCleaner
  25. We have discussed the Epic browser before. One of the features of Epic is that it cleans it's own files on closing, so there should be nothing for CCleaner to clean. https://www.epicbrowser.com/our-key-features.html
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