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  1. It's been reported and I've asked for it to be escalated to the Admin/developers.
  2. GDPR is about your consent to data about you being collected/retained. And it's correct that pre-ticked boxes should not be used to obtain your consent to data collection. However the Avast offer is not data collection, it's an offer, so GDPR does not apply to it. Once you download the installer it is does not collect anything until you actually install Avast, (either by clicking on the icon or by restarting your computer), at which time it is Avast that will be collecting data and not CCleaner. GDPR will apply to Avast itself when it collects data as it is / once it is insta
  3. Under the new UK-DPA 2018 and GDPR, both of which come into force on Friday 25th May, this method of consent to data collection/sharing will be illegal in the UK and Europe. I've been looking into them over last couple of weeks and the inability to untick the boxes would count as an invalid method of consent. At the bottom of this ICO article there is a list of what makes consent invalid, among others these include: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/consent/what-is-valid-consent/ I would also judge that by ha
  4. Yes, that's fine. Apologies that I wasn't clearer. Defender turns off real time protection and lets the other AV handle that if one is present, but Defender will still run scheduled scans about once a week as a double check that the other AV hasn't missed something. The cloud thing is a definition update so it's scanning for the latest nasties, and if it finds anything it will report it to MS with a sample of what it found during the scan. It's up to you whether you stick with Avast or uninstall using the utility. If you do uninstall it then Defender will turn on again and
  5. TBH I've never timed it, I was merely repeating the advice from Malwarebytes about scanning for rootkits: I do note that they now say a weekly rootkit scan is a good idea. https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-1311
  6. The standard MB3 now includes a scan for rootkits, (it got built in when they changed from MBAM2 to MB3), but because it's an advanced option that's usually only needed in extreme cases it is turned off by default so as not to slow scans down. In MB3 open the settings and go to the 'Protection' tab. 'Scan for rootkits' is the first entry in the 'Scan options'. (Don't forget to turn it off again after using or all your scans will take longer). Or of course you could still use the stand alone anti-rootkit beta. It's in beta for testing features that may later get incorporated in
  7. When/if you install a third party anti-virus Windows Defender turns itself off. If you remove the other AV then Defender will turn itself back on again. (An exception to this is Malwarebytes antimalware which is designed to run happily alongside Defender to give extra protection, Defender 'knows' this and stays running as well). If Avast has actually installed then there is an uninstallation utility to remove it: https://support.avast.com/en-gb/article/Uninstall-Antivirus-Utility Be aware though that there are reports that it still leaves a few things behind. There's a
  8. As Andavari says Edge and Internet Explorer provide convinent storage locations that other programmes do use. So even if you are not using Edge/ie as such, something you use is probably using their temporary storage locations. PS. I have all CC entries in Edge and ie. unchecked except for "Internet Explorer > Temporary Internet Files", (I know other programmes store temporary files there so clean it). I was doing some testing earlier this week and was quite surprised to find that Firefox had stored something there.
  9. I believe that in a small number of cases the floxif issue put a couple of keys in the registry. They were just junk and could not do any harm once the rouge server had been shut down. But if they were on your machine then until they were removed a decent malware scan would still flag them as suspicious/nasty. MB anti-rootkit seems to have got rid of them for you. (It's an advanced tool that is not needed most of the time, but as you have found somtimes it is good to know about).
  10. There seems to have been a slight issue with a time delay between the update being released and it becoming available on the download site linked to by the update pop-up (filehippo). So those who tried shortly after the update was released found that they were downloading the version that they already had, instead of the updated version. And of course this reported again that there was a newer version available. As you found the 'builds' page on the Piriform site did have the new vesrion, it was just the distribution site that had a delay in making it available.
  11. Like I say I think it was just unfortunate timing, an hour later it probably wouldn't have happened. TBH, I never use filehippo. When CCleaner prompts that there is an upgrade available I decline it, and do my cleaning with the version I already have. Then I go the the official Piriform CCleaner builds page and download the new version from there. Put this page in your bookmarks/favourites: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds (And always be aware that the 'standard' installer for CCleaner from the official buids page still contains a bundled offer (Avast or Chrome) t
  12. It's likely that the upgrade link from the running CCleaner points to the filehippo page, which usually has the latest version, but as the minor upgrade had only just been released the filehippo page had not had time to automatically update itself. Just a timing blip between things updating tthemselves. I'm not sure how filehippo works but imagine it is scanning for new versions all the time and has a lot of programs to scan and check for updates so that it can then update its own page.
  13. Ooops. I may be (partly) responsible for making the changelist change a bit this week.
  14. Have you actually read the above posts? There is a change promissed for the next update which will let you pick which screen you see.
  15. I'm not entirely sure but I think it's more likely to be with chrome syncing to your google account. You delete the files with CC and Chrome resyncs some of them from the cloud. You could try testing this by disconnecting from the web then cleaning and see if it still happens. If they don't come back when you have no web connection then it shows that they are being restored from the web.
  16. One of the MB staff has said that they will be in contact with Piriform about this issue.
  17. It's a question that gets asked now and again. The 'cleans everywhere' means that the pro version can clean all user accounts on a machine. The free version (and some other programmes) can only clean the one account it is used from.
  18. Cheers Stephen, You've probably seen that I've added over there that it's the removal of database file 'permissions.sqlite' that seems to be the problem. It's only in their latest beta version, v1.0.21, that the issue arose, which suggests that it's something that they changed in that version. Clicking 'remove' then 'undo' to breifly stop then re-enable the extension, (which takes less than a second), in the Forefox add-ons manager cures it. Both of which suggest that coding a solution may not be that difficult. (Although of course I don't know the code). If they can reload
  19. There you go, I'll leave it at that for a while. (Apart from going and putting it on MBAM as well - no I won't, I forgot that avatar editing has been blocked on MBAM except for higher groups).
  20. Well the MBAM forums got the Invision update earlier and seem to have sorted out more of the problems. They also don't have that cropping thing when you load a new avatar image, I think it's that that cause the problem here. My avatar here is slightly different, and you may note that I've played some more and animated this one. TBH The MBAM one may animate even better, I'll give it a try.
  21. Not sure what you are meaning there, but my Apps for websites shows 2 entries for maps and one for Edge, and those are all turned off. I've been working on padding the white space around my favourite avatar images and seeing if the forum will then accept them without cropping too much. Edit - That's better.
  22. They are are little glitches, just about what you expect when coders are working in a rush. You tend to miss/forget little details. PS. Do you like my new avatar? (The old one didn't fit properly in the circle, this one's better but still not quite right, I may have to play a bit more).
  23. I suspect that you are looking at the Windows tab, which shows Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers. Other browsers you may have installed, Chrome, Firefox, etc. are shown on the 'Applications' tab.
  24. Well the black screen for a second or so during games came back and is worse, it happens more than once now and seemingly randomly. It's not a great problem once you know that it only affects games and that it's only going to last a second. Although it still makes you wonder every time it happens if it is going to come back. There are a few strange non-critical oddities with 1803. For instance Settings tells me at times that "These settings are controlled by your organisation" (or similar wording). That's a message you see on Windows 10 Enterprise or Pro editions - but this lapto
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