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  1. At the moment it is still a trial feature, and is only reporting updates that are available on 'filehippo.com'. (Piriform and filehippo are 'sister' companies). Whether, and how, this will change in future is down to the development team.
  2. It's normal behaviour. That cookie is actually a text file that simply says: "Cookies are no longer stored in files. Please use Internet*Cookie* APIs to access cookies" It's put there automatically by Windows so that anyone/anything still trying to access IE cookies as files will see it. If you delete it then Windows will just recreate it again.
  3. I came across this on another forum and it gave me a laugh - Q - "What is a privacy statement?" A - "Bog off yer nosey git!"
  4. AV - Anti Virus. AM - Anti Malware. I does look you may have deleted something from the registry that you shouldn't have. What I would try myself, in order: You could try restoring from a restore point made before you ran the reg cleaner to see if that puts it back. Try updating/refreshing Edge. Try a Windows 'Search for Updates' If nothing else works then get to the Windows repair menu (there's a few ways to do that, see Google for step-by-steps) and troubleshoot, repair, or even reinstall Windows 10 from there.
  5. It's come to light that the ASUS 'Live Update' utility was 'backdoored' with malware. (Similar to the CCleaner hack in 2017). https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/asus-admits-its-live-update-utility-was-backdoored-by-apt-group/ Official statement made yesterday by ASUS: https://www.asus.com/News/hqfgVUyZ6uyAyJe1 Sounds a lot like the 2017 CCleaner infection. We'll wait to see just how big this 'small number of devices' turns out to be. (But it's believed to be 500K plus). ASUS have released a tool to check if your computer has been infected: https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps_for_Win10/ASUSDiagnosticTool/ASDT_v1.0.1.0.zip Download it and unzip/run the ASTD.exe.
  6. Firstly - are you absolutely sure that the file you are attempting to download does not contain a virus/malware? That message is typical of AV/AM applications blocking the down load of a malicious file. Some browsers will also detect malicious files and block their download. Of course it may be that you have deleted a registry entry that was needed by your AV/AM application. Which version of Windows are you using, which AV/AM? A screenshot of the error message may also help pinpoint where the problem is. You should not use a registry cleaner with Windows 10, it changes too often for reg. cleaning software to keep up. In fact Microsoft recommend that you don't use a registry cleaner at all: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2563254/microsoft-support-policy-for-the-use-of-registry-cleaning-utilities
  7. I'll reitterate what I said above: 'Synced' timeline data is saved on Microsofts' cloud servers, no third party cleaner can delete/remove things from Microsoft's servers. (You wouldn't want a hacker to be able to get into Microsofts servers and delete everything). They are Microsoft's servers so you can only clear the stored data there from within Timeline itself. Go to Settings>Activity history and click on the 'Clear' button. I see that you say you have already done that and documents are still showing, but greyed out. Did you try restarting your computer? Windows quite often will mark things for removal, but needs a restart to fully clear things. In the case of synced data I would suspect that you need to log out of your MS account before it will be fully cleared. Restarting your PC will log you out and back in again.
  8. Again all your screenshots are showing Fragmentation as 'Unknown' which means that you haven't run Defraggler yet. You need to Analyze the disk and then it will show Fragmentation as a percentage and colour the blocks. eg. Defraggler opened but disk not yet analyzed, Fragmentation Unknown, blocks are grey: Analyze has been run to analyze drive C:, fragmetataion of C: is shown as a percentage, blocks are coloured: Note also the difference in the 'Status' panel on the left.
  9. I bow to your persistance. It's a long time to expect an answer though
  10. Your browser problems may be due to Chrome itself making changes to what extensions, especially ad blockers, can do. The fact that disabling your extensions temporarily cures the issue would tend to support that. I'd check that your extensions are up to date, and still compatible with the latest Chrome. Here's an article about it from January: https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-chrome-could-soon-kill-off-most-ad-blocker-extensions/
  11. Your screenshot shows the Mac OSX tab, click on the 'Applications' tab and Firefox should be shown there.
  12. Adobe Reader DC should already be on your applications tab, under 'Applications' along with the MS office entries. (TBH I have it unchecked because on my setup it only removes 3 font files that Reader just recreates again). Not quite the same as clearing the list but - If you open Reader DC and go to Edit>Preferences>Documents you can set the 'Documents in recently used list' to zero. That way you will never have anything in the recent list. (I used to have the file location for the recents list, but I believe that Adobe changed it).
  13. It looks like you have not yet run an 'Analyze' (or a defrag). In that screenshot the disk fragmentation is showing as 'Unknown' for all your drives. When you open defraggler the blocks are show from your last time you ran it, and are grey like that until after you have run a new analyze (or defrag). This is because until you do defraggler doesn't know their current status. Once you run an Ananlyze (or defrag) the fragmentation changes from 'Unknown' to a percentage, and the blocks show the relevant colour.
  14. I think that may be an older article. In Windows Firefox cookies/supercookies are now actually stored in 4 files in your user profile. In %Userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profilename}\ there are: cookies.sqlite webappsstore.sqlite SiteSecurityServiceState.txt In %Userprofile%\AppData\Local\....etc. there is: index.sqlite There are also other files saved in your user profile (either local or roaming) for the Firefox session, cache, jumplist, activity stream, and old/submitted crash reports. (I've written my own cleaning routine to delete all of these). I won't give them all on the open forum as that might upset Piriform, but once you know they are there it's easy enough to find them by name.
  15. Thanks for that advance notification of yet another bugfix @Stephen Piriform However: As asked previously (on Friday) - would you 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 it supposedly not even functional in the free version? Was this data sent to Piriform? Why, and how, was the Update feature removed from both Free and Pro versions with no announcement and without asking the users permission? Or would that be "No Comment"?
  16. It started happening after Avast acquired Piriform, and hence CCleaner. We believe it's a simple marketing ploy - so that next time you update CCleaner you may be tempted to install the offered Avast Antivirus as well. Nobody likes this kind of tactic (except it seems Avasts' marketing department), it smacks too much of Adware - 'Look we've found all this, get (pay for) an update that will clean it'. (OK, they are not actually saying that in CC, but they are implying it and worrying some users). We have had a number of posts here from users who are now worried about what is 'tracking' them when nothing is.
  17. Well my reg entries have deleted themselves again, so the trials have gone again, it seems consistently inconsistent. (Although I have also found the same reg entries, and many more, elsewhere in the registry). I've given up playing with it for now, I've got other (better) things to do.
  18. LOL, best to see what they do over the weekend, at least they seem to be working the weekend. Plus I've learnt a few things about how they are distrubuting these trial features, and now have some new CCleaner reg entries to play with. (As well as the Software Updater trial I can now tun the Quick Clean trial on and off at will, by making/modifying a reg entry).
  19. Exactly the same as mine. Can you remember if you put CC 5.55 on before or after the patch Tuesday update? Checking the dates on my posts here the software updater seems to have disappeared about the time of that update. (PS. I've got the updater back now by recreating that registry key, plus CC has also populated some extra reg entries to play with).
  20. After a bit of checking and comparing the time of my post about it going missing to when the PT update installed I'd now say the Windows PT update is the prime suspect for removing that key and thus the display of the Software Updater feature. Wonder if Piriform have worked that out yet? Edit. Oddly after manually recreating just that one key I now have some others which seem to relate to Quick Clean and a few other features. (These will now give a bit of play time investigating them). Edit2 - Yes I can now turn the Quick Clean trial on and off as well, not tested the others yet.
  21. @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).
  22. 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.
  23. 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). Unless as Nergal says the code is all to c**k. Of course the Piriform staff could tell us what was intended, even if they don't know for sure what went wrong. - If they could be bothered. I'm with Hazelnut, CCleaner errors following (or during) an update are becoming 'normal' these days.
  24. 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.
  25. 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?
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