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  1. That sounds as if Thundebird is still running (maybe as a background task?). CCleaner can't clean applications that are open/running so it skips them. Task Manager should show you if it is running in the background, and you can force it to close from there. You don't say what OS you have, if it's Windows 10 try taking a look at: Settings > Privacy > Background apps
  2. Nope I don't have that, probably because I caught things before Avast actually installed. (And didn't use the Uninstall Utility, which I believe can also leave it behind). The only thing on my laptop that even mentions Avast in the name is a screenshoot I of the CC installer, and that I named myself. More, "official", information about what Avast Overseer is can be found here, especially note the posts from 'drake127' who says he was one of the key authors: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=210028.0 In his first post he says: So he admits they released/installed
  3. So it finally happened. Today I've been trying to track down a software clash, part of which involved installing different versions of CCleaner. I was using different CC installer versions that I have saved on my laptop. Having finished my testing I noticed an orange blob on my desktop, I've been Avast-d for the first time ever. The icon has the name "avast_free_antivirus_setup_online" Looking in Apps & features (and in the old style Control Panel) Avast is not showing as an installed application. It's not showing in the task manager, but looking in CCleaner there was
  4. For anyone using the Malwarbytes for Firefox (beta) extension. There currently seems to be a clash with CCleaner and the Malwarebytes beta extension for Firefox, this clash is somehow triggering the extension to block the downloading of installation (.exe) files if CCleaner has been run to clear Firefox. It only seems to be affecting the downloading of .exe files, - documents and media files download normally. It's easily fixed by opening the Firefox Add-ons manager, clicking 'Remove' for the extension, and then clicking on 'undo'. The Malwarebytes devs have been looking at
  5. Well the etymology is latin so it goes back a while. It's used in a few different contexts now, even nuclear engineering.
  6. Comes as a shock doesn't it? I realised earlier this year that I'd been moderating (elsewhere) since 2008, so must have been a member there (for a couple of years) before that. (Changed my username when I started modding and can't track it back without admin permissions). Makes you wonder who was the first ever moderator? Tim Berners Lee must have shouted at a few colleagues, but the internet was going before the WWW.
  7. From the Knowledge Base notes: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4103721/windows-10-update-kb4103721 So the black screen issue may have been patched. I've got the update to .48 downloaded now and just need a restart.
  8. I also play as a guest, I don't even have a MS account anymore. I may try resetting/reinstalling the Solitaire Collection from Settings > apps Interestingly though I have build 17134.1, maybe they have patched it in .48 ?
  9. I've also noticed that the Solitaire Collection has changed where it saves game scores/statistics in 1803. I had this as an 'include' in CCleaner to delete them and start from fresh every time. This 'include' had stopped working with 1803 so I had to track the new filename/location down. If you use a local account to log into your computer (I do) the statistics file can now be found at, and easily deleted from: C:\Users\{yourusername}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\savegame\Guest\statistic\statistic.sgi {yourusern
  10. I've found an odd glitch in Win10 1803. It happens when you are playing a game from the inbuilt Microsoft Solitaire Collection. After about 3 minutes of play the screen will go totally black for 1/2 to 3 seconds before coming back again. It only seems to affect games, and only happens the once in each session, and then all is fine until the next reboot. I've seen it happen with Spider, Free Cell, and Pyramid. I'm not sure if it affects any other games; it would seem to be a graphics issue? Still a bit of an 'Oh, B*****' moment the first few times it happens, (then yo
  11. We have discussed this in another thread. (Sorry can't link it from this phone). It's the new, unliked by many, results display. It reports everything found to clean as a "tracking file/cookie". Most people would not regard these as "tracking" in the general malware sense of the word. (That would be keyloggers, location trackers, and such). But if you want to stretch a point for advertising purposes then every cookie, logfile, etc. has 'tracked' something that you did. It's just advertising speak
  12. You can stick with an older version, it just won't clean everything 'junk' that new browser versions and Windows versions save. (Because they change what and where they save things). Remember that this is a junk cleaner not an anti-malware. CCleaner cleans unneeded temporary files and other junk NOT viruses. You need an anti-virus /anti-malware for that.
  13. Sorry to go missing for a bit (disability is playing up, no great problem). I still suspect it's an Edge/Windows problem, especially if you have put 1803 on. Microsoft change things and leave everyone to try and work out what they have done and catch up.
  14. That sounds as if running Edges own cleaning routine is closing down whatever it was that caused CC to say it was still running. So that's a result even if we still don't know exactly what it was. As an extra I would run a scan with Malwarebytes, ADWcleaner, or a similar adware/tracking detection program, just to make sure that it's not an unwanted tracker that was left running. Either of those will find any potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and remove them if you choose to.
  15. Welcome to the fun of trying to find out what the **** is going on inside your computer. (It sounds like you are on your way to learning more about it). Sometimes you can find it, sometimes you just have to work around it. (Computer Logic is not always logical once humans get their hands on it). Unless it is stopping you from working it's best to treat it like a puzzle game. If you like puzzles you will spend time trying to track it down, if you don't like then you will just get frustrated. Who needs to buy an overpriced game when you have this stuff to tax your mind?
  16. That would be the easiest if you can't be too bothered tracking down what else may be opening Edge in the background. As I said above you could uncheck all Edge items, and right click each unticked item to do a manual analyise/clean once in a while, or if you have used Edge. (And if there are files found on a manual analyze/clean that could point to what is using it).
  17. TBH I'm not sure at all, I'm only suggesting what I would try in your shoes. If anyone else has suggestions please feel free to jump in with them. You could try the testing below, or if you can't be bothered with the testing then it may be time to consider rolling back CCleaner a version to see if that works. You can download previous versions from filehippo, look on the right of this page: https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ You could try turning off the weather tile, restarting the computer, and running CCleaner analyze to see if that makes a difference. (You can always
  18. I wouldn't call it an 'issue' with CC, CC is just doing it's job as it's supposed to. It's more of an issue of why Edge is running all the time. If you untick all Edge items then CC will not analyse or clean them, then you could right click each unticked item and do a manual clean once in a while. That way you won't get the popup asking you to close Edge everytime you run CC. The real solution would be to find out what is causing Edge to be open all the time and stop it from doing so. If you are not using Edge yourself then something else must be starting it in the backgroun
  19. There have been a few similar questions this week. I suspect that its edge. Microsoft uses internet explorer to store temporary files even if you were not using ie. Edge is supposed to replace ie so I expect that they are now doing the same with edge.
  20. You show there one of the other ways that you can spot these 'empty' files that get created automatically - the byte size is always a multiple of 128 doubling up. These are binary multiples - 2, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, etc. Programmers, and computers, like binary multiples. (To continue the metaphor - the higher the number the bigger the empty box someone has put on your desk). Other files will usually be an 'odd' number of bytes not in that sequence, only as big as their contents need.
  21. I don't use Chrome myself but there have been some recent threads here about the latest CC version crashing chrome. It does seem to be affecting those who use Kaspersky. It's been reported today that an update to Kaspersky has stopped the crashing, suggesting that it was a problem with Kaspersky. There is occasionally a problem when Chrome (and/or Firefox, and/or other browsers) change where they store certain settings, which then get cleaned when you weren't expecting it. This affects all cleaning program until the cleaner developers can work out what has been changed and issue
  22. Sorry, was looking at the designation 'Tracking Files' as being the important question. As to CC finding new things just after a previous run, your first answer was the correct one. They are the same files you have just deleted. Some of the files that get deleted are Windows (and other) files, that get recreated straight away when you delete them. Others take a while longer to get recreated, it depends just what is running at the time. (Which is why you see different numbers of new files). Your computer is using and creating temporary files all the time. These files are crea
  23. Yes, it takes a long time to check and clean Internet Explorer History these days. The reason why gets complicated, but it's to do with changes that Microsoft made to IE which make it harder to check and clean. Even if you are not using IE CCleaner will check it unless you have it unticked. If you are never using IE then you can untick this option, because there will never be any IE history to clean. I have all entries for Edge and IE unticked - Except for 'Temporary Internet Files' in IE which is used by other MS applications, such as File explorer, to store temporary file
  24. From what you say there then I suspect that the 'Internet History' you have unchecked is the one for the Edge browser. I say that because of your statement that " Chrome is not mentioned in the Cleaner items" - so how can you be unticking Chrome's history? If you have Chrome installed then it will be listed in CCleaner, I suspect that you are just looking in the wrong place. You are looking at the Windows Tab, (which shows Edge and Internet Explorer browsers), you need to click on the Applications tab where you will see Chrome, Firefox, or whatever other browser you have insta
  25. After installing the April 2018 Update. (Windows 10 v1803) I just tried running the new version of Storage Sense. It's quick - much, much faster than Disk-Cleanup to scan/remove. It can be easily scheduled to run automatically from the settings. I used the 'free up space now' option. This scanned all files in one go, system files as well as temporary files. (Disk-cleanup needs 2 different, very slow, scans). It presented the scan results nicely with a brief explanation of each category, and then removed them much faster than Disk Cleanup did. There was of course a 'Previou
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