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  1. Just in case you've not come across this one yet, its being reported on various sites in the last month.



    It's another fake BSOD - call Tech Support scam, the icon it installs doesn't even look anything like the CCleaner icon.


    I guess nobody here is going to fall for obvious junk like this, but it's as well to be aware that it's out there.

    (Somebody is sure to fall for it then come here complaining).

  2. If you look at the filesize of the backups you will see that it can vary quite a bit for each one.

    I've got six at the moment ranging from 3KB to 26KB

    If it were a full backup you would expect each one to be much larger and of a reasonably consistent size.


    Still a good idea to make them and keep them around for a while just in case.

    (You'll find a few threads on here from people who 'never had a problem with the registry cleaner' but now have an unresponsive/bricked machine).


    I can see that with your setup it might be nice to have the OS automatically in the filename, and should be possible, but then where do you stop?

    No doubt everybody would want something slightly different depending on their own setup, so it's probably easier to just let the user put their own filenames in.

  3. There are quite a few threads on this already; here's the short explanation.


    Edge is still a work in progress and so IE is included with Windows 10 as well.

    (and for legacy reasons, some 3rd party software needs IE to be present).

    There is no desktop icon for IE as standard in Win10, if you want one you have to browse to iexplore.exe and make a desktop shortcut for it.


    Edge and IE use some of the same files, and so do other Windows applications, File Explorer for example..

    So even if you have not used Edge or IE these database and temporary files may be open, and need to be closed before they can be cleaned.

    Just click yes on the popup, or tick the box to tell it not to show again.


    Even then you may find that often CCleaner says it has 'skipped' Edge/IE files during cleaning.

    This is because, as stated above, Edge is still a WIP and so is a moving target for the developers of Ccleaner (and other programmes).

    Just when they sort out what to do to clean it properly, Microsoft changes it again and its back to square one.

  4. 071505 is simply the time in 24hr format. i.e. Quarter past 7 in the morning (and 5 seconds).


    When you make the registry backup you get a dialogue box to browse to the save location, you can put any filename you like in there before you save the backup.


    And just to note,

    These are not full registry backups, it only backs up the reg. entries that you are fixing/deleting with that clean.


    Advice is always that you should not run any registry clean/fix as regular housekeeping.

    That is not what they are intended for.

    (And despite what many think it will not noticably speed up your computer).


    Only use it if you are having a problem, or maybe when you have just uninstalled some software.

    Even then you should check through each entry on the list carefully.

    Just hitting the 'fix' button can cause no end of problems if you are not sure what you are doing, even making your computer unusable.


    This advice applies to all registry cleaners not just CCleaner's.

  5. Just received the popup again, 5 mins ago, still version 46.0.1. And this time the browser recognises an update is available as well.


    Think I'll have a look round the web before installing it though.


    Edit- (12:54)

    Had a look round, nothing on the web about why the update was pulled.

    Seems to have been some problems with both the Mac version and the Windows version clashing with some PUP's.

    As MBAM clears out any PUPs on my machine that shouldnt be a problem.


    Anyway running 46.0.1 now and all seems OK.

  6. Yesterday I got the pop-up saying that FF 46.0.1 was available to download, I was busy at the time so declined it.

    Today when I check in the browser it says that my 45.0.2 is up to date.
    (Although if I go to the Mozilla download page it still gives- "Looks like you’re using an older version of Firefox").

    There are a few issues posted today on the Mozilla user forum about 46.0.1 causing some site login, mouse control, Flash, and other problems.

    It looks like the FF automatic updating/notifying may have been withdrawn for now, you may want to give it a few days before updating.

  7. ccleaner often reveals new files after I have scanned and deleted previous entries.. the new entries appear a fraction of a second after previous files are deleted.. i delete those new entries, and a fraction of a second later, new entries appear..


    These will probably be the temporary files that windows creates all the time it is running.


    So if you clean them then windows will just recreate them as needed, often within a fraction of a second.

  8. According to Einstein (General Relativity), Hawkins, Cox, et.al, time travel is possible - but maybe only to the future not the past.
    STEPHEN HAWKING- How to build a time machine.
    You can find plenty of scientific articles about this online; you just have to weed out the cranks.

    The best known method of time travel to the future is by traveling very close to the speed of light, especially near a black hole.

    Some think that it may be possible to travel to the past - but that involves traveling faster than the speed of light, not usually considered possible.

    Although some theories say it may be acheived by linking two spinning black holes with a wormhole and repeatedly traveling through the wormhole.
    Not exactly a practical proposition.


    Then we have Quantum mechanics that posits that 'entangled' particles are linked instananeously across astronomical distances, much faster than the speed of light so who knows where that might lead.

  9. A very old OS such as even Win98 can make a very good offline computer for very basic stuff, such as really old video games that newer OSes can't seem to play anymore,

    I too still have and still occasionaly use a Win98 PC, mainly because it has Autocad 2000i installed (The full version of Autocad is not cheap and that old version still does everything I need).


    Looking through my old CD's recently I found one from 1995, the old game 'Lemmings'.

    I remember enjoying that game so just for fun I stuck it into my Windows 10 laptop to see what would happen; to my surprise it works perfectly, not bad for a 20 year old game.

  10. You may want to consider getting one-to-one help from one of the dedicated virus/malware removal sites.


    These guys are experts at helping you scan for and remove any nasties infecting your computer and/or network.

    Once you start working with one you must follow their instructions and see the process through to the end.


    Best of all they do it for free.


    Here are links to a couple of the best of them, there are others, only use one at any time:



  11. Would you like to expand on that?


    Why are you saying it is not compatible with Win 10?


    Your own experience? Please give more details.


    Something you have read? What and where?


    I've had no problems with Defraggler and Win10, what problems are you having?


    When problem started?

    Today after upgrade ASC 8 to ASC 9.


    So updating another company's file/registry cleaner is now giving you an error when running Ccleaner on startup.


    Do you not think that the problem may just be because of the one you updated, rather than blaming Ccleaner?


    Have you got both scheduled to run at startup and they are clashing?




    That error message about the task object version is related to incorrect registry entries for scheduled tasks.

    Try googling it for various solutions.

  13. I think it depends on which version you are downloading (Free, Full, Slim, Portable), where about in the world you are, and how busy the servers are.


    I have never been sent to Filehippo for a Ccleaner update, but have been for Defraggler.


    Most software houses have relationships with 'mirror' download sites in case the main site is unavailable (to you) for some reason.

    If the main download server is busy or unavailable you will be redirected to the primary mirror download server.

    Filehippo is one of the popular ones.


    I believe that in some countries/geographic areas you may get directed to the mirror as a first option, because it has a better and/or faster connection than going to the main site (or maybe because the main site does not have a server in that country).

  14. Thanks that seemed to work, but why would that happen? Will it happen every time I use this program?

    Theres one way to find out, defrag again and see what happens.

    You know how to get the associations back if they do get lost.


    I would suspect it's Win10 64 bit throwing a wobbler with your particular machine.


    I also have Win10 64 and have not had that problem, but did have a problem a few months ago where Win10 kept resetting all my desktop icons to blank generic ones.

    Did my head in for a couple of weeks, I would rebuild the icon cache only for it to be back to blank icons the next day.

    Then we had a Windows Patch Tuesday and the problem was gone, showing it was Windows and not anything that I was running.

  15. Although a search does seem to show that screenshot is from a legit programme, I would be very wary that you have not downloaded a hacked copy that may be doing something else in the background.

    Stealing your passwords and banking details as it scans your system, encrypting all your files, etc.

    Ransomware that encrypts your files has become a major problem in the last few months.


    As Nergal says your provider would NEVER send you an email like that.

    If someone has sent you an email pretending to be your provider that should make you instantly suspicious.


    I would follow the advice and get one of the sites recommended in his first link to check your computer for infection ASAP if not sooner.

  16. I always have multiple issues whenever I scan the registry.


    scanned again and now it found 59 issues. Strange


    Very strange,

    What the h*** are you doing to mess up your registry that much all the time?


    Its not usual to see any registry issues unless you have recently uninstalled something.


    Unless you are just seeing the issues and not fixing them?


    You may want to visit one of the free malware cleanup help sites to check out that you have not been infected.


    Here is one that gives one-to-one help for free ( there are others).



    Here is another- take your choice; but only pick one, and stay with that one until the helper gives you the all clear.


  17. Guys, please stay on topic of helping users within the help threads

    A bit harsh there nergal.


    Those comments are on topic, are relevant, and explain why passwords in IE or Edge can get deleted even when you have set Ccleaner not to.


    Which was what the OP was asking.


    IE and Edge are entangled.


    In post #3 Hector_the_invincible also noted:

    CCleaner seems to be confusing Edge and IE11. Screenshot below shows IE11 completely de-selected and it still deletes saved passwords in IE11.


    If I want to keep my IE11 passwords I have to set both Edge and IE11 to keep passwords.

    Which again shows this entanglement between IE and Edge.

  18. have w10 really two microsoft browser?




    Edge is supposed to eventually replace Internet Explorer.

    However it was not full ready when Win 10 was released so IE was included with Win 10 as well.


    Edge is still a work in progress (some would still call it a Beta version) although less techy users don't realise this


    This is why Piriform and others are still having problems with it, it's a moving target.


    Further complicated by the fact that Edge and IE often make use of the same files, especially temporary files, so you can't regard them seperately when cleaning.

    (Oh, and the desktop File Explorer and One Drive also use some of the same files).


    I just ignore them and use Firefox.

  19. I had just noticed this earlier today.


    Apparently it's a tool, not a plug-in.


    It's still in testing, hence the Beta designation.



    Firefox Hello Beta is a communication tool that lets you share tabs you’re browsing in Firefox with others and chat over video or text, free and without needing an account or login. Firefox Hello Beta in Windows, Mac and Linux helps you discuss and make decisions about anything online by sharing the website you’re browsing in your conversation. This makes it easier and faster to do things like to shop online together with friends, plan a vacation with the family or collaborate on work with a colleague.




    I do remember something being mentioned about it from a few FFx upgrades ago, but didn't realise it had automatically been installed.


    Will need to read more about it, although I doubt I'll be using it anytime soon.



    If you go to the hamburger menu and select '+ Customise' you will see a smiley face icon for it that you can drag to the toolbar (if it's not on the tool bar already).

  20. Upgrade offers are buried away from normal view in the About button, it's not plastered on the main GUI area seen everywhere like so many other programs do.


    They used to be but not any more, see the attachment.


    It's important to be careful to make a distinction between  UPDATES and UPGRADES.


    UPDATE - Get the latest version with fixes, improvements and changes.


    UPGRADE - Get a paid for version with extra features and options.



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