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  1. Microsoft are reportedly scrapping Edge in favour of 'A Chromium based browser' as the default. https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-building-chromium-powered-web-browser-windows-10 The ultimate way of getting Chrome onto your computer, whether you want it or not?
  2. There have been reports that some users are seeing vastly inflated file sizes for the junk to be cleaned, often more than the size of the Hard Disk.
  3. nukecad

    Drive Wiper

    When you use wipe free space in CC it overwrites any previously deleted files so they are not recoverable - BUT Windows keeps a list of all the files that have ever been there. This list is not overwritten by CC. So Recuva, or any other recovery programme, can still see that list and report that the files are potentially 'recoverable'. If you actually try to recover them then they can't be recovered, because they have been overwritten. Only a list of their names is there. A crude analogy, but think of it like having a cabinet full of paper files, with the contents list written in permanent marker on the cabinet. You can throw away all the files and then put blank paper in there, ('wipe free space'), but the list is still there on the cabinet until you scrub it off. Someone (recuva) can come along and read the contents list, but if they try to read any of the files listed they'll just find blank paper.
  4. The pro version of CCleaner already includes automatic updates. It's one of the 'paid for' features, so they are hardly going to start giving it away in the free version.
  5. Another member submitted theirs to Virustotal a few days ago https://forum.piriform.com/topic/53056-false-positive-ccleaner-5506911/ Looks like an FP from Comodo.
  6. nukecad


    Is ticking Firefox 'Sessions' not clearing it for you?
  7. Appreciated that this being on display was an error and so we have no way of seeing the context in which those comments were made. Thanks for the explanation.
  8. I'd say neither. 'Feature previews' are not 'Updates'. 'Feature previews' are 'do some (unasked) beta testing for us'.
  9. To use your browser as an example: if when you use a 'Contact Us' button (or similar) from a website it gives you a form to fill then it's not using, doesn't need to use, your email. (It sends the form directly from the website without even touching your email account). If however it does need use your email then either: It will open your email editor that your browser app is set to use; Or if you haven't set which email to use it will give you an error message, or box to chose one. This link shows an example of how this is set up in fireox, it's similar with other browsers: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-program-used-open-email-links It also tells you there how to set the default 'mail client' for the computer system to use. Basically- Settings>Apps>Default apps>email This is what will be used by the system, for instance if/when you right click a file and 'Send To > mail recipient'. It will also be the default mail client by other apps, Word, Exel, etc. (Unless you override it in the settings of that particular app).
  10. Oops! Interesting that this seems to be testing code from 5.47, and regarding "Expired Licence" renewal pop-ups which have been an issue on the forum this week. I'd also like to know more about the comments "..which tells CCleaner to ignore click .." and "..if link should NOT be opened by CCleaner". There seems to be two contentious statements there.
  11. That's right. Well not quite, it depends on how you have you computer/apps configured to use you email. But if there is nothing showing as 'sent' in your email account then they have used a contact form and not your email. Many websites have forms that will send them a message without gathering your details. (Always providing this was CNN).
  12. How about a chimney with a 'pop-up' Santa?
  13. It would depend on how the website has configured their contact form. It could be sent straight from their wepage with no reference to your email unless you provide it. If it does rely on your email then it would usually open your email editor and pre-fill their address for you to send them an email. If it doesnt open your email application then they won't have your address unless you give it. There are still many out there who don't have or never use email.
  14. You should be unticking and/or excluding these recent file lists in the cleaning section and not in the registry section. Registry clearing is a different function and is not recomnended as a regular practice.
  15. nukecad

    Black marks.

    Up to now this discount offer has been- A summer Sale, A xx billion download party, A gift for you, and now a Black Friday sale. No doubt it will be a Christmas Present next. (Then New Year sale, spring discount, Easter gift, etc). Why not just cut the standard price and stop bugging people with pop-ups?
  16. nukecad

    Black marks.

    Another unwanted advertising pop-up. Tolerance is wearing very thin.
  17. If you have Revo pro, or the trial, then you can do a 'Forced Uninstall' (or similar wording?). That lets you use their log database to remove leftovers of stuff you had installed/uninstalled before you even got Revo. As long as you know the programme name there should be a log to get rid of it's remnants. But yes, the free version can only remove what it has 'seen' being installed.
  18. Revo uninstaller will do that job. And clear registry entries left behind by the uninstalled programme. I'm not sure if Piriform want to add that functionality but it would fit well with the other tools in CCleaner.
  19. Occasionally you can be too quick - and Firefox slow to fully close. The cache in particular can sometimes take 5 to 10 seconds before it has closed. But disappears from task manager before that. So if you're quick and try to clean it before it has fully closed you get that message. Or as Nergal says some add on could be keeping it open.
  20. Probably not, but: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/tinnitus/
  21. Something is still using the ie files when you are cleaning, because of this they are still 'open' and so CCleaner has to skip them. Firstly I would check in Task Manager that ie and Edge are not still running in the background. But it's not just ie/Edge that could be using those files, many other Microsoft applications use them as a convienient place to temporarily store things. (Some 3rd party apps will also do it). So even if ie itself is closed, something else may be using it's storage files and preventing them from being cleaned/deleted. I've never seen a full list of all applications that can do this, but Skype, Outlook, and other MS applications are (have been) known to do it. Just which applications are doing it on your machine will take a bit of investigation. Again Task Manager is a good place to look and see which MS applications are still running in the background.
  22. That will be the 'builds' page, where you can download: The 'Standard' installer, with the bundled offers for Avast or Chrome. The 'Slim' installer, without the bundled offers. The 'Portable' version, which does not have an installer at all. It's the 'Standard' installer that some AVs/AMs don't like because of the bundled offers. The 'Slim' installer doesn't have those so the AV/AM accepts it. You usually have to wait a few days/week after the release of a new version for the 'Slim' and 'Portable' versions to be available. https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds Most 'experienced' users have that page bookmarked and download their installers from there rather than upgrading from within the programme itself.
  23. They have quickly taken it down following complaints on the forum. However they are still saying that marketing popups may come back in future releases, but with an 'opt out' if you have a paid for version.
  24. Fine, it was just a suggestion. I never get logged out automatically like that. I only get logged out if I click the 'Sign Out' button, or if I close my browser and clear the cache. You seem to have 2 problems here, The automatic logging out. Your password not being recognised when you try to log in again. It's going to take someone with Administrator access to the forum software to sort out just why this is happening, Nergal says he has already asked them to take a look.
  25. Very strange, as suggested it seems like it may be something other than the PC that is making the noise. Do you have anything battery powered in or around that area that may be buzzing periodicaly to indicate a low battery? Central heating pipes expanding/contracting? One off the wall thought is that you may have a bug - a real one like a cricket, beetle, wasp, inside the PCs casing. About the only thing to suggest now is to move the equipment elsewhere for a while to see if the noise is from the equipment or just from the area where the equipment was stood.
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