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  1. Interesting indeed, thanks for trying it. It's not something that I've played about with because I prefer to stay logged out of sites unless I'm actually using them. Especially sites like Amazon that have my debit card details. (I just see that as basic security, and it only takes seconds to log in again). I suppose it would need deeper digging to find out just what is inside each cookie, or some trial and error like you have done there. I'm not sure that CCleaner could come up with a 'recommended' list of cookies to keep for Firefox, there would just be too many variants,es
  2. I think that you are missunderstanding what the different settings do. 'Launch the CCleaner app window each time the computer starts' puts a flashing icon in the system tray when the computer starts, but ony for seconds while the clean is running and it disappears when the clean has finished. There are two functions that will keep an icon in the system tray (not flashing) these are: Smart Cleaning: If you have Smart Cleaning enabled it needs to run in the background to monitor for junk building up, or for a browser being closed. 'Keep CCleaner updated automatically': This
  3. The problem ther is that at 90% capacity used that disk is pretty full, - You have run out of free space required for a defragment to work. Even the built in Windows defragmenter wont work with a HDD drive that is that full. You may/will also start running into other probems with Windows not having the free disc space that it needs to work properly. The general recommendation is that you should have at least 15% free space for a defrag of a HDD to be sucessful. https://www.howtogeek.com/324956/how-much-free-space-should-you-leave-on-your-windows-pc/ Suggestions:
  4. As already said you shouldn't be using any registry cleaner except for troubleshooting/fixing specific problems. As already said the developers are already looking to remove it from the main menus in CCleaner, so that people are not tempted to use it when they shouldn't do. (We moderators been nagging them to do this for over a year now). It can be a useful tool if it is used correctly; so it probably won't be scrapped altogether. (Chainsaws are not the right tool for carving your Sunday roast, but are useful when used correctly for the right job)
  5. Here's a bit of an odd one. Since November (lockdown) I've been tethering my laptop to my phones data via USB. Yesterday morning that was working as normal. HIbernated the laptop and went shopping, etc. Woke the laptop Yesterday afternoon and it would no longer see the phone as a router via USB. (The phone can still be seen, and used as a media device through the same connection). USB port checks OK, phone check OK, USB cable checks OK. I could only think that something has messed up the driver for tethering, but I hadn't updated or changed anything and the connection i
  6. That is a system entry relating to a system file and Windows is putting it back if you remove it, leave it alone. In fact leave all registry entries in Windows 10 alone. Our advice, and Microsoft's, is - don't use any registry cleaner with Windows 10 - if you do you may 'break' your Windows 10 and have to reinstall Windows from scratch. Windows 10 changes the registry frequently, and registry cleaning apps will never be able to keep up with that. You may get away with using one with no problems for months or years, but it's not worth the risk. Registry cleaning is an a
  7. I'd say that it is not something for CCleaner to 'sort out. It's just a case of us users getting used to the fact that Firefox is now saving more cookies (or multiple copies of the same cookies for different sites). Firefox has just made the cookies more specific, so that any partitioned cookies/supercookies that you 'keep' will now be kept for that particular site and not for any other site. Which makes sense from a security point of view. As long as you keep the cookie you want for the site you want then there is no real difference to what you have always done in the past.
  8. Are you using an Administrator account when uninstalling? Is the browser still running background processes? Try the suggestions here:
  9. I'm not sure then, especially with Winapp2 in the mix. It does seem odd that CCleaner should delete some history but not all of it. That would suggest that the parts not being cleaned are somehow protected, or are being cleaned but being synced straight back? Another possibility is that the bookmarks are somehow being pre-loaded into the history when you launch Chrome? Is it all bookmarks that are showing in the history, or just the ones that you have visited in the last session? (I'm just thinking out loud, I won't have Chrome on my computer so can't try and check any
  10. I've been having a look and it seems that the cookies are each linked by the partitionkey to the website that they came from. For instance this is the same google cookie but 'partitioned' by Firefox for each of 4 different websites: So as long as you 'Keep' the cookie only for the site(s) you want and not for others then that should be fine and work as it always has. If you edit a 'Kept' cookie to remove the partition key then I believe that it will be saved globally? Not sure but from what you described above that is what seems to be happening with your old 'kept' cookie
  11. Theres no need to post the same question twice and it can get confusing if answers are being given to the same question in two places, I've removed the other one. As for your issue - are you cleaning 'Sessions' as well as 'History'? See this resolved thread from Wednesday:
  12. Just from a quick look around it seems that is quite an old drive. (Which maybe why it has your entire life on it?) The articles I'm finding are back in 2008/2013, there used to be a 1TB Maxtor back then which sounds like what you may have? https://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/maxtor_1touch4_plus_1tb/ And it seems there used to be a common problem with those Maxtor drives, they suddenly stop working and 'don't exist'. It seems that the build quality was variable and some work fine for years while others just gave up after a month or two. About the best suggestion that
  13. You don't have to pay anything, CCleaner free will tell you what needs an update, and then you an update it manually. You can't compare a paid for junk cleaner with a paid for software updater. You pay for the junk cleaner features and support, the software updater is a free extra. Not being awkward here, (well maybe I am), but if you want a professional software updater then buy a professional software updater not a junk cleaner. EDIT- That webpage that you linked to seems to be an old advertising page from a couple of years ago, not sure but we have asked about it.
  14. As I say I'm still getting my head around these changes myself; and I 've no doubt that the CCleaner developers are doing a bit of head scratching. The reason I'm trying to work it out myself is because I use my own batch file for cleaning Firefox and a few other things, so all that stuff and more is gone before I get to CCleaner. For example all the cookies and supercookies have always been removed by my batch and so I don't even see them in CCleaner. My batch seem to still be working OK but the question is am I missing something because of the changes to Firefox? I don't think
  15. I wouldn't say it's a crappy add-on, the best recommended free one didn't find anything different on my machine. It's hard to tell/compare without knowing just what is in those databases. There again as I hinted before, in my opinion any software updater is unnecessary bloat. If you think about it it's the kind of thing that has led to WiFi connected fridges that tell you that need to 'update' your supply of eggs. Do you realy need that?
  16. I don't think so, it will only show the apps you have installed that it can update; mine only shows three: As I said Health Check did try to do another one (CutePDF, but that is a bit tricky to update sometimes requiring an update of a scripting engine as well, which Health Check couldn't seem to handle). Earlier today I tried a couple of the most popular free software updaters, just as an experiment. I won't give names but the most commonly recommended one found nothing to update. A lesser known but still recommeded one found 2 visual C++ redistributables, (who cares?), plus
  17. That's easy sunbeam - Andre Preview. There again I am English, and getting older.
  18. Yes Firefox changed the way that it handles cookies/supercookies with v85. https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/01/26/supercookie-protections/ I'm still trying to get my head around the changes myself but as I understand it each of those 'partitions' is set up for each website that you visit. So instead of one 'Supercookie' being generated that will span all websites, a new one one is generated for each website that references it. Which means that the same 'supercookie' could now be stored multiple times rather than just once, but because of that it isn't as 'Super' as it used
  19. A quick look the popular updater apps shows they have anywhere between 50 and 1,500 programmes in their databases. Not all of them give a list though. That's a bit misleading though because some list both 32bit and 64bit seperately where others list them as one. There can also be a lot of obscure software listed, or even expired software that will never get another update. I don't know how many are in the database(s) that CCleaner uses now, I've never seen it published anywhere. TBH I just have my apps set to notify me of updates, if they have that setting, then when I come
  20. That is what that that function is supposed to do - run a clean at startup and then close. If you can tell us what it is that you want CCleaner to do we can tell you how to do that.
  21. That is not unusal with Windows 10, Windows needs the registry entry so keeps putting it back. That particular registry entry is for future use, in Windows 10 21H1, by Cortana, Accessibility Options (for visually impaired users), and some audio drivers. It will already 'break' some audio drivers if removed. That is why Windows is putting it back if you remove it. Our advice, and Microsoft's, is - don't use any registry cleaner with Windows 10 - if you do you may 'break' your Windows 10 and have to reinstall Windows from scratch. Windows 10 changes the registry frequently, an
  22. You have to remember that the software updater is/was an add-on tool to CCleaners main purpose of cleaning junk, so it's not going to be as comprehensive as a dedicated software updater. That said, now that it has been made an integral part of Health Check ('Security' in the Pro version) it should be made more comprehensive over time. Interestingly last week Health Check updated one app, (or at least tried to), on my machine that isn't even listed in the Software Updater tool. Which suggests there is already a difference between the databases being used by Health Check and Software Up
  23. Translation: I have no idea why it would read before purchase but not after. As you have now puchased Recuva then you have paid for support. I suggest that you contact support by emailing then at: support@ccleaner.com Give them a link to this thread. Nie mam pojęcia, dlaczego miałoby się czytać przed zakupem, a nie po. Ponieważ kupiłeś Recuva, zapłaciłeś za wsparcie. Proponuję skontaktować się z pomocą techniczną, wysyłając wiadomość e-mail na adres: support@ccleaner.com Podaj im link do tego wątku.
  24. I don't believe that they are using filehippo anymore, not sure what they are using instead. But yes, any software updater works to a database so an app has to be on that database for it to be checked for an update.
  25. I think you'll need to give more details for anyone to be able to answer and possibly help. How 'LARGE' is the drive? Is it an HDD or an SSD? What filesystem was/is it formatted with? How full was it? How fragmented was it? In your 'attempt' to defragment did it crash or did it complete? If it didn't complete about how far % did it get, and what error message did you get? What type of defragment were you doing? (Full, quick, files only, free space?). What Windows version/build are you using? Which antivirus are you using? It might seem a lot of questions but b
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