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  1. I don't know if it should be included as default in CCleaner, not all browsers are, that's a question for the developers. But if you know the locations to clean manually then you could just add those files/folders as an 'Include' in CCleaner. (Options>Include). Any file/folder that you add there will be cleaned when CCleaner is run. A bit more advanced -You might also want to take a look at the 'winapp2.ini' CCleaner addition, that includes many programmes that are not in CCleaner as default. EDIT- Just had a quick look and Avast browsers are included in winapp2. https://forum.piriform.com/topic/32310-winapp2ini-additions/?page=258&tab=comments#comment-287464
  2. nukecad

    Version 5.40

    You could try the latest version (or any other version you fancy) and if you don't like it then just reinstall 5.40 again. Be aware that, as Andavari says, some of the versions have had issues and or bugs. Be careful with the Avast offer if you are going to be installing and trying out various versions. (I'd download the installer(s) then disconnect from the internet while installing it, and still be sure to untick the offer box each time). You can get various versions from filehippo, look on the right of this page: https://filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
  3. You can clean them safely. All it means is that they can no longer be sent to Microsoft. (Unless you have recently had a lot of errors then most of them have probably already been sent anyway). If you have Windows 10 then try turning on 'Storage Sense', (Settings>Sytem>Storage).
  4. It's annoying when it happens isn't it? When it's happened to me I've used Revo Uninstaller Pro to get rid of all the leftover bits and registry entries. It needs to be the Pro version, https://www.revouninstaller.com/ But you can get a free 30 day trial, https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html Use the 'Forced Uninstall' option (only available in Pro), this will let you select which programme you want to get rid of the traces of. Select the log file for 'Avast Free AntiVirus', and follow the prompts. https://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_uninstall_features.html Be careful with the registry cleaning bit, I would untick anything not in bold.
  5. +1 'Necessary' for the user or 'useful' for your marketing department? Personally I'm not impressed by your "protect against abuse or denial of service attacks" justification. Many servers have protection that does not rely on collecting IP's. Blocking IP's to stop a DoS is a pretty ineffective (crude) way of doing it, and doesn't work against a modern DDoS anyway. "IP data is stored temporarily for the primary business purpose" - presumably marketing/selling product is "the primary business purpose" The rest of the 'justification' is simply an acknowledgement that you are collecting information for marketing purposes. PS. If a user is now 'selected' for the new 'Feature Preview' - without any choice in the matter (at the moment) - that would be another excuse for collecting data along with monitoring the preview.
  6. Mmm... I see a potential problem when we get questions on the forum about 'new features' we have no idea about and can't try/test. At least the Piriform staff (Stephen, Ben) seem more active recently so should be able to answer them? Maybe a new sub-forum for "Preview Features" would be a good idea. (As long as the user realises it's a preview that's the problem).
  7. Cheers Hazel, I've not got round to looking at 5.48 yet. Let alone any 'feature previews'.
  8. Could you give more information? As far as I am aware CCleaner 'Quick Clean' is an Android widget and is not availabe with the Windows version? https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/articles/212565758-What-is-the-Quick-Clean-Widget-
  9. Probably what all the AVs are shouting about. See various other new threads.
  10. I would suspect that it is something that has been enabled but not used yet. From my reading of the release notes it seems like a beta-testing thing where you may be invited to try something new before anyone else - when there is something new to try. The notes say that 'in future' there will be an opt-out.
  11. Indeed, I wasn't blaming the users for the error, just pointing out that it shouldn't affect 'normal' home users as they would not have any redirects. I also agree about 3rd party programmes not respecting the redirects, maybe they are explicitly using the 'expected' pathnames rather than polling Windows for the correct, redirected, location. (Lazy programming?) I actually had this happen last night. My only redirect is (was) to 'Videos' so that large video files were put on my D: drive instead of C:. Last night I downloded a full series from BBC iPlayer to watch offline later. Despite the redirect this created a new 'Videos' folder and subfolders on C: and put all the downloads in there. (I can't find any way to tell iPlayer not to do that, the iPlayer download settings are pretty basic).
  12. Other Microsoft apps that you have installed/running are probably still using Edge which is why it is still showing as being open. It's not just the Edge browser that uses it, things like Skype, Cortana, and other MS apps (and other 3rd party apps) could be using it to connect to the internet, or using it's storage locations.
  13. It's only if the old locations were not empty that seems to have been the problem, the stuff still in there got lost. Again it's an 'advanced user' issue. (Or not so 'advanced' as they thought they were, or they would not have left stuff behind after redirecting paths).
  14. nukecad

    Space is off

    Look at the actual bytes. The GB are rounded up/down. In maths it's known as rounding error.
  15. It's down to user choice. Some will want every update as soon as they can get it by downloading from MS. Some will use Check for Updates to get them a little bit after that. Most home users will just wait until Automatic Updates does it for them. Some will block updates altogether. Your choice.
  16. That's interesting as it's supposedly the redirects that caused the deleted file problem. Of course it was only stuff left in the old 'before redirect' locations that got wiped. Presumably with the SSDs you hadn't left anything in those old locations.
  17. I wonder just how many users (not insiders) actually have 1809 Release to Market version? I do and haven't had any problems with it. (Currently build 17763.55) I can't find any statistics for the number of 1809 RTM updates/downloads that were made. Remember 1809 RTM was only available if you manually used 'Check for Updates', used Update Assistant, or downloaded media - (ie. it wasn't released as an Automatic Update). And it was only available for 3 days.
  18. Not on the standard user website it isn't. v1809 was there for a few days but it was pulled and it is v1803, the April 2018 Update, that is currently available on the Update Assistant/Media Creation page. https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 There is a 'new' version of 1809 available to Windows Insiders only, but that's not yet on general release. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windowsinsiderpreviewadvanced
  19. How many keys did you buy? If only one then was it a key for multiple machines? https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/articles/204044464-How-many-computers-can-I-install-CCleaner-Professional-on- If it's a key for one machine only and you've registered it for one machine then it would not be valid for a second machine at the same time.
  20. Remember that 1809 was not pushed out to users 'Automatically', - you had to go and get it either by manually 'Checking for Updates', using the Apdate Assistant, or downloading media and installing yourself. It was pulled before it was sent to users automatically, and is still on hold - the 'new' version is only available to Windows Insiders. TBH the missing files problems only affected those who had set Known Folder Redirects. Not something the average home user would even know how to do, and of course the average home user would have waited for the Automatic Update rather than doing it manually as an early adopter. I'm not sure about the HP problem, but again anyone seeing this must be an early adopter who downloaded/installed 1809 manually. Being an early adopter of anything always comes with the risk of possible problems.
  21. Best 'trick' - If they are your files- Documents, photos, etc. - Then you know which to keep and which are duplicates that you don't want. If they are System Files, drivers, etc. - Leave them alone, removing them could stop your computer working properly or stop it working altogether. With System Files, drivers,etc. - Sometimes the same file is needed in more than one location. Some of the 'files' may be shortcuts rather than duplicates. (because it's needed in more than one location). Some files that look identical, same name/date/size, may in fact have totally different contents. If in any doubt at all, or if you don't know exactly what they are, then leave them alone.
  22. If you haven't already had the 30 day trial of revo pro on that nachine then it may be worth downloading and installing that to try the 'force' uninstall by putting in the exact version number you want to uninstall. I think you can run the trial alongside revo free version?
  23. This may sound basic but if it's not showing anywhere then how are you knowing (for sure) that it is still installed? Can you run it? Did you try the 'Forced Uninstall' in revo? (Pro or Pro-trial versions). Often when something has not uninstalled properly it will leave traces behind so may show as installed even when it's not. The 'Forced Uninstall' uses a logfile from Revo's database to clear up these old traces.
  24. No problem Ben, I knew I was pushing forum boundries a bit there.
  25. It's not so much the Windows stuff, I'll leave most of that to Storage Sense with Win10, but MRUs and logfiles from other apps. (And I'm extra careful/wary of editing the Registry with Windows 10, things change too often with Win10 for me to risk doing it other than manually). Examples of what I mean: ADWCleaner creates a new logfile everytime it is run, which Windows own cleaning won't touch/delete. (I previously had an include in CCleaner). Firefox old/submitted crash logs are not cleared by Windows or CCleaner. etc. I've no doubt that winapp2 may cover those (never used it) but having them targeted for removal in your own batch is faster anyway.
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