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  1. To illustrate what TwistedMetal is saying about 'cookies to keep' see the screenshot below. Obviously Mybank.com and Other Account.com are false names, I'm not going to give the real ones. You need to find the cookies for your bank and other accounts that you want to keep. Visit the site where you want to keep the details and log in. Open CCleaner as shown, find the cookie in 'Cookies on Computer' and click on it to highlight it. Then use the arrows in the middle to move it into 'Cookies to Keep'. Custom Clean will then leave it alone in future. (Easy Clean will
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    Never mind bitcoin, I don't even have/want a PayPal account. (Think I've got a couple of quid in an Amazon account).
  3. It sounds as if you have a scheduled task left over from the uninstall. Probably the Update Task. Run the Windows Task Scheduler, on the left select the 'Task Scheduler Library', and see what CCleaner related tasks are there. Highlight the task and on the right select 'Delete'. Then take a look in your 'tasks' directory and see if you have the following, (or anything else relating to CCleaner), and if so then delete it - C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\CCleaner Update
  4. It should clean Chrome as standard, - but if any part of Chrome is still running (even in the background) then it will be 'skipped'. See this post from earlier today which gives the solution(s):
  5. Have you run the buit in Disk Clean-up with the 'system files' option? It can take a while to clean up old installs and update files.
  6. You should note that that ghacks article is from December 2015. It's 4 years old and the Windows OS has changed a lot since then. Note where, even back then, it says: A warning that is also repeated on the software site itself. Windows 10 handles updates and update/installation files differently to previous Windows versions and deleteing those files prematurely can 'break' Windows 10. That was the reason that cleaning of 'Windows.old' was removed from CCleaner in 2018. https://forum.piriform.com/topic/52360-changes-in-v545-and-your-feedback/?page=3&tab=comments#com
  7. I'm not sure what you are meaning there? It may be that you have not specified which type of file to look for? (Documents, photos, videos, etc.) Different types of file have different extensions.
  8. I'd also add that the higlighted file in your screenshot is a "Windows.old" file. Because you have Windows 10 you should not try and delete "Windows.old" files using CC or anything else other than Windows itself. That function has been removed from CC because Microsoft changed the way it handles those files and removing them prematurely can 'break' Win 10. Use the built in Disk Cleanup or Storage Sense to remove them.
  9. Good spot. As simple of removing all traces of an old install before reinstalling. (OK, maybe a bit more seing as the folder was hidden and corrupted). Now why didn't we think of that? It's something we often advise when someone is having trouble with an install.
  10. Strange. Presumably this box with the problem is networked? (Maybe with some mapped drives). What happens if you unplug the cables, disconnect from the network, and try installing CC? I've no doubt that it's something simple that we are just not thinking of.
  11. I suspect it's aimed at smartphones where removing the https and www will allow more of the domain address to be displayed on the limited width?
  12. The only other thing that I can guess (and it is a guess) is if you are trying to install on an endpoint then maybe it needs the /D parameter to specify the drive/path to install on as well? Whether that can even be used to specify an endpoint is above my knowledge.
  13. My thought would be that the Malwarebytes Endpoint Security (not something I'm particularly familiar with) may be preventing the 'Standard' CCleaner installer from running correctly, because of the bundled offer it contains. I would check the Malwarebytes Endpoint detection log to see if that is what is happening. Or you could try using the 'Slim' CCleaner installer which does not include any bundled offer. It is available on the 'Builds' page. https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
  14. Indeed it will. But as I said above MB3 and Adw use different datebases and search parameters, so Adw will find things that MB3 doesn't. Another good reason for it being seperate is that Adw does not need to be installed, you can run it from a USB to check a family/friends/customers computer, whereas MB3 does need to be installed. The long term plan was/is to merge Adw's capabilities into MB, but that's not been done yet and doesn't look like happening anytime soon.
  15. The CCleaner Browser is only being offered to a limited number of users when Updating CCleaner itself. Most browsers will change your file associations when you first install them. If/when this happens then it's easy enough to change them back. For the example of PDF files: Right click on any PDF file and select 'Open With > ' and then 'Choose another app'. Choose the application that you want to open PDFs with, then tick "Always use this App to open PDF files'. Click 'OK'. The file will open in the App that you have chosen, you can close it if you
  16. That was the plan when they first acquired it. But they do have different search criteria and capabilities. Adw will find adware and PUPs that MB3 doesn't so is still useful as a seperate application. (eg. MB3 will not find those pre-installed apps that Adw now will with the new version). I think that it's still the future plan to eventually combine Adw into MB, but for now as this new release shows Adw is still being supported seperately.
  17. Are you using Windows 10 and recently updated to version 1903? If so then Windows itself may have 'reserved' that 8-10 GB so it's no longer available as free space, see this article: https://www.ghacks.net/2019/01/08/windows-10-reserved-storage-explained/
  18. That would be a no-no for me. Due to being in a rural location I often need to tether using my phone through a metered connection, (doing it now), I always turn off preloading to save my metered data allowance.
  19. First thing to note - It's not a CCleaner rival, it does a totally different job - finding and removing adware, PUP's, and other unwanted software. AdwCleaner v7.4 has now been released to the public. As well as adware and PUP's (Potentially Unwanted Programmes) v7.4 can now find/remove 'bloatware' pre-installed by the PC manufacturer. (The beta version removed 9 apps pre-installed by my laptops' manufacturer that had never used, didn't even know they were there). The usual warning- Use with care. You can restore software that Adw has quarantined, but to be totally safe m
  20. How big is your hard drive? Large drives (multiple terrabites) can take a long time for a full defrag, especially if there are a lot of smaller files to move about. Instead of a full drive reorgansiation many of us just defragment the specific files that are fragmented - try this: Ananlyze - View Files (or open the file tab) - then check (or highlight) the specific files you want to defrag - and select 'Defrag Checked' (or Defrag Highlighted). That defragments only the specific fragmented files rather than reorganising the whole disk, so it's much quicker to do.
  21. Unsure but there was a Windows Cumulatuve Update this weekend which may have been installing?(Took half an hour on my laptop yesterday). As long as it's working alright now then that's good.
  22. No. Minutes at the most even with a very slow broadband. Where did you purchase the CD from?
  23. Are you using the Easy Clean or the Custom Clean? Easy Clean uses it's own set of cleaning rules and does not use what you have checked/unchecked for Custom Clean. To ensure that your checks/unchecks are respected then you have to use Custom Clean. (If you are using Easy Clean then after an analyze you can 'Review trackers' to see what it has found for each browser and untick any that you don't want cleaned. But a WARNING, this setting in Easy Clean is a one-time thing, it is not remembered and has to be done again each time you use EC).
  24. You have installed the new CCleaner Browser and associated PDF file types with it. (So that they open in the browser rather than Acrobat Reader or whatever you had them associated before). If you don't want that then you simply have to change the file association back to Reader, or whatever you were using to view them before. See this about associating a file to open with a particular app:
  25. Try Options>Smart Cleaning and setting the action to be carried out for each particular browser that you use. You can set different actions for each browser which is probably what you are seeing.
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