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  1. The problem as I see it is the more 'clone' browsers that are added as standard then the longer CC will take to look/scan for the files associated with those browsers. And so that is obviously going to slow things down for those who don't use them. TBH I think that Winapp2 from the user community is an excelent way to handle that problem. Credit where it's due. Not many software companies would even let users to have that much control over the 'standard' programme.
  2. I think that you would have to ask Pandora. Once the box has been opened you can't put things back. (But there is always hope).
  3. You could simply make the cache file a specific exclusion so that CCleaner will leave it alone. Simply right click on the path/filename after you have analyzed and select "Add to exclude list". Or go to Options>Exclude and enter the full pathname there.
  4. They have recently stopped offering the Google toolbar, which may be why you are now seeing the Avast offer instead. Most of us still disagree with any offer being pre-ticked to catch the unwary. EDIT I see that in the screenshot above the offer is not ticked. So if it installed anyway that would seem to be a different issue.
  5. There are a lot of Norton FPs being reported this week. Unconfirmed speculation is that they are pushing a new 'protection' product.
  6. You can install the new version over the old version without uninstalling first. The only real issue that we see is that if CCleaner is already running in the background then the install will fail until the background process has been stopped. That can happen when 'Smart Cleaning' is in use so that CCleaner is running in the background.
  7. It's not exactly obvious though for an 'Easy' feature that is supposed to be for non-technical users. Maybe a large 'Settings' button below 'Analyze' on the EC landing page would be clearer/simpler for non-techie users to use? (And a warning that EC does not use the ticked/unticked boxes from the Custom clean?)
  8. Sorry, but exactly the same argument was/is used for the main product when users keep suggesting putting the Registry Cleaner into Tools. "It's too difficult to change the sidebar". But that seems not to be the case, a new button for Easy Clean was soon put in there when wanted. I note that in another thread it has been said that they are now looking at moving the Reg Cleaner. BTW. It is good to see that, in the person of @Dave CCleaner, Piriform does seem to be taking more of an active role in the forums and listening to user opinions. As regular members here we can sometimes be
  9. Are you using 'Easy Clean' or 'Custom Clean'? Easy Clean uses Piriforms own set defaults, which I think includes emptying the bin. So if you don't want it to do that the use Custom Clean, which is simply the way things used to work before EC came along.
  10. I have that statscache.sgi file in that dailychallenges directory and it shows as modified yesterday, even though as I said I don't do the daily challenges and deliberately play Solitaire offline (flight mode on the laptop). A .sgi file is a graphics description file, so probably not the scores/progress information itself marely a graphic description of what to display next time you open Solitaire. (You can 'open with' Notepad to read what it contains). But if yours had a date that old then it would not seem to have been used by that user; were you looking in the correct user profi
  11. So it's a browser with CCleaner, Adblock, and a few other things built in as standard. TBH apart from the CC and Adblock, and maybe the camera block, I don't see much difference to what other browsers do as standard (Despite what the advertising blurb says). And I can get CC or Adblock, or alternatives (and a camera cover) myself thanks very much. (My camera and microphone are disabled in Device Manager anyway). Private mode (Stealth mode), forced HTTPS, do not track, anti-blah, automatic history/cookie cleaning, etc. are all standard features in Firefox, Chrome, and the like.
  12. Users have been telling you the simplest tweak for years - Don't have the offer box pre-ticked. (It's dodgy practice anyway). Even if you only do it for a trial period it would prevent 'click-through' accidental installs, and let you see the real size of any other problem.
  13. You can set it to run when you boot, but like Nergal I don't think it's ever been possible to run automagically just by opening the programme. Having said that it should be possible by including a command line option in a desktop shortcut. I have a seperate CC desktop icon/shortcut that will run CC in debug mode - because I edited the shortcut target to include the command switch ( /debug).
  14. Ah, see that link in my signature below my posts. (You may not see it if you're on a mobile or tablet)
  15. LOL, I had exactly the opposite problem, I wanted the Solitaire scores/statistics wiped and couldn't get CCleaner to do it. I wrote my own cleaner to do it so now know that the Solitaire scores/statistics and experience points are saved at the following locations: %Userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_{NUMBER}\LocalState\savegame\{login-name}\statistic\statistic.sgi %Userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftSolitaireCollection_{NUMBER}\LocalState\savegame\{login-name}\xpsystem\xpdata.sgi %Userprofile% is just programming shor
  16. That's probably due to something else using IE's files/storage, and you have automatic browser cleaning selected in Smart Cleaning. You may want to change the setting 'If cleaning saves more than xx GB' so that it doesn't happen as often. (Or change automatic browser cleaning to Clean on closing the browser). Various things Microsoft (and others) will also use IE's storage, - Edge will use common temporary storage with IE, so will Skype, and there are others. It's just a convenience, why set up your own temporary storage locations for your application when they already exist for
  17. Analyze will just look for files without deleting them, so you can see what is there to be removed. You have to use the other button 'Run Cleaner' to remove files. You don't need to analyze first, just run the cleaner. If files are not being removed then they are probably in use. Make sure that your broswer (or whatever the files are) is not running in the background.
  18. Sorry, I'm unsure but you could always try it. TBH I think you may have hit on the reason, your Google account may be keeping your Chrome settings and active logins. As you have also run a rival cleaner without success then that would seem to point to something other than the cleaners being at fault here. You could see one cleaner having a glitch, but not two having the same glitch. It may be something that Chrome itself has changed, Google are getting somewhat notorious for hindering/stopping third-party applications working with Chrome. They say it's for security reasons, but
  19. It sounds as if your Chrome may be synced. (But see below about logins). If you clear anything that is synced (Timeline, browser history, etc.) from your machine then it will just get synced back again from the cloud server. That's simply how synchronisation works - info about your activity, settings, etc. is saved in the cloud and then downloaded to your device(s) when you visit (log into) that synced service again. The software (Timeline, browser, etc.) looks at the device you are using and if the info saved in the cloud isn't on there it downloads it automatically to the device.
  20. Andavari means in Defraggler - 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. Windows 10 itself will Optimise (reorganise) the Disk in the background as and when required.
  21. True, it's OT. But sometimes going OT (thinking 'outside the box') helps work out just what the problem may be.
  22. As I understand it 365 is cloud based, saves everything in the cloud (if you work offline it uploads that work next time you connect) and so can sync documents from the cloud to all your devices, and any other device if you log on to 365. There again I've used an alternative to Office for years.
  23. It's telling that Custom Clean removes them but not Easy Clean. Now if we had a list of the Easy Clean defaults to compare with your Custom settings then it would be easier to see what's different between them. But AFAIK a list of EC defaults has not yet been published.
  24. In Custom Clean, on the Windows tab under 'System' do you have 'Start Menu Shortcuts' and Desktop Shortcuts' ticked? I believe they are unticked by default (which will also the be default of Easy Clean) but you may have inadvertently ticked them somehow.
  25. Hi Dave, CeeDee seems to be talking about Office 365, which is cloud based not installed. (Although it will install offline versions of the software I don't see a clean removing them).
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