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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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/
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. No. Minutes at the most even with a very slow broadband. Where did you purchase the CD from?
  9. 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).
  10. 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:
  11. 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.
  12. CCleaner is not an anti-virus programme, it is simply a cleaner for temporary and other junk files. Let Norton deal with the virus, that is an anti-virus programme. You may also want to run an Anti-malware scan with something like Malwarebytes (other AVs/AMs are available) to get a 'second opinion' anti-malware check of your computer: https://www.malwarebytes.com/
  13. The only reason that I can think of why a file date would change is if CCleaner deleted a temporary file and Windows (or whatever created the temp file) recreated a new one. What kind of files were they that got changed on the Mac with that other cleaner? Photos, documents, system files, other?
  14. I jupdated to 68.0.1 and the contrast changed; all the screen colours in the Firefox browser now look 'washed out'. Has anybody else been affected in this way? EDIT. Looks as if it may not have been FFx that caused this. I had installed some CAD software yesterday, reverting back to the restore point from that installation seems to have cleared the issue.
  15. You are looking for the Holy Grail, and making a common mistake of confusing 'defragmentation' with 'consolidation'. Defragmentation is intended to make each file contiguous, wherever they are located on the drive. Consolidation is intended to get all the different files in contiguous block. (Usually at the start of the drive). Modern defraggers will try to do the best they can for both, but you are still going to have 'holes' in the storage. In particular you will find that the Windows 'Pagefile' is usually in a fixed position somewhere up the drive and can't be moved, it may ev
  16. I believe that you have that right. See this post that Dave CCleaner made yesterday:
  17. Simply use Custom Clean (not Easy Clean) and untick 'Internet History' for that particular browser.
  18. Well I'm sat in the pub at the moment so my beer meter is at an acceptable level, and getting towards 'full'.
  19. I've not used it, is there a 'Disable' option or similar? Hibernate just means 'go to sleep for a while' so you would expect them to wake up again. (At least I would).
  20. As you say Onedrive is cloud based, so it's on Microsoft servers. They are not going to let any third party programme delete things from their servers - it would be a malware writers wet dream. Onedrive also creates some local storage on your computer, but if you delete that it will just be re-synced from the cloud. You can disable Onedrive (and Cortana) altogether, (I have) but that's a bit too technical for a thread here - try Googling it.
  21. Selecting Options>Advanced> Cleaning results level of detail>Advanced report gives a report like this which shows the sections to be cleaned and how many files are in each section: (Note Firefox was skipped because I have it open). Selecting Options>Advanced> Cleaning results level of detail>File List gives a report like this which shows the actual individual files: (There is no number of files, each one is a single file).
  22. If you set that first option then it will automatically show all files when you do an Analyze in Custom Clean. Dave CCleaner has also explained the second 'right click' method in his post, - also take note of what he says about the shortcuts.
  23. There are a couple of ways: You can go to Options>Advanced and select 'File list' for the 'Cleaning results level of detail'. (That will list all files found to clean when you run Ananlze) OR - After running an Analyze right click on one of the categories found and select 'View all files'. (That will show the files to clean in that particular category). Sorry can't screenshot option 2, but here is option 1 showing 'File list' selected: You could further refine it by only Analyzing for Office files to see which ones CC is finding to clean. Use option 1 above then
  24. It is deliberately meant to be like that, so that you have to think about what you are doing and don't delete the wrong things. Some files, especially some system files (.DLL's and the like) NEED to have duplicates in different locations for your computer to work properly. If you could just delete them without thinking about it then you could very easily break your computer. Unless you are very experienced then you should only use the Duplicate Finder to look for duplicates of things that you have put there - Photos, Videos, Music, Documents, etc. Leave any/all system and progra
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