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  1. It's probably the registry cleaner. Microsoft recommends that you do not use any registry cleaner, especially with Windows 10. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/2563254/microsoft-support-policy-for-the-use-of-registry-cleaning-utilities Registry cleaners do have their uses, but they are more of a troubleshooting/repair tool and not something that should be used on a regular basis. Cleaning the registry will not free up noticable space or make your computer any faster. (Years ago they might, but not with modern computers). Unless you have a specific (Malware/virus) pro
  2. Apparently Easy Clean does not always respect all of the Custom Clean settings. It uses it's own default settings, and some of the custom settings but not all. (Not sure if thats a bug or intentional). If you are having problems with EC then it's probably best to use Custom.
  3. Windows 10 will update those itself as part of the Automatic Updates. To stop it doing that: Go to Windows Update > Advanced Options and turn off "Receive updates for other Microsoft products...."
  4. Open the Custom Clean, not the Easy Clean, go to the 'Applications' tab and under 'Chrome' untick the boxes for 'Saved passwords' and 'Saved form information'. CCleaner should then respect those settings in both Easy Clean and Custom Clean and leave the passwords/forms alone. (If you find that Easy Clean is still removing them then simply use Custom Clean instead).
  5. I guess it's just marketing talk and misdirection. Even then there are some lower spec Microsoft "Surface" tablets that were sold with Win10 installed that will not (currently) support an upgrade to 1903 because of the new memory requirements. We are all expected by the marketing men to replace "old" stuff at least every 3years nowadays.
  6. Not just new PC's, it also applies to new Win10 1903 installs on an old machine. It's with updates from an existing Win 10 version that it's not needed. https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-1903-well-still-update-pcs-with-less-than-32gb-storage-says-microsoft/
  7. Drivers shouldn't be a problem. (Unless they are very old drivers for a specific application that is no longer supported, it which case it probably wouldn't run on Win10 anyway). Win 10 will download and install any drivers that are needed, as Hazelnut says doing a "Search for Updates" after a new install will make sure. The problems for older machines, especially laptops and tablets is the amount of ram and storage available, as well as the processor speed. Microsoft upped the requirements for the latest Win 10 version (1903). . If you use Microsofts' Upgrade Assist
  8. This wrong reporting of temperatures has been happening for years. It even has it's own dedicated thread, started in Feb 2015 and still going. I believe most people have given up on ever seeing it fixed.
  9. I would check out the latest news about Chrome. Especially do a search for Chrome and MS money. Google are changing quite a few things that may (will) impact some older applications.
  10. @hazelnut you may want to moderate/remove that link. My Malwarebytes browser extension blocked connection to it with a "Website Blocked due to Fraud" message. Charlie909, Assuming that you had a genuine problem and were not just posting a spam link: As hazelnut says 80070103 is a driver error; It's not serious and is more of a warning than an error: You should be able to simply ignore it and continue with the install. If it won't let you then try updating your drivers before trying the Windows update again.
  11. Good to hear you got it sorted out. This problem should eventually dissapear as the blocking lists get updated. But it does seem to be taking a while.
  12. It isn't a CCleaner problem - It's the Geoblocking provider that are being slow to update their blocklists. (Some are quicker than others). Software manufacturers do not have their own lists, they reference one or more of the Geoblock providers. If your IP is being reported as assigned to Iran then you will find that quite a few things are going to be blocked. The way that geoblocking works is by having blacklists of IPs/countries that are excluded from doing certain things and using certain software. Software has to reference one or more of these lists (by law) to check if us
  13. It's an ongoing problem at the moment, and not just with CCleaner. We have seen a few posts about it. Some internet service providers have acquired ranges of IPs that were orignally allocated to Syria/Iran/Iraq/North Korea. This can be a problem for users because some of these IP ranges are still being blocked from downloading and/or running certain software, or even visiting some sites. Some geoIP lookup databases still see these IP's as coming from the banned/sanctioned countries. It should get corrected in time, but at the moment I've seen a few forum posts here and elsewhere
  14. Avast already have their own stand-alone cleaner. (Hmm, that rocket logo looks a bit familiar).
  15. It's not specific to the 1903 update, it's any Windows 10 version update. It's been known about for a while, but TBH it's manually triggered, by using a set of steps that very few people would ever think to do. (Unless they were looking to find an issue to shout about perhaps?). ie. Install a new Windows version and then try to use Restore to go back to a restore point made before the update. And of course the restore point from the old version is not going to work in the later version. (You'd have to roll back the version first and then use the old RP). If you think about
  16. It will only list the duplicates. (If you have ticked the option to match by 'Modified date' then any duplicates found will have the same date anyway). Duplicate Finder is meant to help you by doing the tedious searching for you, but it can't read your mind and know which you may not want to keep. Once you have a list of duplicates it's then up to you to investigate further, (look at them and their properties) and decide which of them (if any) you want to remove. There is an option to save the list of duplicates found to a text file, which can help you do that. Be aware that
  17. I should have noted the date on that Kaspersky article, it is a couple of months old. Checking here I did make a post about it at the time. (Must be alzheimer's kicking in).
  18. Very similar to the CCleaner hack - many infected, but few targeted: https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/shadow-hammer-teaser/26149/ (My thanks to exile360 at Malwarebytes forum for flagging this).
  19. As I say the display of Easy Clean (and Software Updater, and ....) is controled by a registry entry. I know this because I have played with them and can turn them off/on at will by changing the value of reg. entries. Although if I turn them off they will sometimes (not always) come back after a restart, which shows that CCleaner will modify them itself at times. I guess that in your cases some component of CCleaner is turning them off by mistake? We'll have to wait for Dave or the devs. to track it down. PS. I've also got 1903 on and haven't had any issues.
  20. Whether it's displayed or not is controlled by a registry entry setting. Which is why Dave CCleaner was asking above. If you haven't been 'playing' with the registry then it sounds like something else is changing it, which may be a bug in CC (probably is) or may be something else. I suppose the next relevant question is are you using the registry cleaner? It would be ironic if CCleaner was deleting it's own registry entries.
  21. It's been discussed before and it was a deliberate decision by Piriform to make it a bigger minimum size. They have said that they are "working toward" making it more responsive to the actual display size in use, but no timescale has been given and I wouldn't hold your breath. If your CC window is going off screen so that you can't get to the 'clean' or 'analyze' buttons then this post explains how you can fix that:
  22. Because as explained above in APPichaels' first post if you had installed it once then it had set a flag in the registry to tell CCleaner not to show you the offer again. To avoid any issues with unwanted Avast (or google toolbar) installs most regular users here use the 'Slim' installer from the builds page, that does not contain any offer. https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds
  23. Have you raised a support ticket using this form? https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new Whilst we try to help here (for both free and pro versions) this is a user forum and not the official Piriform Support which you have paid for.
  24. Using the Easy Clean or Custom Clean sections of CCleaner will not affect already installed updates. (And probably not downloaded/pending updates but why take a chance?). However you should not use the Registry Cleaner, especially following a major Windows Update In fact you should be very careful of using the Registry Cleaner at all with Windows 10. Windows 10 can change the registry frequently with any update, and updates happen at least monthly. Registry Cleaners will/may not recognise what these changes are and may remove the new/changed registry entries by mistake. Micr
  25. I wouldn't run any cleaner between downloading and installing anything not just Windows updates. PS. If you are still on 1803 then you will no longer be offered 1809; you'll jump straight to 1903. 1803 is coming to EoS and Microsoft have said it will be automatically updated to 1903 (in the next month).
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