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  1. With Fast Startup enabled Windows 10 can be 'woken up' from shutdown to perform an action by a scheduled task. Usually this does not turn on the monitor. Try taking a look in - Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer > Windows Logs > System Check the time when you heard the buzzing to see if something (some scheduled task) is waking it. Alternatively go to - Control panel > Power options > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Sleep > Allow wake up timers and disable them. That should rule out anything waking it up.
  2. Cheers Hazel, I do like the statement that- "our engineers are working tirelessly to resolve this issue." Is that an admission that the wheels have come off?
  3. Third guess- you are in sleep (or hibernate) (or only turned the monitor off) and it's your AV (or the OS itself) checking, or updating files on, your hard drive while the computer is 'idle' and you are hearing the hard drive start up and spin.
  4. Firstly 'Tracking Files' are not what you or I would call tracking files. Tests have shown that the 'Summary' user interface in CCleaner now calls every file found to clean a 'tracking' file. Change it in Options>Advanced to show 'Advanced Report' instead, that will tell you what it is finding instead of trying to scare you. The others (or maybe the same files) will be temporary files that get recreated as soon as you delete them. My favourite explanation is the box on your desk- Someone puts a box, or two or more, on your desk to put rubbish in, these boxes fill up over time. You throw the box(es) away to get rid of all the rubbish. Someone immediately puts new boxes, the same size, on your desk but these are now empty until what you do fills them up again.
  5. I seem to recall that there was a problem with the way CCleaner worked with the Firefox sqlite database, - about a year ago? Shouldn't be an issue now.
  6. It's probably not CC that is doing this, especially as other logins are being left alone. I'm betting it's a change your bank has made as an extra security measure. Many accounts dealing with financial transactions do not now allow the autofilling of user IDs or passwords. Even those that did allow it in the past may have changed. I have a couple of sites I visit regularly that now do this, you have to manually enter your password every time you visit. (You didn't have to in the past). You could try stopping CC using the Task Manager and seeing if the banking site will then remember your ID, but I'm betting it won't do.
  7. Yes it's legit. It's a promotion that they have been running with a discount if you buy the pro version.
  8. 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
  9. 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/
  10. 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).
  11. 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.
  12. +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.
  13. 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).
  14. Cheers Hazel, I've not got round to looking at 5.48 yet. Let alone any 'feature previews'.
  15. 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-
  16. Probably what all the AVs are shouting about. See various other new threads.
  17. 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.
  18. 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).
  19. 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.
  20. 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).
  21. nukecad

    Space is off

    Look at the actual bytes. The GB are rounded up/down. In maths it's known as rounding error.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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