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  1. How many keys did you buy? If only one then was it a key for multiple machines? https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/articles/204044464-How-many-computers-can-I-install-CCleaner-Professional-on- If it's a key for one machine only and you've registered it for one machine then it would not be valid for a second machine at the same time.
  2. Remember that 1809 was not pushed out to users 'Automatically', - you had to go and get it either by manually 'Checking for Updates', using the Apdate Assistant, or downloading media and installing yourself. It was pulled before it was sent to users automatically, and is still on hold - the 'new' version is only available to Windows Insiders. TBH the missing files problems only affected those who had set Known Folder Redirects. Not something the average home user would even know how to do, and of course the average home user would have waited for the Automatic Update rather than doing it manually as an early adopter. I'm not sure about the HP problem, but again anyone seeing this must be an early adopter who downloaded/installed 1809 manually. Being an early adopter of anything always comes with the risk of possible problems.
  3. Best 'trick' - If they are your files- Documents, photos, etc. - Then you know which to keep and which are duplicates that you don't want. If they are System Files, drivers, etc. - Leave them alone, removing them could stop your computer working properly or stop it working altogether. With System Files, drivers,etc. - Sometimes the same file is needed in more than one location. Some of the 'files' may be shortcuts rather than duplicates. (because it's needed in more than one location). Some files that look identical, same name/date/size, may in fact have totally different contents. If in any doubt at all, or if you don't know exactly what they are, then leave them alone.
  4. If you haven't already had the 30 day trial of revo pro on that nachine then it may be worth downloading and installing that to try the 'force' uninstall by putting in the exact version number you want to uninstall. I think you can run the trial alongside revo free version?
  5. This may sound basic but if it's not showing anywhere then how are you knowing (for sure) that it is still installed? Can you run it? Did you try the 'Forced Uninstall' in revo? (Pro or Pro-trial versions). Often when something has not uninstalled properly it will leave traces behind so may show as installed even when it's not. The 'Forced Uninstall' uses a logfile from Revo's database to clear up these old traces.
  6. No problem Ben, I knew I was pushing forum boundries a bit there.
  7. It's not so much the Windows stuff, I'll leave most of that to Storage Sense with Win10, but MRUs and logfiles from other apps. (And I'm extra careful/wary of editing the Registry with Windows 10, things change too often with Win10 for me to risk doing it other than manually). Examples of what I mean: ADWCleaner creates a new logfile everytime it is run, which Windows own cleaning won't touch/delete. (I previously had an include in CCleaner). Firefox old/submitted crash logs are not cleared by Windows or CCleaner. etc. I've no doubt that winapp2 may cover those (never used it) but having them targeted for removal in your own batch is faster anyway.
  8. That's why CCleaner is there and why it's so popular, you don't need to be 'techy' to use it. It does a good job of cleaning junk files for you, and you can (usually) trust that it's doing it right. (Some of the other things it does have become questionable recently). But I, like quite a few others here, recently started questioning if I couldn't do what I wanted some other way. So I looked at what CCleaner was cleaning on my particular laptop, and thought about it. I decided that some things could now be left to Windows10 to clean itself, especially as you can now schedule Storage Sense. Other things I wanted cleaning needed a different approach. I only use Firefox browser, so found what I wanted to be cleared from that, cookies/supercookies/sessions/caches/old logs and error reports/etc., and found where Firefox stored them. Then did a quick search on writing/using batch files in Windows10, and wrote a trial batch file. A bit of testing and refining and I now have something that will clear 'leftovers' from a Firefox session in under half a second. I've also added a few other things like recent file lists and log/tmp files for a few other apps I use, and emptying the Recycle Bin. Of course that's all specific for my machine and the apps that I use, so I don't have to cater for all possible browsers/apps/etc. like CCleaner has to. And it's just a file cleaner/deleter, it doesn't have any of CCleaners other tools. I still have CCleaner for occasional use, ie. if I have to use then clean Internet Explorer, or want to use one of the other tools, but I don't use it often now. (Mostly I just use the analyze without cleaning, to see what it's still finding after my/Windows own cleaning). It would be pushing the forum rules too far to share my batch file, and it would need changing to suit each user/PC anyway. But it's not that hard to learn how to write your own; go on - learn something new. Of course it would be different, but surprisingly similar to do it for Android. Think about it, millions of people write Android apps everyday, just look how many there are on Google Play Store. There is nothing to stop you writing a simple Android app just for your own use.
  9. Without more details of just what you did it's impossible to say what happened. But I think you have answered your own question. I took CCleaner off my phone a while back, for different reasons. I still have it on the PC, (but that's under review as I've written my own batch file to clean just what I want to).
  10. Have you seen what's going on with Linux recently? BTW. Win10 1809 installed normally on my laptop (through Check for Updates) and is working fine in everyday use.
  11. Windows creates and uses all kinds of temporary files all the time. So you delete them and Windows recreates them. Sometimes though deleting one file will free up other files from use that can then be deleted. (And eventually get created again). It's especially noticable with Windows10 which works differently from older Windows versions. I personally let Windows10 take care of Windows files. (With me using Storage Sense and/or Disk Clean-up now and again). Browser files (cookies) and application files won't always be cleared by those (or not often enough) so you let CCleaner deal with those.
  12. Well it won't show now in 'Check for Updates' because it's been pulled altogether. The problem does seem confined to those who downloaded to media and installed it themselves, - and they probably did that because it wasn't being offered to them by 'Check for Updates'. Which of course suggests that it was not compatible with their particular setup yet, or they would have been offered it. It's also possible that it may have been a problem with the 'Install from media' rather than with Windows10 1809 itself? Anyone who has done this to update an existing Windows installation will know there are options to 'Keep personal files and apps', 'Keep personal files only', or 'Keep Nothing'. Maybe that choice was not being respected and it just wiped the files? (Or maybe the affected users simply made the wrong choice?). As reported above Recuva is usually able to get the deleted files back.
  13. "The product is not permitted for use in your current location" is a known CCleaner issue. Certain countries have banned the use of CCleaner, and the detection of if a PC is in one of those countries has gone a bit awry. The Developers are working on a fix. As for "Faceliker". If you had read that linked McAfee article fully you would have seen that 'Faceliker' is not on the CCleaner webpage - it's on your computer already. It is trying to redirect you when you visit websites, in your case when you try to visit ccleaner.com, which is when your AV sees what it is trying to do and blocks it. (PS. I've just used Firefox Web Developer tools to look at the source HTML of the ccleaner webpage and can't see anything odd there). Faceliker is not usually too bad as infections go, it has been around for years and is an advertising hack to click lots of facebook 'likes' without you knowing (normally). Certain strains will also try to redirect your browser elsewhere, usually to advertising pages, which is what you seem to be seeing (or would if your AV wasn't blocking the redirect). You usually get infected through a browser extension, specifically Chrome extensions. Have you added any browser extensions recently? https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/sudden-rise-detected-in-faceliker-malware-that-manipulates-facebook-likes-/ I'd say it came through that javascript file "addthis_widget[1].js" which your McAfee seems to have already removed. (Note though that the [1] indicates that that is/was the second copy of "addthis_widget.js" that is or has been on your machine). Not all "addthis_widget.js" files are malicious, it's a commonly used filename in js. A full scan with Malwarebytes, or possibly ADWcleaner should check for any left overs, rouge registry entries, etc. I strongly suggest that you get your computer checked and cleaned of malware ASAP. We are not allowed to give more detailed malware removal help on this forum, but if you look at item 10 of the forum rules there are links to where you can get FREE 1-to-1 help to check and clean your computer: https://forum.piriform.com/announcement/15-forum-rules/
  14. Actually not. 'Cookies on Computer' will show them when the browser is still open, but CC can't remove them until the browser is closed. Louilou, Have you told Firefox not to accept cookies? Check the setting of - Options > Privacy & Security > Cookies and Site Data > Block cookies and site data.(may cause websites to break). Other than that check Nergal's suggestions. Also check any FFx extensions that you have installed, some of those will remove cookies 'on the fly'. (I use one that when you leave a website removes all cookies that came from from that website).
  15. It does seem to be a problem with using Update Assistant before the upgrade is fully compatible with certain machines. If you try to 'force' the update yourself before MS says it's ready for your machine then you may have problems.
  16. Interestingly the rest of that announcement also seems to point to the manual installation using Update Assistant being the problem, with Check for Updates not given the same emphasis. Of course if people made backups of their files then it would not be a problem. (I saw one guy shouting that he had lost 23 years worth of work files - Really? Never backed up your work files in 23 years?)
  17. Again, as per your other question, I think that you will find this is already included in winapp2.
  18. Isn't that stuff already included in winapp2.ini? If not there already then it's probably the better place for it rather than the main programme.
  19. Noticed a small one with Storage Sense 'Free up space now' and 1809. When you run it it seems to be doing nothing at first. It's not until after about 30 secs that it starts showing what it is scanning and filling in the progress bar. I've not come across anything major, just these little oddities that many users wouldn't even notice. I thought that was what the insiders programme was for, to find and get rid of these oddities before RTM.
  20. Just a bit more info. The cleaning of windows.old by CCleaner was first removed in version 5.45. Unfortunately the changelog for v5.45 was taken down when 5.45 was withdrawn, so the removal of that option may have escaped peoples notice. It is mentioned elsewhere in other threads. If you run Storage Sense 'Free up space now' then you should see it scanning for "Windows Update Clean-up'...... BUT- Unfortunately Storage Sense seems to be broken on my 1809 and isn't scanning at all? (Disk Clean-up is still working and finds 'Previous Windows installations' at 26.7GB on my laptop) EDIT- SS is in fact scanning and will find 'Previous Windows instalation(s)' - it's just taking it's time to show anything on the progress bar when it starts scanning. Leave it a while and the progress shows, and the list of things to be cleared is populated.
  21. I also have a lot of warnings in the event viewer, all for the User Profile Service, all with event ID 1534. Looking at the Hex code it's the same component loading error and it's trying multiple times to load it. Looks like it does eventually load. Sometimes first retry but I have one instance where it took 20+ tries. It's not clear yet, but all the 'confirmed' reports of lost files that I have seen seem to have used the 'Update Assistant' rather than 'Check for Updates'. There are some suggestions that it is also linked to usage of One Drive local storage in some way. (Suggestions that if the files don't exist in One Drive they get deleted?). There also seems to be a problem with certain Intel audio drivers and MS has blocked Automatic Update to machines with certain Intel chips until they can fix it.
  22. Cheers Hazel. Not a big issue just a strangeness. Still not had a good look round at the new stuff yet, but nothing seems 'broken' up to now.
  23. It was a policy decision. Cleaning Windows.old too early could break Windows 10 and after discussion with Microsoft the option was removed from CC. Leave it for windows to remove when its the right time. PS. Storage sense will either remove it, or compact it if its not ready for removal yet. (Still takes ages). Try it when you get the 1809 update. Cleanmgr/Disk Cleanup is still there if you still want to use it instead of Storage Sense.
  24. Task Manager seems to be showing the wrong CPU usage, its fine in the list but the total seems way too big. Unless there is something using CPU that is not showing in the list? I'm currently showing about 2% for the individual apps/services, yet the column heading says 65% and the graph shows about the same. Some non-microsoft desktop Icons changed image on their own, and some icons elswhere seem to have changed size. Particularly noticable in 'Settings>Home' where they seem about 25% smaller. I like the new dark theme in File Explorer. (Now I need to work out where this new clipboard stuff is saved so that I can add it into my batch file).
  25. TBH if something was wanting to steal your contacts or any other data then it would not give you a warning first, it would just take it. I have had CCleaner on Android phones and devices, and when installing (and at other times) it warns that it needs 'access' to your contacts list among other things, in order to be able to clean it. Presumably it's the same with an iMac? Most cleaners and anti-virus/anti-malware programmes need such access to work properly, they are not taking anything just checking that it's clean. So the first question is was it just saying that it needed 'access' to your contacts list - in order to clean it? I suspect that is all you were seeing. However if you want to be cautious then run an anti-virus or anti-malware programme to check your machine is not infected. In the end though if you don't like what any particular app is trying to access then don't use it.
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