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  1. There are two different solutions depending on whether it is file icons or shortcut icons that have changed. For file icons use this solution: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/54518-a-warning-about-the-latest-update-and-fix-for-pdf-files-hijacked-and/?tab=comments#comment-308428 For shortcut Icons see the suggestions here: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/54671-shortcut-icon-image/?tab=comments#comment-308960
  2. I don't know about that Piriform one, but like I said a lot of things use IE temporary locations for their ephemeral files. It's just a convenience, why create your own new AppData temp folders when MS already provides one? And of course anything you put in there will be cleaned when you clear IE temp files, no need to go looking for other temp locations. As for the news stuff then it could be 'preloading' of webages/content (you should be able to turn that off in your browser). Alternatively If your browser has a default Front Page then delete the links from that and then those should not preload. Another way they may be getting there is if you have any Live Tiles on your start menu. Those will use IE/Edge to fetch the live content.
  3. When that happens you can just click the "No Thanks" button; that will then take you to another screen where you can download the Free version. Having said that, a lot of regular users don't update like that and always go to the builds page that Hazelnut gave you the link for
  4. That's unusual, but I do have an idea about what might be causing it. What are you using to control the volumes setting? If it's a third party application (maybe one that came with the computer) rather than Windows own controls, then it is possible that it is saving the setting in a file somewhere that CC is removing. Try clicking on the speaker icon in the system tray (bottom left of your screen) and setting the volume there instead. Many computer manufactures 'bundle' this kind of software onto the computer before you buy it, if you can tell us what make your computer is we may be able to say more. Or have a read of this: https://www.shouldiremoveit.com/oems-bloatware.aspx (When I got this laptop there was a load of Asus 'bundleware' on it that overrode the normal Windows controls for volume, brightness, etc.). If you want to remove all that stuff then ADWcleaner from Malwarebytes will now remove it - use with care you may not want to remove it all, some people do find some of it useful. If you are using something other than the Windows controls and want to keep using it then we may have to do some more digging to solve the issue. Just to make sure - this is happening with normal cleaning? You are not running the registry cleaner are you?
  5. It helps if you say exactly what error you are experiencing. The most common is that CCleaner is already running in the background. (Smart Cleaning maybe). Go into task manager and "end task" for any instances of CC that are running, then try installing the new version.
  6. Ohter things such as Skype, and the start menu 'live tiles' use IE temporary storage, Edge will also use some of the same storage as IE. And as TwistedMetal says some files get automatically generated. eg. Windows always recreates a 'Depricated cookie' for IE if you delete it. (It simply contains a note saying that cookies are no longer stored at that location). So that IE 'tracking file' will always be found anytime you run CCleaner. These are not what you or I would call 'tracking files', they are simply cookies. See the link in my signature below this post.
  7. According to MS it affects "a small number of users" and is "only encountered on devices in which searching the web from Windows Desktop Search has been disabled." Do they not look at the reports on the web? (We know they didn't look at the many reports of the issue from their own insider programme). I suppose it depends on what you consider a small number. MS say Win 10 is now on 800 million machines. 1% of 800 million Win 10 users is a small percentage, but it's still 8 million people.
  8. CCleaner is not a malware remover, it simply removes temporary files and other junk files. We are not allowed to give malware removal help here on this forum, but if you read #10 of these forum rules you will find a list of links to places where you can get one to one help: https://forum.piriform.com/announcement/15-forum-rules/
  9. An SSD is a Solid-State Drive, as opposed to a HDD which has spinning magnetic disc(s). They should not (normally) be defragmented and they don't need to be wiped. Wiping free space is not going to speed anything up, if it's a HDD then defragmenting might do. Wiping free space is used to securely delete any old files on the HDD disc so they can't be recovered by recovery software. You would typically only use it if you were selling on the computer (or the disc) to someone else, so that they couldn't try and recover any files that you had normally deleted. Have a read of this article that explains about wiping free space, when and why you should do it, and why you shouldn't wipe an SSD: https://www.howtogeek.com/115573/htg-explains-why-you-only-have-to-wipe-a-disk-once-to-erase-it/ EDIT If your machine has suddenly started running slower then I would suspect another cause. Take a look in task manager (right click anywhere on the taskbar and select 'Task Manager) to see if something is hogging your CPU.
  10. "Our system is currently unavailable due to maintenance", always good for a day off.
  11. It has been known to happen occasionally, sometimes CC gets stuck loading and if you wait a while then the button becomes active again. I've had it in the past on a Windows machine. I captured some debug logs and it seemed to be an issue with CCleaner trying to check for updates but not making a connection. Try turning off your internet connection then running CCleaner and seeing if that stops it happening. CC should recognise that there is no internet so won't try to look for an update. It's not a regular workaround, but it would point out if that is the issue here. In the end though I would try uninstalling and reinstalling CCleaner, that usually fixes it.
  12. 1.68 tb is quite a lot to wipe and is going to take some time. I never take much notice of when a programme says it will take such and such a length of time to complete. That's only ever an estimate based on what it is seeing/doing at that time and is often way out, the programme usually finishes well before the estimate.
  13. Did you try resetting the Recycle Bin? It won't do any harm and will rule that out as a possible cause.
  14. How big is your drive? How many passes have you specified? Wiping a drive takes time, you have to write random data to all free space and then delete it again. Bigger disk or more passes will take more time.
  15. Not sure why it's finding Opera, have you had it installed previously? I believe that Brave leaves nothing to be cleaned anyway, isn't that the whole point of Brave? Yandex I don't know. Try taking a look at the winapp2 topic on this forum.
  16. We have seen this reported before, it was 1.5GB for that user. That was back in April so it does not seem to be a common issue. My best guess at the time was: However that is only a guess, I have no inside information on just what smart cleaner analyses. Another possibility is that your Recycle Bin may have become corrupted (it does happen) so Windows thinks there are still files in the bin, and so Smart Cleaning is reporting files that aren't actually there anymore. See this for how to fix a corrupted bin: https://www.thewindowsclub.com/recycle-bin-is-corrupted-windows
  17. I'd seen that registry change, but don't like making reg changes just for a temporary work around. (You often forget to change them back again once no longer needed). Plus that would still leave Cortana enabled which I don't want. Hopefully MS will sort this out before they include it as an automatic update next patch Tuesday. I'm still not happy that they put a beta update with known problems out as an 'Optional' update to non-insider machines, without any warning at all. 'Optional' is not 'Experimental' - the Insider rings are supposed to be where experimental stuff gets put out.
  18. Wiping Free Space can take a long time, days, as you are finding out. And of course the bigger the drive the longer it will take. It has to write random data to every bit of free space on the drive, and then delete it again. And you've told it to do that seven times. There is no need for multiple passes, one is entirely sufficient. So why does CC offer multiple passes? It's simply a hang over from the old days. Multiple overwrites may have been desirable back in the 1990's (even that's debatable), but they are not required with modern drives. Have a read of this article: https://www.howtogeek.com/115573/htg-explains-why-you-only-have-to-wipe-a-disk-once-to-erase-it/
  19. That seems to have worked, Cortana is still in task manager but it's back to it's previous permanently suspended state. (I'll go check the camera and mic again). Go to Windows Update > View update history > Uninstall Updates. In the screen that comes up Double click on the update and then click Yes to uninstall it.
  20. I've decided it's not actually doing anything and is stuck in a loop. So I'll try uninstalling the update.
  21. From my phone. I'm sat here watching task manager on the laptop (I'm not that obsessive, I'm also watching the Belgian GP highlights on the TV). I've got the laptop in flight mode so no internet connection. Cortana is still running at 75-80% CPU and accessing the HD at 0.1 MB/s. To me that's confirmation of what I had guessed about it reading/indexing everything on disc, including the contents of text files, pdfs, etc. Edit. Looking closer (during an ad break in the GP) at the moment it's actually writing more to disc than it's reading.
  22. I believe that I've worked out what is going on with Cortana, and it's MS making assumptions and being lazy again. It's already well known that they are making changes to Cortana and search. https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/microsoft-announces-updated-cortana-app/ MS are simply assuming that everyone uses Cortana, and no one would have ever disabled it before now. So if you have Cortana in use / enabled then you will not see any issues. But - if you had Cortana disabled you will see issues because - Cortana has been turned on again as default by this update. (Regardless of your previous registry settings) Cortana now has to index everything on your computer to enable it to search. It's this initial indexing that is using all your CPU and slowing everything down. Once the initial indexing is done then it should stop hogging the CPU. I'm sure that it won't be long until the new registry settings to disable Cortana again are found and shared. The camera being turned on again (and maybe the microphone) are going to be part of the Cortana default settings.
  23. Yes it was in development back then and had a few names like 'Simple Display' and 'Quick Clean' while they were trying out different things. PS. If you can see my signature below this post it links to a better verison of what I said in that screenshot.
  24. I don't recall custom clean ever looking like that. There was for a short while a 'Quick Clean' option of Custom Clean that not everybody got to see. That was an early testing version of Easy Clean so had a similar screen - maybe that is what you are remembering. I'm guessing here that that is what you were seeing until a couple of days ago and now it's updated and showing the two different cleans. Edit. If you want to roll back a version (or two) and see if it's how you liked then 'filehipppo' has the older versions on the right of the page. (Google it). But if you are using PRO then CC will update again unless you tell it not to.
  25. As I suspected when I went into Device Manager I fund that my previously disabled Camera had been turned back on. The microphone had been disabled in Bios/Uefi so doesn't show in device manager. I think I'll go offline for a while with this laptop.
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