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  1. Got to say that I like that translation "Way of Encircling", it sounds a very zen. (or maybe Yoda). Interestingly paste the russian, Путь окружения, into google translate the use the swap arrows to translate it back and forth. It goes to- Способ окружения Which goes to- Environment mode (Which is closer to the original Environment path). Then settles down at- Режим окружающей среды and Environment path. I just find it interesting how these online translators work, or sometimes don't.
  2. We have seen this issue with the 'Do you want to close....' message reported for the first time the other day. I can confirm that the 'Do you want to close....' message no longer seems to be obeying the 'Hide warning message' setting. (It used to). Once you have turned it off the only way to get it back is to 'Restore to default settings' (Options>Advanced) or to reinstall CCleaner. Either of those will lose your custom settings, includes, excludes, cookies to keep, etc. I'm not sure whether this is also affecting other warning messages, and don't want to play about too much.
  3. It would be interesting to see the latest download figures, maybe compare download figures for each version in the past 18 months? But I'm not holding my breath, with most companies that will be classed as 'comercially sensitive information'.
  4. There has been no major shouting about 5.46 yet. (And you can bet that people have been looking for things to shout about). There are a few niggles about some reported functional issues not being fixed yet while they concentrated on the data collection/monitoring fiasco. But no major moans about data collection or advertising. It seems that Piriform's changes have satisfied most, if not everybody. Read about the v5.46 changes, and the new 'Data factsheet' here:
  5. Is this a tablet? I ask because you seem to have the start menu in full screen mode. https://www.thewindowsclub.com/make-start-menu-full-screen-windows-10 I'm not sure just what you mean by these, did you have the app for eBay downloaded? Displayed as a 'tile'? (It's not a 'built-in' Microsoft app). If you mean that you can see apps in your second screenshot (the applications list) but want them showing in your first (the pinned tiles) then simply right-click on the app in the list and select 'Pin to start'. Not being sure just what you have done while "trying to get
  6. That has become the main question. I got to thinking about just why I am using CCleaner, and what does it do for me? The 2 questions can be asked for any cleaning (or other) software. The first answer came down to - CCleaner was widely recommended and it is convienent to use. The second was a bit more tricky and I am still analysing that one. I mainly started using it in the first place to clear cookies. I have already replaced it's cookie clearing functions with a browser addon, and have written a batch file to handle the cleaning of 'supercookies' and some other stuff. But
  7. I wouldn't worry too much about it. It sounds that by letting the installer force Chrome to close it also closed/severed the links to eBay, (and 4 other somethings?), as well - so they complained. Reboot/restart your machine and they should just come back next time you log in, but you may have to enter your eBay (and the other 4?) password(s) again. However if you are still having trouble then give another shout.
  8. CCUpdate.exe is supposed to be a stand alone application to allow Piriform to force update your CCleaner in the event of an 'emergency'. It was introduced following last years malware hack in the installer. It will reinstall itself everytime you install CCleaner or Update CCleaner. I have recently discovered that as it installs itself it also changes your firewall rules to allow itself through. This behaviour is repeatable- remove the emergency updater 'allow' rule from your firewall, then reinstall/update CCleaner and the emergency updater is added to the firewall 'allow' rul
  9. In the past you sometimes had to toggle it on, run a clean or analyze, and then toggle it off again to reset the dialogue. I'm not sure why its not working now, they must have changed something? (Maybe a bug?). As hazelnut says you could try resetting to default, but make a note of all your changes, includes, and excludes first in case it resets those as well.
  10. Try unchecking Options>Advanced>'Hide warning messages'. Edit - sorry that used to work but seems to have stopped? I'll try and find something else. (Because I've turned mine off now and can't get it back either).
  11. Because Chrome (or some part of it) is still open somewhere, either on screen, minimised to the taskbar, or as a running background process. CCleaner cannot clean things that are still open so asks if you want to close it or skip cleaning it.
  12. I note from your screenshots that in the shot showing your Include rules there is a scrollbar at the right of the list. This indicates that there are more rules in that list if you scroll down. How many of those rules are selected? (I know that at least one is). All the files you show found as duplicates are on your J:\ drive. - That's how I know that at least one other rule is selected, probably J:\*.* (I guess John K wasn't looking closely enough). PS.1 - Make sure when setting the rule for C:\*.log that you change 'Include files only' to 'Include files and subfolders'.
  13. Try deleting CCupdater.exe (The 'emergency' updater they brought out following last years hack). It's probably that which is hitting your firewall rather than CCleaner itself. (It reinstalls itself when you install/update CCleaner. Tip- Make it an 'include' in CCleaner and CC itself will delete it when run)
  14. I posted this in another thread yesterday, I'll repeat it here for ease of reading: As I see it then if you have unchecked the privacy/data collection setting, unchecked the 'Inform me of updates', and deleted the 'emergency' updtater (CCupdate.exe) then there is no reason whatsoever for CCleaner to be phoning home and I have not seen 5.46 do so (yet).
  15. It's been pre-selected like this ever since they started offering Avast. (They had started doing the same before that when they used to offer Chrome or the Google toolbar). Many people have complained about it, many have had unwanted installs of Avast (or Chrome) because of it. But Piriform have done nothing and obviously don't want to change it. (There have also been problems with the Avast install happening even when the offer was never even shown. I've had that one twice myself). Either be very careful when installing or updating CCleaner, or block connections to Avast i
  16. I suspect that may be CCleaner checking home to see if there is a new version (but I could be wrong). It is probably also the 'emergency' updater - 'CCupdate.exe' - Checking home. That one allows them to push an update (or anything else) to you in an 'emergency' such as last years hack. Try going to Options>Settings and unchecking 'Inform me of updates to CCleaner'. Then delete C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCupdate.exe. Check again if it is still hitting your firewall. I have 'inform me of updates' unchecked, and always delete CCupdate.exe (I put it as in 'Include' in CClea
  17. Cheers, Just thought I'd mention it, but if it's an IPB issue then it's up to them not admin.
  18. Just a report that the forum glitch that I first reported in June, with MrG showing as making multiple replies on the announcement thread, is still with us in the v5.46 announcement.
  19. Sorry I'm not familiar with that app. However many apps store things in the Internet Explorer settings. Try disabling cleaning of those in CC and seeing if that works. (If you have Win10 try the same with Edge cleaning). Did you check if the app has changed its own policy about saved logins?
  20. CC, and Speccy, have misread drive types for years. (Used to be the other way round a lot with them saying SDDs were HDDs). No one seems to be able to work out why exactly the same make/model of drive will report correctly on one machine but wrongly on another. Best guess is its something to do with different mb's, chips, or drivers or maybe something in the WMI. But no one seems to be able to track down the cause.
  21. If you mean it's cleaning your saved login/password then make sure you have not checked 'Saved Passwords' in CC for your paticular browser. Then try unchecking 'Saved form information', some websites save logins there. Some websites no longer allow you to save login passwords whatever you do. It's another security measure. My mobile provider used to let you but changed a while back so you have to type it in every time. Check the websites security policy.
  22. Would be fairly simple, but I like to see what it is that other 'non-techie' users are reporting, even if I get caught out myself now and again. Plus not blocking things helps to show if there is a genuine issue and it's not just an inattentive, first time, user. In this case it showed that you can still get an 'invisible' unwanted install of Avast with no offer shown to unselect. Behaviour that we were assured had been fixed since v5.40. TBH I'm working up to going further than blocking only Avast; just have to finish up the writing/testing of a batch/script I'm working on. (W
  23. The op had linked to an 'advertising preference' service. You know the type: "Register with us and will will (try to) stop adverts that are not specifically targeted to your needs". I just don't see the point of them, you are giving someone permission to analyse your activity and then target you with advertising - but only from companies that have paid to join their scheme. Quote from the website of that particular organisation: (my added emphasis) So by joining that 'service' you are giving them permission to collect, store, and pass to 3rd partys, data that can be
  24. Mmm, seem that it wasn't an addon but the hardware acceleration setting in FF. I got the idea to test that because FF safemode doesn't run the acceleration. Manually turning that off and then on again has cured the issue (for now at least).
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