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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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'.
  6. 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)
  7. 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).
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Cheers, Just thought I'd mention it, but if it's an IPB issue then it's up to them not admin.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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).
  18. I just edited the post above, the FF behavious may be a different issue entirely with one of my addons.
  19. Looks like whatever it did during the install/uninstall has broken my Firefox. My Firefox won't close properly now, the window closes but the processes don't. You either have to force it closed from task manager, or you get a crash warning/report after a while or when you relaunch FF. EDIT. May not be, the issue doesn't happen if I run FF safemode so I'll have to test my addons to see if one of those is causing it.
  20. Maybe, It would depend on where/how they are stored and just what you have set CCleaner to clean. eg. If they are stored as a cookie and you tell CC to clear cookies for that browser then they will be cleared. CC lets you set exceptions so that cookies for sites you vistit a lot don't get cleared but other ones will be. If they are stored in the Cache and you tell CC to clear the cache then they will be cleared. TBH Why would you join a 'service' that lets someone target ads at you? I don't see the point in giving yet another organisation your detais so they can target you
  21. Seem to have got rid of most of it apart from some licences in WinSxS which I'll leave to Windows to tidy up, and of course some registry entries which I have to investigate further. Hard to be sure if it's left something else behind with a strange name though. OK, it was an older version that I had installed but they were supposed to have sorted out these 'ghost' installations round about 5.40/5.41.
  22. Earlier today I noticed in task manager that 'Avast remediation exe' was running on my laptop. WTF has that been sneaked onto my machine from? That's a rhetorical question. I had earlier reinstalled CCleaner v5.43 to do a bit of testing, obviously Avast/Piriform sneaked it in there. The dates on the numerous Avast files confirm it was downloaded today. The offer was not shown in the installer. I know what I'm doing with the installers, I would not have 'overlooked' the offer, I specifically waited to see if it was going to turn up - it didn't. I have been 'Avasted' on
  23. The ones I have on the laptop are also different sizes. The installer for 5.43.6520 (64 bit) I dowloaded on 24.05.2018 and it is 15,445 KB The installer for 5.43.6522 (64 bit) I dowloaded the next day on 25.05.2018 and it is 15,468 KB So yes, .6522 is the hotfixed one.
  24. I'm on the phone so can't check that version number. The one now on Filehippo will be the 'fixed' one. TBH if I remember correctly the problem one was only available for a few days before it was fixed, so you will only have it if you downloaded it in those first few days. I know I have both saved on my laptop but as I say I'm on my phone here (in the pub).
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