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  1. Hello all, Well, I performed the recovery process for a second time this morning and surprisingly I was able to recover most of my previously deleted files/data (I would say over 90%). I am very excited and I would just like to say Recuva is a wonderful program! The files/data I was not able to recover had already been overwritten, most likely from the defrag that occurred a few days prior. However, as I said, the amount of unrecoverable files/data was minuscule compared to what I had feared. I used the Recuva Startup Wizard, I selected "All Files" for the 'file type' that I was tryi
  2. Thank you once more for the information you have provided. I can't believe I didn't think this was a possibility. However, I'll see what I can recover and if it's really that bad, I'll worry about it then. Once again, I'll update this thread once I'm finished. I've since safely removed my External HDD from its USB port and its not going to be plugged back in until it's time to launch another recovery effort which will either be here in about 30 minutes, or tomorrow morning. Thanks again.
  3. Thank you so much for your reply. Unfortunately, this drive is included in Windows' regular defrags and the last time it was defragmented was on April 12. Needless to say, this was AFTER the files/data had been deleted. I'm guessing this is bad, right? Well, I guess the only thing I can do now is try to run a regular scan, hope Recuva doesn't freeze up on me again, and most importantly, hope that any defragmentation didn't cause any permanent file/data loss. I'll post back to the thread with my results once they are available. Once again, thank you very much for your response. I rea
  4. Hello, Several days ago the majority of my important files that I back-up to an External HDD on a daily basis were accidentally deleted. I have verified that most (if not all) can be recovered using Recuva Pro. However, when attempting to recover my files after performing a scan, the recovery process froze after 4% of my files had been recovered. I can only assume this was because I was actively using/working on the same computer that was running Recuva. I understand this is discouraged, but for one, I am not trying to recover files off of my local machine, and for two, I'm mostly active
  5. Hello all, I have encountered a unique problem. I backup all of my data/files on my personal PC to an external HDD on a daily basis. Well, recently, for some unknown reason, most of my backed-up files/data on this external HDD were deleted. As I'm sure most of you know, when it comes to an external HDD, there is no such thing as simply restoring any deleted files/data from your recycle bin. So I ran Recuva on my personal PC, which I must say is modern, powerful, and quite robust, yet at the same time I was working on my PC. I know this can cause problems due to overwriting, but since I am
  6. ★ IMPORTANT UPDATE ★ ★ Bitdefender reverses its previous decision, declares both downloads clean ★ Included below is a quote from the latest Email I have received from Bitdefender concerning this matter. Therefore, of course this means that after they reanalyzed both files, they came to a different conclusion stating they weren't malicious after all.
  7. UPDATE: Bitdefender has replied and confirmed on their end that they have found CCleaner v5.35 to be malicious. You can read their response below. My Conclusion: I am still not going to say it is malicious for sure, however Bitdefender was right about v5.33 and I didn't believe them and whitelisted the URL just so I could download it. Luckily, I am running a 64-bit system. However, for this reason, and the fact that Bitdefender has very good detection rates, I'm going to believe what they're telling me and wait until another (clean) version is released before I upgrade.
  8. Hmm, I'm not sure. Good question. Below are two separate VirusTotal scans. VirusToal #1 - hxxps://d1k4dgg08m176h.cloudfront.net/ccsetup535.exe https://www.virustotal.com/#/url/d04051d014f2efc629e29f160f893db8ab6b6416c7c31074173297a7e5fa4aee/detection > Bitdefender detects as malware VirusToal #2 - hxxp://download.piriform.com/ccsetup535.exe https://www.virustotal.com/#/url/d17372ea1f8205acbdf48c7d64cc2a4cce18e977790215e3a08d2a0dac059f13/detection > Bitdefender does not detect as malware. Blueliv detects as malicious, but I've never even heard of them
  9. Yes, it's weird. I have had Bitdefender block files/URLs on my PC but when I scan those same files/URLs with VirusTotal, Bitdefender reports them as clean. This is precisely why I submitted the URL to Bitdefender as a False Positive. Furthermore, this is not the first time I have submitted a False Positive to them. If it is indeed a False Positive, they will notify me with the results and promptly update their definitions. Note: I have CCleaner v5.34 installed on my PC and a separate laptop and both Bitdefender and Malwarebytes reports them as clean.
  10. You make some very good points. It is the download link that comes from this page: https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard
  11. Hello all, I just wanted to make this very important announcement as soon as possible. Take a look at the picture below. This is the same warning I received when I tried to download CCleaner v5.33, which as everybody knows has now been confirmed infected. PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT saying CCleaner v5.35 is infected. I have no idea if it is infected or not. I am just putting this out there so the creators of CCleaner and its users can be aware of it so that everyone may stay safe and vigilant. I'm going to submit the URL to Bitdefender and when they get back to me I will upda
  12. Hello, I ran CCleaner last night with 'Network Passwords' unchecked/disabled and it was the solution to my problem. Thank you very much hazelnut and APMichael for your replies.
  13. Hello, sorry for the delayed response. No, I have tried this and I never saw anything remotely related to RDC unless I didn't recognize it or overlooked it. Ah, this is a great suggestion and could very well be the problem. In fact, I'm guessing it is. I have unchecked 'Network Passwords' and will run CCleaner a little while later on and report back to this thread with an update. Thanks to the both of you.
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    Okay, so as long as I use Normal file deletion (faster), don't Wipe Free MFT Space, and don't use the Drive Wiper, I should be fine using CCleaner on my SSD? Also, what about Wipe Alternate Data Streams and/or Wipe Cluster Tips - should these be avoided as well? Is there anything else I should know about and/or avoid? Thank you very much. I just ruined a VPS and lost a lot of important data/files because I ran CCleaner with the wrong settings and I don't want it to happen again. However, at the same time I'd still like to be able to use CCleaner. Thanks again!
  15. Hello all, First and foremost, I am new to the forum/community so I would like to start off by saying "hi" to everyone. It's a pleasure to meet you all. It's nice to be a member of a community that has been built around such awesome software. Moving on, I use the Windows Remote Desktop Connection application to connect to a remote server on a daily basis. Due to the frequency of my use of this application, I allow it to save my credentials (username and password, among other things). I also use CCleaner regularly, and within the Applications tab, under the Windows category, I have disabled a
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