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  1. @nukecad - have decided against "hacking" the installation to work for me. If anything, it will only over-complicate things as I will have a non-standardized installation of CCleaner Pro. I've also tried to live with using the UAC each day as CCleaner Pro is tasked with a cleanup on machine startup. As there are two UAC prompts each time it starts up and as I usually have to click my way to get it to accept my companion trusted 2nd factor device or PIN to authorize the CCleaner action, it reminds me on a daily basis that there must be something the others are doing that your team are not. I've cancelled the subscription for a renewal going forward but am hopeful to see an update from you folks which does away with these UAC prompts altogether. You have until April next year to change my mind.
  2. I did. It prompted for admin privileges during the install so I had to select my admin account in the UAC prompt during install. Unless you are saying the installation will work fine under a non-admin user account context? Its not the hidden MS Admin account. It is my Microsoft account with admin privileges which I don't use. I originally setup Windows using my Microsoft account because from memory, when I first installed Windows 10, Microsoft needs my Microsoft account to setup Windows 10. So I decided, in keeping with best practice, I create a non-admin account and use that going forward. As far as I can remember, my non-admin account is not associated with any Microsoft account. Its just a Windows 10 installation not integrated to any Active Directory and my day-to-day account is just a local normal user account. When UAC asks for elevated permissions such as admin rights, I select my Microsoft account which is a member of the local Administrator group. I get why UAC is there. I just think to clean my local non-admin user junk files/browser cache, etc., it should be modified to; Not touch things it isn't privileged for - I can't imagine cleaning my junk files, temp directories, browser cache, etc would need escalated privileges anyway because there are tools out there that does exactly that (CCleaner Pro competitors) and the browser's built-in clear all cache/history function also doesn't trigger a UAC prompt. When it does find something it doesn't have rights for, it should skip it, report it or both (as an option). The user experience would be much more pleasant that way.
  3. @nukecad Ok. I've confused you and I am probably partly to blame for it because I was having a dig at the client I was talking to at the time. What I meant to say is that I'm just an independent contractor working for a company who won't have the investments necessary to beef up on tools such as CCleaner. I use CCleaner Pro on my own personally funded PC which I occasionally take to work. So no, I'm not breaching any of the IT policies currently in place otherwise, agree, they would just walk me out the door for installing a piece of software not authorized in their environment. The CCleaner Pro license is installed on a personal computer personally owned by me. Just like you or others might sometimes do some work on your home PC, this is what I do as well. So backtracking a bit, what options do I have to get this issue fixed?
  4. @nukecad Just using the standard CCleaner Pro. The company wouldn't fund this themselves so I'm doing it for my own sanity.
  5. Correct. I can't remember if I had tried but I don't think CCleaner installed correctly unless I use my admin privileges. CCleaner would not let me change the "Skip User Account Control warning" so I've never been able to enable it to see if it would work. If this is a registry setting, let me know where the setting is stored so I can try manually changing it via regedit.exe. Unless its in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER tree in which case I might have problems getting to it as admin. I don't login to my admin account often. The only times I use the admin account is for the installation of software. However, software is usually installed as my normal user account and any privilege escalation required for the installation is authorized via the UAC. I know what you're suggesting but...I've had all sorts of complications in the past when I take ownership of files and I don't really want to end up with an unsupported installation of CCleaner because I hacked it to work. Yes please. I am assuming Piriform will want if they haven't already, get this working in a corporate environment where there is absolutely no way a normal user would be given an admin account. I understand we can re-package CCleaner via a new MSI or MST in a way that will push these settings through but in a small or medium sized business where Active Directory and/or GPOs are not in use, there must be a way to support this. You can consider me as a "privileged" dev/sys engineer in a small company. Cheers.
  6. Running CCleaner Professional. I login to my non-administrator account for work daily. I do have access to my admin account but as a best practise, I do not login to the admin account. UAC pops up everytime I login to my Windows 10 desktop. Twice. Each time, I just provide it with my non-admin user. No error dialogs appear after this so I assume it is happy with my normal privileges. I have tried to enable the "Skip User Account Control warning" setting under Advanced but it always denies me under my normal user login. Under my admin login, the setting is enabled and I do not see the UAC appear. Seeing as a number of antivirus, PC tuneup utilities (including AVG TuneUp) does not prompt me for UAC authentication/authorization, I assume CCleaner Pro just handles this differently and with more pain for the end user. Is there a way I can disable these UAC prompts as a normal user? Again, if it wasn't clear to begin with, I do not intend to login to my admin account as per best practise and IT organizational policies.
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