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Did today's CCleaner update.

They may have removed MS Security Essentials, what it is messing it up again.!

More bugs for CCleaner to work out.

VERY frustrating.

 

Please give more info on what is happening.

CCleaner documentation can be found here

https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner

Support contact

https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

support@ccleaner.com

 

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Did today's CCleaner update.

They may have removed MS Security Essentials, what it is messing it up again.!

 

Find out for sure that you're actually using the newest version! You can find this out by opening CCleaner and looking at the upper-left. If it reads as v4.03.4151 then you're up-to-date and it shouldn't be possible for it to clean anything related to Microsoft Security Essentials anymore since both cleaners for it were completely removed starting with v4.03.4151.

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Just like in the past.

Downloaded current update.

Restarted computer.

MSSE keeps reading orange, 'potentially unprotected'.

Have to do a full scan to get it green.

CCleaner no longer has this in the settings to UNcheck so this doesn't happen like it used to.

Happens every time I restart, etc.

 

 

 

Please give more info on what is happening.

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It may be due to corruption of Registry Keys - Windows does that sort of thing.

 

Try a total uninstall and a fresh full install,

OR

Try the Portable version of CCleaner.

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Uninstall & re-install of CCleaner?

Just making sure. :-)

 

 

It may be due to corruption of Registry Keys - Windows does that sort of thing.

 

Try a total uninstall and a fresh full install,

OR

Try the Portable version of CCleaner.

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Yes, that is the version I have.

And that is when the problem with MSSE started (again).

 

 

Find out for sure that you're actually using the newest version! You can find this out by opening CCleaner and looking at the upper-left. If it reads as v4.03.4151 then you're up-to-date and it shouldn't be possible for it to clean anything related to Microsoft Security Essentials anymore since both cleaners for it were completely removed starting with v4.03.4151.

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I actually liked having the means to use ccleaner to remove some of those logs and scans. This sounds like one of those requests you read about over in the avast! threads. You need to know what your av is doing and have the means to clean it up. It didn't hurt anything having the mse option. All you have to do is update and scan and the warnings go away.

 

Another great example of the old he who sacrifices liberty for safety will have neither gag brought courtesy of the fear mongering and then because of this those of us who find it useful are at their mercy. :wacko:

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Previously there used to be a Microsoft Anti Malware box to uncheck under Utilities on the Applications tab. For me this has disappeared; so my MSE history gets deleted.

 

Having read this thread, I have tried to manually exclude the folders:

 

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Scans\History\Results\Quick

 

and

 

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Scans\History\Results\System

 

However, Browse button in the dialog window in CCleaner doesn't let me get beyond:

 

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users

 

It simply does not 'see' the Application Data folder and below. (I have looked around for a 'Show Hidden Files/Folders' type option without success.)

 

Would be grateful for advice.

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I have looked around for a 'Show Hidden Files/Folders' type option without success

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Show-hidden-files

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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Subsequently found Application Data folder was 'hidden' so 'unhid' it and its subfolders in Windows Explorer, and this allowed me to add ~\Quick and ~\System to CCleaner's exclusions manually. Problem solved - I hope!

 

Thanks to Alan_B and Nergal for responses. (Operating system is Windows XP - I know I'm a dinosaur.)

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