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Hi,

 

I have two questions if anyone can help or advise.

 

I have Vista and the latest versions of CCleaner and Chrome. After I have used CC at the end af the day, I note that cookies (the ones I have elected to keep in CC) are there and other flash cookies that I do not want. The only way to clear these cookies is manually via the Chrome settings.

 

I read an article the other day about this which gave instructions about pitting the Folders of Macromedia Flash Player/Shared Ojjects etc and Macromedia Flash Player/Macromedia.com etc into the 'Options - Include' page and the File of Macromedia/Flasg Player/Macromedia.com/Support/Flashplayer/Sys etc into the 'Exclude' in options.

 

In addition, you check the 'custom files and folders' in the advanced section on the main page.

 

I carried out a clean and found that the cookies in Chrome (including Flash cookies) were all still there!

 

In the instructions for placing the files and folders in the Include/Exclude, at the bottom it gives you the option to leave it as 'Files Only' - or a drop down menue offers 'Include files and subfolders' and 'Include files and subfolders and the folder itself'

When I cleaned with CC I left it as default on 'Include files only'

 

Would anyone know if I would cause problems if I selected any of the other two options to try and clear the flash cookies?

 

Apologies for long winded question - cannot find the answer anywhere at all.

 

My quick second question (honest) is should the box 'temp files* under Saved Passwords in Chrome be checked or not?

Mine has always been unchecked.

 

Thanks again for any help or advice.

 

Mike :-)

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First make sure that Chrome is fully closed down, this alone has caused people some problem with cleaning it. To find this out look in Task Manager to make sure there's no Chrome background programs still running.

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Hi Andavari, yes I checked - and kept Task Manager open as I opened CCleaner. It showed up in the list and I closed CCleaner and it cleared from Task Manager with nothing else showing open from CCleaner. I have since done anothe clean and cookies etc still remain.

 

Would it be safe to include the files/sub-folders/folder itself' option in 'Include' as I asked? Nothing else seems to work at all.

 

Thanks once again.

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we have in the public winapp2.ini file template an entry to do this, someone will come by soon and paste it to this thread

 

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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[FlashPlayer AssetCache*]
LangSecRef=3029
Detect=HKCU\Software\Chromium
DetectFile=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile2=%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile3=%LocalAppData%\Flock\Application\flock.exe
DetectFile4=%ProgramFiles%\Flock\Application\flock.exe
DetectFile5=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome SxS\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile6=%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome SxS\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile7=%LocalAppData%\SRWare Iron\iron.exe
DetectFile8=%ProgramFiles%\SRWare Iron\iron.exe
DetectFile9=%ProgramFiles%\Chromium\chrome.exe
DetectFile10=%LocalAppData%\Chromium\chrome.exe
DetectFile11=%ProgramFiles%\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile12=%LocalAppData%\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile13=%AppData%\ChromePlus\chrome.exe
DetectFile14=%LocalAppData%\RockMelt\Application\rockmelt.exe
DetectFile15=%ProgramFiles%\RockMelt\Application\rockmelt.exe
DetectFile16=%LocalAppData%\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe
DetectFile17=%ProgramFiles%\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe
DetectFile18=%LocalAppData%\MapleStudio\ChromePlus\Application\Chrome.exe
DetectFile19=%AppData%\MapleStudio\ChromePlus\Application\Chrome.exe
Default=False
FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\CacheWritableAdobeRoot\AssetCache|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey2=%LocalAppData%\Flock\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\CacheWritableAdobeRoot\AssetCache|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey3=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome SxS\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\CacheWritableAdobeRoot\AssetCache|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey4=%LocalAppData%\SRWare Iron\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\CacheWritableAdobeRoot\AssetCache|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey5=%LocalAppData%\Chromium\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\CacheWritableAdobeRoot\AssetCache|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey6=%LocalAppData%\Chrome Plus\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\CacheWritableAdobeRoot\AssetCache|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey7=%LocalAppData%\Rockmelt\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\CacheWritableAdobeRoot\AssetCache|*.*|RECURSE

[FlashPlayer Settings*]
LangSecRef=3029
Detect=HKCU\Software\Chromium
DetectFile=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile2=%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile3=%LocalAppData%\Flock\Application\flock.exe
DetectFile4=%ProgramFiles%\Flock\Application\flock.exe
DetectFile5=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome SxS\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile6=%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome SxS\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile7=%LocalAppData%\SRWare Iron\iron.exe
DetectFile8=%ProgramFiles%\SRWare Iron\iron.exe
DetectFile9=%ProgramFiles%\Chromium\chrome.exe
DetectFile10=%LocalAppData%\Chromium\chrome.exe
DetectFile11=%ProgramFiles%\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile12=%LocalAppData%\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile13=%AppData%\ChromePlus\chrome.exe
DetectFile14=%LocalAppData%\RockMelt\Application\rockmelt.exe
DetectFile15=%ProgramFiles%\RockMelt\Application\rockmelt.exe
DetectFile16=%LocalAppData%\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe
DetectFile17=%ProgramFiles%\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe
DetectFile18=%LocalAppData%\MapleStudio\ChromePlus\Application\Chrome.exe
DetectFile19=%AppData%\MapleStudio\ChromePlus\Application\Chrome.exe
Default=False
FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\macromedia.com|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey2=%LocalAppData%\Flock\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\macromedia.com|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey3=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome SxS\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\macromedia.com|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey4=%LocalAppData%\SRWare Iron\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\macromedia.com|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey5=%LocalAppData%\Chromium\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\macromedia.com|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey6=%LocalAppData%\Chrome Plus\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\macromedia.com|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey7=%LocalAppData%\Rockmelt\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\macromedia.com|*.*|RECURSE

[FlashPlayer SharedObjects*]
LangSecRef=3029
Detect=HKCU\Software\Chromium
DetectFile=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile2=%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile3=%LocalAppData%\Flock\Application\flock.exe
DetectFile4=%ProgramFiles%\Flock\Application\flock.exe
DetectFile5=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome SxS\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile6=%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome SxS\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile7=%LocalAppData%\SRWare Iron\iron.exe
DetectFile8=%ProgramFiles%\SRWare Iron\iron.exe
DetectFile9=%ProgramFiles%\Chromium\chrome.exe
DetectFile10=%LocalAppData%\Chromium\chrome.exe
DetectFile11=%ProgramFiles%\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile12=%LocalAppData%\Chromium\Application\chrome.exe
DetectFile13=%AppData%\ChromePlus\chrome.exe
DetectFile14=%LocalAppData%\RockMelt\Application\rockmelt.exe
DetectFile15=%ProgramFiles%\RockMelt\Application\rockmelt.exe
DetectFile16=%LocalAppData%\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe
DetectFile17=%ProgramFiles%\Comodo\Dragon\dragon.exe
DetectFile18=%LocalAppData%\MapleStudio\ChromePlus\Application\Chrome.exe
DetectFile19=%AppData%\MapleStudio\ChromePlus\Application\Chrome.exe
Default=False
FileKey1=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObjects|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey2=%LocalAppData%\Flock\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObjects|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey3=%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome SxS\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObjects|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey4=%LocalAppData%\SRWare Iron\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObjects|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey5=%LocalAppData%\Chromium\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObjects|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey6=%LocalAppData%\Chrome Plus\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObjects|*.*|RECURSE
FileKey7=%LocalAppData%\Rockmelt\User Data\*\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObjects|*.*|RECURSE

I'm pretty sure cookies is the last one of those, note that cookie manager may not detect these and thus if there are ones you want to keep manually exclude them after analysis.

 

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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I don't understand the question, but don't rephrase it here, please start your own thread, as this is someone else's

 

However there's only a limited # of places a cookie can be placed, browsers don't really store cookies in "odd" locations.

Edited by Nergal

 

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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