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Hi, I've set up my old computer because I can't gain access to the internet. I noticed Cleaner wasn't opening as usual some 2 weeks ago and thought it was just a minor blip. After 2 hours today, unable to access the internet (the service provider ran diagnostic checks), I attempted to open Ccleaner - no luck, or it opened minutes after I double clicked and refused to work.

 

I decided to remove it (uninstall) - won't budge - 50% into the removal bar it stops - tried it many times and no luck. I've never had a problem with Ccleaner since I started using it many years ago - not one problem.

 

My computer Is effectively down. Is there a possibility that v4.19 has a hidden bug in the software?

 

I'm lost.

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Let's start with some basics

Windows Version?

Anti-Malware Software brand and version?

Anything else different on the machine coinciding with this issue. Can you not get on to the internet for a known reason, or could this be related?

 

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+1 to Andavari's suggestion. 

Also, there is a list of free malware removal sites here, in item 10

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showannouncement=15&f=4:

 

quoting:  "...unable to access the internet (the service provider ran diagnostic checks)..."

 

Was your internet service provider able to say why you couldn't access the 'net? 

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Thanks for the replies, but why can't I remove Ccleaner and why has it not been opening normally?

 

Never had a problem with older versions in the last 7 year.

 

Is it possible there's a bug in v4.19?

 

Why can't I uninstall it?

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You likely are infected with malware, you need to seek help at those sites immediately! This is likely why you cannot uninstall, run, connect to internet and more. We cannot provide aid for this issue until the computer has a clean bill of health

 

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

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Was your internet service provider able to say why you couldn't access the 'net with your other computer?

 

Edit: 

OK, never mind, nergal is probably right. 

If you go to any of those sites they will work it out for you. 

I was thinking about some sort of router issue, or maybe a deeper issue with your non-functioning computer, but they will find it for you. 

Good luck.  Let us know what you find. 

The CCleaner SLIM version is always released a bit after any new version; when it is it will be HERE :-)

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Hi Negral, can you give me some more detail having read my previous posts? Why can't I remove Ccleaner?

I just did, you likely are infected with malware.

 

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

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Hi, I understand, but I removed Defraggler and other programs without any difficulty. Why did a virus/malware stop Ccleaner from being uninstalled?

Only a antimalware site would be able to confirm/refute reasons for this fact.

 

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

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have you tried removing CC from Safe Mode?

and while in Safe Mode, run some scans to see if anything new pops up.

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Hi, it is a fact. Any suggestions for the most potent antimalware site?

They were linked in the first few posts where you were advised to read rule 10 by login in post #5 that link will provide a list of trustworthy sites

 

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

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Hi, I will try that. Damn annoying, I've set-up my old computer in front of my new one - plugs, cables and interconnects - have to rejig them again - and I'm moving in a weeks time.

 

I've got to say, I'm still puzzled on the Ccleaner's lack of operation, and my inability to remove v4.19 from my main computer.

 

Signing off,

 

Sean

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huh?

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I'm still puzzled on the Ccleaner's lack of operation, and my inability to remove v4.19 from my main computer.

 

Could be that the uninstaller for it is corrupted or missing, you can re-download that older version here to re-install it which would fix the uninstaller.

 

But with your Internet connection not working on that computer it does sound like a malware infection, but then again sometimes that's not the case as it could be a hardware issue too like the network card could've died in the machine - something which I had happen to me just last year.

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or it could even be as simple as the proxy box got ticked somehow.

go to Control Panel, Internet Options, Connections Tab, LAN Settings button, make sure NO boxes (in any of the fields) are ticked.

Backup now & backup often.
It's your digital life - protect it with a backup.
Three things are certain; Birth, Death and loss of data. You control the last.

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Kodak123 do post back what you find out. 

And a belated welcome.  :)

The CCleaner SLIM version is always released a bit after any new version; when it is it will be HERE :-)

Pssssst: ... It isn't really a cloud. Its a bunch of big, giant servers.

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