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I bought a new computer recently with windows 8.1. CCleaner worked perfectly on the older computer with windows XP.

On the new computer this a typical example of what usually happens.

First after running CCleaner it reads

(1)Cleaning complete.

10 MB Removed.

Details files removed.

then (2)  Cleaning complete.

Applications for McAfee anti-virus.

1KB 1File.

(3) Cleaning complete.

0 bytes removed.

(4) Cleaning complete.

Details files removed.

Windows MS  1KB 1File

and this process usually continues.

Could this mean CCleaner is still working well, the above is of no importance, and the glitch is in my desktop computer?

To cut a long story short CCleaner does not appear to delete all files on the first run.    

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I hope someone can help on the above question.

Basically Ccleaner seems unable to delete files such as 

1) IE temporary internet files,

2) Windows MS Search.

3) Applications for McAfee anti virus and sometimes other files altho' often it announces 0 bytes have to be removed and then, after another run, apparently has to delete the same files again.

I repeat, is this likely to be simply a glitch on my new computer with Windows 8.1?

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Are you running ccleaner either with UAC elevation or the SkipUAC setting (in ccleaner) enabled?

 

While it should not effect the examples are the temp file (ccleaner) settings set to only clean older than 24 hours (recyclebin and temp directory are the only ones this covers though, I think.

 

The McAfee maybe isn't deleting because McAfee is using it.

 

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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