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Good morning - I run "health check" - I find trackers - I make it better - I run "health check" again - it finds more trackers - I make it better - I run "health check" - it finds more trackers.

HELP - what is happening?

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It's normal computer behaviour,

In particular one 'Tracker' that you keep seeing will be a cookie file called '%Userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies\deprecated.cookie'.
As soon as CCleaner deletes it Windows re-creates it again, so you will always see it when you run CCleaner.
It simply contains the text "Cookies are no longer stored in files.  Please use Internet*Cookie* APIs to access cookies."

Another thing that can do it is if you have your browser synced, so it's putting back what you have cleaned.

See here for more information about 'Trackers' not realy being 'Trackers', and why some things come back after cleaning.
https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/52668-tracking-files/?tab=comments#comment-300043

 

*** Out of Beer Error ->->-> Recovering Memory ***

Worried about 'Tracking Files'? Worried about why some files come back after cleaning? See this link:
https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/52668-tracking-files/?tab=comments#comment-300043

 

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Thank you for that - I apologise but I still don't understand - The programme finds junk & trackers then you "make it better" and it removes more trackers than it found plus it removes more junk than it found.

You say Windows re-creates cookies - so are these tracking cookies which it has just deleted - if so, why does Windows create tracking cookies and for whom?

I can understand files being recreated after removal but not "trackers" being recreated.

Please see the attachments to explain what I mean.

Thank you.

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Just because CCleaner calls 'tracking cookies' 'Trackers' doesent mean that they are actively following you around.

In fact CCleaner Health Check calls all cookies 'Trackers' now.

The deprecated cookie that I mentioned above is put there by Windows to remind developers not to save cookies in files there anymore.
It's a texfile and isn't doing anything other than just sitting there, but Health Check still calls it a 'Tracker'.

I do see what you mean about the 'Found' and 'Cleaned' reports though.
That looks like a calculation error, someone has dropped or added a zero or two in one of the calculations so KB becomes MB.
I'll report it to the staff.

*** Out of Beer Error ->->-> Recovering Memory ***

Worried about 'Tracking Files'? Worried about why some files come back after cleaning? See this link:
https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/52668-tracking-files/?tab=comments#comment-300043

 

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