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Old July 28th 18, 07:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Jackman
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It locks the poopup in the lower right hand corner of the screen and
will not let me drag it.

Rant over.

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  #2  
Old July 29th 18, 03:03 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Jackman wrote:

It locks the poopup in the lower right hand corner of the screen and
will not let me drag it.

Rant over.


More like "Non-descript derogatory blurb over ... for now."

Why do you need a popup of CCleaner readily available but occupying
screen realestate?

I'm using the free version of CCleaner. There is no "poopup" in the
lower right hand corner of the screen, so there's nothing there for me
to drag [of something undefined from somewhere also undefined]. "Drag
to drop [something] to commit [an undefined action]" must be part of
their payware version.

https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/cclean...ucing-ccleaner

I saw no mention of a drag-n-drop container object into which you could
drag files to delete them (if that's what that object does since you
didn't say).

I've never found anything of the payware version that I need or want. I
don't even want the real-time monitoring in their payware version since
that devolves to nagging about cleanup. Scheduled cleaning doesn't
require a payware version: you can define an event in Task Scheduler
that runs "ccleaner.exe /auto" (and the same for a shortcut to initiate
a cleanup). I've never needed the auto-update feature since I prefer to
schedule if and when I do updates to ANY software, including the OS, and
only after preparing for the updates (by saving backup images). And now
that Avast has degenerated CCleaner into adware (a tracking cookie that
CCleaner will list but not delete, puking out ads when you run it, and
bundling Avast in the CCleaner installer), I want automated updates even
less. I'm sticking with version 5.40 which was released before Avast
started modifying CCleaner into adware. Their Plus version has even
less appeal: all the extra features are from their other free products
(defrag - Defraggler, file recover - Recuva, hardware inventory -
Speccy). As for support, I end up being my own sysadmin, and I can use
peer support in their forums.
  #3  
Old July 29th 18, 01:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Shadow
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On Sat, 28 Jul 2018 11:48:48 -0700, Jackman
wrote:

It locks the poopup in the lower right hand corner of the screen and
will not let me drag it.

Rant over.


Use BleachBit and/or Wise disk/registry cleaner.
CCleaner is not trustworthy. Not since they deliberately
loaded a trojan in the program.
[]'s
--
Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy - Google 2012
  #4  
Old July 29th 18, 01:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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Jackman wrote:
It locks the poopup in the lower right hand corner of the screen and
will not let me drag it.

Rant over.


https://www.thewindowsclub.com/disab...-popup-windows

Paul
  #5  
Old July 29th 18, 05:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
George
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"Shadow" wrote in message
...
On Sat, 28 Jul 2018 11:48:48 -0700, Jackman
wrote:

It locks the poopup in the lower right hand corner of the screen and
will not let me drag it.

Rant over.


Use BleachBit and/or Wise disk/registry cleaner.
CCleaner is not trustworthy. Not since they deliberately
loaded a trojan in the program.
[]'s
--
Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy - Google 2012


What do you mean by "they deliberately loaded a trojan in the
program"?


  #6  
Old July 30th 18, 01:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Shadow
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On Sun, 29 Jul 2018 12:09:05 -0400, "George" wrote:


"Shadow" wrote in message
.. .
On Sat, 28 Jul 2018 11:48:48 -0700, Jackman
wrote:

It locks the poopup in the lower right hand corner of the screen and
will not let me drag it.

Rant over.


Use BleachBit and/or Wise disk/registry cleaner.
CCleaner is not trustworthy. Not since they deliberately
loaded a trojan in the program.
[]'s


What do you mean by "they deliberately loaded a trojan in the
program"?


Old news

https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2...s-malware.html

Almost a year gone by and Avast has not pointed fingers at
anyone. Maybe they're waiting for someone to die so they can use them
as scapegoats. Please don't try to convince me that Avast was unable
to detect who planted the malware. They have full access to both the
Piriform and the Avast servers and all the logs. No security company
is that incompetent.
[]'s
--
Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy - Google 2012
  #7  
Old July 30th 18, 06:35 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Mr Pounder Esquire
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Shadow wrote:
On Sun, 29 Jul 2018 12:09:05 -0400, "George" wrote:


"Shadow" wrote in message
...
On Sat, 28 Jul 2018 11:48:48 -0700, Jackman
wrote:

It locks the poopup in the lower right hand corner of the screen
and will not let me drag it.

Rant over.

Use BleachBit and/or Wise disk/registry cleaner.
CCleaner is not trustworthy. Not since they deliberately
loaded a trojan in the program.
[]'s


What do you mean by "they deliberately loaded a trojan in the
program"?


Old news

https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2...s-malware.html

Almost a year gone by and Avast has not pointed fingers at
anyone. Maybe they're waiting for someone to die so they can use them
as scapegoats. Please don't try to convince me that Avast was unable
to detect who planted the malware. They have full access to both the
Piriform and the Avast servers and all the logs. No security company
is that incompetent.
[]'s


I've used Ccleaner for nearly 10 years with absolutely no problems.
This on XP and Windows 7.


  #8  
Old July 30th 18, 07:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Shadow
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On Mon, 30 Jul 2018 18:35:58 +0100, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

Shadow wrote:
On Sun, 29 Jul 2018 12:09:05 -0400, "George" wrote:


"Shadow" wrote in message
...
On Sat, 28 Jul 2018 11:48:48 -0700, Jackman
wrote:

It locks the poopup in the lower right hand corner of the screen
and will not let me drag it.

Rant over.

Use BleachBit and/or Wise disk/registry cleaner.
CCleaner is not trustworthy. Not since they deliberately
loaded a trojan in the program.
[]'s

What do you mean by "they deliberately loaded a trojan in the
program"?


Old news

https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2...s-malware.html

Almost a year gone by and Avast has not pointed fingers at
anyone. Maybe they're waiting for someone to die so they can use them
as scapegoats. Please don't try to convince me that Avast was unable
to detect who planted the malware. They have full access to both the
Piriform and the Avast servers and all the logs. No security company
is that incompetent.
[]'s


I've used Ccleaner for nearly 10 years with absolutely no problems.
This on XP and Windows 7.


Lucky you. You missed the trojan version(s).

Though I read somewhere that ALL recent versions are malware
(adware is malware).

https://forum.piriform.com/topic/520...leaner-pop-up/

Let me guess, you didn't install those either ?

Lucky, lucky you.
[]'s
--
Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy - Google 2012
  #9  
Old July 31st 18, 07:11 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Mr Pounder Esquire
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Shadow wrote:
On Mon, 30 Jul 2018 18:35:58 +0100, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

Shadow wrote:
On Sun, 29 Jul 2018 12:09:05 -0400, "George" wrote:


"Shadow" wrote in message
...
On Sat, 28 Jul 2018 11:48:48 -0700, Jackman
wrote:

It locks the poopup in the lower right hand corner of the screen
and will not let me drag it.

Rant over.

Use BleachBit and/or Wise disk/registry cleaner.
CCleaner is not trustworthy. Not since they deliberately
loaded a trojan in the program.
[]'s

What do you mean by "they deliberately loaded a trojan in the
program"?


Old news

https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2...s-malware.html

Almost a year gone by and Avast has not pointed fingers at
anyone. Maybe they're waiting for someone to die so they can use
them as scapegoats. Please don't try to convince me that Avast was
unable to detect who planted the malware. They have full access to
both the Piriform and the Avast servers and all the logs. No
security company is that incompetent.
[]'s


I've used Ccleaner for nearly 10 years with absolutely no problems.
This on XP and Windows 7.


Lucky you. You missed the trojan version(s).


Seems so.

Though I read somewhere that ALL recent versions are malware
(adware is malware).

https://forum.piriform.com/topic/520...leaner-pop-up/

Let me guess, you didn't install those either ?


You guessed correctly sir.


Lucky, lucky you.
[]'s


It had to happen sometime.
But, and it is a big but, I don't use Avast as AV.




  #10  
Old August 1st 18, 05:36 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Shadow
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On Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:11:53 +0100, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

Though I read somewhere that ALL recent versions are malware
(adware is malware).

https://forum.piriform.com/topic/520...leaner-pop-up/

Let me guess, you didn't install those either ?


You guessed correctly sir.


Lucky, lucky you.
[]'s


It had to happen sometime.


An update:

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/01/cc...-dont-install/

//It is nearly impossible to disable the monitoring part of CCleaner
(Active Monitoring), and there are not any privacy settings anymore in
the free version of the program.
While you may go to Options Monitoring to disable "Enable system
monitoring" and "Enable Active Monitoring" there, you will notice that
the monitoring turns itself on again on the next start.//

CCleaner, AKA Crap Cleaner is now worse than the crap it was designed
to remove .....

But, and it is a big but, I don't use Avast as AV.


I don't use ANY resident AV. Nobody would if they read and
understood the TOS.
[]'s
--
Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy - Google 2012
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Old August 1st 18, 10:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
mick
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On 01/08/2018 17:36:02, Shadow wrote:
On Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:11:53 +0100, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

Though I read somewhere that ALL recent versions are malware
(adware is malware).

https://forum.piriform.com/topic/520...leaner-pop-up/

Let me guess, you didn't install those either ?


You guessed correctly sir.


Lucky, lucky you.
[]'s


It had to happen sometime.


An update:

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/01/cc...-dont-install/

//It is nearly impossible to disable the monitoring part of CCleaner
(Active Monitoring), and there are not any privacy settings anymore in
the free version of the program.
While you may go to Options Monitoring to disable "Enable system
monitoring" and "Enable Active Monitoring" there, you will notice that
the monitoring turns itself on again on the next start.//

CCleaner, AKA Crap Cleaner is now worse than the crap it was designed
to remove .....

But, and it is a big but, I don't use Avast as AV.


I don't use ANY resident AV. Nobody would if they read and
understood the TOS.
[]'s


Learn to use your software before moaning :-)

Untick the Active Monitoring box BUT also go to the Tools\Startup
Windows tab and disable or delete the CCleaner Monitoring entry.
That entry may come back with the next update so you will have to
repeat, but at least it will be gone for now.

Start up entries are just that, they start every time you boot the
computer. Most of them in your windows list are not needed and slow
the boot time down.

--
mick
  #12  
Old August 2nd 18, 07:56 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Andy
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I unchecked mine rebooted the computer and it didnot come back
to get the C out of the task tray go to options then settings and uncheck
the Show CCeaner in the windows Notification Area


--
AL'S COMPUTERS
"mick" wrote in message
...
On 01/08/2018 17:36:02, Shadow wrote:
On Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:11:53 +0100, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

Though I read somewhere that ALL recent versions are malware
(adware is malware).

https://forum.piriform.com/topic/520...leaner-pop-up/

Let me guess, you didn't install those either ?

You guessed correctly sir.


Lucky, lucky you.
[]'s

It had to happen sometime.


An update:

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/01/cc...-dont-install/

//It is nearly impossible to disable the monitoring part of CCleaner
(Active Monitoring), and there are not any privacy settings anymore in
the free version of the program.
While you may go to Options Monitoring to disable "Enable system
monitoring" and "Enable Active Monitoring" there, you will notice that
the monitoring turns itself on again on the next start.//

CCleaner, AKA Crap Cleaner is now worse than the crap it was designed
to remove .....

But, and it is a big but, I don't use Avast as AV.


I don't use ANY resident AV. Nobody would if they read and
understood the TOS.
[]'s


Learn to use your software before moaning :-)

Untick the Active Monitoring box BUT also go to the Tools\Startup
Windows tab and disable or delete the CCleaner Monitoring entry.
That entry may come back with the next update so you will have to repeat,
but at least it will be gone for now.

Start up entries are just that, they start every time you boot the
computer. Most of them in your windows list are not needed and slow the
boot time down.

--
mick



  #13  
Old August 2nd 18, 08:46 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_4_]
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In message , Andy
writes:
I unchecked mine rebooted the computer and it didnot come back to get
the C out of the task tray go to options then settings and uncheck the
Show CCeaner in the windows Notification Area


--


(If you must top-post, it's better not to use the proper "-- " line
above. Which is _normally_ a good idea.)

AL'S COMPUTERS


Is he (-:!

"mick" wrote in message
...

[]
Untick the Active Monitoring box BUT also go to the Tools\Startup
Windows tab and disable or delete the CCleaner Monitoring entry.
That entry may come back with the next update so you will have to repeat,
but at least it will be gone for now.

Start up entries are just that, they start every time you boot the
computer. Most of them in your windows list are not needed and slow the
boot time down.

--
mick



Just "uncheck[ing] the Show CCeaner in the windows Notification Area"
isn't disabling or deleting any activity: it just stops the reminder
that it's happening.
--
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Veni Vidi Vacuum [I came, I saw, It sucked] - , 1998
  #14  
Old August 2nd 18, 04:40 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Mr Pounder Esquire
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Shadow wrote:
On Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:11:53 +0100, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

Though I read somewhere that ALL recent versions are malware
(adware is malware).

https://forum.piriform.com/topic/520...leaner-pop-up/

Let me guess, you didn't install those either ?


You guessed correctly sir.


Lucky, lucky you.
[]'s


It had to happen sometime.


An update:

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/01/cc...-dont-install/

//It is nearly impossible to disable the monitoring part of CCleaner
(Active Monitoring), and there are not any privacy settings anymore in
the free version of the program.
While you may go to Options Monitoring to disable "Enable system
monitoring" and "Enable Active Monitoring" there, you will notice that
the monitoring turns itself on again on the next start.//


"Enable system monitoring" is turned off by default here and does not turn
back on after a re-start.

CCleaner, AKA Crap Cleaner is now worse than the crap it was designed
to remove .....

Yes, I do remember Crap Cleaner.

But, and it is a big but, I don't use Avast as AV.


I don't use ANY resident AV. Nobody would if they read and
understood the TOS.
[]'s


I've had AVG for too many years and the only problem I've ever had with it
was when it did not like youtube too very much. It took me ages to sort that
out :-(


  #15  
Old August 2nd 18, 04:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,alt.windows7.general
Mr Pounder Esquire
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Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
Shadow wrote:
On Tue, 31 Jul 2018 19:11:53 +0100, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
wrote:

Though I read somewhere that ALL recent versions are malware
(adware is malware).

https://forum.piriform.com/topic/520...leaner-pop-up/

Let me guess, you didn't install those either ?

You guessed correctly sir.


Lucky, lucky you.
[]'s

It had to happen sometime.


An update:

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/01/cc...-dont-install/

//It is nearly impossible to disable the monitoring part of CCleaner
(Active Monitoring), and there are not any privacy settings anymore
in the free version of the program.
While you may go to Options Monitoring to disable "Enable system
monitoring" and "Enable Active Monitoring" there, you will notice
that the monitoring turns itself on again on the next start.//


"Enable system monitoring" is turned off by default here and does not
turn back on after a re-start.

CCleaner, AKA Crap Cleaner is now worse than the crap it was designed
to remove .....

Yes, I do remember Crap Cleaner.

But, and it is a big but, I don't use Avast as AV.


I don't use ANY resident AV. Nobody would if they read and
understood the TOS.
[]'s


I've had AVG for too many years and the only problem I've ever had
with it was when it did not like youtube too very much. It took me
ages to sort that out :-(


BTW - respects to Shadow.


 




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