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#1 JamesPeters

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 08:44 AM

When I run an analysis with CCleaner, it lists a lot of temp files, cookies, and other items from browsers I don't use.  How would i get results from Chrome, IE, and others when I have never used these browsers on this computer?

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 09:12 AM

Hi JamesPeters :)

The thing for Internet Explorer at least is that every browsers will end up being in its cache since it acts as a "web" cache for Windows, but it's named after Microsoft Internet browser. So this is entirely normal. As for Google Chrome, I guess that the cache builds up on updates checks that it does to see when to update itself. It's normal for all these caches to fill up despite you not using the programs, since they have services and processes running that will build up the cache. It'll take much more time than if you were actually using these browsers to surf the web, but still.

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 11:33 AM

Is there any way to stop Google from putting stuff on my computer?  As far as I know, I have no Google programs on my computer.  I use Ixquick for search, although I do visit other Google-owned web sites.



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 11:37 AM

We can check yes.
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  • Download MiniToolBox and move the executable file to your Desktop;
  • Execute MiniToolBox and check the following options:
    • List Installed Programs;
    • List Last 10 Event Viewer Errors;
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  • Once this is done, click on Go and wait for the scan to complete;
  • Once the scan is complete, a log will open. Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 04:02 PM

Why does CCleaner clean up Internet Explorer items when I don't use Internet Explorer?
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Posted 18 April 2015 - 11:18 PM

 

Yes, I discovered this when I ran CCleaner once and lost all my settings related to web pages, some of which wouldn't even recognize my passwords--what a nuisance! That is why I said I did an analysis with CCleaner.  I used it to see what was there, and I didn't have it delete anything.  I thought I could select what not to delete, but couldn't figure out how, so I gave it up. 



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Posted 19 April 2015 - 07:03 AM

I thought I could select what not to delete, but couldn't figure out how, so I gave it up.

Most of that info is in the Applications tab.
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:05 AM

You have to uncheck the things you don't want to delete. CCleaner (if I remember correctly) also have a feature called "Intelligent Cookies Scanning", which means that it'll monitor your web browsing to identify cookies that should be kept (like the ones that let you auto-login or connected on a certain website and/or forum or the ones that handle the customization of a website you visit). Personally, I would uncheck:
  • Cookies;
  • Site Preferences;
  • Saved Form Information;
  • Saved Passwords;
When you are to delete data via CCleaner, so you won't end up in that situation again.

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:09 AM

CCleaner’s Intelligent Scan for Cookies Explained
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:29 AM

The existence of internet explorer history to be deleted might be related to the observation I made a while ago at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/556669/why-does-ie-do-thishistory-seems-to-be-history-of-all-files-on-pc/ .
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Posted 19 April 2015 - 09:31 AM

quietman answers this question in his post #5, look up the first link he have in it.

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