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#1 HeywoodKenobi

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 07:35 PM

I've noticed on some computers I run this on it closes Windows Explorer but on other it doesn't.  Any idea why?



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 07:40 PM

The first version of TFC was released in 05/28/09. TFC was last updated by OldTimer 6/23/12...that was version 3.1.9.0 which supported Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7. TFC has become outdated to some extent as the Windows operating system has continued to be updated with critical security patches. As time has passed, there have been more reports of various issues with running TFC to include unexpected freezing, hanging, unresponsiveness, etc. especially on newer operating systems so I would not recommend using it on Windows 8 or above. If you have problems using it, then consider an alternative like CCleaner.
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Posted 28 April 2016 - 07:59 PM

Not really a problem per se, but it seem like TFC's first task is to kill processes of some sort...when I see Windows Explorer being killed by TFC it makes me wonder if there isn't some hook that is dangerous.



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Posted 28 April 2016 - 08:04 PM

TFC will STOP Explorer and ALL other running apps BEFORE performing its routines.
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Posted 28 April 2016 - 08:11 PM

Well, that is what I'm saying...sometimes I see the screen go blank and a new Explorer process is spawned and other times it doesn't...most of the time it doesn't.






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