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Re: Avira - Removal of vdf files

Shadow wrote:

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That could be.  Chris said he has MalwareBytes.  I have that installed
but it isn't listed as a utility in CCleaner.  Maybe you need the
payware version installed for CCleaner to list MalwareBytes.

Re: Avira - Removal of vdf files


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you can list anything you want with Ccleaner in the ini file.

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Re: Avira - Removal of vdf files


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    Move ccleaner ini file somewhere safe. (I presume you are
using the portable version) . Fire up good old Regmon. . You will see
CCleaner searches all the software sections of Current User and Local
Machine in the registry, and adds a pre-set list of the findings to
the interface. You can then opt-in or out of them.
    Replace your old ccleaner ini file.
    Dunno why your malwarebytes does not show up. Mine is the free
version.
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Re: Avira - Removal of vdf files

Shadow wrote:

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I noticed when switching to saving CCleaner's config into an .ini file
that there were lines beginning with "(App)", like:

(App)Custom Folders=True
(App)Old Prefetch data=False
(App)7-Zip=True
(App)Avast! Antivirus 6=True
(App)WinPatrol=True

I uninstalled CCleaner, cleaned out remnants from the registry and file
system, and did a fresh install of the latest version (3.17.1689).  I
changed the configuration for this new install to also save its settings
into an .ini file.  Although 7-zip, Avast, and WinPatrol are still
listed in the new install, there are no "(App)" lines in the new .ini
file.  I don't know the purpose of this line in the .ini file but I'm
wondering if repeated upgrading results in carrying along non-essential
or superfluous lines from the old .ini files.

That is, have you tried a fresh install of CCleaner with no remnant .ini
file left behind and then reused in the new install?  Move the .ini file
to somewhere else.  Uninstall CCleaner and make sure the old .ini file
wasn't left behind (or make sure to delete the CCleaner folder under
C:\Program Files).  If you're using the portable version, make sure you
don't have the old program around, including its .ini file, when you
setup the new "install" (copy) of the portable version.  With a fresh
install or copy of CCleaner WITHOUT carrying along the old .ini file, do
you see MalwareBytes listed in CCleaner?

I'm wondering if carrying the old .ini file through upgrades isn't
listing programs for which CCleaner doesn't do any real cleaning.
Although 7-zip, Avast, and WinPatrol were listed in "(App)" lines before
in the .ini file, those products are listed under Applications ->
Utilities but are NOT listed in the .ini file for a new install of
CCleaner.

Just what of freeware MalwareBytes would CCleaner be deleting?  I didn't
find anything under "C:\Program Files\MalwareBytes Anti-Malware" that
would qualify for cleanup.  Is it the log files for MalwareBytes under
"%userprofile%\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes'
Anti-Malware\Logs" that get cleaned?  If you run a scan using
MalwareBytes free version, check if a logfile got created in the log
folder, and run CCleaner (with MalwareBytes enabled in CCleaner), do the
logfiles for MalwareBytes disappear?

By the way, using SysInternals' ProcMon (since they no provide the
separate old RegMon), and filtering on ccleaner.exe as the process and
RegQueryKey for the operation, I can see lots of hits on CCleaner
looking at software installed on my computer.  Yet none but the
previously mentioned 3 are showing up in CCleaner's Cleaner ->
Applications -> Utilities section.

Re: Avira - Removal of vdf files

VanguardLH wrote:

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I figured it out.  CCleaner looks ONLY in specific folder that is has
hardcoded within itself.  See my thread in the Piriform forum at:

http://forum.piriform.com/index.php?showtopic=35684

Basically it turns out that if the software author changes the
installation folder or the user changes it (often a choice during the
install) that CCleaner will no longer be able to find that application.
CCleaner has a static list of default install paths.  It doesn't scan
the folders looking for the applications and it doesn't use registry
entries where the software specifies its home or install path.  So if
the software author or you change the install path then CCleaner won't
find it - until CCleaner updates its static list (which would only apply
if the software vendor changed to a different a install folder as the
default, not if the users change the install folder).

I don't change the destination folder for all installs but I often make
changes to eliminate [potential] parsing problems, ridiculously long
path or folder names, and sometimes even remove spaces and instead rely
on camel case to name a folder.  That will make CCleaner blinded as to
where is the program that it does support for cleaning.

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