Solved ccleaner keeps bringing up Thumbnail cache ??

Hewlett-packard / Hp compaq dc7100 sff(pk86...
August 15, 2019 at 01:53:25
Specs: windows 8, 2.793 GHz / 4 gig
I noticed this recently - when I run ccleaner version -5.60 , after I do custom clean including windows thumbnail cache - i then test what happens if I run it again second time straight after doing nothing else- so I suspect something is causing the windows thumbnail cache to reappear with data and 3 files - I thought the purpose of the clean was to wipe and delete all windows thumbnail cache - does this mean my windows security is compromised ?
the location of this thumbnail is C:\Users\mypc\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\thumbcache_96.db

is one of those 3 files -but when I try to delete it manually - I get a message - "this action cant be completed because the file is open in windows explorer
If so what do I need to do so that after the clean using ccleaner - that the windows thumbnail cache -comes up with zero ? 0 - I have attached the screen shot-
https://ibb.co/WDHt1t7
<img src="https://i.ibb.co/WDHt1t7/ccleaner.jpg" alt="ccleaner" border="0">



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#1
August 15, 2019 at 03:36:22
Hi auto7890.
What happens when you run > Disk Cleanup?
https://www.wikihow.com/Clear-the-T...

Run Disk Cleanup in Windows 8 or 8.1
Run from My Computer

To open Disk Cleanup on a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 system, follow these instructions:

Click Settings > Click Control Panel > Administrative Tools
Click Disk Cleanup
At the Drives list, select which drive you want to run Disk Cleanup on
Select which files you want to delete
Click OK
Click Delete files

To delete system files that are no longer needed on your computer, click Clean up system files.

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August 15, 2019 at 09:07:20
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Huh. I just noticed this exact same thing myself within the last two days.
I didn't take the time to investigate it at all, though, so I don't know the
details. But like you, I ran CCleaner, and then ran the analysis again a
couple of minutes later, and there was the thumbnail cache.

I believe that Windows Explorer controls the thumbnails that show up
when you put the mouse cursor on a program icon on the Taskbar.
If you put the cursor on the icon for CCleaner, for example, Windows
Explorer will create the thumbnail and store it in the cache. It might
do that eventually even if you don't put the cursor on the icon, just
because there is an icon on the Taskbar.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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#3
August 15, 2019 at 10:16:24
All manner of things are happening when windows is running. I doubt this small amount is anything to worry about if it is the only symptom.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
August 24, 2019 at 08:59:54
Make sure you keep CCleaner up to date, but do it manually. Go to the CCleaner Builds page & get either the Slim or Portable version, do NOT get the standard version which has bundled software and toolbar.
https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/b...

When running CCleaner, use Custom Clean, not Easy Clean. Check (or uncheck) the boxes on the left side before running. For instance: I unchecked Empty Recycle Bin & manage that myself; but I checked Windows Logs Files, Windows Error Reporting, DNS Cache, Windows Event Logs, & Old Prefetch Data. After making any changes, click Run Cleaner (I never bother with Analyze). After it's done its thing, run it again, possibly even a 3rd time, until it says 0 bytes removed.

Don't forget to scan & clean the registry, and delete or disable any unnecessary startup apps. Very few of them are actually required. Reboot after making changes to the startup entries.

Run thru & adjust all the settings under Options too.


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