Browser Cache files

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    Browser Cache files


    Hello,Before shutting down the computer, I run "CCleaner" to remove all 'coockies' and browser cache files.My default browser is 'Chrome', but most cache files are from 'Edge'.My question: When I start the computer (day after cleaning), internet is still not connected, ocasionaly I ran 'CCleaner' and there are many browser cache files, mainly from 'Edge'. Where did they come from ?(I am the only user).Answers will be appreciated.ThanksMotim
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    Edge runs in the background. Try to run this in CMD before running CCleaner:
    Code:
    taskkill /f /im dllhost.exe
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    Browser Cache Files


    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Edge runs in the background.
    Hello,
    Thanks for the answer.
    I think you have not noticed I wrote "Internet is still not connected.." which means that nothing in the computer has any connection to the outside. So where come the cache files from (mostly from Edge) after the previous cleaning (twice).
    Answers will be appreciated
    Thanks
    Motim
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    Hi, Motim. I am definitely not an expert on this subject, but have similar concerns. Evidently the Windows 10 Operating System independently caches Web information regardless of what browser you use, and it keeps information on sites visited more or less indefinitely. Three years ago there was a thread on this subject, which you can find here:
    Disable WebCacheV01.dat
    but that thread is essentially dead, and the information given therein seems no longer to be valid. This whole subject is essentially a security/privacy issue, a facet of computing that is decreasingly under user control. Be forewarned that cached Web information is managed by Windows in multiple files that are well hidden and can automatically reproduce when deleted. It is pretty much impossible to purge this information permanently and irrevocably.
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    See if this works for clearing Edge’s browsing data and hopefully keep them cleared if you don’t use Edge
    Open Edge
    Press Alt+X
    Select Settings
    Select Privacy and security
    Uncheck browsing history and other items that looks like it makes sense to do.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Close Edge

    Open your Chrome default browser
    Open CCleaner
    Select Options and then Cookies
    Move whitelisted cookies from the right side to the left side
    Run CCleaners Cleaner
    Afterward, shut down and start back up.

    Now let’s address “internet is still not connected”
    --- What’s going on?
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    Browser Cache Files


    MeAndMyComputer said: View Post
    See if this works for clearing Edge’s browsing data and hopefully keep them cleared if you don’t use Edge
    Open Edge
    Press Alt+X
    Select Settings
    Select Privacy and security
    Uncheck browsing history and other items that looks like it makes sense to do.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Clear Edge browsing data.JPG 
Views:	28 
Size:	29.4 KB 
ID:	240266
    Close Edge
    Open your Chrome default browser
    Open CCleaner
    Select Options and then Cookies
    Move whitelisted cookies from the right side to the left side
    Run CCleaners Cleaner
    Afterward, shut down and start back up.
    Now let’s address “internet is still not connected”
    --- What’s going on?
    Hello,
    Thanks for detailed answer.
    Before shutting down computer yesterday, did everything as described 1:1, CCleaner cleaned all.
    This morning, Internet still not connected (plug-out), started computer, started CCleaner just to see - see for yourself attached screenshot, and its only partial list. All from Edge. If possible I would like to uninstall it - I do not use it, and I am the only user of my computer.
    Thanks for the answer.
    Motim
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Edge Cache (partial).jpg  
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    You can stop Chrome based browsers from running in the background (as I have). You can go into settings of the browser then system and turn off continue running in background.

    Are you saying you run ccleaner daily? I think that's a bit excessive and should only be run weekly if that.
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    Post #6
    “This morning, Internet still not connected (plug-out), started computer, started CCleaner just to see - see for yourself attached screenshot, and its only partial list. All from Edge. If possible I would like to uninstall it - I do not use it, and I am the only user of my computer.”
    Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to uninstall Edge in Windows 10.
    --- I’ve seen recommendations on how to do that but I wouldn’t trust them.
    Also please know I do not use Chrome but I hope I can be helpful on some of your issues.

    I haven’t gone to the level you’d like to consider but check these ideas.
    --- I wish I could advise on what to do first: see what applies to you so at least applicable recommendations could follow along.

    There are a lot of Cortana items in your screenshot
    Visit Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10
    Also check Related Tutorials: maybe some of them will become helpful.

    Also visit How to Clean Install Windows 10
    Clean Install Windows 10
    Go to
    #25 Turn on or off the privacy settings you want, and click/tap on Accept when finished
    You will be able to change all of these privacy settings at anytime in Windows 10.
    --- There are 7 tutorials covering privacy settings

    How to Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching at Startup in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Microsoft Edge Pre-launching in Windows 10

    We do not want to forget
    Now let’s address “internet is still not connected”
    --- What’s going on?

    If you do not create system image backups, please do so.
    That is so important not only as a safeguard of recovering your system if called for but also the availability when taking on a project such as you need to investigate adds to the fact that system image backups becomes invaluable.
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    In post #8, I mentioned "We do not want to forget
    Now let’s address “internet is still not connected”
    --- What’s going on?"

    If you can't connect to the Internet, this should be determined first on "What’s going on?" because how can you get around to examine some of the ideas that have been presented?
    --- Please let us know why you cannot connect to the Internet.
    --- I have some notes for different situations: maybe one of them will be helpful.

    EDIT: Are you trying to connect wirelessly or wired?
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