Too Many Trackers

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  1. Posts : 5,078
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    It finds nothing:

    Too Many Trackers-health-check.jpg

    Also it's blocked from connecting in firewall so a couple of features are unavailable.
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  2. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home

    I reckon that Health Check was introduced for less techy users to simplify cleanup without the need to inspect results and choose what to ignore.
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  3. DKS
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    You are using an older version of CCleaner...which is OK if it cleans as well. I'm using version 5.67.7763 64 bit. I believe it is the most recent.

    I just ran the analysis for Custom Clean and it found 93MB of junk, It doesn't list trackers found. I did not clean but then ran the analysis for Health Check. It found 3300 trackers and 9 MB of junk. I then re-ran the Custom Clean analysis and clean. Then I ran the analysis for Health Check again and it found 0 trackers and 0 junk. It appears they both clean equally but Custom Clean just doesn't list (mention) trackers. I think I'm going to stay with Custom Clean and stop being concerned about the trackers. It does, however, bother me that I get 10X more trackers on my computer than she does running virtually the same OS, W10 Home verses W10 Pro.
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  4. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home

    The latest version of Ccleaner has a bug where for me it does not display browser plugins so temporarily I'm using an old version but add a trimmed winapp2.ini to keep rules current.

    Too Many Trackers-winapp2.jpg

    Anyway, don't worry about that.

    I was suggesting temporarily trying a slightly earlier build to rule out the current version being buggy on your machine.

    Anyway I've just run Health Check after a quick browsing session using another browser:

    Too Many Trackers-trackers.jpg

    Trackers found.

    If I export the report:

    Too Many Trackers-report.jpg

    It appears to consist of cleaned browser data but nothing that I'd identify as a tracker.

    Too Many Trackers-log-docpad.jpg

    As for Firefox I clean on exit anyway:

    Too Many Trackers-forget.jpg

    Try Ctrl+Shift+Delete after clicking inside a Firefox window.
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  5. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home

    So I you browse for some hours and never clear cookies or cache then it would account for the results.
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  6. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home


    According to Ccleaner what is a tracker?

    See Ccleaner Forum Moderator's answer here:

    Cookies vs Trackers - CCleaner Help Requests - CCleaner Community Forums

    Which in my opinion is BS.

    Also stated:

    Note   Note

    Custom Clean on the other hand allows you more control to specify what is and isn't cleaned.
    You can also use an 'ini' file, (winapp2.ini), to vastly increase the standard range of what CCleaner will clean with Custom Clean.

    That is my preferred route. It's not great for average users though.

    Some info on that here:

    Winapp2ool for Ccleaner

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  7. DKS
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Thanks very much. I also have Firefox set to clear cookies and history when I shut Firefox down. I am going to use Custom Clean and not be concerned about trackers. I will look into your "preferred route" more when I get a few minutes. I am still baffled why I'm getting 10X more trackers than my wife does. !! Thanks again. If you have any more ideas, please pass them along.
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  8. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home

    Maybe your wife uses a custom hosts file?

    Also check running processes and see what is connecting.

    You could use that tool I linked earlier but there are many others.
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  9. Posts : 5,078
    21H1 64 Bit Home

    It could simply be that you have lots of background apps running:

    Turn On or Off Background Apps in Windows 10
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  10. DKS
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    Thanks again. I will look into these latest ideas tomorrow. I have downloaded the Cookie Auto Delete add-on for Firefox. I appreciate your help.
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