Too Many Trackers

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  1. DKS
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Too Many Trackers


    Hi,

    I run the latest version of CCleaner at the end of each day and CCleaner typically finds between 1000 and 2500 trackers...each day!

    I am using Windows 10 Pro, Version 1909, all updates are done, I just changed my browser from Opera to Firefox and set tracker blocking to Strict. All Windows firewalls, etc. are ON. My wife's computer is Windows 10 and Firefox and she gets maybe 100 to 200 trackers each day.

    Why am I getting so many trackers and how can I block them? Thanks for the help.

    DKS
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  3. DKS
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you but I have already tried this with no improvement.
    Any other ideas or response from anyone who is having a similar problem with a high number of trackers would be appreciated.
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  5. DKS
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you but Enhanced Tracking Protection is also ON also.
    This morning I used my computer for less than an hour and I ran CCleaner before shutting down. CCleaner found 3398 trackers...after less than an hours use! I'm wondering if the problem is that I am typically logged into Outlook.com mail. I am going to try not logging in and also turning off my Nord VPN. This is frustrating.
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  6. Posts : 934
    Win10 Version 21H2 19044.1645
       #6

    DKS said:
    Hi,

    I run the latest version of CCleaner at the end of each day and CCleaner typically finds between 1000 and 2500 trackers...each day!


    Having the same issue, glad you posted. Exorbiant amount of trackers (1500-2000)

    I use 2 browsers (Edge Chom and Chrome) and recently started using the browser tool to clean before running CCleaner.

    This leaves my system with about 150-200 trackers reported by CCleaner.

    My question - is CCleaner accurate or is this just a marketing ploy to express the need for their product with hope one will upgrade to the pro version ?

    Should note that when I run CCleaner only it does not remove all cookies. Yahoo, Google, Facebook and similar cookies remain.
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  7. Posts : 5,174
    Windows 11 Home
       #7

    CCleaner is most likely referring to tracking cookies. Block third party cookies to test.
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  8. Posts : 934
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    TairikuOkami said:
    CCleaner is most likely referring to tracking cookies. Block third party cookies to test.

    Will do ! Could some sites be affected (display, log on, etc) ?

    What is your rec for browser cleaning ?
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  9. DKS
    Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Thank you both.

    How do I block third party tracking cookies? I have all tracker blockers ON that I'm aware of. I think I may have had fewer trackers with Opera as my browser, although most people seem to prefer Firefox. ??

    I am also suspicious of the latest CCleaner. I replaced my Windows 7 laptop a few weeks ago with a Windows 10 Pro laptop. i never had but a few hundred trackers with my W7 computer. I feel like the W10 gates are open and the trackers are flooding in. I also suspect CCleaner may be inflating the tracker numbers to show what a good job it is doing.
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