Windows 10: Microsoft Edge and CCleaner (v5.42.6499). Solved

  1.    24 May 2018 #1

    Microsoft Edge and CCleaner (v5.42.6499).

    I use W10 and IE10 and Firefox, not Edge. Just recently found CCleaner now skips IE Temp Int Files, History and Cookies. Reverted to earlier version, same.
    A Google search suggested this could be due to something running in the background. Looking in Task Manager, I found IE and Firefox do not show unless actually in use. However Edge constantly shows in background processes. Initially tried renaming the Edge file in This PC > System Apps –no effect. Then Settings > Privacy> Background apps > Microsoft Edge > OFF – no effect.
    The only thing which works is going into Task Manager everytime > Microsoft Edge (5 entries) > End Task.
    Is there any way to permanently disable Edge as I believe it is not recommended (or possible?) to remove it?
    Only got to this point by trial and error, rather than knowledge.
    Thanks for any help.
    Last edited by Barman58; 24 May 2018 at 03:39. Reason: Moved to own thread
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  2.    24 May 2018 #2

    Same is happening to me every 4-5 days. CCleaner v.5.42.6495 keep skipping cookies /and other stuff/ from Edge, which I don't use at all. Found temporarly solution - manually clear the cookies within Edge and then reanalyse and run CCleaner.
    Sorry I can't help much but that's all I can do.
    Maybe more experienced members in this forum have the answer.
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  3.    24 May 2018 #3

    You might want to try manual deletion in Ccleaner.

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  4.    24 May 2018 #4

    Thanks Ivan and Callender. Well well, haven't used or knew about manual deletion of cookies - just assumed CCleaner was removing them. Turned out there was a hell of a lot in there, >60. 95% of them meant damn all to me so I deleted them. Presumably if I really need them they "will be back".

    Looks like that may have done the trick.
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  5.    25 May 2018 #5

    Turns out this has to be done every time you turn PC on, MS Edge again running in background.Go into CCleaner > Options > Cookies and I see:
    The following application(s) need to be closed to view cookies:
    Microsoft Edge
    Do you want CCleaner to close the them? YES
    The application is taking a long time to close.
    Would you like it to force it to close? YES

    Therefore quicker just to go to Task Manager,unless one can turn Edge off permanently.
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  6.    25 May 2018 #6

    JW05 said: View Post
    unless one can turn Edge off permanently.
    Control panel > Default Programs > Set your default program > Default Apps > Web Browser, it is set to Edge, now IE. Looks like I may have finally got rid of the pesky Edge.
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