Windows 10: CCleaner needs to close microsoft edge and internet explorer?

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  1. jds63's Avatar
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       01 Oct 2015 #11

    lopedoggie said: View Post
    How many gazillion transistors, resistors, capacitors, ICs and connections does a program path have? It only takes a 1 or 0 to be missing somewhere for a hickup to occur. Remove and reinstall CCleaner and see if that fixes it. Just sayin.
    Who knows, many responses except the thread starters one.
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  2.    01 Oct 2015 #12

    CCleaner does the same thing to me, has ever since I upgraded to win10. Reinstalled CCleaner, makes no difference. I just gave up trying to figure out why. Only browser it affects is my IE11. I don't use edge, or Cortana, never have. Turned off. Does not brother Chrome at all. Don't use firefox.
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  3.    01 Oct 2015 #13

    It must be some dll loaded up in memory or something like that. Not the main executable from the aforementioned browser(s). I also got a warning about closing IE and Edge and I do not use them.
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  4.    01 Oct 2015 #14

    Kinda funny to see how many of us this has been happening too. Most of us just seem to live with it. I never even thought to post the problem on here. Nice to know, I was not alone thou. :)
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  5.    26 May 2016 #15


    I like to know when Edge & IE are running, because as original poster said, I don't use either; telling it not to show that Edge & IE needs to be shut down, defeats that purpose.
    But still the question has not been answered, except for "maybe it's the live tiles" answer. It seems as if CCleaner has two issues every other update:
    1) Edge needs to be shut down
    2) There's always a Windows file or 2 that doesn't get cleaned. Last update, I did not run into either issue this month I did. April I did. March no, and so on. For some reason it seems to be alternating updates. I keep hoping I find the answer. It's annoying as you know where. So, off to Piriform I go. Again.

    JohnC said: View Post
    I have gotten a message that Edge needs to close so CCleaner can clean it's temp files. Check the box and from then on it will do that automatically. Edge is used with Cortana, so I think that CCleaner wants the user to be aware if there is a momentary disruption.
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  6.    29 May 2016 #16


    I like to know when Edge & IE are running, because as original poster said, I don't use either; telling it not to show that Edge & IE needs to be shut down, defeats that purpose.
    It does not really matter if you don't use either as a browser, as JohnC correctly pointed out Edge is running in the background and communicates with other apps.

    You can turn this off and then Ccleaner will no longer show the prompt to close these browsers. Go to All Settings, Privacy, Background Apps.

    Personally this prompt form Ccleaner doesn't bother me at all. Just click OK and let it do its job.

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  7. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       29 May 2016 #17

    I find CCleaner is simply cleaning up Temporary Internet Files and needs the browsers closed to do so.
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  8.    19 Jun 2016 #18

    CCleaner ironically defeats a privacy objective in forcing closure of Edge. It cleans history for future app access to this data, BUT because it closes Edge before cleaning, it doesn't prevent Edge from sending your browser actions and history to Microsoft, which happens immediately on browser close, acc to Microsoft. You can clear history before closing Edge (if that isn't a clever lie) but that is a habit you have to develop.
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