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Discussion in 'Desktop / Server Applications' started by idr, May 30, 2014.

  1. idr

    idr Established Techie7 Member

    For several years I surfed the Internet using IE browser and Google search engine. Every day before closing myPC I applied a full cleaning option using the Ccleaner.
    Lately I began to browse with the Google Chrome browser, cleaning my computer memory as always with the Ccleaner.
    In the “deleted” list on the screen I find always several files cleaned from the Google Chrome. But when opening the History option (after cleaning with the CCl) I find still a full history list of my surfing, and I must delete it manually.
    On the Ccleaner window all the History options, in the Windows and Applications are checked.
    Why doesn”t CCl remove the surfing list from the Google Chrome?
  2. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    And under the Applications tab, is Chrome listed?

    Is it the latest version of CCleaner?
  3. idr

    idr Established Techie7 Member

    it is listed and checked
  4. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    I really don't know what the problem is but I found this (See Google Chrome under problems).
  5. idr

    idr Established Techie7 Member

    Hallo Digerati
    This is what i found on Priform Community forum

    Posted 21 January 2014 - 10:34 PM

    CCleaner is not deleting Google Chrome History? There are a few workarounds to fix the problem. There is not a problem with CCleaner, it's because Google Chrome is cloud based.
    #1) Chrome is synced to your Google account. Therefore all browsing information is stored there and won't be cleaned. You can either disable History from the Chrome sync settings, or stop syncing. Go to Menu, Settings, Sign in. This will fix the problem most of the time.
    There is another workaround, if for some reason the above does not work.
    #2) When a process associated with Google Chrome is running during the cleaning operation. All internet browsers need to be closed in order for them to be cleaned properly by CCleaner.
    *There is a setting in Chrome that allows background applications to run after Chrome has already been closed. Go toMenu, Settings, Show advanced settings... uncheck "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed".
    Hopefully this will fix the problem!"

    Well, I am not enough computerwise to play with Chrome settings, so now I clean the history manually
    And thank you
  6. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    I think the suggestion offered is worth trying, and not hard at all.

    Start Chrome.
    Click on the "Customize and control Google Chrome" button (the 3 line button at the top-right).
    Click on "Settings",
    Click on "Show advanced settings...",
    Scroll down and near the bottom under "System", uncheck "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed"
    Exit Chrome.​

    That's it!

    Actually, I am glad you brought this issue up. I was not aware of that setting and frankly, I find it disturbing - not just because it hampers a good cleaning with CCleaner (and, I discovered, other cleaning tools too), but because I want to know what is running in the background on my system.

    So while NOT a normal user of Chrome, I have it on my systems - but have now gone in and disabled (unchecked) that "feature".