I have a Google Chrome browser (the latest version) with the Ghostery extension. (This is the only extension I have with my browser.) Every time McAfee Quickclean runs, it deletes my settings for Ghostery. I have contacted someone from Ghostery about this and they don't know how to fix it. I've also searched online for a solution and have come up empty.
Does anyone know how I can stop this happening? Thank you in advance.
OK trying to think what this is and all I can assume is that you are asking Quickclean to clean with its default settings?
Go into settings and adjust to let you choose what it deletes in Chrome - perhaps this is stored in Chrome's cache?
I didn't know QuickClean did this - I've more or less abandoned it for CCleaner. A good thing too since I use Chrome and have Ghostery.
What QuickClean is deleting is probably one or both of the extension's local storage files. For Ghostery these are -
The exact pathname of the place where these files live depends on your Chrome profile name and your OS username (and OS). Best thing is do a search for the extension name (as above) and the files will show up.
How to get QC to exclude them : can you whitelist files in QC? If not, you'll have to abandon it for something else.
Edit : no whitelisting. At most you can include/exclude Cache, Cookies and History for Chrome itself. Nothing about files associated with Chrome extensions.
Just stop using Quickclean then. It really is only a simplified version of what Windows itself already offers through various tools and transactions.
I should have added that I strongly recommend against using any kind of registry cleaner. Unless you are an expert, they always spell disaster.