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.
Thank you for replying.
I've tried what you suggested and it did not work. It still deleted my Ghostery settings.