New Windows feature updates may experience compatibility issues with various software solutions installed on systems being upgraded, and this is what appears to happen in the case of Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
Users are now reporting that CCleaner, the famous system optimization tool for Windows, no longer works correctly after computers install the new OS version.
A post on the official forums of developing company Piriform reveals that certain cleaning features stopped working on Windows 10 1809.
CCleaner can’t clean recent files and documents in File Explorer, Windows Event logs, and registry issues, with one report indicating that the app also force closes Microsoft Edge even if the browser was previously closed.
These issues are experienced in the latest version of CCleaner on a fully up-to-date system running Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
A fix is already on the way
Piriform says it’s aware of the issues and is already working on a fix, but specifics as to when it could be released aren’t yet available.
“Thank you for reporting. We are aiming to fix this for the next release. Keep your eyes on the Beta Releases forum as we may publish it there first to get the fix out more quickly,” the company said in a forum post.
As you can figure out, this isn’t such a major issue, though a fix would obviously come in handy to CCleaner users who rely on this app for cleaning their systems.
On the other hand, it’s worth noting that this isn’t an issue on Microsoft’s side, but actually a bug caused by compatibility issues due to code changes. Microsoft itself has a lot to fix in the October 2018 Update, and the next few weeks are expected to bring us several cumulative updates with the sole purpose of improving performance for upgraded systems.