CCleaner removed my shields

Description of the issue:
Exactly what the title says.

Just for clarity, last night I ran CCleaner because I thought that my laptop could use a fix. I did two scans: one was a custom scan where which I unticked all of the boxes for Brave, and then I ticked most boxes for Google Chrome.

Then suddenly, I start seeing ads all over sites I previously didn’t see on such as TVtropes. I scoured the internet (honestly, the first page of Google if I’m to be frank) for problems and found some forums had sort of the same problem, but not a fix.

Exact URL of the website in question:

Screenshot of the ad as it appears in Brave

Also, just to clarify, I checked with my brother’s laptop, one that hasn’t been cleaned with CCleaner yet, and saw that his shields constantly blocked a handful of things whereas mine doesn’t.
I really need to get Brave fixed 2

Lastly, I’d like to point out that my adblock doesn’t seem to have the same options as his and had to resort to finding custom filters from another forum.

Did the issue present with default Shields settings? (yes/no)

Does the site function as expected when Shields are turned off?

Yeah sure.

Is there a specific Shields configuration that causes the site to break? If so, tell us that configuration. (yes/no):


Does the site work as expected when using Chrome?

Not sure.

Brave version (check About Brave):

Version 1.14.84 Chromium: 85.0.4183.121 (Official Build) (64-bit)

I don’t use CCleaner, I would avoid using to be honest. (Even Microsoft recommends to avoid it) I would try creating a new Brave profile as a start.

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