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  1.    03 Sep 2015 #11

    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    I've never had any issues with the CCleaner installer (it hasn't offered me PUPs and toolbars in W7 and/or W10).

    Something I install in XP (CCleaner or Glary Utilities) offers me Google Chrome (blech!).

    I always go to Piriform to get the installer.
    You misunderstood what i was trying to say . When downloading CCleaner .exe in Win 7 or Win 10 you will not notice any problems , it will not show anything about toolbars , it will install some unwanted stuff though .

    Only the portable CCleaner is free of unwanted stuff , i even went on Piriform's community forums and asked why CCleaner .exe installs this crap and they said you must use the portable version to avoid it .

    You will not even know anything unwanted is being installed but the exe. version will install it , if you run Eset online scanner make sure to check advanced options and the checkbox for find "potentially unwanted programs" and see for yourself .

    It takes a long time to scan but it will reveal the crap . No other scanner will find these , i tried them all .
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  2.    03 Sep 2015 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredc View Post
    Just a "tip" about CCleaner. exe , skip the full version and download the portable version . The full version downloads 4 google toolbars that Eset online scanner finds but no other scanner seems to pick up .

    If you have the full version installed download Eset online scanner and make sure you check the box that says "detect unwanted programs" , you will be very surprised at what it finds.

    Even downloading direct from Piroform will install these toolbars , i always download direct.
    Only if you let it, I and others here have been using Ccleaner for years.

    You never rush when installing downloaded software, always read and uncheck the checkboxes.
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  3.    03 Sep 2015 #13

    Quote Originally Posted by CaveJohnson View Post
    I downloaded CCleaner from here: CCleaner - Download



    I didn't have even an offer for a PUP or toolbar.



    I didn't get that, but I already use chrome so I guess it didn't apply to me


    Thats what many people have the biggest problem with , there is no mention or option in relation to these toolbars being installed . The only way they will not download is if you download CCleaner portable .

    Run Eset online scanner and click "advanced" , make sure to check "find potentially unwanted programs" box and sit back and relax .

    Eset will find all 4 and quarantine and delete them .
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  4.    03 Sep 2015 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredc View Post
    Thats what many people have the biggest problem with , there is no mention or option in relation to these toolbars being installed . The only way they will not download is if you download CCleaner portable .

    Run Eset online scanner and click "advanced" , make sure to check "find potentially unwanted programs" box and sit back and relax .

    Eset will find all 4 and quarantine and delete them .
    Ok before replying to this post of yours fredc I downloaded your Eset scanner program, installed it, let it run for 20 mins on my ssd. I have CCleaner installed, and I just updated it again few days ago to a newer release.

    1st thing I saw Eset tell me was I already had an anti-virus program running and it might slow down ESET, it told me the program was Norton anti-virus that was running, it was correct on this, but it checked for more than one anti-virus program and only found my Nortons, at that time ESET was checking my ssd, Malwarebytes was also running on my ssd, they run together, been doing this for almost 2 years now, no conflicts, no issues. But your Eset never saw Malwarebytes at all!!! and it WAS ACTIVE.
    This makes me think just how good it is scanning, and this scan was 1st one ESET does. Well anyways after a 20 min scan Eset found nothing, zip, nada.........Which I would have been surprised IF it did. CCLeaner has never added anything to my computer I can't speak for anyone else, just myself, even as you say it installs them hidden, sooner or later I would have noticed them, either one of my programs would, and I have a few that WATCH my computer settings pretty closely and my registry settings too.
    Sorry but I don't think CCleaner has ever put junk on my computer. As far as ESet goes, it didn't even delete all the files it installed on my computer, AFTER it told me it would, if I clicked on the box in lower left hand Conner, which I did. Eset left its install dir, and a few other icon files in other places on my HD, also in my registry. In other words it left shit all over my computer which I removed. A program that brags about how good it is, should cleanup after it self a lot better than Eset does, during a uninstall. Just my 2 cents on this.....ESET
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  5.    03 Sep 2015 #15
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    Norton ?

    Yikes, but if that`s what you like to use
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  6.    03 Sep 2015 #16
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Get Off My Lawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    Only if you let it, I and others here have been using Ccleaner for years.

    You never rush when installing downloaded software, always read and uncheck the checkboxes.
    I agree, I'm one of the one's using CCleaner for years and never had a problem with it.

    It never had anything tag along to install with it, hidden or not.

    Like AddRAM says, always install software with your eyes open and watch every little thing it does
    during installation.
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  7.    03 Sep 2015 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    Norton ?

    Yikes, but if that`s what you like to use
    Don't pick on old people!!! shame on u. lol
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  8.    03 Sep 2015 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    Don't pick on old people!!! shame on u. lol
    Who are you callin' old ?

    Take yer poopin' mutt and get off my lawn !
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  9.    03 Sep 2015 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
    Who are you callin' old ?

    Take yer poopin' mutt and get off my lawn !
    Well 1st off, my quote was sent to Addram and not you. 2nd I was referring to ME as being the OLD person, not you. 3rd MY Doberman always stays on my lawn, 2.5 acres. Doesn't need to poop on your crummy lawn.
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  10.    03 Sep 2015 #20
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    So, cleaning HDD just to add more junk like Norton doesn't make much sense. There is a very nice cleaning program that's absolutely safe: UnCleaner - Josh Cell Softwares
    Using a proper uninstaller like Revo Uninstaller to uninstall programs and clean up after them can prevent leftovers from programs (and in some cases there's a lot of them) useless files from piling up.
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