The CCleaner .exe downloaded from Piroform's official website does indeed now install these unwanted programs , it is not a case of unchecking any check boxes for added crap . A Piriform forum Administrator told me directly that when downloading the exe program you cannot opt out of these unwanted toolbars .
This was not always the case , Piriform use to never install additional crap , now it most certainly does and most install the portable version because that is what i was told to use to avoid the crap , again by a Piriform forum administrator.
I don't know what to say to Old Mike because the things he is talking about with the removal options and check boxes with Eset do not exist . Eset is one of the most recommended scanners at "Bleeping Computer" and other malware removal help forums for years now because it finds things other scanners never do .
Got to know how to use it though
Here's what I do for cleaning my PC about every 2 weeks.
Go to programs & features - sort by date. Look for anything I didn't install or don't want anymore.
Run windows disc cleanup
Follow up with CCleaner Pro
Run a quick scan with BitDefender
Optimize all of my imported images from my phone with jpegmini for jpegs, pnggauntlet for pngs & gifmicro for gifs
Finally I finish up with a Defrag with Piriform Defraggler
OK , here are the facts gentlemen :
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Posted 25 March 2015 - 11:42 PM
As of about the last six months to a year CCleaner is now bundled with a toolbar that ESET is correctly blocking as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) which is kind of ironic that a cleaner program brings garbage when installed.
You can download CCLeaner Slim which is just the installer and not the toolbar please note that Piriform releases the slim version one week after the Standard version. It is possible that no download link is available for the Slim version during that gap time.
I think the latest was today so give it about a week then do a search for "CCLeaner Slim".
@SweX.. ahh we collide on this one, LOL
There is nothing you can opt out of , they will install no matter what if you don't go the portable route.
Paste a link to the Eset program you are talking about......just make sure its ON Esets web site, I'll D/l it from the link you show me.....and run it again.....
Here are the exact settings you must check for detection of CCleaner toolbars.