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  1.    03 Sep 2015 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    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.
    I bought Revo long time ago.......been running Nortons for last 7 years, maybe 8 Doesn't give me any problems.
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  2.    03 Sep 2015 #22

    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.

    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
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  3.    03 Sep 2015 #23
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    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
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  4.    03 Sep 2015 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    I bought Revo long time ago.......been running Nortons for last 7 years, maybe 8 Doesn't give me any problems.
    I would and I do wait for AV companies to get their stuff together to work on W10 properly, right now results are pretty sketchy. Windows Defender is getting much better too, so with a bit more caution online it's very acceptable. It's updating 5 - 10 times a day, so MS must be working hard on it. To say nothing about WD being much "lighter" than full blown AV protection systems.
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  5.    03 Sep 2015 #25

    OK , here are the facts gentlemen :

    From the Eset security forum

    SCR


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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



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  6.    03 Sep 2015 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredc View Post
    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
    I downloaded Eset from their website, run one time. Didn't choose 30 evaluation version. Those choices were on the window as the file was running , didn't make them up.
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  7.    03 Sep 2015 #27

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMike65 View Post
    I downloaded Eset from their website, run one time. Didn't choose 30 evaluation version. Those choices were on the window as the file was running , didn't make them up.
    I am not saying you made them up but i think we must be using two different versions, never heard or saw those options. Regarding CCleaner, Eset is the ONLY scanner that will detect these toolbars .

    There is nothing you can opt out of , they will install no matter what if you don't go the portable route.
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  8.    03 Sep 2015 #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredc View Post
    I am not saying you made them up but i think we must be using two different versions, never heard or saw those options. Regarding CCleaner, Eset is the ONLY scanner that will detect these toolbars .

    There is nothing you can opt out of , they will install no matter what if you don't go the portable route.
    Ok maybe we are misunderstanding one another fredc I went to Esets web site downloaded what they told me was their online scanner, installed it, did not try to opt out of anything, I WANTED it to run. During the running of ESET scanning my hd is when I saw what it was reporting to me, as it was scanning. Never found any problems, took 20 mins to scan my ssd, never saw the other active anti-malware program running, and when it finished, their WAS a Checkbox in lower left hand Connor, to remove itself after closing......THAT was the choice it gave me. I closed it, and it only removed some of itself left pieces of itself all over my drive and registry....that IS a FACT. no big deal as I am used to cleaning up left over crap after a uninstall of a program. But Eset gave my computer a clean bill of health, which I expected, just didn't seem to report everything correctly is all.
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  9.    03 Sep 2015 #29
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    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.....
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  10.    03 Sep 2015 #30

    Here are the exact settings you must check for detection of CCleaner toolbars.
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