Beware CCleaner installation!

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  1. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #31

    Barman58 said:
    Just FYI

    The free Revo uninstaller does not, as you say remove everything, but if you are using the Paid for Pro version and you set it to monitor the install, (Traced Program mode) It creates a registry backup, saves the changes to the registry and it will remove all items in the file system and the registry if you perform an uninstall
    Thanks for the information.

    Jack
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  2. Posts : 5,087
    21H1 64 Bit Home
       #32

    bbinnard said:
    I just installed the latest version and I may have missed something, but I discovered right after that the horrible Avast anti-virus program got installed too.

    I have installed many versions of CCleaner and I am aware that you have to check the box that says to not install any additional software, but I didn't see that box this time.

    The only way I could uninstall Avast was to go reboot in Safe Mode and delete the entire Avast directory. The *******s who wrote it have figured out how to make it impossible to delete, rename, or disable any Avast file, directory, task, process, or registry entry while running in Normal Mode.
    Okay I never understand the rush to update. Ccleaner Slim Build is usually released after the regular build. Just set ccleaner not to auto update and check manually.

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    See video of installer - no sign of Avast:

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  3. Posts : 2,422
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #33

    Avoid AVAST offer


    To avoid the offer of AVAST setup, during CCleaner installation do the following:

    Open the Registry to the key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AvastAdSDK
    Double click on "LastOffer" and change its hex value to 70dbd87f
    This will change the LastOffer date to 31/12/2029 11:59:59 and AVAST will not be offered again, at least not until 31/12/2029!

    Alternatively download the AvastAdSDK 2029-12-31.reg file, save it on your desktop and after you unblock it merge it to the Registry.
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  4. Posts : 25,642
    Windows 11 Pro 22000.708
       #34

    ddelo said:
    To avoid the offer of AVAST setup, during CCleaner installation do the following:

    Open the Registry to the key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AvastAdSDK
    Double click on "LastOffer" and change its hex value to 70dbd87f
    This will change the LastOffer date to 31/12/2029 11:59:59 and AVAST will not be offered again, at least not until 31/12/2029!

    Alternatively download the AvastAdSDK 2029-12-31.reg file, save it on your desktop and after you unblock it merge it to the Registry.
    You can stop the installation of Avast but it will still run a malware cleaner.. Just look at the finished scan screen.
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  5. Posts : 2,422
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #35

    Josey Wales said:
    You can stop the installation of Avast but it will still run a malware cleaner.. Just look at the finished scan screen.
    I'm sorry I didn't understand... where to look at.
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  6. Posts : 56,062
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #36

    ddelo said:
    I'm sorry I didn't understand... where to look at.
    I think Josey may be referring to this. The wording is a little misleading, IMO. It's cookies it removed, not malware in the classical sense. You get this if you don't change the output option to Advanced.

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  7. Posts : 2,422
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #37

    f14tomcat said:
    I think Josey may be referring to this. The wording is a little misleading, IMO. It's cookies it removed, not malware in the classical sense. You get this if you don't change the output option to Advanced.

    Beware CCleaner installation!-2018-06-12_19h23_13.png
    Oh OK. Thanks Dick.
    I have changed the view to the Advanced option so I don't see this. But I totally agree, this Privacy summary does mainly mean cookies... If that is what Josey is referring to.
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  8. Posts : 25,642
    Windows 11 Pro 22000.708
       #38

    ddelo said:
    Oh OK. Thanks Dick.
    I have changed the view to the Advanced option so I don't see this. But I totally agree, this Privacy summary does mainly mean cookies... If that is what Josey is referring to.
    I mean it is cleaning things that it should not be cleaning?
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  9. Posts : 2,422
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #39

    Josey Wales said:
    I mean it is cleaning things that it should not be cleaning?
    Josey, I have been using CCleaner since the Win7 days...and has never failed me. I believe (to the best of my knowledge) that it cleans what you tell it to clean, by selecting the appropriate options.
    If you have some other experience, I would be obliged if you can share it!
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  10. Posts : 25,642
    Windows 11 Pro 22000.708
       #40

    ddelo said:
    Josey, I have been using CCleaner since the Win7 days...and has never failed me. I believe (to the best of my knowledge) that it cleans what you tell it to clean, by selecting the appropriate options.
    If you have some other experience, I would be obliged if you can share it!
    I have been using it longer than that but I will never use any version after 5.40. You can use what you want.
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