Beware CCleaner installation!

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  1. Posts : 2,755
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #41

    I am using v5.43 (x64) without issues here. At least, I haven't noticed anything different as before.

    PS - I have uninstalled it from my Android smartphone. Too much advertisements there and I couldn't find how to disable on-the-fly analysis. It was constantly pestering me to do cleanups. What a frigging annoyance.
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  2. Posts : 54
    Windows 10
       #42

    Just ditch CCleaner and use Bleachbit. No privacy issues, no installer issues, simple and efficient.
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  3. Posts : 24,646
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #43

    Anolin said:
    Just ditch CCleaner and use Bleachbit. No privacy issues, no installer issues, simple and efficient.
    Or if you want to continue using CCleaner, get the Slim installer here...
    https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
    ...the same CCleaner, but none of the 'Avast' etc. 'extras' in the installer.
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  4. Posts : 6
    Windows, Mac
       #44

    I have CCleaner for more than 2 years and did not have any problems with it. But I do not remember the last time I updated it either. Maybe it's their new partnership.
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  5. Posts : 2,501
    Win 11 Pro
       #45

    I am on 5.40. Later versions gave me problems, including not deleting all the cookies. I have check for updates disabled.
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  6. Posts : 24,646
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #46

    fireberd said:
    I am on 5.40. Later versions gave me problems, including not deleting all the cookies...
    If those were the cookies for for *.avast.com and *.piriform.com then that appears to be another hidden 'trick' of the Standard installer...

    ...The Standard installer adds whitelist entries for *.avast.com and *.piriform.com so that none of their cookies would be deleted. The Slim installer doesn't whitelist any cookies at all.
    Issues with Ccleaner (post #30)
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  7. Posts : 2,501
    Win 11 Pro
       #47

    Not those but I notice it adds Shockwave cookies after "deleting" cookies I don't want to keep.

    Maybe I need a version earlier than the 5.40
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  8. Posts : 512
    Windows 10 Version 1909 (Build 18363.815
       #48

    Has anyone tried Unchecky? From their site:
    "Have you ever felt, while installing software, that the installer tries to push additional unwanted programs at all cost? Ever missed a checkbox, and spent hours afterwards removing adware? Ever opened your browser after an installation, only to find out that you have a new homepage, a new search engine, or even a new browser?
    Unchecky aims to keep potentially unwanted programs out of your computer."

    Maybe it would help solve some of this?
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  9. Posts : 7,257
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #49

    Do you know what! I disabled ccleaner in startup on task manager and its had the audacity to re-enable itself. I think my usage of ccleaner is rapidly drawing to a close.
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  10. Posts : 2,422
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #50

    swarfega said:
    Do you know what! I disabled ccleaner in startup on task manager and its had the audacity to re-enable itself. I think my usage of ccleaner is rapidly drawing to a close.
    Following this Stephen Piriform post, I'll give them a last chance.
    If they keep that attitude, despite being use it since the CrapCleaner days, Ccleaner is gone!!!
    Last edited by ddelo; 11 Aug 2018 at 04:37.
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