CCleaner c5.49.6856 producing flyout ads for 'Black Friday'

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  1. Posts : 828
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 21H2 19044.1706
       #11

    @CarlSD

    Yes.. I'm seeing them blocked now too.. when I disable my network adapters.

    Makes me question what darn good are these firewall rules on programs then? I'm running the portable version so where's this connection coming from? Or maybe it just checks for internet connectivity but doesn't actually outbound anything? who knows... Sneakiness indeed!

    And it's too bad cause I also have come to appreciate it's ability to quickly and effortlessly remove all those games and junk Windows apps after a clean install.
    Last edited by Farvatten; 20 Nov 2018 at 19:58. Reason: app removal comment
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  2. Posts : 24,665
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #12

    mta3006 said:
    What else is CCleaner doing when I run it?
    CarlSD said:
    ...I had this happen to me when I ran CCleaner 5.49 yesterday...
    ...what sort of 'sneaky' connection is going on in the background to allow these ads to appear?
    Apparently it goes back further than 5.49. I got the flyout with 5.44.

    CCleaner c5.49.6856 producing flyout ads for 'Black Friday'-ccleaner-flyout.png

    The ad is for CCleaner itself, so presumably the first 'sneaky' connection was a request sent to 'CC head office' to find out what (if any) offers are available.

    Anyone clicked SHOP THE SALE yet? Doing so opens https://www.ccleaner.com/black-friday in your default browser (well it would, wouldn't it).

    What follows that in the url is perhaps the 'sneaky' bit...

    ?utm_source=ccleaner&utm_medium=application&utm_campaign=/ccleaner/en-ww/toaster-campaigns_black-friday_black-friday

    ...seems innocuous enough, but tagged on at the end is a report of the version of CCleaner you are running: &v=5.44.6575
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  3. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #13

    I un-checked the following and the toasts no longer appeared...

    CCleaner c5.49.6856 producing flyout ads for 'Black Friday'-001267.png
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  4. Posts : 978
    W10 Pro v21H2
    Thread Starter
       #14

    I also got the flyouts on my 1803 machine running CCleaner v5.47. No Privacy option on that version.
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  5. Posts : 77
    Windows 10 Professional
       #15

    Edwin, do you have the free or paid version of CCleaner?

    I have the free version and the only option I have under Options > Privacy is the first one in your screenshot (Help improve CCleaner by sending anonymous usage data).

    The other two are not there.
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  6. Posts : 17,831
    Windows 10
       #16

    CarlSD said:
    Edwin, do you have the free or paid version of CCleaner?

    I have the free version and the only option I have under Options > Privacy is the first one in your screenshot (Help improve CCleaner by sending anonymous usage data).

    The other two are not there.
    Oops! Yeah sorry, that was the Pro Trial!

    Here's the free version...

    CCleaner c5.49.6856 producing flyout ads for 'Black Friday'-001275.png

    I think I found the culprit though...

    Go to Cookies, right click on creativeserving.com and choose Delete now - no more banner!

    CCleaner c5.49.6856 producing flyout ads for 'Black Friday'-001277.png
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  7. Posts : 77
    Windows 10 Professional
       #17

    Tried deleting all cookies in CCleaner as well as Avast & CCleaner "Cookies to Keep" and I still get the Black Friday ad (when I'm connected to the Internet).

    Also tried blocking it with Windows Firewall (both CCleaner and CCleaner64 in Program Files) but that doesn't work either.

    Oh, well... not really worth worrying about. Takes me 5 seconds to temporarily disconnect from the Internet before running CCleaner which Is what I will do from now on.

    Next time I do a clean install of Windows I won't be installing this program again.
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  8. Posts : 3,011
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       #18

    The CCleaner ads use the cookie "ipm-provider.ff.avast.com". Avast/Piriform have it whitelisted and CCleaner will not delete it. It is usually seen under options>cookies. You can delete it there, but it will automatically return. I dumped CCleaner and have been using the built-in Windows tools. A friend of mine is very much impressed with HD Cleaner but I don't know anything about it at this point.
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  9. Posts : 1,763
    Windows 10 Home
       #19

    Bree said:
    CCleaner c5.49.6856 producing flyout ads for 'Black Friday'-ccleaner-flyout.png
    Saw this the other day a few times. Uninstalled and install 'slim' version from here - https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
    Have this bookmarked but must have dl'd Full when notified of version update, last time. Don't know if this fixed but haven't seen ad since (couple days now).
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  10. Posts : 430
    Windows 10 Pro
       #20

    As Bree mentioned "Apparently it goes back further than 5.49. I got the flyout with 5.44."
    I'm running 544 and get the fly out.
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