Latest CCleaner Version Released

  1. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #1051

    Microsoft now detects CCleaner as a Potentially Unwanted Application

    Microsoft now detects CCleaner as a Potentially Unwanted Application

    Microsoft is now detecting the popular CCleaner Windows optimization and Registry cleaner program as a potentially unwanted application (PUA) in Microsoft Defender.
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
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       #1052

    Cliff S said:
    Microsoft now detects CCleaner as a Potentially Unwanted Application

    Microsoft now detects CCleaner as a Potentially Unwanted Application
    You can use the portable version of CCleaner to avoid this issue https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds
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  3. Ghot's Avatar
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       #1053

    Steve C said:
    You can use the portable version of CCleaner to avoid this issue https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds

    I've never used the portable version of CCleaner. I am curious as to how it functions. I read that it store my CCleaner settings in an .ini file, which is fine.
    But does it otherwise operate just like the slim version? Also, will the portable version, like the slim version, keep trying to poke holes in my Bitdefender firewall?
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  4. Steve C's Avatar
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       #1054

    Ghot said:
    I've never used the portable version of CCleaner. I am curious as to how it functions. I read that it store my CCleaner settings in an .ini file, which is fine.
    But does it otherwise operate just like the slim version? Also, will the portable version, like the slim version, keep trying to poke holes in my Bitdefender firewall?
    The portable version has .ini files in the folder where you unzipped the files to (see below). It has full functionality - but I don't use the registry cleaner. I don't know about the firewall. Note there are some extra files since I use CCEnhacer.
    Attachment 290246
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  5. OldMike65's Avatar
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       #1055

    Cliff S said:
    Microsoft now detects CCleaner as a Potentially Unwanted Application

    Microsoft now detects CCleaner as a Potentially Unwanted Application

    They reported Defender only detects the FREE version of CCleaner, the Paid version is NOT detected or affected by Windows Defender.
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  6. kado897's Avatar
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       #1056

    OldMike65 said:
    They reported Defender only detects the FREE version of CCleaner, the Paid version is NOT detected or affected by Windows Defender.
    That's because only the free version installer has PUPs.
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  7. thomaseg1's Avatar
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       #1057

    kado897 said:
    That's because only the free version installer has PUPs.
    basset, cocker or dachshund?
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  8. OldMike65's Avatar
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       #1058

    kado897 said:
    That's because only the free version installer has PUPs.
    Yes, but I wanted to post that the paid version runs fine in Windows .....I only run the paid versions.
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  9. kado897's Avatar
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       #1059

    thomaseg1 said:
    basset, cocker or dachshund?
    Labrador.
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  10. Cliff S's Avatar
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       #1060

    OldMike65 said:
    They reported Defender only detects the FREE version of CCleaner, the Paid version is NOT detected or affected by Windows Defender.
    I stopped using the paid version quite a while back, because of all the BS they have pulled since aTrash took it over
    (my personal opinion)
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