Windows 10: Avast acquires Piriform, developer of Ccleaner

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  1.    20 Jul 2017 #10

    Thanks for sharing this news: whether the import is positive or negative, it's good to know what's going on. I've been a long-time user of CCleaner and would be sorry, but not devastated, to see it deteriorate. I hope they keep making the "slim" version because that one has the toolbars (and presumably also that would include ad-ware) stripped out.
    Best wishes,
    --Ed--
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       20 Jul 2017 #11

    EdTittel said: View Post
    Thanks for sharing this news: whether the import is positive or negative, it's good to know what's going on. I've been a long-time user of CCleaner and would be sorry, but not devastated, to see it deteriorate. I hope they keep making the "slim" version because that one has the toolbars (and presumably also that would include ad-ware) stripped out.
    Best wishes,
    --Ed--

    I'm also a long-time user of CCleaner and as I've always been happy with it's performance I've never bothered to look for an alternative. Does a viable alternative exist ?
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  3.    20 Jul 2017 #12

    There used to be an alternative called fcleaner which looked fairly similar but it's not been updated since 2010.
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  4.    20 Jul 2017 #13

    DooGie said: View Post
    I'm also a long-time user of CCleaner and as I've always been happy with it's performance I've never bothered to look for an alternative. Does a viable alternative exist ?
    Wise Disk cleaner
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  5.    20 Jul 2017 #14

    1+ for WDC!
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       20 Jul 2017 #15

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    Wise Disk cleaner
    Yep Josey, Wise is a good one too, just not as "safe", but still really good.
    But being I use an SSD, Wise would be ok, as I do not delete any caches that will be re-written any how(to save writes), plus all those caches are there to speed up the system, and should only be deleted when there is an actual slow down, or a problem(like a too old DNS cache causing page loading problems).
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  7.    20 Jul 2017 #16

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Yep Josey, Wise is a good one too, just not as "safe", but still really good.
    But being I use an SSD, Wise would be ok, as I do not delete any caches that will be re-written any how(to save writes), plus all those caches are there to speed up the system, and should only be deleted when there is an actual slow down, or a problem(like a too old DNS cache causing page loading problems).
    One has to know what they are doing. It can be set to backup before use. Another product is Glary Utilities 5 Pro but it is even more in depth.
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       20 Jul 2017 #17

    There is also BleachBit(which I use in my Ubuntu virtual machine), they also have a Windows version: Download BleachBit for Windows | BleachBit

    Or at MajorGeeks: Download BleachBit - MajorGeeks


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  9.    20 Jul 2017 #18

    I don't think it's so bad that we need to look for alternatives to CCleaner...

    IMHO, Avast's business plan revolves around resource optimisation.. in that respect getting Piriform on board augments that philosophy.

    I doubt CCleaner will change much as a standalone product - it's merely the intellectual content they acquired.
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       20 Jul 2017 #19

    Superfly said: View Post
    I don't think it's so bad that we need to look for alternatives to CCleaner...

    IMHO, Avast's business plan revolves around resource optimisation.. in that respect getting Piriform on board augments that philosophy.

    I doubt CCleaner will change much as a standalone product - it's merely the intellectual content they acquired.
    Speccy might be one of the programs they could use to optimize their own software(under the hood)
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