Avast is ruining CCleaner -- malware, bundled software, popup ads... what's next?

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by Papusan, Jul 13, 2018.

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Will you continue use CCLEANER?

  1. YEES

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  2. NOPE

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  3. Don't know yet

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  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $$ on FILTH

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  2. Wolfzz

    Wolfzz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes another issue how many more, I want my old Old XP Windows Computer Back with no bloody updates or spyware leave us alone....
     
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  3. KY_BULLET

    KY_BULLET Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes! Do you remember this happened to me not too long ago and it wouldn't let me uninstall Avast AV?

    The only way to get it off your machine is to download the tool from Avast and run it in safe mode.
     
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  4. Woodking

    Woodking Notebook Evangelist

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    This is all very depressing reading about things like this these days. MS and many other software companies have have lost their way IMHO. Your OS you paid for to serve you on your own machine you bought is trying its best to spy on you and report back everything you do just to get even more money out of you. Everything that's good and useful ends up being snapped up by someone else who wants to milk as much out of you as they can. You have to scour the internet every time your machine updates itself just to fix all the problems this update has caused and find ways how to turn off new telemetry/spyware/adverts that you never even asked for in the first place.

    I used to use Avast, and CCleaner individually when they were good but now these 2 have joined the 'dodgy' and 'to be watched like a hawk' list.
     
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  5. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    I stopped using my paid version of CCleaner with the version that wanted to run in the background and "monitor" my system to keep it "safe" LOL. To that I can only say no thank you, and screw you for even thinking about it. That was like a year or two back. I am sure it is worse now. I agree with all of the negative comments expressed already. We are living in our darkest days in terms of software, firmware and OSes being screwed up messes.
     
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  6. StormJumper

    StormJumper Notebook Virtuoso

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    I just use the free version and it works just fine for me. As for Avast I use Defender W10 and have no cleaning issue.
     
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  7. Wolfzz

    Wolfzz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Watch out people there is another CCleaner has just surfaced.........
    CCleaner v5.45.6611
     
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  8. Woodking

    Woodking Notebook Evangelist

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    I wonder what little 'gems' this update includes. :eek:

    I dread updates these days, it feels like having unprotected nookie with a random stranger and hoping not to catch anything.

    Not that I've ever actually done that of course, you understand!
     
  9. Wolfzz

    Wolfzz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Well Ive installed it but as long as you change a few settings in CCleaner and Block the outbound connection in the firewall settings all is good.
    As I do still like CCleaner just got to be a bit cautious.
     
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  10. 6730b

    6730b Notebook Evangelist

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    Yes. ccleaner (and a bunch of other programs) in my firewall for a long time, all is well.
     
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