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. Wolfzz

    Wolfzz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Version 5.47 pulled due to a bug. Another Avast/Piriform blunder.
    What A Joke.......
    Hey guys there is a bug here and we're hotfixing it now. v5.46 has been restored in the meantime.
    Quote From (Stephen Piriform)
     
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    XiCynx Notebook Consultant

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    I can't remember the last time I used CCleaner. The only thing that really was nice was the registry cleaner but I'm sure there are other programs out there now that do that job more efficiently and I don't have to worry about ads or background monitoring. I've since then learned alternate way to clean out temp files and empty folders that I no longer need.
     
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  3. Papusan

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

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    Awhispersecho Notebook Evangelist

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    What the hell! Maybe this isn't new but the last thing I want from a system cleaner is the ability to identify my credit card info so that it can supposedly "clean" it. I am the farthest you can get from being a "regulation" type person but all these tech and software companies need to have their asses reigned in. From Microsoft, to Google, to Piriform, and every other tech company, the ability to monitor, make changes and take and sell our info really needs to be stopped along with forced updates and a thousand other things they get away with.

    And Apple too since now they are assigning trust scores to iPhone users based on the phone calls they make and emails they send and receive.
     
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  5. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    Among many other things, yes.
     
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  6. cinePacnic

    cinePacnic Newbie

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    Avast Premier user here. So annoying that even in the paid version you get bugged with "privacy" alerts.
    If you look in detail to it its the typically nonsense; like people can see your IP on the internet (ad for their vpn) or you are leaving traces (ad for their ccleaner rip off module):mad:
     
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  7. thegreatsquare

    thegreatsquare Notebook Deity

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    I've moved to Revo Uninstaller [free version] for file/registry cleaning. Ironically, I haven't uninstalled CCleaner because it's a convenient way to prohibit a bunch of autostarts ...and then autoruns64 stops CCleaner's.
     
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  8. Papusan

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

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    @Ultra Male where are you? Avast "Malware" have released CCleaner v5.48.6834 10/25/2018
    v5.48.6834 (25 Oct 2018)
    Browser Cleaning
    - Added workaround for cleaning Edge while in the ‘suspended’ state on Windows 10, build 1809. This workaround is temporary while we consider a more permanent solution.
    - Fixed cleaning of Edge cookies in Windows 10
    - Fixed a bug where cleaning Firefox Internet History would corrupt the profile

    Feature Previews
    - Added support for ‘feature previews’ (limited release of features in development)
    - Keep your eyes peeled for forthcoming feature previews!

    General
    - Renewed our digital security certificate as the previous one was due to expire.
    - The certificate publisher has been updated from ‘Piriform Ltd.’ to ‘Piriform Software Ltd.’
     
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  9. Papusan

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

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    New update from Piriform Avast Malware (12 Nov 2018)
    CCleaner Portable 5.49.6856
    Version History
    v5.49.6856 (12 Nov 2018)
    Windows and Browser Cleaning
    - Added and improved cleaning to the Common Language Runtime (CLR) folders
    - Extended the cleaning of Windows error reporting temporary folders
    - Fixed Firefox cleaning rules which were causing corrupted profiles for some users

    General
    - Minor bug fixes
    - Small UI improvements
     
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  10. Papusan

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

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    @Ultra Male where are you? Need gp. Avast "Malware" have released CCleaner Portable 5.50.6911 (29 Nov 2018).

    Software Updates
    - Added new menu: ‘Options’ > ‘Updates’
    - Added new controls for automatic updates and update notifications
     
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