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

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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. Vasudev

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    20MB for disk cleaner??? I must search for repacked CCleaner of 11MB. Wise disk cleaner and bleachbit are under 5MB and cleanup tons of junk.
     
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    Malware everywhere (brothers but with different mothers):D

    Windows 10 V1809: Update KB4469342 blocks old CCleaner Borncity.com | Dec 9th
    Published on 9 December 2018 by Günter Born
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    Users who are using an older version of the CCleaner tool may receive a warning on Windows 10 October 2018 Update (V1809) that the tool no longer works. This may be the case especially after installing the update KB4469342.
     
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    Did anyone notice CCleaner 5.50 peeking into User/Your _user_name folder w/o a user knowing? WD flagged it when I turned ON Ransomware protection.
     
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    @Ultra Male where are you? Need "seeker" aka guinea pig. Avast "Malware" have released CCleaner Portable v5.51.6939 (13 Dec 2018).

    Subscriptions
    - Added ‘Subscription Management’ button
    - Minor usability improvements to the 'License Information' panel

    General
    - Updated a website link to use HTTPS
    - Added new translations for software update notifications

    With more frequent updates there is a bigger chance you will get a Mickey mouse running in the background from Avast Malware Group. Hence the need for guinea pig. Thanks:D
     
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    I'm skipping CCleaner updates. v5.50 shows Free for Home Use in title bar and taskbar just like Beta testing Avast AV I was beta testing 5-7 years ago. I think CCleaner 5.50.x is a test version and not for general public release.
     
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    And the saga continue... Disgusting!

    CCleaner may be installing Avast anti-virus without your permission

    www.techspot.comBy David Matthews, Today Dec 20, 2018 6:22 PM

    Avast is acting more like the malware it's supposed to defend against


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    Many users of popular system cleaning app, CCleaner, have complained that installing the software also installs the Avast anti-virus program without their permission. We have confirmed those claims.

    Ever since Avast acquired Piriform, the maker of CCleaner, there has been a steady stream of disappointment from a user base that once totaled around 130 million people. Reports have been coming in that CCleaner will install the Avast anti-virus software without permission. This is troubling indeed.



    https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-...1-Why-has-Avast-been-installed-to-my-machine-


    Why has Avast been installed to my machine?
    December 13, 2018 20:37

    Avast is not offered during every CCleaner install. For example, if you have declined the option to install Avast recently, the offer won't be displayed again for a time. Nor will the install option be displayed if Avast is already installed. Therefore, if Avast is installed on your machine, it could be from a previous CCleaner install, where you would have been asked if you wanted to install Avast and were given the option to opt out.

    We recommend you use antivirus software as it helps protect your PC, but if you feel it’s not for you, CCleaner can uninstall it (go to: Tools > Uninstall). If you are still having trouble please follow these instructions.

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    To all those whining/complaining about in-software ads/popups/silent updates...

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    No in HELL I will pay to avoid their Malware.


     
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    @Ultra Male where are you? Need "seeker" aka guinea pig. Avast have released CCleaner v5.51.52.6967 (17 Jan, 2019)

    General
    - Minor bug fixes
    - Localization improvements to several pages including License Information
    - Code refactoring for improved stability
    - Updated copyright across the application to 2019

    Please report if you can see something nasty running in the background from Avast Malware Group. Hence the need for guinea pig. Thanks:D
     
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    I'm skipping it for now... but I've updated to latest Windows update released on 15th jan for v1803.
     
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    @Ultra Male where are you? Need "seeker" aka guinea pig. Avast have released CCleaner Portable v5.53.7034 (02/19/2019)

    Cleaning Rules
    - New cleaning rules for Amazon Music and Amazon Kindle

    General
    - Increased the default Smart Cleaning notification threshold
    - Fixed a crash when running CCleaner alongside Norton AV products
    - Fix a crash in the Professional Trial

    Please report if you can see something nasty running in the background from Avast Malware Group. Hence the need for guinea pig. Thanks:D
     
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    Need "seeker" aka guinea pig. Avast have released CCleaner Portable 5.54.7088 (04 Mar 2019)

    Feature Preview
    - Some users of CCleaner Professional (and its trial) will find an early version of a new feature in the Tools menu. We will fully roll out this feature to CCleaner Professional in the coming weeks

    General
    - Fixed an issue that, in isolated cases, could cause some notifications to be shown too often

    Please report if you see something nasty running in the background from Avast Malware Group. Hence the need for guinea pig:D Thanks.
     
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