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Windows 7: Avast acquires Piriform, makers of CCleaner

19 Jul 2017   #11
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

It's worrying as Avast Free AV has had weird glitches the past 3 or 4 months.

Until the last program update (a couple of days ago) I'd see a pop-up notification stating that my (scheduled) scan had been cancelled at 99%.
Manual Avast scans ran normally.

When this first happened I was worried that I'd been infected with malware, but MBAM didn't find anything.

Also, the Details button on the pop-up is actually a run scan button (this wasn't fixed in the last update).


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19 Jul 2017   #12
Melchior

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (v6.1.7601.23537)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
If this goes south, bye bye Ccleaner and Speccy.
YUP
THIS IS A DARKEST DAY IN THE HISTORY OF ONE OF THE INTERNETS BEST PROGRAM(S)!!

Piriform HAS SOLD OUT ITS CUSTOMERS!!!!!!!!!!!

WERE DOOMED!!!!


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RIP CCleaner.
I use:
- CCleaner, many times every day.. and I use the payed Pro version.
- Defraggler, I use this every day too
- Speccy, once and a while..
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20 Jul 2017   #13
minesabeer

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Download the latest from Piriform if still avaliable, if not seach for 'old program versions' and get the latest versions you can find and tuck them away somewhere safe as I wouldn't trust Avast with this going on past history of what other companys have done when aquiring other companys software.
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20 Jul 2017   #14
BlueGuy

W7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sky Ranch View Post
Is it me or was "Complete Cleaning" offered for free?
I noticed that too, after the last alert that there was a new version, which I {foolishly now realise} installed it and never bothered to save the earlier versions, hoping that they're still kept over at FileHippo.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by minesabeer View Post
Download the latest from Piriform if still avaliable, if not seach for 'old program versions' and get the latest versions you can find and tuck them away somewhere safe as I wouldn't trust Avast with this going on past history of what other companys have done when aquiring other companys software.
Well, I started using EasyCleaner when I switched over from Atari TTs to Windows '98, then added Ccleaner as a compliment to it, as both have pretty well the same functions, like their own uninstall utilities. If Avast, which I hear can be a bugger to uninstall {again, have been using AVG since moving to Windows, just detest the all the false positives, forcing me to stop what I'm doing, look up details, before I tell it to protect me} as it leaves so many traces. Yet so many {white hat-the good guys} hacker forums, like MSFN, where I used to hang out, to keep my 2000Pro viable with .dll and kernel hacks {to which, like a wimp, surrendered to Win7 three years ago} have been using Avast as each of the others, free and paid have dropped support for the old OS. Though the brighter ones than I have been doing things like using the embedded XPPro kernel , used in point-of-sale {cash registers} versions to keep their favourite AVs. For me, that was just too much work, as explained previously.
EasyCleaner can still be found over at Majorgeeks and will be my fall-back if Ccleaner changes too much or gets nuked as a stand-alone product.
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20 Jul 2017   #15
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

I'll be back soon !
Just got something in my eye.

I have the last 6 and one Portable.
I'll trade you one speccy.
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20 Jul 2017   #16
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
It's worrying as Avast Free AV has had weird glitches the past 3 or 4 months.

Until the last program update (a couple of days ago) I'd see a pop-up notification stating that my (scheduled) scan had been cancelled at 99%.
Manual Avast scans ran normally.

When this first happened I was worried that I'd been infected with malware, but MBAM didn't find anything.

Also, the Details button on the pop-up is actually a run scan button (this wasn't fixed in the last update).
I feel you, latest version has SERIOUS issues with Hardware Assited Virtualization Tecnologies and programs (like VMWare Workstation) I had to revert back to version 17.2, because latest just made the system reboot unexpectedly when using a virtual machine... annoying as hell...
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20 Jul 2017   #17
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
I feel you, latest version has SERIOUS issues with Hardware Assited Virtualization Tecnologies and programs (like VMWare Workstation) I had to revert back to version 17.2, because latest just made the system reboot unexpectedly when using a virtual machine... annoying as hell...
It's only an annoyance at the moment.

Which version of VMware Workstation are you using (I'm using v9)?

I got v12 via my TAFE's student software program, but it was buggy, so I re-imaged my PC.
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22 Jul 2017   #18
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I stopped using avast! Free Anti-virus when they suddenly installed SafeZone without the user's consent.
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22 Jul 2017   #19
zaki

windows 10 64bit
 
 

thnx
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31 Jul 2017   #20
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

PC's are no longer my Vocation, but just a hobby. And I do love testing different programs including OS's and AV/AS software.

I've tested Avast and found it wanting. Twice, over several years, I tried CCleaner and both times it disabled my OS, demanding a Backup Image Restore to get my computer back. So that too is on my @#$% list. (expletive deleted by OP)
So it seems like everything from that parent company is just not on my list of favorite programs.

One program I HAVE tried and like, (the FREE Version) to the point of buying the Pro version, is, "Super Anti Spyware".
It will find and remove PUP's and Tracking Cookies that other programs don't even see. I run it almost daily, to keep the Tracking Cookies off of my PC.

Happy Computing Mates!
TechnoMage
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