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Windows 7: CCleaner ???????????

17 Nov 2017   #11
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Before I posted my responce #7 above, I went to my Media Centre as that had not been updated and checked in the process and it Had NOTHING for Avast.
The 3 PC's here are all runing Free version.
I can't explain this one

I just thought, did you go through Ccleaner to update or did you go direct to the site and download.
I also only update via Piriform, I do that by moving to the bottom of the web page and clicking Piriform and then it will download from them.


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17 Nov 2017   #12
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
 
 

When I open CCleaner, auto update will notify me if there is a new version and sends me to Pirform where I select the free version for the new update.
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17 Nov 2017   #13
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anaron View Post
When I open CCleaner, auto update will notify me if there is a new version and sends me to Pirform where I select the free version for the new update.
From my understanding you download from FileHippo via that method.
That is why I have always moved to the bottom of the page clicked on Ccleaner and that brings me to Piriform download.
I have not tested however I think that this is the difference.

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18 Nov 2017   #14
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
 
 

FileHippo is correct however that has nothing to do with it. The direct download also has the Avast checkbox with the funny little mark. I did find a download that has nothing (so far) and that is CCleaner Portable.

I uninstalled ccleaner and avast using Revo uninstaller then opened regedit and took everything Avast out. I then reinstalled CCleaner 536 for now until I find something else.
Ron
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18 Nov 2017   #15
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Shameful

Yes it's an awful and ever increasing practise of bundling software, its all for monetisation and shows disregard for the customer. I have never had trouble from CCleaner, Although recently running it on a friends pc for the fist time I too had to dodge avast, gone are the days of rapid clicking licence screens and setup prompts. They hide bundle bloat behind drop-down menus and in the fine print if you don't pay attention.

Also I dont like how they automatically throw you on to the Premium trial. It used to be opt in, now its opt out! I dont want ccleaner for active monitoring and on boot loading.

The same applies to Malware Byte anti Malware, Have to opt out of the active monitoring trial after setup and configure it to behave as the standalone scanner its always been at heart.

Too much crossover between applications these days, AV's want to boost your system, cleaners want to monitor actively, if every move your computer makes is going to be scrutinised by multiple applications you are going to see a significant drop in performance. As yet there is no all in one tool to slay them all, so it falls to us to make sure we configure software to suit its real purpose and avoid the bloat.

Rant over!
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18 Nov 2017   #16
CarlSD

Win 7 Professional 64 (Main PC)/Win 7 Home Premium 32 (Laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anaron View Post
FileHippo is correct however that has nothing to do with it. The direct download also has the Avast checkbox with the funny little mark. I did find a download that has nothing (so far) and that is CCleaner Portable.

I uninstalled ccleaner and avast using Revo uninstaller then opened regedit and took everything Avast out. I then reinstalled CCleaner 536 for now until I find something else.
Ron
May seem like a bit of overkill but I've actually restored a Macrium Reflect image from November 1st where I had CCleaner 535 installed on my main PC. And, I won't be updating it from here on.

536 is probably OK but I'm a little wary since it was the first version to add the Task Scheduler update entry that I mentioned in my earlier post despite having "Automatically check for updates..." disabled in CCleaner options. The task can be disabled and deleted but I don't want to have to check every day to see if it has reappeared.

I've also checked my old W7 laptop (which I'm using at the moment) and fortunately I didn't get around to updating CCleaner past 535 so there it will also stay. I do have Macrium images for the laptop but they weren't needed in this case.

Finally, I have the 535 version safely 'archived' away for future use.
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18 Nov 2017   #17
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
 
 

536 did not put anything in the task scheduler on my computer and I also have auto update disabled! Am considering going to the portable 537 as it shows no issues and is not installed on the computer. One less program taking up room. Did same thing with Revo Uninstaller.
Ron
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18 Nov 2017   #18
CarlSD

Win 7 Professional 64 (Main PC)/Win 7 Home Premium 32 (Laptop)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anaron View Post
536 did not put anything in the task scheduler on my computer and I also have auto update disabled!
Very strange. It seems like installing/updating CCleaner does different things for different people.

Like where it offers Google Chrome. Over the past couple of years I've noticed when updating CCleaner sometimes Chrome was offered and sometimes it wasn't. Almost like a random thing.

The task scheduler entry (if it is there) probably just notifies the user that an update is available and doesn't download and install it without permission but I keep thinking about Google Earth where it's Task Scheduler entries actually allowed it to download and install updates without asking.

I always used to wonder why a new Google Earth icon suddenly appeared on my desktop every couple of weeks (I keep my desktop icon free) until I eventually realized Google Earth had 'silently' downloaded and installed the latest update without asking.
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01 Dec 2017   #19
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
As a working, professional, PC Tech, I can only make suggestions, for a PC that I cannot personally see or work on.
As for CCleaner, I've actually tried it twice over a several year period, and both times it rendered my PC totally UN-Bootable
It was much better if you expressed your own "opinion" (which doesn't match with the reality) and avoided the Tech part.
CCleaner like any similar software is only suitable to people who know what they are doing, for example you don't just delete everything the scan tells you but you only select the files or entries which you were looking for.
I used to use CCleaner (before the hacking) for several years and very very frequently because I often test software so I need to eliminate the remaining garbage left, I never had any problem with it.
What I understand is too many people say they are PC specialists without knowing that the PC's knowledge can be anything from hardware to software, or to simply being just able to use office related programs, that is their meaning of PC expert!
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02 Dec 2017   #20
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Everyone's experience and opinion will vary

Over many years as an IT Pro I have used the File Cleaning Cleaning options of CCleaner without any issue, I would never use any form of Registry Defragger or other tool to make changes to a system other than regedit, I have allowed some apps to produce a list of potentially bad or dangerous Settings - but then I will research the facts backup everything in such a way as I can restore the registry from a dead system or if needed restore the whole system to a point immediately prior to the change. I also work in a particular way, I never try to correct more than one perceived or potential fault at a time.

Reboot the system Before the change to any critical setting, (to ensure the system is working correctly before you change anything), Make a single change, Reboot the system to check that it still works correctly. This takes longer than the "Silver Bullet" but is less likely to ruin a system and potentially create losses of time and money
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