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

16 Nov 2017   #1
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
 
 
CCleaner ???????????

Just posted this in Windows 10 forum concerning Avast and CCleaner. First the malware issue and today, a new version 5.37.6309 has a "get avast free" notation and a check box with a very small mark in the bottom right corner of the box. Having vision issues is a real pain with normal computer operations but Avast intentional attempt to COVERTLY install Avast is a total disgrace! Never had to worry about installing ccleaner in the past, click custom, uncheck everything but auto updates and intelligent cookie scan . Unfortunately I ended up with Avast installed which I absolutely do not want - been there and done that! If I wanted Avast it would already be one my computer. May be time to start looking for something to replace Ccleaner as I do not need any programs that come from companies that find it necessary to resort to these sneaky and low life tactics. Any one know of a comparable program owned by another company?

Ron Burnes


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16 Nov 2017   #2
MSClin

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, Linux Mint 19.0 Xfce 64-bit
 
 

Wise Care 365 has every of CCleaner's features, actually it even have more useful features than CCleaner. Wise Care 365 is safe and reliable software if you wonder, I don't use it (because I don't need), but I've tested it many times and every feature works perfectly.
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16 Nov 2017   #3
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Ditto

I understand where you are coming from. The sad part is it is more often something else is offered than not.
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16 Nov 2017   #4
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
 
 

Thanks, will research it!
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16 Nov 2017   #5
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anaron View Post
Just posted this in Windows 10 forum concerning Avast and CCleaner. First the malware issue and today, a new version 5.37.6309 has a "get avast free" notation and a check box with a very small mark in the bottom right corner of the box. Having vision issues is a real pain with normal computer operations but Avast intentional attempt to COVERTLY install Avast is a total disgrace! Never had to worry about installing ccleaner in the past, click custom, uncheck everything but auto updates and intelligent cookie scan . Unfortunately I ended up with Avast installed which I absolutely do not want - been there and done that! If I wanted Avast it would already be one my computer. May be time to start looking for something to replace Ccleaner as I do not need any programs that come from companies that find it necessary to resort to these sneaky and low life tactics. Any one know of a comparable program owned by another company?

Ron Burnes
As a working, professional, PC Tech, I can only make suggestions, for a PC that I cannot personally see or work on.

I have NO faith in Avast and won't use it.
For Windows 7, I'd rather just use Windows Defender. It's free and comes with Win-7. As for CCleaner, I've actually tried it twice over a several year period, and both times it rendered my PC totally UN-Bootable. I had to resort to the Restore of a Ghost Backup to restore my PC to operational status. So I don't want to let CCleaner anywhere near my PC.

If you feel like you absolutely MUST have a cleaner program, may I suggest "Windows Utilities". I tried the free trail and liked the program so much that I Bought it....and I hate buying software.

Good Luck, and Happy Computing!
TechnoMage
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16 Nov 2017   #6
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
 
 

Absolutely agree on Avast and also use Defender. I have also used CCleaner for so many years I cannot remember when I started and absolutely endorse the program. I have never had any issues with it bit the pros or cons of the program is not the issue. The issue is the way Avast is covertly forcing a program I do not like nor want on to my computer. Granted, the option is there to untick the check box BUT individuals such as myself with up close vision issues have an extremely high probability of not seeing Avast's tiny little mark (which even with magnification, I cannot make out what the mark is). The proper way for Avast to present this option is to have the consumer check the box to install Avast, NOT the other way around. All Avast accomplished it is to make me avoid any and everything the have and are.
Ron Burnes
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16 Nov 2017   #7
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Hi, Ccleaner does not offer Avast if you are updateing, only if you are installing fresh.
I updated yesterday and I don't have Avast installed.
Perhaps my Kaspersky ate it
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16 Nov 2017   #8
FreeBooter

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I have installed free version of CCleaner from below link there was only one check box it was for Google Chrome which i opt-out installation finish without Avast installing.

CCleaner - Free Download or try CCleaner Professional - Piriform

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16 Nov 2017   #9
CarlSD

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MeOnMine View Post
Hi, Ccleaner does not offer Avast if you are updateing, only if you are installing fresh.
I updated yesterday and I don't have Avast installed.
Perhaps my Kaspersky ate it
I just updated CCleaner from 536 to 537 and Avast was definitely offered (and ticked by default, of course).



And, as I mentioned on Ten Forums the other day, CCleaner also now creates an update entry in Task Scheduler even if you untick "Automatically check for updates to CCleaner" during the install. And I've checked to see that the update option is unticked in Options after the install is finished (it is) but the scheduled task is still there. I've disabled and deleted it, of course.



Looks like we're going to have to be extra careful using this program from here onwards.
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16 Nov 2017   #10
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bitv & Windows 10 Home
 
 

The check mark they put in your box does not look like mine I honestly did not see because I was looking for an actual check mark! I can click the box and a real check mark appears!


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