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Windows 7: Ccleaner invading our privacy?

17 Aug 2018   #1
CaLy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits
 
 
Ccleaner invading our privacy?

I saw in an article of a news portal in spanish and it says something like :
Avast bought CCleaner in July 2017.
blablabla blablabla and itīs repupation is decreasing, because it was hacked blablabla blablabla...
Then it says:
Last week, Avast launched a new update of CCleaner and experts recommends 2 reasons why not to update: Its almost impossible to deactivate active monitoring and also there is no privacy settings in the free version.
They deleted the 5.45 update and the latest is actually 5.44
And in the ending of the article it says its almost late to recover users trust.

So what do you think about Ccleaner? still usefull ? Or is there another great app like this one free?
What do you think about BleachBit ? or is there another one?

Thank you and have a great weekend in advance!

Source of news:
Noticias en TECNO : CCleaner quiso invadir nuestra privacidad: ?Adios a una herramienta inutil? | Urgente24
(in spanish)


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17 Aug 2018   #2
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

I agree with people's concerns about CCleaner. For me there's little doubt that since Avast bought it it is no longer the excellent product it once was. I no longer use it but instead I've found Wise Disk Cleaner a very good substitute:
Wise Disk Cleaner - Free Disk Cleanup and Defrag Tool

I wouldn't bother with the Disk Defrag or Advanced Cleaner. Just use the Common Cleaner and possibly the Slimming System modules. You can remove the Windows installation files without causing any problems once they've done their job.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
CaLy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits
 
 

Thank you ! and what about registry? and if i have x64? what do you use to scan and or repair registry? Thank you again, and have a great weekend!
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi CaLy,

I have used CCleaner for years [except the registry cleaner]. It does what it says on the tin. If you want to carry on using CCleaner, then just download the last version before Avast took it over and use that. Just don't update it. As you probably know, you can make sure that it doesn't start at startup and set updates to manual.

I hope this helps!
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CaLy View Post
Thank you ! and what about registry? and if i have x64? what do you use to scan and or repair registry? Thank you again, and have a great weekend!
I would advise you not to use any registry cleaner. You won't get any performance increase using one but you could easily cause serious problems. Wise Disk Cleaner doesn't have one anyway. And whether you have x86 or x64 doesn't matter.

Regarding CCleaner, I really do advise you to stop using it. Why mess around with old versions of it when you have a product like Wise Disk Cleaner which is just as good? Here's some more info about why you should stop using CCleaner:
Why You Should Stop Using CCleaner on Windows Right Now

Good luck CaLy. If you've got any more questions just post back.
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
CaLy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits
 
 

Thanks again edassange and last one is:
my system is on SSD,is it ok to install and use the Wise Disk Cleaner you told me about right? thank you ! and as i said its the last one.

Cheers !
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi CaLy,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CaLy View Post
My system is on SSD, is it ok to install and use the Wise Disk Cleaner you told me about?
I will let edassange answer your question.
I will say however, that you shouldn't really defragment an SSD drive.

I hope this helps!
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
edassange

W7 Home Premium x86 SP1 Build 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CaLy View Post
Thanks again edassange and last one is:
my system is on SSD,is it ok to install and use the Wise Disk Cleaner you told me about right? thank you ! and as i said its the last one.

Cheers !
As Paul Black said, you should NOT defragment an SSD, so (VERY IMPORTANT) don't even click on the Disk Defrag option in Wise Disk Cleaner. I suggest you just use the first option in the top left corner, Common Cleaner. Just click on it, then click on Scan, then click on Clean. Common Cleaner is generally very safe and won't remove anything you need.

Here's a short review of Wise Disk Cleaner. Good luck!
Wise Disk Cleaner Is Like CCleaner, But Better | Lifehacker Australia
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I've used CCleaner for many, many years and it has never been a problem for me and I always use it's registry cleaner with never a single issue. However, as the company has pulled the 'problem' release off the market, all should be well. Personally, I find many tools within it too useful to be without. I recently found and use System Ninja as s 'second-string' tool and have found it very similar to CC. I also use Old Timer's TempFileCleaner at the end of my house-cleaning for final mop-up. Next year this machine will be 10 years old, I've been all over the web and I've only had one BSOD, at the beginning, due to my ineptness with some W7 admin duties (I went from ME straight to W7).

-fwiw

p.s. : CCleaner Active Monitoring Returns ... over and over, and over ...
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
CaLy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits
 
 

Thank you edassange and MourningStar and PaulBlack i will never did defrag on ssd because i knew from before abou that , my question was if there is no problem about cleaning temp files with Wise...
But i think its answered before.

Thank you again and have an excellent week in advance
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