CCleaner Reviews

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Since Avast purchased Piriform CCleaner in July 2017, updates and installs cannot be trusted anymore.
Reports of CCleaner updates installing Avast AV ... with default opt-in

CCleaner/Avast are phoning home with user data
At first only PRO could be opted out, but more recently free CC now has opt-out.
Avast have been ducking and weaving with CCleaner since they took over Piriform 10 months ago
Portable CC has also been discontinued :(

What will they get up to next ?
Very disappointing with this very long term favorite being treated as a cash cow by Avast

CC installer used to offer Google Toolbar *opt-in" but Avast have changed that to opt-out or you get their AV and consequences of 2 AVs on your machine.
I can no longer trust Avast/Piriform ...

The end of a dynasty :(

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Placebo

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This program is a useless placebo for non-technical users...

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Since Avast aquired the company its not the same. ...

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Since Avast acquired the company its not the same. It has bloat to it, and also my Antivirus program picked up malware in the installer file; which might be a false positive. So I'm looking for an alternative now, sucks was a really good app at one time.

[Edited by Krimsun, March 27]

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BleachBit

Installs shitware

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Don't get me wrong, the software itself is kind of okay. But I find it highly ironical that the installer installs Big Brother Google Chrome (and sets it as default browser) by default... Plus it must leave tracks somewhere, because when you uninstall CCleaner and then try to reinstall it again, it doesn't ask again to install Chrome... Pretty dirty for a "cleaning" software...

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Excellent but be careful,

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users of windows 8 or newer, should never clear the registry!
If you try to clean registry, then your boot will slow down.

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hey I was curious, last year I downloaded Ccleaner for an old computer, but recently I just purchased a new laptop, and it is windows 8...What do you suggest as an alternative, if it happens to slow down?

thanks,
JJ

hey I was curious, last year I downloaded Ccleaner for an old computer, but recently I just purchased a new laptop, and it is windows 8...What do you suggest as an alternative, if it happens to slow down?

thanks,
JJ

I suggest the new CCleaner with the Pro features, like monitoring browsers. It's really cool app and helps to keep privacy and security in higher standards. Suggestions for your laptop "iobit-uninstaller" to remove unwanted pre installed apps. "Haozip" for rar zip isos and more! The best thing for anything compressed. Jdownloader 2 BETA to download anything you want from the web (BE CAUTIOUS press DECLINE to the software he propose to install during the setup, READ EVERY SINGLE ACCEPT)

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I was using Ccleaner since several years ago, but now I stop ! Their policy are set against their users..
The last version (5.4.1) include adware (Google chrome)

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STAY AWAY FROM IT!!!!
I opened this accound just tu give this review to tell you how much I hate these guys!
It installed AVAST without even asking me!!! [YES I checked to the "more options" while installing it, I checked everywhere and never saw AVAST listed]
This company is a total failure, I will uninstall all of their programs from my PC.
Avast, Ccleaner, Speccy, Defraggler, Recuva,..,., all of them! They even spread a virus to millions of users last year. Stay away from them.

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Overall Quite Good

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I've had my issues with CCleaner. Generally speaking it does its job but it's not the all-in-one disk cleaning solution some tout it to be. I've often found that it is very 'surface level' in that it cleans many different parts of your computer but many underline portions are still left intact. Still, if you want a quick and easy solution for these things then it's a good option; just be aware it's not going to clean everything.

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Since the last issue http://www.spamfighter.com/News-21150-CCleaner-Compromised-Hackers-Collect-Data-from-Affected-PCs.htm that wasn't the first one. Unfortunately, I do not trust Piriform's software anymore. I've had a lot of problems due to downloading the .exe compromised file.

[Edited by mlemmark, May 31]

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It was better when I downloaded. Now there are a lot of advertising!

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CCleaner use to be a great application for cleaning your computer, with my favorite feature being their secure uninstaller which checked the registry etc to completely uninstall an application rather than only deleting the main contents.
However over the years it has gotten more and more intrusive. It's now basically spyware, always running in the background even when you tell it not to. There was also an incident where they were serving the application with a virus and backdoor by accident for several months.
It was one of the best applications of it's kind for it's clean UI etc but too much features are locked off to other editions, it's insecure, and it's always sending your data home. There are many great alternatives, but most delete too many files including app data and system files by accident. In general it's not necessary to have a system cleaner, Windows and other applications already do automatic garbage collection. You're best of manually cleaning your browser history etc. CCleaner is a last resort to install on your grandpas computer if it's on it's last legs.

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One of the best programs of its kind. I have been using it for a long time and am happy with it.

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Had it on my other android it worked well

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