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always with a hat or sunscreen
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First they went and started labeling stuff as trackers which clearly aren't. Now with the latest update they have a "health check" routine which appears to be aimed primarily at promoting their paid version. The previous "easy clean" was a change from the past and fairly okay although it had the mislabeled tracker crap too. Granted the "custom clean" is still there although I haven't been happy with the results using some of the user options which appear to have changed in their scope and effectiveness.

What had been a great piece of software now rates in my book as a big fat C. Frown Frown

Any one else?



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Hell let me go a step further. Ever since Avast acquired Piriform (maker of CCleaner) it has turned into a crap sandwich. Smile

I continue to use Comodo Internet Security Premium, Malwarebytes, and Malwarebyte's AdwCleaner. Windows10 Defender is passively active as well. CCleaner? Nope not anymore.



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Ever since Avast acquired Piriform (maker of CCleaner)


Well that explains a lot for me. Avast sucks.

Used to be a BIG proponent of CCleaner, not so much any more. Especially since the last update wanted me to install Chrome (which I just shitcanned...)

OTOH, my new browser, BRAVE cleans up after itself pretty well and CCleaner hasn't been finding much anyway.




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For Windows 7, I gave up on CCleaner a while ago and still use Sophos for antivirus.
 
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re: Avast. When I "re-engineered" my office computer to Windows 10, I had had just about enough of Avast on the Windows 7 platform...seemed to get embedded with too much crap and bloat-/ad-ware/nonsense notifications to (like y'all said) coerce you into buying their "full" version. I didn't even bother and, like bald1, am pleasantly satisfied with Windows Defender. Primary browsers are Firefox and Opera.



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I didn't know until now that Avast bought Piriform - that explains a lot of the "wth?" I've been experiencing.

Is there a good alternative to CCleaner for cleaning up stuff?




 
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Originally posted by erj_pilot:
... Primary browsers are Firefox and Opera.
I used to vehemently suggest Opera until it was sold to a Chinese group. I've moved to Vivaldi or Brave.

Unfortunately, Opera is still the only 100% W3 standards compliant browser.
 
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Originally posted by marksman41:
I didn't know until now that Avast bought Piriform - that explains a lot of the "wth?" I've been experiencing.

Is there a good alternative to CCleaner for cleaning up stuff?


Might want to read this:
https://helpdeskgeek.com/free-...for-windows-anymore/



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I don't miss this crap at all. Wink
 
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Originally posted by erj_pilot:
... Primary browsers are Firefox and Opera.
I used to vehemently suggest Opera until it was sold to a Chinese group. I've moved to Vivaldi or Brave.

Unfortunately, Opera is still the only 100% W3 standards compliant browser.


Wow. Did not know. Next you'll tell me the Chinese bought Volvo or sumpthin....
 
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Not ccleaner related but the new win10 thing where it erases your download folder got me. I was storing stuff in there.

No longer.



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I've been using the free version of CCleaner since before it was renamed from "Crap Cleaner" - recommended at the time by Nicky (0-0)

No issues with it, but I've configured all the little buttons the way I want them.
 
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