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Old 11. Jul 2018, 08:12 AM   #21 (permalink)
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15 days, and still no slim version of CCleaner. I think I might have to start using the portable version.
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Old 11. Jul 2018, 11:43 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Download the Portable version, extract the .exe files to your CCleaner folder = your CCleaner is now updated.
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Old 13. Jul 2018, 01:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot. I didn't think it would be this easy, because a setup often copies files to different locations for the software to work properly. I opened and observed the CCleaner folder in Program Files, and it had not so many files... same with the portable version. I copied the exe file and Lang folder, and it's working fine.
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Old 21. Jul 2018, 07:58 AM   #24 (permalink)
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CCleaner Slim is now available for download, after nearly one month. It's ridiculous

The slim version does not contain any bundled offers though.
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Offers????
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Old 27. Jul 2018, 10:32 PM   #26 (permalink)
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https://forum.piriform.com/topic/522...est-v-5456611/

... now it has a 'heartbeat'
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Old 27. Jul 2018, 11:45 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Block CCleaner's access to the 'net with your firewall.
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Old 28. Jul 2018, 08:07 AM   #28 (permalink)
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This is a classic example of how a great thing is turned into a mess. Seems like I might have to start looking for alternatives to CCleaner.

The new version was released just a few days ago, and I noticed that this time, the slim version was available immediately. This felt quite strange to me. Also, the changelog for the new version is still not available.

I too noticed that under privacy setting, the checkbox to opt-in or out wasn't available anymore.

Plus, I turn off active monitoring of CCleaner from the options, and normally with over the top install of new versions, it remained off. But, with this version, it was turned on again, and on my laptop, whenever Windows boots, CCleaner crashes and shows a window to send crash report.

All these seemed quite fishy to me, and now I know why, thanks to the link from deya.

It is a good suggestion to block CCleaner access to the internet from the firewall. I use Windows firewall, so it's not possible in it I think. Might have to start looking for a firewall too

Edit: Okay, the changelog is available here:

https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/version-history

but the latest is not reflected on this page, as it should be:

https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download
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Block CCleaner's access to the 'net with your firewall.
Also look in Task Scheduler and disable all CCleaner related tasks excluding CCleanerSkipUAC.
Don't delete any tasks as they may be recreated.
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This line from the Piriform response in the thread I linked to made me smile;

"After listening to your concerns, we have reviewed how this feature has been implemented and we agree that there are areas for improvement" ..... which, to me, translates as;

"Some of you have realised what we're up to and are angry. We'll go and have a re-think about the way we gather your data and try to come up with a solution that will allow us to do it without drawing too much attention to our underhand tactics. But we're not sorry"

Ok, so Avast bought CCleaner knowing it's another way to get into people's computers and, after a few modifications to the program, gather lots of user data. It's a very popular program and, to be fair, Avast are doing no different to countless other tech companies nowadays.

But it's the underhand way they go about it that infuriates people - can they not see that? Why not just be upfront about it then give people the choice to opt in or out? ... but they know the answer to that.

Creepy, sneaky people. They're like jealous girlfriends/boyfriends ... always wanting to know where your are, where you're going, what you're doing, who with and when. I just grow tired of it to be honest. But that won't change anything. It's pathetic.
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