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Offline ky331

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Re: CCleaner build/version discussion
« Reply #120 on: September 17, 2018, 06:15:40 PM »
I'm wondering if this is happening "in general" (i.e., simply by the presence of CCleaner on one's system)...
or if it's being catalyzed by the presence of avast antivirus???

Put more simply, I'm interested in hearing if this CCleaner update has occurred for anyone who is NOT using avast?

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Re: CCleaner build/version discussion
« Reply #121 on: September 17, 2018, 06:21:41 PM »
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Re: CCleaner build/version discussion
« Reply #122 on: September 18, 2018, 12:20:18 PM »
The above BC article was updated with a response from an Avast spokesperson.

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"We introduced a critical update feature in CCleaner version v5.36. The critical update is designed to protect our users against security threats and to provision critical software updates to avoid scenarios such as loss of data or severe software/hardware conflicts. This is different from the automatic updater that CCleaner Professional users can opt out of (automatic updates is not currently a CCleaner Free feature).

The response includes the explanations on why they determined it a critical update.  Additionally, with regard to privacy, the Avast spokesperson said,

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To answer your final question, during this update privacy settings were not restored to default. Over the course of the last few months, due to GDPR requirements and as a result of user feedback, privacy-related requirements have changed. As a result, the options available have been updated to reflect current legislative and user needs.


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Re: CCleaner build/version discussion
« Reply #123 on: September 18, 2018, 12:39:59 PM »
This is odd because I am not seeing this (I do not have Avast).

I manually upgraded this system to 5.46 a couple days ago and the first thing I did was check to make sure my privacy settings were not reset again. They were not! :)

I just now checked 2 other computers that I had sitting at 5.44. They are both still at 5.44. So no problems there either.
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Re: CCleaner build/version discussion
« Reply #124 on: September 18, 2018, 03:55:53 PM »
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Hey guys there is a bug here and we're hotfixing it now. v5.46 has been restored in the meantime.

https://forum.piriform.com/topic/52107-cc-5446575-auto-and-trash-bin-context-run-no-longer-works/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-299832

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Re: CCleaner build/version discussion
« Reply #125 on: March 12, 2019, 02:54:00 PM »
Is it still safe to use Slim version?  Those articles about it installing Avast with no opt out is disturbing. I don't want it forcing any other stuff on me.

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Re: CCleaner build/version discussion
« Reply #126 on: March 12, 2019, 06:42:31 PM »
The Slim build does not include the pre-checked options.  That said, when installing any software or update, it is always wise to carefully watch each screen presented.


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Re: Re: CCleaner Updates
« Reply #127 on: July 19, 2019, 06:16:20 PM »
This happened to me because I did not pay attention this day!! This program was so sweet not so long ago!!
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Re: Re: CCleaner Updates
« Reply #128 on: July 19, 2019, 06:47:31 PM »
From the referenced ghacks article:

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CCleaner users who upgrade the software or install it anew using the full installer may get these offers.
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Just one more reason to wait for the Slim Build!


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