Ramblings of an old Doc

 

I was perusing ghacks when I found this article.

Since so many of us use the app, I thought you should read Martin Brinkmann's advice.

 

Source:

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/01/ccleaner-5-45-dont-install/?_m=3n%2e0038%2e2188%2ehj0ao01hy5%2e2a5x

 

 


Comments (Page 1)
on Aug 02, 2018

Oh well ....just another data mine.

Am already on 5.45.6611 ....

on Aug 02, 2018


Oh well ....just another data mine.

Am already on 5.45.6611 ....

Me too... this doesn't bother me at all.

on Aug 02, 2018

I updated yesterday, no problems.

on Aug 02, 2018

no problems here

 

on Aug 02, 2018

Well I'm not updating to it... too many issues for my liking.  Firstly, it is always running in the background chewing up resources.  Secondly, I don't want to have to jump through hoops to disable features I don't want running: Eg, Active Monitoring.

I just want CCleaner to run when I want it to, no bullshit running behind the scenes doing stuff I wouldn't like: eg, sending data to whomever and possibly being shared with somebody I wouldn't give the time of day to.  No, I have an earlier version with just about everything disabled/switched off.  When I need it I go to the shortcut in Fences and activate it myself.

I mean, seriously, think about how many companies/programs using analytics and your user data.... all using YOUR internet bandwidth to operate... and not necessarily in your interests.

Oh, and I took off my tinfoil hat to write this post so it was unaffected by conspiracy theories.  

on Aug 02, 2018

Definitely shall refrain from updating to this version.

on Aug 03, 2018

Only goes to prove there is no such a thing as a 'free lunch'.

One thing I find amusing though, is that in the article they state:

"CCleaner was a program that worked fine out of the box for years but that is not really the case anymore. While the cleaning works as good as it did years ago, recent decisions to push the monitoring functionality, introduce advertising popups for pro upgrades, hack, and analytics/privacy controversy have painted the program and the company in a bad light."

and right below the end of the article, ironically enough:

"We need your help

Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site."

Yeah, guess what? There ARE no free lunches. Somebody or something always has to pay for it.

on Aug 04, 2018

I'm just glad that I had all the crap turned off so CCleaner didn't update [or prompt to update] to this latest version.  I'll stick to the earlier version until I find something better.  Wise Cleaner is supposedly quite good and is minus all those undesirable extras, so I may look into that over the next day or so.

As for the free lunch, I buy my own so I know what goes into it.  

on Aug 04, 2018

Jorge...agreed.

Mark, glad I ignore pop ups.

on Aug 04, 2018

CCleaner was dead for me and deleted as soon as Avast took over. Using Glary Utilities now and never looked back.

on Aug 04, 2018

Just use the portable version of it, and all problems / troubles are out :

CCleaner Portable

 

 

on Aug 12, 2018

I have the pro version - now uninstalled. What a way to destroy such a useful program  

on Aug 12, 2018

Turned on my laptop this morning and as it booted up I got a pop up with CCleaner behind it saying "This product does not work in your present location." That never happened before. So I opened CCleaner and no such pop up came up. I'm not sure if I should keep it or find something else.

on Aug 12, 2018

Did you try CCleaner to see if it worked?  Besides, I don't think CCleaner has any locational restrictions.  Mucic and movies may have licensing restrictions for some areas, but not CCleaner... unless it's a new thing, which would be a reason for me to uninstall it and try out Wise Cleaner. So Uvah, if you don't trust it anymore, try out Wise Cleaner, it also has a free version.

I've already been put off using the latest version of CCleaner because of it's data mining, etc, but if this locational thing is a ploy to make me update to it then I'm definitely ditching CCleaner altogether.

on Aug 12, 2018


CCleaner was dead for me and deleted as soon as Avast took over.

Huh? Do you mean to say that Avast owns CCleaner?