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 2)
on Aug 12, 2018

RedneckDude


Quoting c242,

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



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

Yup

on Aug 12, 2018

Giving wise cleaner a shot.

on Aug 12, 2018



Quoting RedneckDude,






Quoting c242,



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



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



Yup

I guess they have owned them for over a year already... 

Avast now owns CCleaner after acquiring Piriform

on Aug 12, 2018

Oops...

on Aug 12, 2018
Weird fact is though is that the latest version on Piriform's site is 5.44.


https://www.ccleaner.com/download

on Aug 12, 2018

When I had CCleaner open before I upgraded I clicked on check for updates on the bottom right. That took me to, blankety blank...CNET, not piriform's website. SOB! Version 5.45 seems to me to be somebody's addition to 5.44. Data mining perhaps, by Avast A/V perhaps. The anti spy spy. Lol

I did dl wise cleaner and installed it after uninstalling CCleaner. It did a deeper clean than CCleaner, taking out 1.6 gigs of totally useless junk. It cleaned out WinSxS where CCleaner didn't. That accounted for most of it. Only thing is when I used CCleaner it cleaned out all of my browser history so I had to log in at WC. Didn't happen this time, I was still logged in. Haven't checked other sites I go to yet.

on Aug 12, 2018

Downgrade it to whatever version (afterdawn.com or filehippo should have older versions) then install ccenhancer or do what neophil said or just stay of the web

on Aug 12, 2018


Using Glary Utilities

Thanks for that tip!!! I just installed it and kicked the tires. Seems to do as expected but have not noticed any real performance gains.

on Aug 13, 2018

Swapped out CC for GU here as well.  I had used GU a number of years ago, not sure why I abandoned it then.  Seems to do everything CC (free) could do.

May give WiseCleaner a spin, too.

on Aug 13, 2018

I did notice one thing. Boot up time went from 42 seconds to 21 seconds. Cut it in half after running Wise Cleaner.

on Aug 13, 2018

I use CC Cleaner but its 5.00.

on Aug 13, 2018

When I started my computer this morning I got a message saying that CCleaner could not run in my location!!!!

on Aug 13, 2018

Check which version you have. That happened to me with version 5.45. The actual update version is 5.44 at the piriform website. The version I had came from CNET.

on Aug 13, 2018

I have version 5.45. It works OK now.

on Aug 14, 2018

Aussie007

I have version 5.45. It works OK now.

Me too. I've never had a problem with CC Cleaner