CCleaner Portable

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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Re: CCleaner Portable

#46 Post by Special » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:01 pm

@Midas
Naw, it's all good, it doesn't offend me, it just didn't make much sense to me to bring that point up to my response about how they were back-pedaling and "removing" their "spying", but you still bring up a good point that "anonymized" data is just PR speak nowadays anyway.

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Re: CCleaner Portable

#47 Post by Midas » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:05 am

Special wrote: ... "anonymized" data is just PR speak nowadays anyway.
Precisely. 8)

BTW, check this:

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Re: CCleaner Portable

#48 Post by Special » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:54 pm

More like can't, It's been pulled.

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Re: CCleaner

#49 Post by webfork » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:34 am

smaragdus wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:23 am
gHacks - Dont install or upgrade to CCleaner 5.45
Based on the ghacks article, I'm going to recommend we take the program offline.

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Re: CCleaner

#50 Post by billon » Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:40 pm

webfork wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:34 am
we take the program offline.
With 116 "points" it would be very hard
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Re: CCleaner Portable

#51 Post by Midas » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:13 pm

But not to the admin, I reckon...

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Re: CCleaner Portable

#52 Post by Special » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:20 am

I don't see the point, they are back-pedaling pretty hard now that a lot of eyes are one them so I suspect their "next" version will be good, and they aren't malicious or anything. Heck remove Firefox then since that sends tons of telemetry that are super hidden via about:config options. This site also hosts tons of ad-ware based programs too.

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Re: CCleaner Portable

#53 Post by Andrew Lee » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:17 pm

It seems V5.45 has been pulled, so I suggest we wait and find out how Pinform/Avast are going to deal with this fiasco.

Personally, I have downvoted CCleaner, and I suggest the rest of you who feel strongly about this should downvote as well.

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Re: CCleaner Portable

#54 Post by Midas » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:17 am

I did. :|

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Re: CCleaner Portable

#55 Post by webfork » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:07 am

MakeUseOf also posted an article about CCleaner issues: Why You Should Stop Using CCleaner on Windows Right Now - https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-usin ... r-windows/

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Re: CCleaner Portable

#56 Post by Midas » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:02 am

webfork wrote: MakeUseOf also posted an article about CCleaner issues: Why You Should Stop Using CCleaner on Windows Right Now - https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-usin ... r-windows/

Reasonable overview, with a tidbit of bad advice (see below). While I agree you should thoroughly educate yourself and thread very, very carefully here, for someone who tests a lot of stuff (let's say your nominal 'power user'), cleaning the registry is what makes the difference from having to re-install Windows every few months and running a years old setup with no visible shortcomings or breakage... (that was in fact my main use for CCleaner). :?
Lastly, don’t worry about losing the Registry cleaner. Registry cleaners are useless, as even removing thousands of invalid entries won’t have the smallest effect on performance. There’s a better chance you’ll break something by cleaning the Registry than fixing it, so leave them alone.

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Re: CCleaner Portable

#57 Post by SYSTEM » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:17 am

Piriform has now written a comprehensive list of the data CCleaner sends by default. It still looks a little excessive to me (the data includes button clicks in CCleaner, the installed AV, whether or not you have Chrome installed, and if CCleaner crashes, the full list of programs that were running at the time of the crash).
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