Windows 10: CCleaner is, IMO, safe to use. Windows 10

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  1. Taffy087 Win User

    CCleaner is, IMO, safe to use. Windows 10


    Some time ago, experts here advised us to uninstall it; it had been bought by Avast and ended up 'bloated' and was causing issues. If you search the Community you'll see that there are lots of queries about the App, mainly "is this safe?".


    I asked the same question in my thread HERE and was told by an Independent Advisor that it would corrupt my system and was also slow. I asked him what evidence he had but I'll never find out because this is what his profile shows

    This profile was previously affiliated with Microsoft and has since been retired. Previous posts can still be viewed for this account.


    I've no idea what 'retired' means and it would be wrong of me to wonder whether or not it mean "sacked - not up to scratch".


    I've just installed version 5.66. It worked immediately with NO problems. So if any other user has problems, I suggest that they install it from https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/download


    Their very helpful community forum is here https://community.ccleaner.com/


    Unless experts here disagree with my findings, of course


    * Original title: Ccleaner is safe to use. Windows 10

    :)
     
    Taffy087, May 8, 2020
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  2. CCleaner

    > Is it safe to install ccleaner on my pc?

    Depends...

    Piriform (the maker of CCleaner etc) was bought by Avast in July 2017 and there was this nasty incident...


    All CCleaner versions are bundling Avast AV and/or various Google products such as Google Chrome, a Google toolbar and possibly other products....

    Microsoft Community has seen quite a few of related threads.

    Recently more and more threads are popping up in the Piriform/CCleaner forum which hint at even more questionable methods...

    Here are a few recent example threads:




    IMO, CCleaner is not unproblematic and has to be treated carefully.

    I, personally, would not recommend CCleaner to inexperienced and/or not so tech-savvy persons...

    Suggestion to inform yourself before installing CCleaner (or any other product) and to always, always keep your eyes wide open during installation (watch out for any bundled softwares etc etc).

    You also might want to read this article (in case you don't use an ad blocker: ignore all advertisements):

    https://www.howtogeek.com/172820/beginner-geek-what-does-ccleaner-do-and-should-you-use-it/


    WRT to CCleaner on Windows 10:

    According to
    this
    post Windows 10 blocks older versions: "CC v5.27 and older, (or somewhere around there) are no longer deemed safe by MS and automatically blocked when starting."

    HTH,

    Julia
     
    Jsssssssss, May 8, 2020
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  3. CCleaner Safe?

    I love to use CCleaner to remove temporary files and cookies but is the registry cleaner acctually safe to use? Would I be best off avoiding using it?
     
    BababooeyHTJ, May 8, 2020
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  4. Polarman Win User

    CCleaner is, IMO, safe to use. Windows 10

    CCleaner Safe?

    CCleaner uses internally-stored settings (.INI) files to determine which Windows settings and installed applications to clean, and how to clean them. You can modify these .INI files by creating replacement external ones and placing them in CCleaner's installation folder.

    Check here for more info:

    CCleaner.com - CCleaner .INI files

    That's what i did to cleanup some more things.
     
    Polarman, May 8, 2020
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