Windows 10: Microsoft has labied CCleaner PUP Should I continue to use it?

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    Microsoft has labied CCleaner PUP Should I continue to use it?


    Have been using CCleaner free version or years. I like it because it runs quickly and its features are easy to use. Microsoft has labeled it PUP a Potentially Unwanted Program. Should I continue to use it? If I discontinue using CCleaner how should I remove obsolete files, check on the Registry, find installed programs?

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    KCav45, Aug 6, 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, Aug 6, 2020
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  3. ccleaner

    Does anyone use ccleaner?? I know some people that use it and say its amazing! Any suggestions on a better small scale computer cleaner?
     
    michaeltyson, Aug 6, 2020
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  4. Microsoft has labied CCleaner PUP Should I continue to use it?

    Remove PUP application from DVD Drive (FMicrosoft has labied CCleaner PUP Should I continue to use it? :) CDROM


    Unfortunately, that's how Disk Clean ends.

    If you want to check - run it again to see if there's is anything to clean (look at the size on items in the list - small size means only a bit has accumulated since the last run - large means something wasn't cleaned)
    Disk Clean / extended goes deep, that's why I suggested that you run it first.

    I'd say just move on to the next step: cCleaner, since you're in the cleaning phase.

    Ok, onward and upward!
     
    Slartybart, Aug 6, 2020
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