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CCleaner* Alternatives (*ruined by avast)
« on: May 27, 2018, 04:57:34 PM »
Hi friends of Comodo,

I was a loyal CCleaner since I met Windows OS. I thought, CCleaner must come bundled with all Windows OS.
So much water flowed under the bridge ...

- Avast Acquired Piriform : https://press.avast.com/avast-acquires-piriform-maker-of-ccleaner

- After a few months later, Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

- After Avast acquired CCleaner, do you know what happened? Avast started to put their malware* in CCleaner.
CCleaner becomes adware, here's how to avoid Avast ads

Please imagine, what would happen if all the things were made by Comodo  88) (bash**)

and at last, Piriform collects and shares analytics data with third-parties collected in CCleaner users  ;)
CCleaner update introduces Privacy options

Yeah, finally Avast made it! CCleaner is no more usable for me. They stopped to release portable version as well - which I use - after the latest release. I am not going to wait Avast's next step on CCleaner...

Personally, I found "Privacy Eraser" as best alternative right now.
Do you know any alternatives? You can disquss under this topic.

Thanks,
yigido
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Re: CCleaner* Alternatives (*ruined by avast)
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 01:36:15 AM »
I thought ccleaner/piriform would have solved the problem. Oh, that is by no means a problem for piriform, on the contrary, it's a benefit to piriform.

I hope the following isn't true for comodo:

If you don't pay for a product/program than you are the product/you pay with your data.

I left zonealarm because of similar problems (for myself) and changed to comodo. Sometimes it was a "hard" time with comodo (as far as I'm concerned as an absolute layman - but it was worth the effort - not an easy program for beginners or normal users who only want security and protection without having to worry about it any further because of lack of time or other reasens/hobbies)

« Last Edit: May 28, 2018, 02:16:46 AM by prodex »

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Re: CCleaner* Alternatives (*ruined by avast)
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 05:14:18 AM »
BleachBit is opensource. :-TU
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Re: CCleaner* Alternatives (*ruined by avast)
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 02:46:03 PM »
I'm using Wisecare 365 and Privacy Eraser. Great combo

 

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