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Jeff Gaines (12.09.2017, 17:19)
I have just updated cCleaner and ended up with a free trial of Avast which
I don't want and a trial of Cleaner that said it had expired when first run.

Any suggestions for a replacement that will shred temp files & the waste
bin and the caches of browsers please? I've used cCleaner for years and
this is a real pain, apparently it's been bought out by Avast.
Pam the goose (12.09.2017, 17:32)
On 12/09/2017 03:19 PM, Jeff Gaines wrote:
> I have just updated cCleaner and ended up with a free trial of Avast
> which I don't want and a trial of Cleaner that said it had expired when
> first run.
> Any suggestions for a replacement that will shred temp files & the waste
> bin and the caches of browsers please? I've used cCleaner for years and
> this is a real pain, apparently it's been bought out by Avast.


Thanks for the warning. I have used cCleaner for donkey's years, it was
CrapCleaner when I first got it!
I have relied on it as an excellent cleaner and since reading this will
definitely not go looking for any update, just hang around here waiting
for what answers you get.

When they have something so successful why do the people who take it
over try to stamp a new look. It can't be bettered so don't try!
Michaelangelo (12.09.2017, 17:36)
Jeff Gaines leapt into action and said:
> I have just updated cCleaner and ended up with a free trial of Avast which I
> don't want and a trial of Cleaner that said it had expired when first run.
> Any suggestions for a replacement that will shred temp files & the waste bin
> and the caches of browsers please? I've used cCleaner for years and this is a
> real pain, apparently it's been bought out by Avast.


Was it the free version or the Pro version you were updating?
Boggy (12.09.2017, 17:46)
On 12/09/2017 15:32, Pam the goose wrote:
> On 12/09/2017 03:19 PM, Jeff Gaines wrote:
> Thanks for the warning. I have used cCleaner for donkey's years, it was
> CrapCleaner when I first got it!
> I have relied on it as an excellent cleaner and since reading this will
> definitely not go looking for any update, just hang around here waiting
> for what answers you get.
> When they have something so successful why do the people who take it
> over try to stamp a new look. It can't be bettered so don't try!


I've just updated CCleaner to the latest version and nothing unusual
occurred - granted I do already have Avast anti-virus, but I wasn't
offered a trial of CC either.

Whilst this may not help Jeff, I have no reason to change at the moment
- I have tried others in the distant past but always came back to CC.

Oh, and by the way Pam, it still looks and feels exactly as it always
did :-)
Peter T (12.09.2017, 18:05)
In article <op8rvb$9gc$1>,
boggy says...
> 've just updated CCleaner to the latest version and nothing unusual
> occurred - granted I do already have Avast anti-virus, but I wasn't
> offered a trial of CC either.


I've just updated it and there's a box,bottom left to
untick if you don't want Avast extras when you come
to install it.The version is 5.34.
Indy Jess John (12.09.2017, 18:21)
On 12/09/2017 15:19, Jeff Gaines wrote:
> I have just updated cCleaner and ended up with a free trial of Avast which
> I don't want and a trial of Cleaner that said it had expired when first run.
> Any suggestions for a replacement that will shred temp files& the waste
> bin and the caches of browsers please? I've used cCleaner for years and
> this is a real pain, apparently it's been bought out by Avast.


Have you got a back-up of the one before you updated?
If you have, uninstall the one you have just got, then recover your
back-up; or re-install it from the source if you saved that.

Jim
Ray (12.09.2017, 18:26)
On 12 Sep 2017, Jeff Gaines wrote
(in article <xn0kuw0vr49hzb000>):

> I have just updated cCleaner and ended up with a free trial of Avast which
> I don't want and a trial of Cleaner that said it had expired when first run.
> Any suggestions for a replacement that will shred temp files & the waste
> bin and the caches of browsers please?


Can’t you just revert to a previous version off your backup drive?
You do have a backup drive I hope.
Boggy (12.09.2017, 19:05)
On 12/09/2017 16:05, Peter T wrote:
> In article <op8rvbgc>,
> boggy says...
> I've just updated it and there's a box,bottom left to
> untick if you don't want Avast extras when you come
> to install it.The version is 5.34.


Well, that would make sense (although I didn't a box at all) - 5.34 here
as well
Michaelangelo (12.09.2017, 20:09)
Ray leapt into action and said:

> Can’t you just revert to a previous version off your backup drive?
> You do have a backup drive I hope.


Or, if not, use system restore.
Bri. (12.09.2017, 22:43)
Boggy wrote:
> On 12/09/2017 16:05, Peter T wrote:
>> I've just updated it and there's a box,bottom left to
>> untick if you don't want Avast extras when you come
>> to install it.The version is 5.34.

> Well, that would make sense (although I didn't a box at all) - 5.34 here
> as well


Update to v5.34.6207 (64-bit) here. (Win 7)
I had a clicked box for Google Chrome which I declined by clearing the
box. Otherwise, successful update.
Jeff Gaines (12.09.2017, 22:54)
On 12/09/2017 in message
<0001HW.1F68341F01191E187000102832CF> Ray wrote:

>Can’t you just revert to a previous version off your backup drive?
>You do have a backup drive I hope.


I have two internal and two external backup drives on my main machine and
four more on the NAS, all automatically backed up overnight.

I don't back up any apps though, I've never found it necessary.
Jeff Gaines (12.09.2017, 22:56)
On 12/09/2017 in message <rfStB.819271$cS2.449902> Pam the goose
wrote:

>On 12/09/2017 03:19 PM, Jeff Gaines wrote:
>Thanks for the warning. I have used cCleaner for donkey's years, it was
>CrapCleaner when I first got it!
>I have relied on it as an excellent cleaner and since reading this will
>definitely not go looking for any update, just hang around here waiting
>for what answers you get.
>When they have something so successful why do the people who take it over
>try to stamp a new look. It can't be bettered so don't try!


I think you just need to be really careful to tick/untick the right boxes.
I was annoyed because I had to un-install and lost all my cookie settings.
me (13.09.2017, 09:12)
On 12 Sep 2017 14:19:48 GMT, "Jeff Gaines"
<jgaines_newsid> wrote:

>I have just updated cCleaner and ended up with a free trial of Avast which
>I don't want and a trial of Cleaner that said it had expired when first run.
>Any suggestions for a replacement that will shred temp files & the waste
>bin and the caches of browsers please? I've used cCleaner for years and
>this is a real pain, apparently it's been bought out by Avast.


PUPs Potentially Unwanted Programs

You have to be careful when installing and keep a track of what's
included.

Jeff
Jim S (13.09.2017, 16:31)
On Wed, 13 Sep 2017 07:12:48 +0100, me wrote:

> On 12 Sep 2017 14:19:48 GMT, "Jeff Gaines"
> <jgaines_newsid> wrote:

No such problem here. It downloaded from Piriform directly without any
mention of Avast.
Jeff Gaines (13.09.2017, 18:05)
On 13/09/2017 in message <154wczryovbc$.v39896wj89ka$.dlg> Jim
S wrote:

>No such problem here. It downloaded from Piriform directly without any
>mention of Avast.


From other posts in here it seems it may try to install Avast or Chrome
unless you already have them installed.

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