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Idle Chat. => Totally Computers => Topic started by: K@ on July 31, 2018, 12:15:08 PM

Title: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: K@ on July 31, 2018, 12:15:08 PM
...you might fancy this:

https://www.bleachbit.org

There's a portable version, which is damned handy. :)
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: Tāf on July 31, 2018, 13:32:36 PM
Ads? What ads? ???
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: Lisa on July 31, 2018, 17:29:23 PM
Mine don't have ads? Maybe I need to update it
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: Mike on July 31, 2018, 17:35:19 PM
Mine doesn't either
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: K@ on July 31, 2018, 20:39:03 PM
Well, if it hasn't, it soon will have, if you update it. Piriform want to "monetize" it, as those pesky Yanks put it.

I believe it started with v5.44, although the ads are more niggles to upgrade to the Pro version, for the most part.
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: Mike on July 31, 2018, 21:12:14 PM
Well I have 5.45 without adverts
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: K@ on August 01, 2018, 09:39:59 AM
Well, don't shoot the messenger. :)

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/06/28/ccleaner-5-54-comes-with-advertising-popups

I gave up on CCleaner when the Avast mob got hold of them, because experience shows that they really can't be trusted. Their forum got hacked, a while back, and they blamed SMF, publicly. Turned out that one of their admins used the same password/username on every site he logged on to and it was another site they'd hacked and got his details. They didn't admit the blame publicly, at all.

So... You pay your money (Or not) and you take your choice. :)
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: K@ on August 04, 2018, 08:55:30 AM
It gets worse...

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/01/ccleaner-5-45-dont-install
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: K@ on August 30, 2018, 15:13:13 PM
The shit hit the fan and they're trying some damage limitation.

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/08/30/ccleaner-5-46-ships-with-clearer-privacy-options/#comment-4388461

As I said, there, though, once a trust has been broken, it's difficult to get back.
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: K@ on September 22, 2018, 08:42:08 AM
It gets better and better...

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/09/19/new-ccleaner-scandal-forced-automatic-updates/
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: K@ on September 22, 2018, 08:50:48 AM
You might want to try this:

https://privazer.com
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: Tāf on September 22, 2018, 10:03:45 AM
Bleachbit had a bit update that allowed for even deeper cleaning, but the terms used are not for the non-tech savvy.
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: K@ on September 22, 2018, 10:39:22 AM
Indeed. Before I posted about it, I ran PrivatiZer. It seems rather good. Again, not for the faint-hearted, though.
Title: Re: If you liked CCleaner, until Avast got hold of it and stuck ads everywhere...
Post by: Tāf on September 22, 2018, 12:03:48 PM
I just ran it, and it seemed to do what it's meant for.  :)