Avast says "hello, come in" to CCleaner

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  1. Mr.X

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  2. Tiger-1

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    @ Mr.X hehe I agree, I don't use these two applications a long long time lol, here in MDL we have good tools and all works fine :D
     
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  3. Mr.X

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    Tools that behave live Ccleaner? Such as?
    Remember, Ccleaner can clean up registry, Chrome profiles and other browsers as well, etc.
     
  4. Tiger-1

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    ok dude but one thing I know that tools for clean up registry are useless acording one friend of mine (MVP on MSFT) still to clean up Firefox is very simple :rolleyes: myself prefer Dism++ from MDL :p
     
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  5. GOD666

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    Well, this is sad news indeed. Avast is an AVG clone. They use to be a good company but slowly started to mimic how AVG does business. I would call both AVG and Avast adware since all they ever do is bring up pop-ups telling you to buy their products and services, even as a paying customer. I recall one family member who was stupid enough to purchase their whole suite of products and I think it was two or three weeks later that suddenly they were seeing popups on how they could renew early or buy a second copy at a discount. :rolleyes:

    The only time security software should "nag" you for more money is before your subscription is up. Not when you're a paying customer and only a few day into your subscription.
     
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    #12 Carlos Detweiller, Jul 26, 2017
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    Yes, the avast! 4.x versions were great. Today, it still works fairly well if you uncheck all the bloat. I'm using only File-, Web- and Mail-Shield.
     
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  9. ThomasMann

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    Could you either quote or mention what "it" actually means, as this is a thread about ccleaner?
    Thanks
     
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    #15 hearywarlot, Jul 27, 2017
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    While CCleaner is definitely really handy and easy to give to any users, you could most likely everything recreate what it does into a powershell script.
    So it contains a nicely configurable list, so we know what it cleans, that gives us inspiration, we just need to know what folders and files it cleans, what files and lines to except and some fail saves in case of updates or changes.

    For example %Temp% is easy, just remove all files and except a few when a program has it in use or known to be important.
    What makes it a little harder is for example Mozilla Firefox. Here you have this places.sqlite database, which contains not only history, but also bookmarks and favorite icons.
    So for this you would use sqlite3 or some sqlite module and delete whatever records is in 'moz_places' (history) and 'moz_inputhistory' (input history).

    So yeh, when CCleaner goes the bad way just make your own "CCleaner".
    Thing is, it's nice if somebody else maintains the list of things to clean and CCleaner can be expanded with winapp2 lists.

    Once you create your script with all things CCleaner cleans, you can rewrite that to also clean external/offline Windows installations.
    You could even rewrite it again into Bash/Shell to clean Windows from Linux.
     
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  14. Michaela Joy

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    @ThomasMann: Truth is, I never noticed it until now, as I use a cookie crusher plugin for FireFox.

    On the top of the JetClean screen, there's a tab called "Settings".

    On the left side (near the bottom) click on "Ignore List". This allows you to ignore certain registry keys as well as cookies.

    I hope this helps. :)
     
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