[DISCUSSION] CCleaner

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Tito, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Mine does: Go back to CCleaner. This is the one you like the most. That security breach could happen to anyone. Now under Avast watch things could likely go much better for Piriform. Think positive and give ' em one more chance. Don't complicate your choice, ultimately your life. My .02
     
  2. amajmon

    amajmon MDL Member

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    They do their job very good don't need for ccleaner.
     
  3. UmbraEmsi

    UmbraEmsi Emsisoft Community Manager

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    My main cleaner: Wisedisk Cleaner Portable , very thorough.
    my secondary cleaner: Ccleaner Portable.

    Since they are portables, the build version is a bit behind than the installer one, so the Ccleaner issue didn't touch to me :p
     
  4. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    It did to me, but due to my firewall blocked any attempts of connections, 2nd stage payload never run.
     
  5. UmbraEmsi

    UmbraEmsi Emsisoft Community Manager

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    Lucky you, what security apps did you use at that time?
     
  6. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    #226 Mr.X, Sep 26, 2017
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    AppGuard, AppCheck, Sandboxie, SecureFolders, simplewall.

    As a trusted app (CCleaner) I always turn off AppGuard and AppCheck to perform any cleaning. The only ones that remained on were SecureFolders and simplewall. The latter saved my a**, I guess. :D
     
  7. UmbraEmsi

    UmbraEmsi Emsisoft Community Manager

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    Trust no one :p


    Indeed, AG is so strong than you have to disable it to do cleaning.
    I suggest you to use an anti-exe with command line parser beside AG (like ERP), personally i use ReHIPS' application control feature for that usage.
    So even if an "allow mode" i have a backup "watcher" , not mentioning Emsisoft Anti-Malware. :)
     
  8. UmbraEmsi

    UmbraEmsi Emsisoft Community Manager

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    not really true. Some products with customized settings ignore certificates.



    The real issue (that few seems to care) is how the perpetrators get into the server undetected...

    I agree.

    They already does.

    Malware doesn't popup by magic on a system, some unsecured actions have be taken by the user to get infected (unless targeted but this is not happening every day)
    Using proper tools may limit those attacks.
     
  9. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    The latest version of CCleaner that worked great for me was 5.43. It was snappy and would load as soon as it was opened even with CCEnhancer WinApp2 file. Since version 5.44 or 5.45, CCleaner began taking good 5-6 seconds to load before cleaning could be performed. This is what it was like on 2 different PC's with 2 different Windows 10 versions.


    Any idea what happened, why, and how to get that snappy insta-clean goodness back with later versions of CCleaner?
     
  10. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Expert

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    for me, I still use CCleaner 5.32 (the pre-avast version) on some older computers since that one actually ran faster than the new versions

    it doesn't seem like newer versions will run a little faster than the old ones

    btw, I use CCleaner "slim" edition, not the standard or higher (pro) edition
     
  11. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

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    Do not use 5.45. There are no significant differences between the others and everyone works great.
    PS If you use winapp2.ini - is it trimmed and suitabled for your system?
    If You uses not trimmed winapp2.ini, then the start of CCleaner is about three times slower than should. But it is not releted any way with CCleaner.
    There is nothing changed in the speed of CCleaner, and it has always been slow. And the latest one is not slower of any previous.
     
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  12. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    I did trim WinApp2 with CCEnhancer,, which is why this long delay is so weird to me...
     
  13. tomcat415

    tomcat415 MDL Novice

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    I use the cmd , RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 4351 if I need a good scrub up :)
     
  14. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Expert

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    Kim100 MDL Senior Member

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  16. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    I am still trying to get rid off ccleaner, but I am looking for a cleaner that allows me to whitelist some cookies and delete the rest (the way ccleaner at least in theory i supposed to do)

    I just tried clean space from cyrobro, but they leave even more unwanted cookies... does someone know an alternative

    Thanks
     
  17. jerzy601

    jerzy601 MDL Junior Member

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    get rid of CCleanera and install Wise Disk Cleaner Free.