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CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:54:53 PM »
A friend at BBR installed CCleaner and it not only came bundled with avast
One was to install a free trial of Avast, the other said something like "not now." It defaulted to install Avast.
SEE thread here:
https://www.dslreports.com/forum/r31606972-Updated-CCleaner-V-v5-34-6207~start=21#31608728

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« Last Edit: September 13, 2017, 06:02:07 PM by hayc59 »

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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 05:58:15 PM »
I just downloaded CCleaner and it doesn't come bundled with anything.
No clue where your friend got it from, but is sure wasn't from a trusted site if it did come with other things.

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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 06:03:44 PM »
Hello Eddy can you post at the thread for BBR?

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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 06:29:45 PM »
No.
I posted here and that is enough.

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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 06:29:58 PM »
I downloaded CCleaner from the Piriform downloads page last night and it only had the usual offer for Chrome, no Avast to be seen.

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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 09:20:01 PM »
I downloaded CCleaner from the Piriform downloads page last night and it only had the usual offer for Chrome, no Avast to be seen.


I downloaded and installed the latest CCleaner update and I always do a custom install (and I uncheck every option) and then install it for me only.  I certainly haven't seen anything.

I would have thought it would be the other way round avast giving the option to install CCleaner given that Piriform is now a part of Avast Software.  But avast has its avast cleaner now that may well more a bit to encompass more options from ccleaner.
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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 12:12:24 AM »
Sounds like someone is trying to start a rumor. I'm fully up to date on both Ccleaner and Avast.
Certainly didn't see any offer to install Avast when installing Cleaner. I also always use a custom install and there aren't any options to install Avast.


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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 01:44:10 AM »
Sounds like someone is trying to start a rumor. I'm fully up to date on both Ccleaner and Avast.
Certainly didn't see any offer to install Avast when installing Cleaner. I also always use a custom install and there aren't any options to install Avast.

No, not according to this Bob.  Shame on Avast.

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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 01:56:35 AM »
Why " Shame on Avast"????

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

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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 02:03:00 AM »
That's what happens when you use the primary Install button option I suspect.

With updates/new installs ALWAYS use the Custom option with any software.

The reason for the shame should be obvious.

If this is really happening when the AVAST install box is unticked (BTW deep shame on AVAST for pre-ticking it, one of the sneakiest tricks in the book) or even when opting out of the CCleaner Pro Trial then AVAST should be vilified and held to account.

Many people would assume that opting out of the CCleaner Pro trial also meant not wanting AVAST either. Obviously that AVAST box must be unticked whatever option you choose.

Dark practice and they'll be damned for it in all the PC magazines and software review web sites until that is changed. 

 
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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2017, 03:33:04 AM »
Strange, I just uninstalled Ccleaner then re-installed it here are the screens I saw:




Where is this stuff about Avast showing up ??? What kind of installation are you doing for that to happen ???
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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2017, 05:41:21 AM »
Sounds like someone is trying to start a rumor. I'm fully up to date on both Ccleaner and Avast.
Certainly didn't see any offer to install Avast when installing Cleaner. I also always use a custom install and there aren't any options to install Avast.
Because you already use Avast.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2017, 05:45:53 AM by avon »

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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2017, 06:38:12 AM »
Sounds like someone is trying to start a rumor. I'm fully up to date on both Ccleaner and Avast.
Certainly didn't see any offer to install Avast when installing Cleaner. I also always use a custom install and there aren't any options to install Avast.
Hey Bob..It may not have happened to you..but to call someone saying they or them are trying to start fake news is a shame!!
Over at BBR forum there are a few that this has happened to...NOT good in my opin and avast should STOP doing it

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Re: CCleaner and installing avast with out permission...
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2017, 06:41:45 AM »
I just downloaded CCleaner and it doesn't come bundled with anything.
No clue where your friend got it from, but is sure wasn't from a trusted site if it did come with other things.
Check your facts and it was from Piriforms download page! NOT cool