samit

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Initially, when I tried to update CCleaner, it showed that persistent Avast banner on the installer. I wasn't able to click install on customize installation. Then, I closed and ran the installer again and this time I was able to untick Avast and complete the installation. But despite I have unticked Avast, it silently got installed in the background. I wouldn't have noticed if windows defender security center haven't shown the warning. Did anyone run into the same issue?
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I've just installed CCleaner on a Virtual Machine, no sign of Avast. There wasn't even an option to install it on the installer, also v5.37 setup. Acquired from the official website, the normal download link for the Free version.

Maybe they have pushed out a different installer based on region/location or the version of CCleaner (e.g. Free, Professional,..)?
 

Wordward

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Yep. I like to think I have gotten pretty good at not installing anything extra when installing something. But sure enough, I had Avast on my ASUS notebook after updating to a new version of CCleaner yesterday. I saw the posts in the Piriform Forum, so I don't feel too bad about it. Plus I like Avast, so? lol
 

Slyguy

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LOL the original name for CCleaner was Crap Cleaner. They decided to take the Rap out.

CCleaner /ˈsiːkliːnər/ (formerly Crap Cleaner),[6] developed by Piriform,
Yup. As I mentioned, 6 months after it came out, I think it was 2004? I was negotiating to buy it.. Anyway, it was surely Crap Cleaner back then.

Anything Avast touches turns to trash IMO. Like Malwarebytes and their killing JRT and other stuff. I wouldn't touch Ccleaner after that full update channel and development compromise, but especially now that Avast has their mittens in it. Nasty!
 

_CyberGhosT_

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I've just installed CCleaner on a Virtual Machine, no sign of Avast. There wasn't even an option to install it on the installer, also v5.37 setup. Acquired from the official website, the normal download link for the Free version.

Maybe they have pushed out a different installer based on region/location or the version of CCleaner (e.g. Free, Professional,..)?
I installed just to see is this is happening in my region, nada, not there for me either. I think your right though.
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Lightning_Brian

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Again? :mad: I got the portable versions back when CC was allowed on here; it's worth waiting a week after the initial release for that.

Latest Update Avast on Desktop
I use the portable version the most. Hardly ever do I use the actual installer on my computer. Stick with the portable!

Wise Care 365 Pro is very nice and often is given away through promotions. I have been using this much more than CCleaner now.
 

Deletedmessiah

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I use the portable version the most. Hardly ever do I use the actual installer on my computer. Stick with the portable!

Wise Care 365 Pro is very nice and often is given away through promotions. I have been using this much more than CCleaner now.
I use portable CCleaner too! My main cleaner is Wise Disk Cleaner, CCleaner is secondary. Wise Cleaner cleans more than CCleaner.
 

samit

Level 10
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I've just installed CCleaner on a Virtual Machine, no sign of Avast. There wasn't even an option to install it on the installer, also v5.37 setup. Acquired from the official website, the normal download link for the Free version.

Maybe they have pushed out a different installer based on region/location or the version of CCleaner (e.g. Free, Professional,..)?
I downloaded the setup file from the official website.
It even managed to disable Kaspersky Free or did you manually do that?
It got disabled after Avast installed silently in the background.
Same here.
But I know how this could happen: the Avast offer doesn't show up immediately after you start the installer and it's opt-in by default so when you click "next" to fast then you'll end up with crap AV installed in your system.
I did untick Avast but it still got installed silently in the background that's what I found so weird.