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Looking for a Cleaning Software


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#1
I'm looking for a new cleaning software ever since I got rid of CCleaner due to the news of it being hit with malware. I really like having something that would clean my computer, so I know there has to be more than just CCleaner. Is there something else I can get that would clean it without any problems, malware or other?

I heard UnCleaner was great and bomb proof, but when I tried to dl it, it popped up with an 404.

Anyone out there, please help.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8
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    PC/Desktop
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    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Generation)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650
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    Acer S232HL
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    SATA III

fireberd

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#2
I still use Ccleaner. The malware has been removed (several versions back).
 

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  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.
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#3
I still use Ccleaner. The malware has been removed (several versions back).
Really? Samuria told me to remove it right away because of the malware, late last year. CCleaner is fine, maybe has been this whole time?!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Generation)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S232HL
    Hard Drives
    SATA III

fireberd

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#4
It "was" a problem but fixed not too long after it was discovered. I have both Windows Defender and Malwarebytes and neither finds any problem with the program.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
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    Microsoft
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    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.
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#5
So I can get it again, then? What the hell, Samuria.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8
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    PC/Desktop
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    iBUYPOWER
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 (4th Generation)
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTX 650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer S232HL
    Hard Drives
    SATA III

fireberd

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#6
Just uncheck the box to install Avast antivirus program. That is now included since Avast bought Ccleaner's parent company.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

mrjimphelps

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#7
Fireberd, I have heard that CCleaner has changed since Avast bought it. Have you found this to be true? If so, is it better or worse now, in your opinion?
 

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    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
    Browser
    Firefox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
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    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.

fireberd

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#8
I still use it, but the only thing I use is the "Cleaner" part of it. I have what cookies to keep also set so that when I run Cleaner it does delete what cookies I want to keep.

I've seen posts about it has changed, but the only function I use has remained the same.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.

axe0

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#9
CCleaner was only affected with the 32bits version, when the news came the problem was present in an older version. A short while after, CCleaner implemented a new certification that solved the problem. CCleaner is safe and per my experience changed positively.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom build
    CPU
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Built-in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    PSU
    Corsair RM550x
    Case
    Fractal Design Define S
    Cooling
    Cooler Master TX3 i
    Keyboard
    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
    Mouse
    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Total Security 2017 + MBAM Pro + MBAE Pro
    Other Info
    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage V2 headset
#10
I still use the last 4.x version. With the latest winapp2.ini file, you can still fine clean your system. Is there really anything that the 5x releases do?
 

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  • OS
    Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Edition
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP xw8200 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Xeon 3.68 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    7 GB DDR2 400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia GeForce 9400GT PCI
    Sound Card
    C-Media PCI Sound Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Fujitsu MAP3735NP 73 GB U320 SCSI Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Case
    HP xw8200 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and a Larger Case Fan
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Microsoft USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Browser
    Pale Moon x64 v27.8.2
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Security Essentials 4.304.0
    Other Info
    Two LSI U320 SCSI Adapters

Barman58

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#11
I have stopped using CCleaner totally, my reasons are nothing to do with Malware, (well sort of ;) ). Piriform, the developers have recently been bought by Avast, The anti-Virus Company.

Since this takeover the installer for CCleaner (and possibly other Piriform Products), have been reloaded with "offers" for other Avast software.

These "offers" are often pre-checked so become what the AntiMalware industry, (including Avast), call PUPs, (potentially Unwanted Programs). Some cases have also been reported where there is no way to "uncheck" the offer for the Avast Free AV package, Even if you have another competing product, which in my opinion is the act of Malware.

Of course standard practice has always been to avoid running two active malware scanners at the same time as they are likely to cause confusion and lead to major issues, this policy by Avast invites this especially for those that do not have a lot of experience.

The avast installer does not run if Avast is already installed so they have the code to check for existing AM products so they seem not to be concerned about the potential issues thatthey are inviting

As I feel that this is a nefarious practice I have stopped using the Avast products including those formerly supplied by Piriform as there are alternatives that can be used Wise Disk Cleaner, Revo Uninstaller (I have Pro which includes Cleaning).

If you wish to use CCleaner, as it is still technically a good program, I would advise that you always run the advanced installer and check for pre-checked options, or better still wait s week or two after the initial release of a new version and search the CCleaner Site for a Slim version (which should not contain any free addons)
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Real World Computing
    CPU
    AMD FX8350 8 Core @4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A78L-M USB3
    Memory
    32GB [4x8GB] DDR3 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G276HL 27", (DVi) + Samsung 39" HDTV (HDMI)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 @60Hz + 1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Internal
    Crucial 256GB SSD,
    WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 3TB,
    Toshiba HDWD130 3TB
    Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1 2TB,

    External (USB3)
    Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk 8TB
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)

    NAS
    Seagate ST4000DM000
    PSU
    Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750W 80+ Silver
    Case
    AeroCool X-Warrior Devil Red Tower
    Cooling
    Stock CPU, Rear 120mm, Front 2x120mm, Side 2x120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K710 & K270
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless M710 M185 & M570 Trackball
    Internet Speed
    37Mb/s Down - 9.5Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2017
    Other Info
    Also run...

    Desktop - 6Core 8GB - Windows 10 Enterprise x64,
    Laptop - Quad 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64
    Netbook - Ubuntu
    2 x Nexus 7 Android tablets
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    HTC One Android Smartphone