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CCleaner download was Malwarebytes?

by ciaobella / February 25, 2012 8:37 PM PST

Hi, got a generated note that there was a new version of CCleaner 3.16.1666 to download. When I clicked on the link to the CNet download it came up as Malwarebytes, which I happen to have, but wanted to let you know about this. First time I ever saw this happen.

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Just intruding here
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 25, 2012 8:44 PM PST

I don't normally visit this forum but I saw your post.

Can you just clarify, when you clicked the CNET Tracker link to update CCleaner, you were in fact offered Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware as a download instead?

It might help the CNET Tracker team to hunt down any errors.



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CCleaner download was Malwarebytes
by ciaobella / February 25, 2012 11:12 PM PST
In reply to: Just intruding here

Here's part of the email:

CCleaner 3.16.1666

See related Maintenance & Optimization
Download Now
What's new in this version: Version 3.16.1666 added Scheduled Task management in Startup tool and option to close running browsers when cleaning, and improved Google Chrome History cleaning.

System is WINXP, browser is Firefox

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Thank you for that
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 26, 2012 3:35 AM PST

and I have alerted the Tech Tracker team.

They will get back to you as soon as possible.


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Thank you :)
by ciaobella / February 26, 2012 6:15 PM PST
In reply to: Thank you for that

Appreciate it Happy

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Thanks for the feedback
by CNETSupport / February 27, 2012 9:21 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you :)

Hi ciaobella,

We do apologize for the error here, and thank you for bringing it to our attention! It looks like the bad link was in a Download Watch List email (sent from "CNET Download Alert") - is that correct? The download links for CCleaner on the site seem to be fine, and we will make sure future alert emails contain the proper link as well.

CNET TechTracker Support

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