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I have never heard any reports of CCleaner
containing spyware unless I missed one somewhere. I would assume it is yet another false positive by Trend Micro. I also use CCleaner and am happy with it.
Thanks, I did ignore it, but...
...doing so made me jittery.
To Best My Knowledge, CCleaner Does NOT...
contain spyware. The Yahoo Toolbar(optional install or not) which is included in the main version is rated as ADWARE & Tracking.
You can avoid this by NOT installing at install. OR You can use 1 of the "other build " (Basic or Slim) options which do not include it in download there by making CC less space/resources consuming.From Here:
NOTE: If using the above, disable automatic update to avoid main file
version. Just add above URL to your Favorites/Bookmarks list & check about once per month for new versions of Basic or Slim.
You can get description list of "Items to be cleaned" check boxes
to print out (click left side Cleaner Information)from:
Possibly, your current CCleaner trying for "automatic check for update" access to the web, may have raised the pop-up warning you received.
I'm not sure about spyware but...
They did announce at the site their latest version is detected as a virus by Bitdefender.
But if you got the installer from some other online source, there's a chance that it is spyware. My own version of Trend Micro Internet Security 2007 (latest version at the moment) did not detect the installer as spyware.
Bitdenfender's detection was a false positive not a virus..
as was Avira's detection of "TR/Dldr.Zlob.AADO.5" within CCleaner's uninstall.exe.
Oh yes, thanks for filling in
I've forgotten to mention that. Thanks
You're welcome. Makes a world of difference ;-)
I didn't have auto update, but
I have automatic notification from download.com that an update is available. When I downloaded the update, it was from filehippo. I'm not sure what that is, but it seemed to come straight from CCleaner's website.
FileHippo is the main host
download site for CCleaner. You have nothing to worry about.
Appreciate the quick response.
I have read with much intrest the replys
I have read with intrest the replys regards CCleaner covert activities and the alleged behaviour and objectives of this softwares producers .
In reply "CCleaner", can and does even at the present covertly install software on a personnel pc and does so without any prior agreement or approval from any owner.
It is obvious (from my personnel and current experiences with this software) that there are several questions that must and should be answered .
Answered immediately and then explained to not just to the proper Governing Authorities but more importantly to all users and potential users of this user manipulating software.
There is sufficient doubt created, regarding this software, to requirement an urgent enactment of whatever Legal process's are required to ascertain the truth regards its designed objectives .
Not only is there suspect activities which occur when this soft ware is in
stalled but it also has an undisclosed and questionable conjoined relationship with "Google" which enables covertly for Google to be installed Permanently when the CCleaner software is installed .
The many historical complaints and explanations , found online, which have been give by and to the many victims who have been confronted with dubious software's activities requires unambiguous explanations at the very least.