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Alternative to CCleaner

SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
11 Apr 2022 10:42AM
Can anyone recommend something other than CCleaner? I've had to disable Smart Cleaning to stop all the pop-ups, it's expensive, and I get tired of their constant reminders.
Thank you.

saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
11 Apr 2022 11:10AM
I just use the free version of CC - no pop-ups at all...
Carabosse Avatar
Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
11 Apr 2022 11:10AM
I use free CCleaner. Not really had any problems.

Tianshi_angie Avatar
11 Apr 2022 11:11AM
I use the free CCleaner too - but delete it after I have used it for that very reason - pop-ups. I DO have a lot of pop-ups which annoys me too but I then have to reinstall each time I need it. I often wonder if firms ever consider that people disable stuff because of the adverts. I record most of my TV these days - and zoom through the adverts. Saves so much time!!
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DaveRyder Plus
9 7.2k 22 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2022 11:26AM
I stopped CCleaner and simply use the windows in built disk cleanup function now.
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
11 Apr 2022 11:31AM
Thanks all. I always used to have free CC but for some reason (now lost in the mists of time) I took out a subscription. Think I'll just go back to free.
sitan1 Avatar
sitan1 Plus
15 1.3k 1 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2022 8:09AM
I stopped using CCleaner a while ago as the software has been linked with spyware (Google it)
I now use Glary Utilities which is also free and has great reviews
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
12 Apr 2022 9:06AM
Thanks for that Simon. Although I turned off Smart Cleaning in CC yesterday (as advised from on-line posts), I still got that irritating pop up again this morning and had to restart to get rid of it - there's no handy little cross to close it down with. Will certainly have a look at Glary. Smile
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Jestertheclown 14 8.8k 255 England
12 Apr 2022 12:21PM

Quote:I stopped using CCleaner a while ago as the software has been linked with spyware (Google it)

I'd never heard of spyware issues with CCleaner until now, so I did, Google it, that is and it would appear that the problems occurred some years ago and that only 32bit versions were affected.

I'm not sure that I'd lay much store by some of those sites that were reporting it either.

Nowadays, according to some bloke on the internet, it's reckoned to be as safe as it (and anything else that you download from somewhere) and instal ever will be.
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MrDennis 14 310 Wales
27 Apr 2022 1:36PM
I have used CCleaner for years now and I do NOT get pop ups. Strange that some do and some do not.
I never use anything else. Does the Job well.
Pedeonic Avatar
Pedeonic 6 62 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2022 12:23PM
I use Wise Disk Cleaner and also Bleach Bit for a thorough cleaning once a week. PrivaZer will also clean temp files though its main use is for wiping internet log files etc for privacy. I can recommend all three. Grin


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