Solved Ccleaner Update

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smeegle

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I'm sure that someone has answered this already but I can't find it on the search feature. Is it safe to return to C Cleaner? I started using Glary when I first heard about c cleaner being affected by malware but if it is safe now I would like to return.
 

lochlomonder

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You're welcome (y)

Avast, the company who owns Piriform - the authors of CCleaner - were on the ball with this situation and had the situation sorted quickly. I was happy about that, since CCleaner is definitely an invaluable part of my toolkit.
 
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Eset Internet Security has been flagging downloads of CCleaner from Piriform and File Hippo as PUA's for some time now and still does. Eset detects the files as containing 'Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Google.D a potentially unsafe application'.

Should I assume that this is a false positive or just an over sensitive heuristic type of detection by Eset? I'm only curious as I'm happily using an older version and, as a W7 user, don't actually need any modifications designed for W10.
 

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TOGG,

I think they're false positives. CCleaner does offer to install Chrome on systems which don't have it installed already, so perhaps it's being spooked by that. I run Webroot at home and work, and have never had an issue with CCleaner other than the malware which snuck on there last year (which Webroot caught).
 

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5.41.6446 is the most current version.

The FileHippo.com and MajorGeeks.com sites are where I usually get it when a new version is released.

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