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**UPDATE**CCleaner 5.46 Released With Improved Privacy Options
« on: September 01, 2018, 01:44:05 am »
By Lawrence Abrams


CCleaner 5.46 was released yesterday and aims to fix all of the problems that led to the fiasco with the previous release of CCleaner 5.45. With this release, Piriform has added settings that allow you to actually disable their background monitoring process and to disable the sending of anonymous usage statistics.

In the previous CCleaner 5.45 version, users were rightfully upset because they found they were unable to permanently disable the program's Active Monitoring feature. Once they disabled the feature, it would automatically start again on the next reboot. This version also removed the ability to disable the sending anonymous usage data to Piriform, which is not acceptable in today's increasing demands for more privacy.

To make matters worse, when you minimized CCleaner there was no obvious way to terminate the program. This required users to terminate the process in Task Manager in order to shut down the program.

Due to all of these complaints, Piriform decided to pull the 5.45 version until they could be fixed in the the 5.46 version, which was released yesterday.

As part of its release, Piriform included a link to a web page that outlines what data it collects and how it collected. The full change log for CCleaner 5.46 can be found below.

v5.46.6652 (30 Aug 2018)

Privacy Settings
- Added a separate control for the reporting of anonymous usage data
- Added a link to a Data Factsheet (https://www.ccleaner.com/about/data-factsheet), which explains the data reported from CCleaner, why it’s reported, and what it’s used for

Smart Cleaning
- Renamed the ‘Monitoring’ feature to ‘Smart Cleaning’, to better describe its function (intelligent cleaning alerts)
- Reworded checkboxes for clarity
- If Smart Cleaning is disabled, CCleaner’s background process will close and the feature will not run on startup

General
- Restored previous System Tray and minimize behavior
- Fixed various stability issues

full article here:https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/ccleaner-546-released-with-improved-privacy-options/
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Re: **UPDATE**CCleaner 5.46 Released With Improved Privacy Options
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 07:54:48 pm »
Perhaps "improved" but it appears all is still not well with CCleaner. 

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Reports are coming in that Piriform is forcing CCleaner to update to the latest 5.46 version even when users had configured the program to not perform automatic updates. To make matters worse, once the users were upgraded to the latest version, their privacy settings were reverted to default, which is to allow anonymous usage data to be sent to Avast/Piriform.

See Lawrence Abrams latest post about CCleaner at CCleaner Disregarding Settings and Forcing Update to 5.46.

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Re: **UPDATE**CCleaner 5.46 Released With Improved Privacy Options
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 02:21:24 pm »
The above BC article was updated with a response from an Avast spokesperson.

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"We introduced a critical update feature in CCleaner version v5.36. The critical update is designed to protect our users against security threats and to provision critical software updates to avoid scenarios such as loss of data or severe software/hardware conflicts. This is different from the automatic updater that CCleaner Professional users can opt out of (automatic updates is not currently a CCleaner Free feature).

The response includes the explanations on why they determined it a critical update.  Additionally, with regard to privacy, the Avast spokesperson said,

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To answer your final question, during this update privacy settings were not restored to default. Over the course of the last few months, due to GDPR requirements and as a result of user feedback, privacy-related requirements have changed. As a result, the options available have been updated to reflect current legislative and user needs.

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Re: **UPDATE**CCleaner 5.46 Released With Improved Privacy Options
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2018, 04:22:34 pm »
It was updated to 5.47 today but it's gone back to 5.46 once again because of a bug: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/52107-cc-5446575-auto-and-trash-bin-context-run-no-longer-works/?page=2&tab=comments#comment-299832

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Re: **UPDATE**CCleaner 5.46 Released With Improved Privacy Options
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2018, 08:19:22 pm »
I wish there was another program that did JUST what CCleaner does!
HEY Trip...hello amigo, how is the PRO version? I fi give it a whirl can I copy over this one and will all my settings stay in place?
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