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  1. Please reread my post from 21 November about deleting that key in the registry. Then you wouldn't have had that problem in the first place. But you need to do it each time. I agree it's a pain, but we know how to avoid the Avast install. (By the way, I never got a response to my 22 Nov post, so I still don't know what to type in the box. I am still having to delete the key manually.)
  2. That Options>Include sounds like the most straightforward way to go. What precisely should I type in the box to delete that key? Of course, the honest solution would be for Piriform to stop hiding the option box in the first place. It really is an underhand practice. I used to use Avast and recommended it to my friends, until it became so bloated with extra unneeded features. Anyway, with the improvements to Defender with Windows 10, there is no need for a third-party anti-virus program in any case.
  3. The problem is the underhand way Piriform hides the option not to install Avast after the first time you install Ccleaner. Avoid the problem in the first place by opening the Registry Editor (type regedit in the search box), then go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Software. You will see a key 'AvastAdSDK'. Right click on this, click Delete then confirm the deletion. The next time you install a Ccleaner update, you will see a check box (already ticked) to install Avast. Uncheck the box, do the install, and hey presto! no Avast. As soon as the install completes, go to the Registry Editor and delete that key which Ccleaner has created again, ready for next time.
  4. The latest version (5.43) doesn't have the Avast box. Perhaps they are now GDPR compliant.
  5. I replied to the Malware thread about this. I am pretty sure that pre-ticking the box to install Avast is not GDPR compliant.
  6. I am pretty sure that pre-ticking the box (i.e. you need to actively opt out) to install Avast is non-GDPR compliant. I didn't spot the box when updating Ccleaner today.
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