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  1. Yeah the pop ups are back as well as offers to buy again. What a cheek! Why would I pay for something that I already own, as far as I'm concerned they can stick their offer where the sun don't shine. Just keep using the version you have and don't try to update. It's when you try to update that they will shaft you.
  2. So the plot thickens. I believe that Avast has really screwed the pooch on this one. As I said, I searched through all the terms and conditions that I could find on the website and could not find any reference to a yearly subscription. I don't believe any court on earth would rule in their favour, no matter how much money they tipped into it. The negative publicity that they are bringing on themselves will not only trash the reputation of CCleaner but blowback on Avast and anything that they have their fingers in, after all, they are selling security products and behaving like malware. I for o
  3. Before I paid for this product back in 2015, I searched high and low and could not find any reference to a yearly subscription. I only paid because I thought it was worth making a contribution to a well-respected program that was for the better part, free. Auto update does not interest me but support would be nice. If it had of been advertised as a yearly subscription, I would not have been interested. Since the Avast takeover, we have had last year's hacking debacle, unwanted cookie setting and now this. As far as I'm concerned, Piriform's reputation has gone from a rooster to a feather duste
  4. Before I paid for this product back in 2015, I searched high and low and could not find any reference to a yearly subscription. I only paid because I thought it was worth making a contribution to a well-respected program that was for the better part, free. Auto update does not interest me but support would be nice. If it had of been advertised as a yearly subscription, I would not have been interested. Since the Avast takeover, we have had last year's hacking debacle, unwanted cookie setting and now this. As far as I'm concerned, Piriform's reputation has gone from a rooster to a feather duste
  5. I also believe that this is sneaky and does nothing to restore my confidence in this program since the debacle of last year. I remove that cookie every day and it keeps coming back. I have also noticed that there is now two CCleaner cookies as well as the original Piraform one. I am now getting Bing cookies and I never use it. How do I block Avast and other undesirable cookie setters from infiltrating my machine, short of blocking everything not whitelisted with my firewall?
  6. OK, I just disabled both MB a CFA in Windows Defender. CCleaner updated without a hitch. I think I've got a handle on whats been happening now
  7. Thanks again. I assumed that there must have been some sort of partnership with Avast. Just 5 minutes ago I received another update prompt from CCleaner. This is the third time in 3 weeks when normally they are only once a month. There must be some bug that they are working on. I understand that is Malwarebytes causing the update malfunction. Since they prematurely released their version 3, the program has had more bugs than an outhouse in the summer. I personally have had enough of their problematic new updates that seem to create more problems than they fix. The frustrating thing is, the bug
  8. Thanks for the reply, nukecad. I'm aware of what controlled folder access does and it is a PIA when switched on. I even had it block an update from Malwarebytes before I worked out what was happening. I was just wondering what this CCUpdate app was up to. It was blocked four times in 24 hours from making changes to memory. I can't understand why an update app would need to do that. I also don't know why Piriform is installing Avast cookies on my laptop and why is piriform bundling avast AV with their installations. After the fiasco last year, I would think that they would be trying to reestabl
  9. After having CCleaner update problems in the last two version updates, I suspected that the Windows Defender Controlled access setting was the culprit. After doing some forum searches I traced the problem back to Malware Bytes anti ransomware. Since reinstalling CCleaner pro, I have been getting " Controlled folder access has blocked CCUpdate from making changes to memory" popups regularly from Windows Defender. Is it safe and should I add an exclusion for this app to run? If I continue to let it be blocked, will it affect the normal running of CCleaner? I have checked the signatures and scann
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