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  1. @Stephen Piriform. I have been in mainframe computing for 43 years and well understand software development, diagnostic and reporting needs. But in today's world, companies such as yours think it is OK to harvest the customer's data first, without the customer's knowledge and later admit to it when caught doing so. I don't think I need to remind you of why this particular thread exists in the first place do I? Some of the things in the "Data Factsheet" (while they may be justifiable collections to you) are not necessarily OK with me. Saying that your company "has been doing this for
  2. My point is all about "consumer privacy" and not whether Piriform has been harvesting data from Users for years. We are in an age where the privacy of the computing public is being taken for granted and without their explicit knowledge or permission. My post was to raise awareness of just how Piriform is doing this today even after I had set all the available options to not harvest data from my PC. I also wanted other Users to be aware that Piriform is making multiple connections to places that I had no knowledge they were doing until I placed my ESET firewall in-between Piriform and t
  3. Even with all the "privacy" settings enabled to supposedly prevent sending of personal information, and using version 5.44, the CCleaner software is a "busy little bee" attempting to send and make contact with several different destinations. I decided to run just a simple cleanup of temporary files using 5.44 with my firewall (previously set) set to block all connections from CCleaner.exe. I had (152) attempts by CCleaner across a variety of differing outgoing connections that were blocked by the firewall. Every one of the connections blocked in the image below was originated from the
  4. Just wanted to thank-you Moderators for being (refreshingly) open and honest with the forum members here. You don't see that much in moderated forums these days. Well done ! I don't think that the "kimono will be opened" by Piriform and the truth told because of the potential legal liabilities. In today's world, it is rare for a company to openly admit they did wrong without being legally forced to do it. More examples (and variations) surface every day of the unsuspecting public being spied upon buy the very software tools they use each day. The corruption embedded in that kind of
  5. I was speaking purely from Piriform's point of view regarding "competitors" and in that sense any other company (including Microsoft) is a competitor if they take business from Piriform. But, in Piriform's case, they don't have to worry about competitors because they are fully capable of killing their own business themselves. Yes, I'd seen the "sage" related method of running cleanmgr when I researched that utility...thanks for the help anyway.
  6. Yes, that is what I've been using since this whole thing with v5.45 surfaced. I'd hesitated to say so because I thought it might be seen (by a Mod) as promoting another product. Typically, I'm not a fan of the free utilities that Microsoft bundles with the OS, but in this case it is actually useful.
  7. Just to add a few more thoughts on this mess. Having been in business for ~43yrs, I've seen a lot of situations that companies, employees and customers can get themselves into. Quite often, people will get into a self-imposed catch-22 of not being forthright instead of just owning what they did and telling the truth. That is what I believe is happening in this situation and why the customer base is not hearing what they expect (the truth). Losing trust with your customers is a going-out-of-business strategy and getting to that point is equally bad. The problem (for me) is that regard
  8. Having read this entire thread, beyond the obvious breach of trust issue, there is something that really bothers me. It is that Piriform thought that it was OK to do this by omission of notice thereby not notifying the customer. That is very much like what we've seen happen at Google, Facebook and the like. Wake up. People don't like this kind of stuff at all and it is never OK to do it first and wait to see if anyone finds out later. That is what just happened to Piriform customers and why some have lost trust with this company (myself included). This is really bad behavior from a
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