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I tried installing the latest version of CCleaner. When I click on the execution file ccsetup215.exe for installation, I get a spyware alert from my spyware detection software Stopzilla. It lists "UpdateWin" as the culprit.

 

CCleaner says there is no spyware in their software, but Stopzilla says otherwise.

 

This was never a problem on earlier versions of CCleaner.

 

Any suggestions?

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Welcome pawleygon

 

I think that is is a false positive by Stopzilla.

 

I hope you downloaded from an approved site like Filehippo as there are rogue sites that claim to have CCleaner but they are not to be trusted:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner

 

Actually I never had much use for Stopzilla and its site is blocked in the hpHosts HOSTS file.

 

Old PCMag review:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2163435,00.asp

 

Download.com users only give it 2 out of 5 stars which is poor.

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." - Albert Einstein

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Welcome pawleygon

 

I think that is is a false positive by Stopzilla.

 

I hope you downloaded from an approved site like Filehippo as there are rogue sites that claim to have CCleaner but they are not to be trusted:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner

 

Actually I never had much use for Stopzilla and its site is blocked in the hpHosts HOSTS file.

 

Old PCMag review:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2163435,00.asp

 

Download.com users only give it 2 out of 5 stars which is poor.

 

I've always downloaded CCleaner from Filehippo.com.

 

Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but what is the significance of this: "its site is blocked in the hpHosts HOSTS file"

 

I'm wondering if I should uninstall Stopzilla because I also have Spysweeper on my computer. I read the article you linked and they do the same thing, right?

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Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but what is the significance of this: "its site is blocked in the hpHosts HOSTS file"

Please read about the HOSTS file:

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

 

The hpHosts file is another HOSTS file provided by Steven Burn from:

http://hosts-file.net/?s=Download

 

I don't use Spy Sweeper so I can not comment on its functions.

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." - Albert Einstein

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I just now installed and scanned CCleaner v2.16.830. No alert from a s-squared, MBAM, avast, or SuperantiSpyware. :)

The CCleaner SLIM version is always released a bit after any new version; when it is it will be HERE :-)

Pssssst: ... It isn't really a cloud. Its a bunch of big, giant servers.

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Please read about the HOSTS file:

Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

 

The hpHosts file is another HOSTS file provided by Steven Burn from:

http://hosts-file.net/?s=Download

 

I don't use Spy Sweeper so I can not comment on its functions.

 

Yes, I found stopzilla.com in the hpHosts file listing. Thank you for the information.

 

What spyware software do you recommend?

 

I just now installed and scanned CCleaner v2.16.830. No alert from a s-squared, MBAM, avast, or SuperantiSpyware.

I just installed this version, too, with no alerts. All is well.

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Yes, I found stopzilla.com in the hpHosts file listing. Thank you for the information.

 

What spyware software do you recommend?

I use Malwarebytes MBAM, Windows Defender updated daily from its portal and WinPatrol:

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal

http://www.winpatrol.com/download.html

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." - Albert Einstein

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