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when i logged into my computer running windows 8.1.. it came up that there was an update available for ccleaner .. i accepted .. what i got was my homepage hijacked and a couple of programs installed that i was not asked about one of them was linkey and another manager program.. i was able to uninstall them and got the junk out BUT i never expected this with ccleaner!! so beware folks if u r told an update is available!

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Do you remember where your original CC version was downloaded from?

I'm thinking if it was from CNET or FileHippo or the like, it may have came 'pre-wrapped' with other software which are now raising their heads with the update.

If you got it from Piriform, it would have been 'clean' so to speak.

For the sake of curiosity I'd be scanning the whole PC for other gremlins.

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 If it is indeed a result of pre-wrapping by C-Net or FileHippo, I find this disgraceful.

 

I would always go here for your updates when you get the word there is one

 

https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds

CCleaner documentation can be found here

https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner

Support contact

https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

support@ccleaner.com

 

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when i logged into my computer running windows 8.1.. it came up that there was an update available for ccleaner .. i accepted .. what i got was my homepage hijacked and a couple of programs installed that i was not asked about one of them was linkey and another manager program.. i was able to uninstall them and got the junk out BUT i never expected this with ccleaner!! so beware folks if u r told an update is available!

Same thing here - and I fell for it unfortunately.  Then I also had to deal with automatic startup of CCleaner and monitoring by CCleaner - totally unacceptable.  Took about nan hour to clean up the pc - including uninstall of CCleaner.  Got a blue screen in the process.  I'm through with CCleaner .  I just don't need any more problems from an unnecessary program, even if it is free.  Thanks, but NO THANKS.  

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John  and aceylady,

 

When you say it said there was an update for CCleaner.. who said this?

 

Where did it go for the update do you know?

 

Where did you initially download CCleaner from?

 

What is your default browser?

CCleaner documentation can be found here

https://www.ccleaner.com/docs/ccleaner

Support contact

https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

support@ccleaner.com

 

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