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Prevent CCleaner Portable Updates From Adding the Emergency Updater


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Avast / Piriform added a built-in software updater to all CCleaner Free products in v5.74 (rel. Nov 2020 - see the release notes at https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/version-history which state "Updates to CCleaner will now be applied automatically in CCleaner Free").  I use CCleaner Portable and saw the pop-up below after manually launching CCleaner Portable v5.75 from a removable USB stick (i.e., by double-clicking CCleaner64.exe) on 14-Jan-2020 and decided to test the new built-in updater by clicking "Update Now".

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I was surprised to see that update not only downloaded the Emergency Updater (CCUpdate.exe) to my removable USB stick, but it also created a scheduled task called CCleaner Update in the Windows Task Manager that is triggered every 12 hours (and once at every boot-up) that continually fails with an error because the task can't find the CCUpdate.exe file located on my (normally) unplugged USB stick.  See my 14-Jan 2021 thread How Do I Stop CCleaner Portable v5.76 From Automatically Checking for Updates?  for further details.

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I would like the Avast / Piriform software developers to modify the executables inside the Portable ccsetup5xx.zip files offered on the official builds page at https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds to remove the new built-in software updater from the CCleaner Portable build - or at least prevent addition of the Emergency Updater‌ if the new software updater is accidentally (or even deliberately) run from CCleaner Portable.
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64-bit Win 10 Pro v2004 build 19041.746 * Firefox v84.0.2 * Windows Defender v4.18.2011.6 * Malwarebytes Free v4.3.0-1.0.1146 * CCleaner Free Portable v5.76.8269
Dell Inspiron 15 5584, Intel i5-8265U CPU, 8 GB RAM, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G 256 GB NVMe SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 620

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