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How can I Disable Update Apps


sheltiephil

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I have just purchased CCleaner Professional, and unless I can disable Update Apps I will be uninstalling and stopping any future billing. Every time I try a regular Clean, I receive a big aggressive pop-up to update Corel Paintshop Pro - but it is an UPGRADE! And it will cost me more than $100 if I am not very careful to keep on rejecting this - every time I try to use CCleaner!!!

Really - I have just purchased, and I am fed up with this dangerous intrusion threatening me financially.

I cannot find the option or setting to disable update of apps, and I have googled and been unable to find a solution. I even tried blocking CCleanerUpdate with Bitdefender firewall, but the threatening popups continue.

Tell me how to disable Update Apps, or I will uninstall, never go near CCleaner Professional again and tell my friends to avoid. I have loved using CCleaner Free for years.

Please.

Regards, Phil

 

 

 

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It's because you have upgraded to CCleaner Pro rather than the Free version, you can stop it happening.

There are a couple of things that you can do-

I assume that you are using Health Check which includes an automatic check for updates to software installed on your machine.

With the Free version that will only check, but now that you have Pro it will actually try to update them. (Unless you stop it, see below).
That's one of the extra features of Pro.

Use Custom Clean instead which just does cleaning, and won't try to update your apps.

To set Custom Clean as your default go to Options>Settings and change the CCleaner Home Screen.

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PS. You can stop Health Check updating your software by doing the following each and every time you use it:
After the checking stage click on 'Security', untick everything there, go back to overview, continue with 'Make it better'.
But you have to do that everytime and that would be a PITA, forget to untick them just once and Health Check would try to update them.
It's much easier to use Custom Clean instead which won't even try to update anything.

PPS. "CCleaner Update" is for updating CCleaner itself, it's not for updating other apps, you may want to let it back through your firewall.

*** Out of Beer Error ->->-> Recovering Memory ***

Worried about 'Tracking Files'? Worried about why some files come back after cleaning? See this link:
https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/52668-tracking-files/?tab=comments#comment-300043

 

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Thanks nukecad. Glad I came to the forum! I just ticked Custom Clean as default. Had already discovered that auto app updates only occurred with Pro, and you could untick each update in Pro each time, but thought I might just forget once and then have to pull out of an app upgrade - if allowed. I remember I stopped using Pro a year ago because I couldn't find out how to disable auto update. Then a reminder from CCleaner to renew sub prompted me to give it another go. Love using CCleaner. Will allow CC's own updates thru firewall and enable auto Health Check every now and again to check re app updates. CC's registry cleaner has been safe so far. I'll try to review CC driver updates to see how safe they are. Have they been OK for you? Greetings from Tasmania

 

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12 hours ago, sheltiephil said:

... enable auto Health Check every now and again to check re app updates.

You can use Tools>Software Updater instead, it does the same job and gives more information and control of what you update or not than the one in Health Check.


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I'll try to review CC driver updates to see how safe they are. Have they been OK for you?

Personally I would not touch any Driver Updater with a bargepole, not even CCleaners.
But that's my preference, others seem to like it, although some have had issues with it.
You might want to take a look at the Driver Updater sub-forum:
https://community.ccleaner.com/forum/46-driver-updater/

*** Out of Beer Error ->->-> Recovering Memory ***

Worried about 'Tracking Files'? Worried about why some files come back after cleaning? See this link:
https://community.ccleaner.com/topic/52668-tracking-files/?tab=comments#comment-300043

 

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2 hours ago, nukecad said:

Personally I would not touch any Driver Updater with a bargepole, not even CCleaners.

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ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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