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User Info: Cryptarch

Cryptarch
4 weeks ago#1
Due to CCleaner being compromised, I cannot longer trust this piece of software I've used nearly a decade anymore. Are there any alternatives to CCleaner that perform the same?

User Info: FantasticGabe

FantasticGabe
4 weeks ago#2
What features do you use ccleaner for?
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User Info: Cryptarch

Cryptarch
4 weeks ago#3
FantasticGabe posted...
What features do you use ccleaner for?

Mainly cleaning junk from the hard drive, that's it.

User Info: Death_Born

Death_Born
4 weeks ago#4
Cryptarch posted...
Due to CCleaner being compromised, I cannot longer trust this piece of software I've used nearly a decade anymore. Are there any alternatives to CCleaner that perform the same?


It was an old, 32 bit version. I don't think that screams "security hole". Also, what's stopping you from using it and then uninstalling it when you're done?

User Info: Love_Me_Sexy

Love_Me_Sexy
4 weeks ago#5
Or just use the built in disk cleanup tool?

User Info: UnderwaterAir

UnderwaterAir
4 weeks ago#6
Hmmm...

User Info: FantasticGabe

FantasticGabe
4 weeks ago#7
Cryptarch posted...
FantasticGabe posted...
What features do you use ccleaner for?

Mainly cleaning junk from the hard drive, that's it.

But like.. What junk? It can all be cleaned manually. You can even write a clean little batch file that does everything automatically.

Death_Born posted...
Cryptarch posted...
Due to CCleaner being compromised, I cannot longer trust this piece of software I've used nearly a decade anymore. Are there any alternatives to CCleaner that perform the same?


It was an old, 32 bit version. I don't think that screams "security hole". Also, what's stopping you from using it and then uninstalling it when you're done?

http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/09/avast-distributes-malware.html

But yes, you are right. This likely affects a very small portion of users.
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User Info: CursedPanther

CursedPanther
4 weeks ago#8
The thing is, CCleaner is probably the best one out there for years and has the most coverage. Anyone else feels like lacking one feature or another.

But that can be the reason it's been targeted for malware distribution cuz it supposedly holds the biggest user base for similar products.

User Info: ChaseFAQs

ChaseFAQs
4 weeks ago#9
ATF Cleaner - not sure if this is the best, but it's one of the ones I use.

User Info: FL81

FL81
4 weeks ago#10
BleachBit
https://www.bleachbit.org/

Bonus points for being cross-platform
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