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  1. Feature Previews on v5.48.6834

    Couldn't agree more. This is the second time in the post Avast era they've added something that went against the Piriform ethos, and for the first time ever (and I've been here 14 years), I no longer trust CCleaner/Piriform. Piriform was always really attentive to issues like this that were raised, part of what got them where they are (and got them trusted). Users in this forum always felt like participants in the programs progress. Now it seems there's an unstoppable roadmap in place of where Avast wants to take it, and to hell with keeping the users informed, or listening to them. And the thread Nukecad links to just shows what a confusing shambles this whole random feature preview thing is - you've got a new member signing up to ask for help, and extremely long term members/helpers AND MODERATORS, who just look stupid cos they have no idea what's going on cos they've never even SEEN the feature that isn't working! It's just stupid. Either roll features out to all users, or have a beta branch. (I'll quit whinging and go away now )
  2. Feature Previews on v5.48.6834

    I read it as enforced beta tester recruitment (as they've added it to the main program with no opt out) with the ability to enable/disable features remotely. I'm not touching any update until that opt out is added.
  3. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    Any reluctant updaters made the jump from the v52 ESR yet and any thoughts? Are the web extensions caught up anywhere near what the old addons used to be? (I keep putting it off, but gotta do it asap. Or possibly switch to Opera which I tried again for the first time in ages recently and was really impressed by)
  4. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    So revolutionary. I've had my Firefox set up to do this for years - tabs restored from last session and FF set to run at startup
  5. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    Had me panicking there, thought it was an early end to FF52 releases! I intend to cling on to my working addons and Classic Theme Restorer look till the very last second
  6. Seeing as you apparently missed it (if you didn't then you're just whining for the sake of it):
  7. It's Avast's now, gotta pump up the bloat Or, undoubtedly, official answer will be "lots of code changes to make way for big things coming soon" (Sorry, I'll put the sarcasm hat away now )
  8. This is still an issue in v5.42.
  9. Avast Hidden Install

    Looks like Avast will be pushed by the program once installed too now. Release notes for 5.42: " Where appropriate, CCleaner Free may recommend improvements to your system’s antivirus protection " I joked with the last version that the decline of CCleaner had started, it's spiralling ever quicker by the looks of it. But hey, we had many good years, and I'm sure the Pirifom guys made some money out of the sale, so can't really complain I suppose
  10. Just go back to the previous version till an update arrives. That's what everyone else bothered by it has done.
  11. Sadly this is exactly what I expected when Avast took over Piriform. When I saw the new results graphics I knew it had started, the change towards CCleaner becoming another flashy fronted, dumbed down, identikit cleaner (ie "will undergo change and we will be bold") - make it look fancy to try to sell more, regardless of whether it's of use to actual users. Next step after that dumbing down in a couple of years, style and brand it as Avast cleaner. And/or integrate it into an Avast utility program or Avast AV and CCleaner becomes ancient history. CCleaner did not become a massive success DESPITE it's basic look, that was entirely PART of it's success. And hiding results of a clean does nothing to help so called "average users". "If you ask the average person what a 'cookie' or a 'thumbnail cache' is they simply won't know". I actually disagree but, regardless, the current change means they don't even know those things exist. If they see it in the results list they can google and find out, and perhaps learn the effects. Hiding that from them means they know nothing, can learn nothing and can have no idea of possible consequences of the things they don't know were cleaned. Oh and let's not also forget the removal of links to the builds/portable version on the download page, another recent anti-user move. It's a classic route that is taken whenever a large company takes over a smaller successful one - small company becomes successful/attractive, large company takes over, thinks they can do better despite the small company having done an amazing job to beat the odds and become successful in the first place, interfered with product becomes less successful, then large company dumps it cos for some reason it's no longer providing the value it was before they interfered. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that I will be proved wrong, but the signs so far suggest otherwise
  12. The Firefox/Mozilla Thread

    A minor ESR update to fix an issue for Italian users: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.7.1/releasenotes/
  13. +1 from me on this. An option for the old view would be much appreciated Can also second the comments about major slowness scanning IE - took about 10-15 seconds, instead of the usual 1-2 (Win7 64, CC64 bit, IE11)
  14. Don't know if Piriform take any action against these sites/developers, but posting it just in case: https://www.doyourdata.com/erase-data/ccleaner-data-erasure.html
  15. Winapp2.ini additions

    Brilliant. Thanks
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