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Eagle Beak

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  1. So the plot thickens. I believe that Avast has really screwed the pooch on this one. As I said, I searched through all the terms and conditions that I could find on the website and could not find any reference to a yearly subscription. I don't believe any court on earth would rule in their favour, no matter how much money they tipped into it. The negative publicity that they are bringing on themselves will not only trash the reputation of CCleaner but blowback on Avast and anything that they have their fingers in, after all, they are selling security products and behaving like malware. I for one will be spreading the word about their ethics.
  2. Before I paid for this product back in 2015, I searched high and low and could not find any reference to a yearly subscription. I only paid because I thought it was worth making a contribution to a well-respected program that was for the better part, free. Auto update does not interest me but support would be nice. If it had of been advertised as a yearly subscription, I would not have been interested. Since the Avast takeover, we have had last year's hacking debacle, unwanted cookie setting and now this. As far as I'm concerned, Piriform's reputation has gone from a rooster to a feather duster. I will never again use anything remotely related to Avast. Any details as to the term of the licence and what it costs should be in bold print, clearly displayed in both the web page and the Clever Bridge payment contract. Not hidden away in the fine print. Failure to do so is blatant false advertising by omission.
  3. Before I paid for this product back in 2015, I searched high and low and could not find any reference to a yearly subscription. I only paid because I thought it was worth making a contribution to a well-respected program that was for the better part, free. Auto update does not interest me but support would be nice. If it had of been advertised as a yearly subscription, I would not have been interested. Since the Avast takeover, we have had last year's hacking debacle, unwanted cookie setting and now this. As far as I'm concerned, Piriform's reputation has gone from a rooster to a feather duster. I will never again use anything remotely related to Avast.
  4. I also believe that this is sneaky and does nothing to restore my confidence in this program since the debacle of last year. I remove that cookie every day and it keeps coming back. I have also noticed that there is now two CCleaner cookies as well as the original Piraform one. I am now getting Bing cookies and I never use it. How do I block Avast and other undesirable cookie setters from infiltrating my machine, short of blocking everything not whitelisted with my firewall?
  5. CCupdate bolcked by Windows Defender

    OK, I just disabled both MB a CFA in Windows Defender. CCleaner updated without a hitch. I think I've got a handle on whats been happening now
  6. CCupdate bolcked by Windows Defender

    Thanks again. I assumed that there must have been some sort of partnership with Avast. Just 5 minutes ago I received another update prompt from CCleaner. This is the third time in 3 weeks when normally they are only once a month. There must be some bug that they are working on. I understand that is Malwarebytes causing the update malfunction. Since they prematurely released their version 3, the program has had more bugs than an outhouse in the summer. I personally have had enough of their problematic new updates that seem to create more problems than they fix. The frustrating thing is, the bugs appear in other programs and it is those that get all the troubleshooting and then it always comes back to MB that has just updated and caused the problem all along. I will be terminating my membership when my license runs out in August, They have become an overpriced underperforming troublesome embarrassment.
  7. CCupdate bolcked by Windows Defender

    Thanks for the reply, nukecad. I'm aware of what controlled folder access does and it is a PIA when switched on. I even had it block an update from Malwarebytes before I worked out what was happening. I was just wondering what this CCUpdate app was up to. It was blocked four times in 24 hours from making changes to memory. I can't understand why an update app would need to do that. I also don't know why Piriform is installing Avast cookies on my laptop and why is piriform bundling avast AV with their installations. After the fiasco last year, I would think that they would be trying to reestablish their reputation, not inviting mistrust with this sort of behavior. If CCUpdate is legit I will create an exception for it. I just want some confirmation before I allow it. By the way, what will happen when I try to do the monthly update if I continue to let it be blocked?
  8. After having CCleaner update problems in the last two version updates, I suspected that the Windows Defender Controlled access setting was the culprit. After doing some forum searches I traced the problem back to Malware Bytes anti ransomware. Since reinstalling CCleaner pro, I have been getting " Controlled folder access has blocked CCUpdate from making changes to memory" popups regularly from Windows Defender. Is it safe and should I add an exclusion for this app to run? If I continue to let it be blocked, will it affect the normal running of CCleaner? I have checked the signatures and scanned for malware and it seems legit. If so why is Windows blocking it?
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