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About: Black Friday popup ads covering the "Run Cleaner" button on fullscreen app mode

I dislike the behaviour of Piriform company, they started becoming more commercial and while they already made a bunch of money from CCleaner, they want to focus on monetizing the tool even more and now resorted to pretty intrusive ads, harming their reputation.

I am starting to get less and less sympathy for CCleaner developers, for some reason this move gives me a sense of their arrogance.

The aggressive pop-up advertisements were engineered to cover the "Clean now" button entirely, on startup of the program. Atleast is the case now with "Black friday sale" ad on CCleaner 5.49.. so closing the ad before running the cleaner is neccesary. They hope to annoy loyal users who want to get rid of the ad by buying the paid version, but I think all it does is scare them away from CCleaner or retreat to older versions with less commercial focus.

Not covering the "Run cleaner" button with ads in fullscreen opening mode, therefore not requiring the user to dismiss the ad manually or wait before being able to clean, will already make this ad much less aggressive. I am doubting whether I should firewall block Ccleaner executable so it cannot fetch the ad, or moving away from CCleaner entirely.

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Just Firewall Block CCleaner - Incoming & Outgoing.

Still on 5.44 here and that works OK.. but I'm fast losing 'patience'!

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No one  likes the popup heather. 

I just hope that Piriform/Avast don't do a Xmas offer with Xmas trees and lights on it as a popup :lol:

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2 hours ago, hazelnut said:

No one  likes the popup heather. 

I just hope that Piriform/Avast don't do a Xmas offer with Xmas trees and lights on it as a popup :lol:

dont give them ideas!! :lol:

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7 hours ago, hazelnut said:

No one  likes the popup heather. 

I just hope that Piriform/Avast don't do a Xmas offer with Xmas trees and lights on it as a popup :lol:

How about a chimney with a 'pop-up' Santa? bash.gif.cbfc6e808ba316e845eb083770c7e7be.gif

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