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Has Ccleaner reached the end of life for updates?

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So I have been using CCleaner for a long time and looking through all the changelogs I have to ask has CCleaner run out of ideas. I ask because I thought that the number of programs added would increase and increase and increase. It appears that very few new programs are added. I don't know when the last new program was actually added to the clean up list. I have seen updates to say internet explorer cleaning, but a new program? Not for ages. The recent addition of software updater feels like something that has just been imported from Avast.

Just as a recap, here are the release notes for the last few versions (Aka the last year):

5.55.7108

This release brings a brand new feature to CCleaner Professional!
Located in the ‘Tools’ menu, Software Updater helps you to update your installed software quickly and securely.
Software Updater (CCleaner Professional edition)
- Added new Software Updater feature to the ‘Tools’ menu
- Scans your PC and shows any available updates
- Select which apps you want to update and queue them up
- More improvements coming soon!
Browser Plugins
- Fixed Opera plugins not displaying correctly

5.54.7088

In this release, we have improved the behavior of notifications and enabled a preview feature for some paying users.
Feature Preview
- Some users of CCleaner Professional (and its trial) will find an early version of a new feature in the Tools menu. We will fully roll out this feature to CCleaner Professional in the coming weeks
General
- Fixed an issue that, in isolated cases, could cause some notifications to be shown too often

 

5.53.7034

Cleaning Rules
• New cleaning rules for Amazon Music and Amazon Kindle
General
• Increased the default Smart Cleaning notification threshold from 0.5GB to 1GB for Free and 0.2GB to 0.5GB for Professional
• Fixed a crash when running CCleaner alongside Norton AV products
• Fix a crash in the Professional Trial

 

5.52.6967

Minor bug fixes 
Localization improvements to several pages including License Information
Code refactoring for improved stability 
Updated copyright across the application to 2019

 

5.51.6939

Subscriptions
- Added ‘Subscription Management’ button
- Minor usability improvements to the 'License Information' panel
General
- Updated a website link to use HTTPS
- Added new translations for software update notifications

 

5.50.6911

Added new menu: ‘Options’ > ‘Updates’
Added new controls for automatic updates and update notifications

 

5.49.6856

Windows Cleaning
• Added and improved cleaning to the Common Language Runtime (CLR) folders
• Extended the cleaning of Windows error reporting temporary folders
Browser Cleaning
• Fixed Firefox cleaning rules which were causing corrupted profiles for some users 
General
• Minor bug fixes 
• Small UI improvements

 

5.48.6834

Browser Cleaning
- Added workaround for cleaning Edge while in the ‘suspended’ state on Windows 10, build 1809. This workaround is temporary while we consider a more permanent solution.
- Fixed cleaning of Edge cookies in Windows 10
- Fixed a bug where cleaning Firefox Internet History would corrupt the profile
Feature Previews
- Added support for ‘feature previews’ (limited release of features in development)
- Keep your eyes peeled for forthcoming feature previews!
General
- Renewed our digital security certificate as the previous one was due to expire.
- The certificate publisher has been updated from ‘Piriform Ltd.’ to ‘Piriform Software Ltd.’

 

5.46.6652

Privacy Settings
- Added a separate control for the reporting of anonymous usage data
- Added a link to a Data Factsheet (LINK), which explains the data reported from CCleaner, why it’s reported, and what it’s used for
Smart Cleaning
- Renamed the ‘Monitoring’ feature to ‘Smart Cleaning’, to better describe its function (intelligent cleaning alerts)
- Reworded checkboxes for clarity
- If Smart Cleaning is disabled, CCleaner’s background process will close and the feature will not run on startup
General
- Restored previous System Tray and minimize behavior
- Fixed various stability issues

 

5.43.6522

Amended Privacy menu in CCleaner Free to include opt out of sharing usage data with third parties for analytics purposes.

 

5.43.6520

Removed Font Cache cleaning temporarily while we resolve an incompatibility with the Windows 10 April Update.
Added preference to select the level of detail on the Cleaning Results screen.
Added new Privacy menu.

 

5.42.6499

CC 5.42 (hotfix)
IMPORTANT FIX FOR CHROME/CHROMIUM BROWSER CLEANING
Browser Cleaning
Fixed a critical issue where very long float values were saved in scientific format, causing the Chrome profile to be lost.
Fixed a critical issue where systems using non-standard decimal separators caused data to be stored incorrectly, causing the Chrome profile to be lost.

 

5.42.6495

Browser Cleaning:
Internet Explorer: Fixed a bug where cleaning Temporary Internet Files left some files behind
IE/Edge: Enhanced cleaning of YouTube viewing history (thanks alhazred!).
Cookies:
Search terms are now highlighted in the results list.
General:
Where appropriate, CCleaner Free may recommend improvements to your system’s antivirus protection.
Installer:
Fixed an issue where localized text was overlapping in the Professional Edition installer.

 

5.41.6446

NEW! Cleaning results now displayed as a Cleaning Summary (Free and Professional versions only).
NEW! Product tips to help users discover less visible features.
NEW! Fresh, clean Upgrade page design.
Edge/Internet Explorer: Fixed cleaning of cookie and icon file types on Windows 10.
Added improved Estonian translations.
Added support for Sciter: a lightweight, embeddable HTML/CSS/script engine for modern UI development.

 

I think if Piriform are going to charge their customers a yearly subscription rate, there should definitely be more updates added than this. At its current level of new features/new programs added, I fail to see the value added in the last year for those on the professional version. You would be better off disabling the updates and not paying for a year. 

 

 

 

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They always have had a monthly update going way back which is obvious it's actively developed and nowhere near "end of life". And according to them they're a small team, so more frequent updates may be asking too much especially if you look at the state CCleaner has been in for many versions now.

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Two things:

 

1) By end of life, I don't mean they are going to stop updating it. I mean they are going to stop updating/adding new rules. I would have expected them to gradually add all those community winapp2.ini entries into CCleaner. From the year that just passed, it appears they have no such plan. Adding new features like a software updater is not really what I am looking for from Ccleaner. I could be the only one of course. Those monthly updates you speak of, have mostly not been of benefit to the end consumer. Rebranding, making updates mandatory, adding telemetary etc.

2) After the fall out from their subscription fiasco, I now hold them to a much higher standard if they want my money on a yearly basis. Consider that an antivirus/antispyware company develops lots and lots of signatures and the cheaper end of those on black friday/Christmas, will cost you about what Ccleaner costs. 

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All of those winapp2.ini community entries (which are not supported by Piriform) would have to be thoroughly tested first because the install base is absolutely huge in the millions, and logically they can't potentially break millions of PCs.

Adding in the whole winapp2.ini would slow CCleaner down to a crawl because the file has to be trimmed to optimize it on a per system basis.

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