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Gruntle

Need to disable unwanted Software Updater

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I am a longtime home user running the free version of CCleaner. I am running Windows 10 Home.

To my horror I find that CCleaner now includes Software Updater and that CCleaner has updated programs I didn't want to update. There appears to be no way to disable it. Not accessible under Tools.

While I am very appreciative of CCleaner, especially the new Easy Clean, I think that forcing applications on users is not a reputable action to take.

Have just updated to 5.58709 in the hope that this would remove the application, but Software Updater is still there.

Please give me instructions on how to disable or remove Software Updater.

thank you

Edited by Gruntle
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To confirm, are you using CCleaner Free or CCleaner Professional Trial? The Software Updater is a paid feature (released in version 5.55 in March), so if you are on the free version, when you go to Tools > Software Updater and click "Update" it should be popping up with a message rather than letting you proceed with updating the listed software. 

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.. and even for paid users you still need to click the button to update the software selected - it's not automatic.

Edited by Dave CCleaner
Added screenshot for clarity

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Were FileZilla and Skype the programs you were concerned about in your initial post? That screenshot shows that there are programs available to update: FileZilla from your current version of 3.41 to 3.42 and Skype from 8.44 to 8.46, but that it has not done so. 

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What happens when you click the "Update All" button on the right?  Do you get a pop-up message like the one from my screenshot above?

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When I click the "Update All" button on the right, I do get a pop-up message as you say.

The programs which updated without my knowledge or permission were Adobe Flash Player, Java, driver updates, and a whole pile of Microsoft Feature bloatware.

 

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We do not currently touch Microsoft components or drivers with the Software Updater. You can check that second "Up to date Programs" tab to see the list of software on your PC apart from FileZilla and Skype that Software Updater can manage.

It sounds like any unexpected updates of the components you mention would have come from elsewhere - not CCleaner.

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39 minutes ago, Gruntle said:

The programs which updated without my knowledge or permission were Adobe Flash Player, Java, driver updates, and a whole pile of Microsoft Feature bloatware.

Windows 10 will update those itself as part of the Automatic Updates.

To stop it doing that:
Go to Windows Update > Advanced Options and turn off "Receive updates for other Microsoft products...."

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