CCleaner Browser???


Wisewiz

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Anybody know what this thing is that's being pushed in CCleaner if you click on the faceless avatar in the upper right corner?

Recently, we saw Acronis True Image try to turn into an anti-malware program; now CCleaner seems to want to be an Edge. I say forget it, mac!
 
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11Pro318, on this one.
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    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.856)
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
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    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired 600
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
    CPU
    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Microsoft 600 wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender

geneo

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Just ignore it? :)
They are just trying to make money.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro x64
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    DIY
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    10900K, 5.2 GHz all-core
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    Asus Maximus Hero XIII Wifi
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    32GB G.skill TridentZ RGB 3200CL14 B-die @ 4100 MHz 16-16-34
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    Asus ROG Strix 2070 Super A8G
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio, Vanatoo Transparent One; Klipsch R-12SWi Sub
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo CG2730, ViewSonic VP2768
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440p x 2
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB (OS+), Samsung 980 1TB (games), Raid 0: 1TB 850 EVO + 1TB 860 EVO. Sabrent USB-C DS-SC5B docking station: 6TB WDC Black, 6TB Ironwolf Pro; 2TB WDC Black
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    Glorious GMMK TKL - Brown mechanical, lubed modded
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    Logitech G305 wireless gaming
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s down, 12 Mb/s up
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender, Macrium Reflect 8 ;-)
    Other Info
    Logitech C920e Webcam (crap don't buy)
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    Mac OS
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    Laptop
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    Apple 13" Macbook Pro 2020 (m1)
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    M1
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    2560x1600

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Anybody know what this thing is that's being pushed in CCleaner if you click on the faceless avatar in the upper right corner?

Recently, we saw Acronis True Image try to turn into an anti-malware program; now CCleaner seems to want to be an Edge. I say forget it, mac!
CCleaner is a waste of space. Solve your issue by uninstalling it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0

Wisewiz

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CCleaner is a waste of space. Solve your issue by uninstalling it.
Well, sir, I like it for various functions: it efficiently checks my Sys Restore files, and lets me keep them under control (yes, I know, my images and other backups are more reliable, but I like and use Sys Restore and it almost always works for me when that's the thing I need), it does registry scans that tell me how much garbage has been left behind by things I no longer need or even have, and it's a one-click nightly wiper of unwanted cookies, browser cache files, and old temps. What's not to like?

It just ain't a browser company, any more than Acronis is a Malwarebytes competitor.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.856)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired 600
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
    CPU
    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Microsoft 600 wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender

Bree

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it's a one-click nightly wiper of unwanted cookies, browser cache files....

That, and it's ability to whitelist the cookies you need to keep (like Ten Forums and Eleven Forum login cookies) is the one thing that justifies my continuing to use it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

geneo

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CCleaner is a waste of space. Solve your issue by uninstalling it.

I used to be an anti-cleaner :D

I've have used it as an assist to do targeted registry cleanup for poorly written software uninstall, though I think revo uninstaller is better for that sort of thing.. Do not need any of it's features in normal circumstances. Doesn't take up too much space in reality.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    10900K, 5.2 GHz all-core
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus Hero XIII Wifi
    Memory
    32GB G.skill TridentZ RGB 3200CL14 B-die @ 4100 MHz 16-16-34
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus ROG Strix 2070 Super A8G
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio, Vanatoo Transparent One; Klipsch R-12SWi Sub
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Eizo CG2730, ViewSonic VP2768
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440p x 2
    Hard Drives
    WDC SN850 1TB (OS+), Samsung 980 1TB (games), Raid 0: 1TB 850 EVO + 1TB 860 EVO. Sabrent USB-C DS-SC5B docking station: 6TB WDC Black, 6TB Ironwolf Pro; 2TB WDC Black
    PSU
    750W Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium Plus
    Case
    Fractal Design Meshify 2 dark tint glass
    Cooling
    EK-AIO 360 D-RGB w/Phanteks T30-120 fans, Noctua NF-A14 Chromax case fan
    Keyboard
    Glorious GMMK TKL - Brown mechanical, lubed modded
    Mouse
    Logitech G305 wireless gaming
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s down, 12 Mb/s up
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender, Macrium Reflect 8 ;-)
    Other Info
    Logitech C920e Webcam (crap don't buy)
  • Operating System
    Mac OS
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Apple 13" Macbook Pro 2020 (m1)
    CPU
    M1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2560x1600

Wisewiz

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Yeah, I forgot that. My cookies-to-save list is long i CC.ini, but the list of cookies not-on-that-list that gets wiped every night for me by CC is HUGE.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.856)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M920S SFF
    CPU
    i5-8400 @ 2.80MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2666MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG E2442
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Case
    Lenovo SFF
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wired 600
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium & Defender (working together beautifully!)
  • Operating System
    11 Pro 21H2 (22000.318)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkCentre M910S SFF
    CPU
    i7-7700 @ 3.60MHz
    Motherboard
    Lenovo
    Memory
    16GB DDR4 @ 2400MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 630 Graphics onboard
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG FULL HD (1920x1080@59Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x Samsung 870 EVO SSD
    Mouse
    LogiTech M510 wireless
    Keyboard
    Microsoft 600 wired
    Internet Speed
    Fast (for satellite!)
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes Premium and MS Defender

Eric Shun

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Best plugin for cookie management is Cookie AutoDelete
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Multi-Boot
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) BIOS Version 4021
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill TridentZ F4-3600C14-8GTZN CL14
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX-3060 6GB, EVGA GeForce GT-1030
    Sound Card
    Denon x4200 Atmos AVR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    65" Samsung 4K, 3 x 27" BenQ
    Screen Resolution
    4K TV. 3 Benq's 1920x1080 on vertical stand.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte Aorus 2TB PCIE 4.0 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3, 220-G3-0750-X1, 80+ GOLD, 750W Fully Modular
    Case
    MUSETEX Phantom Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with USB 3.0 and 6 ×Wireless Remote Controlled 120mm ARGB Fans, Tempered Glass Panels G05MN6-HB)
    Keyboard
    Corsair K57 Wireless RGB
    Mouse
    Logitech Couch Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Comcast Gigabit
    Browser
    SLIMJET!
    Antivirus
    WD
    Other Info
    This PC was built in Sept 2019.
    Denon Dolby Atmosphere sound system with 7.3.2 (3subs, 9 speakers).
    Storage on portable hard drive attached to USB 3.0 router port. (Movies, Music, and files)
    Few other PC's, laptops, tablets, Raspberry PI's. So many other tech devices.
    Everything is on a UPS! I have a whole house generator too :D
    My broadcastify live feed:
    https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/34853

Corona

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Best cookie and password management is in Brave.
 

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    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Aurora R7
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 8700K
    Motherboard
    Z370
    Memory
    32GB 2666MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidea GeForce GTX 1080Ti
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 27es / ACER 27
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (boot)
    Toshiba 1TB DT01ACA100 SATA (storage)
    Seagate Backup 4TB (Macrium)

Bree

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Best plugin for cookie management is Cookie AutoDelete
One browser at a time. You'd need to install this plugin individually in every one of your browsers and separately manage each browser's whitelist of cookies to keep. If you use multiple browsers and are prepared to do that work, then this plugin is also available for Firefox, your link was for a chromium browser.


The advantage of using CCleaner is that it cleans all your browsers at once and only has the one whitelist to maintain. It also cleans all the temporary internet files across all your browsers in one go, and those can add up to several GB if not controlled. Thanks, but I'll stick with CCleaner.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB HDD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround.


    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, Windows 11 Pro.

Eric Shun

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One browser at a time. You'd need to install this plugin individually in every one of your browsers and separately manage each browser's whitelist of cookies to keep. If you use multiple browsers and are prepared to do that work, then this plugin is also available for Firefox, your link was for a chromium browser.
Not true if you sync with Google. Plugin will be installed automatically after sync.
Just export your list from the plugin menu, and import with your other browsers. Even Firefox can use the list exported from Chrome.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro Multi-Boot
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Self Made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7
    Motherboard
    Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) BIOS Version 4021
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill TridentZ F4-3600C14-8GTZN CL14
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX-3060 6GB, EVGA GeForce GT-1030
    Sound Card
    Denon x4200 Atmos AVR
    Monitor(s) Displays
    65" Samsung 4K, 3 x 27" BenQ
    Screen Resolution
    4K TV. 3 Benq's 1920x1080 on vertical stand.
    Hard Drives
    Gigabyte Aorus 2TB PCIE 4.0 SSD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3, 220-G3-0750-X1, 80+ GOLD, 750W Fully Modular
    Case
    MUSETEX Phantom Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with USB 3.0 and 6 ×Wireless Remote Controlled 120mm ARGB Fans, Tempered Glass Panels G05MN6-HB)
    Keyboard
    Corsair K57 Wireless RGB
    Mouse
    Logitech Couch Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Comcast Gigabit
    Browser
    SLIMJET!
    Antivirus
    WD
    Other Info
    This PC was built in Sept 2019.
    Denon Dolby Atmosphere sound system with 7.3.2 (3subs, 9 speakers).
    Storage on portable hard drive attached to USB 3.0 router port. (Movies, Music, and files)
    Few other PC's, laptops, tablets, Raspberry PI's. So many other tech devices.
    Everything is on a UPS! I have a whole house generator too :D
    My broadcastify live feed:
    https://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/34853

flashh4

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Do your own research on CCleaner to see if it is harmful !! Here is the notes that i have kept on it !!
Is it safe to use CCleaner?
No, it isn't. CCleaner is a Windows application, which is useful for system optimization and maintenance and unused/temporary files removal. It becomes harmful due to the malware that is hidden by hackers.Nov 10, 2021
CCleaner Distributed Malware
Prior to this, Piriform discovered that CCleaner was hacked and distributed malware. The 32-bit version was infected with a Trojan that collected information about systems it was installed on. It also had the capability to run code on affected systems.Nov 26, 2019 !!
If it works for you then use it !!
Chuck
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP HP ENVY TE01
    CPU
    2.90 gigahertz Intel Core i7-10700
    Motherboard
    Board: HP 8767 A (SMVB)
    Memory
    16214 Megabytes Usable Installed Memor
    Hard Drives
    1511.52 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    1418.15 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    M 185 wireless
    Internet Speed
    12 ms Jitter 8 ms Download 10.5 Mbps Upload 1.7
    Browser
    Edge & FF
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
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