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Avast bundles CCleaner with Avast Free Antivirus

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Avast bundles CCleaner with Avast Free Antivirus


Avast acquired Piriform, the maker of CCleaner and other popular programs in July 2017. The Czech security company is known for its line of free and commercial security products for Windows and other operating system, and for acquiring the security company AVG in a billion Dollar deal.

 

Piriform released CCleaner more than a decade ago, and the program grew quickly to become one of the most popular cleaning programs for Windows. The company's infrastructure was compromised in September, and a malicious version of CCleaner was distributed from company servers for about a month as a consequence.

 

Avast and Piriform were quick to point out that Piriform would continue to develop CCleaner and other products, and that Piriform products would be maintained separately from Avast's own software catalog.

Avast did hint at synergies however in the acquisition announcement but did not reveal more than that back then.

 

If you have downloaded and installed CCleaner on Windows recently -- the free version of the program that comes with an installer will do -- you may have identified one of the synergies already.

The CCleaner installer comes with adware offers. This has been the case for years, and many experienced users avoided this by using the portable version of the application instead.

 

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hacker7

Yes it's true and the copy also try to call following ips


151.101.0.64       80port and  443port

88.221.234.49           80port

172.217.19.227         443port

 

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Katzenfreund

As long as you can untick the offers, it's OK, you just have to be careful. Otherwise, use the portable version, which I hear is free of them.

 

And to be on the safe side, create a system restore point before installing CCleaner, in case there are unpleasant surprises.

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