I am writing this to warn others about CCleaner:
I was watching Netflix and dozing off to sleep when I noticed an orange like box appear that said CCmonitor is now active.
A warning bell did sound off in my head as I am very protective of my brand new Alienware FX laptop.
But as I was tired, I just went to sleep.
Well, the next morning. My Netflix was still playing and that was fine, but the moment I tried to do anything, even just touching the mouse. The laptop froze. Not even ctrl + alt + del, worked.
I had to wait over two hours: Kudos to Dell, because that is how long it took for the my battery to
finally die out. And that was with a USB fan set to high and my Iphone playing videos connected to it.
This is not a commercial for Dell but I was surprised how long that battery lasted, and the display was on bright mode too on the computer. It had the frozen netflix screen.
BTW, it was using Chrome. But I think this issue is related to the CCLeaner, which seemed to
load something in the background and never asked my permission. MS-Win10 never asked me either
if it could change the settings. So Now I will use the malware removal tool or just start fresh from my
image backup that I keep just in case. I do think it was the CCleaner because it installed something without asking me.
I hope this warning helps someone.