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#1 EdBee

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 01:50 PM

I have been using Crap Cleaner for over a year now and I think its great -ON 3 PCs-along with AD-Aware and AVG for virus. I recommended it to a newbie who told me he had to bring his computer to a repair store because it had slowed down--I imagine it was full of HighJackers and spys--They cleaned it up for him I did not ask for how much $--I can only imagine??? I will try to bring him to this forum, but is Crap Cleaner out of favor--no links from Bleeping Computer? Thanks--
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Posted 02 June 2006 - 02:04 PM

Personally, I love the CCleaner, but I'm pretty sure it's somewhere on this forum in one of the alpha. listing of tools, but no it's not out of favor with the online security communities becasue CastleCops has this one article on Wikipedia about creating your own free security suite and CCleaner is one of the free tools it highly recommends.
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Posted 02 June 2006 - 10:10 PM

Hey thanks--Good luck at the HS! :thumbsup:
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Posted 03 June 2006 - 07:42 AM

Starting with v1.27.260, CCleaner installs the Yahoo Toolbar as an option which IS checkmarked by default during the installation. This has resulted in it being reclassified as an "Adware" program at several download sites such as Majorgeeks.

IF you do NOT want it, REMOVE the checkmark when provided with the option or download the toolbarfree Basic version instead of the Standard Build.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 08:05 AM

Hey thanks--Good luck at the HS! :thumbsup:


High school will be a blast... the only downfall is losing a lot of my friends. Anyways, in regards to the Yahoo toolbar thing. Why would having the CCleaner on Yahoo's toolbar make it "adware"?
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Posted 03 June 2006 - 11:06 AM

Because the Yahoo toolbar is 3rd party and bundled with the CCleaner software. You may not have intended to install it and ended up with it because you weren't paying attention. The Yahoo toolbar is a form of advertisement and self promotion.
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Posted 03 June 2006 - 11:24 AM

I had the Yahoo toolbar for firefox, but I didn't like it and it slowed down Firefox, so now it's gone. :thumbsup: Instead, I have Google Toolbar along with its web accelerator for Firefox and IE.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 11:32 AM

As far as I'm concerned, Yahoo, Excite, MSN Search, etc. might as well not even exist haha. The only search engine I will ever use is Google :thumbsup:
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