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#1 HYTECREDNECK

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:06 AM

I was going to download the Chrome Cleaner Tool. Until i read all the comments. At which i was SHOCKED. Can anybody have a objective non emotional conversation about this download. Because now i'm concerned about downloading it. And more concerned about not downloading. It looks pretty useful to me.


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#2 Gorbulan

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:25 AM

What comments? Where? I have not found anybody discussing it on Google's website or BC.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:54 AM

I've never heard of it.  If you want a tool that's well known and has an excellent reputation that can do cleaning for any major browser I can think of plus Windows itself and other application programs try Piriform's CCleaner, just don't bother with the Registry Cleaner component.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:01 PM

It is from Google and it is safe Chrome Software Cleaner

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:22 PM

It's also mentioned on the BC site in the downloads section, not in forums:  https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/chrome-cleanup-tool/

 

Having done a bit more research, but not that much, I'm not seeing anything that indicates that there's some ongoing furor about this tool.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:57 PM

I've never heard of it.  If you want a tool that's well known and has an excellent reputation that can do cleaning for any major browser I can think of plus Windows itself and other application programs try Piriform's CCleaner, just don't bother with the Registry Cleaner component.

 

Not sure CCleaner is similar enough to the Chrome Cleaner. Chrome Cleaner can actually remove malicious addons in Chrome. CCleaner only removes temp files, it can't remove browser extensions. Unless something has changed in a recent version.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:08 PM

 

I've never heard of it.  If you want a tool that's well known and has an excellent reputation that can do cleaning for any major browser I can think of plus Windows itself and other application programs try Piriform's CCleaner, just don't bother with the Registry Cleaner component.

 

Not sure CCleaner is similar enough to the Chrome Cleaner. Chrome Cleaner can actually remove malicious addons in Chrome. CCleaner only removes temp files, it can't remove browser extensions. Unless something has changed in a recent version.

 

 

I don't disagree with you one bit.  I was simply going on the name of the thing, never having used it.  Based upon further reading it seems like it's a Chrome focused malware, spyware, unwanted toolbar, and PUP removal tool.

 

My initial impression was that it was more of a cache/cookies/etc. cleaner.  I was incorrect.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 01:19 PM

Temp file cleaning is purely for maintenance and troubleshooting. Ideally, it should never be used.

 

I am glad Google came out with this cleaner tool, since browsers have become the new Trojan Horse. I saw this coming back when I installed Mozilla Communicator.



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 03:09 PM

Temp file cleaning is purely for maintenance and troubleshooting. Ideally, it should never be used.

 

 

 

We'll simply have to agree to disagree on that particular point.   I make a regular habit of using CCleaner to do housekeeping cleaning for temp files along with cookies, cache, and a number of other bits of tidying up.   There are just too many programs out there, to this very day, that are not good at all about cleaning up after themselves and leaving all kinds of trash lying around and taking up disc space.


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