CCleaner phones out ?

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Fly, Apr 21, 2010.

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  1. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    System: Windows XP SP 2 Home Edition, IE 7, Avira security suite, CCleaner slim build.

    More than once I've observed CCleaner trying to phone out when I activated it.
    I usually leave it at my desktop, I uninstall it when I'm done.

    I use a customized installation, without checking for an update.
    Avira says it attempts to establish a TCP connection through Windows Explorer. o_O That happens only if I have a working (wireless) internet connection.

    Maybe it's just Avira ? I'm not sure about the version, a mouse right-click just locked my computer so I'm not going to try that again.
  2. stackz

    stackz Registered Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Sydney Australia
    I think when you first install it, CCleaner tries to phone home to verify that you are installing the latest version, if it's not I guess it'd inform you of a newer build. I just block the connection and let it install.
    Apart from that, I opt not to automatically check for updates and I've never been alerted to any attempt made by CCleaner to access the internet.
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