Piriform launches CCleaner browser, available for download

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  1. Krusty

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    https://techdows.com/2019/06/piriform-launches-ccleaner-browser-available-for-download.html
     
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    - Ah, now I understand why the good folks at Piriform were "a bit slow" to release updates for other of their existing programs.
     
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    Interesting. So has anyone tried it yet?
     
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    It'd be awesome if it supports logging in with your Google Gmail to sync stuff with Chrome like bookmarks and whatnot
     
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    I still don't trust CCleaner. I'm certainly not going to put any of my information into a browser they made.
     
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    Indeed, I would not either, especially when I already have two browsers that are tweaked and "extensioned" to perform and secure things very well, plus PrivaZer. Out of curiosity's sake, if anyone could share personal observations regarding CPU and Memory use, that would be welcome info. This is more of a novelty to me at the moment. In view of some powerhouse browsers out there, will it sink or swim?
     
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    Same here, will never touch anything related to CCleaner again...
     
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    Then why did you come into this thread?
     
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    Freedom of speech, have you ever heard something about it?
     
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    What does that have to do with anything he or I said? Nice strawman argument I guess...
     
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    I use CCleaner portable, but I block it's outbound connections in firewall. I wouldn't feel comfortable using their browser though.
     
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    Lest anyone forget the past...
     
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    Probably replied to the thread to voice and opinion and warn others of the dastardly deeds the company does.

    And like others, I wouldn't trust anything they make nowadays. They were good up till about a year before avast took over. That's when I noted the very first hint of a downtrend.
     
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    CCleaner Browser v80.0 Released (March 24, 2020)
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    Download
     
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    It's not bad actually. A very clean, light look and it's fast. Very few extensions but password manager Lastpass is one of them. I'll give it a whirl even though Piriform has burnt a few bridges in recent times.

    Got a number of good security features as listed on the MajorGeeks article:
    - AntiFingerprinting - Disguise your browser fingerprint to limit online tracking
    - Adblock - Block ads for privacy and faster browsing.
    - Anti-Phishing - Block dangerous websites and downloads
    - Anti-Tracking - Block intrusive web trackers.
    - Stealth Mode - Browse privately and leave no tracks.
    - HTTPS Encryption - Use HTTPS connections for increased security.
    - Password Manager - Log into websites with just one click with Dashlane or LastPass.
    - Extension Guard - Block untrusted browser extensions from installing.
    - Privacy Cleaner - Clean your browsing history.
    - Flash BLocker - Block Flash content for fast browsing and security.
    - Webcam Guard - Control which websites can access your webcam.

    Edit 12Apr: Not bad overall but is a bit of a HD-space hog. Uninstalled, sticking with my trio of Opera, Vivaldi & Firefox.
     
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    Yes, but the thing is, it protects against tracking from other companies, but can we trust Avast not to spy on us. :rolleyes:
     
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    NEVER again on my pc avast sucks/cc
     
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    Can someone please summarize for me the "dastardly deeds the company does"? Or direct me to an article about it?

    I have used CCleaner for years and often recommend it. But I know companies change and are sold. Waterfox and StartPage were sold to the same advertising company, so I no longer use either.

    Is there a better or more trustworthy product for the functions CCleaner performs?
     
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    Same here, The alternatives are inferior, some don't have the ability to install the Windows Store apps which are uninstallable, some have buttons and ads to upgrade to pro like Wise Disk Cleaner, etc. It's still the best in terms of cleaning and tools but I also use the portable version since years and simply deny it internet access from the Windows Firewall.
     
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    Please bear in mind this thread is about CCleaner Browser.
     
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