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CCleaner, developed by Piriform, is a utility program used to clean potentially unwanted files and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer.
CCleaner clearly shows in its privacy settings that it is collecting information about your comptuer and selling that information to advertisers:
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Beyond this, CCleaner is integrated with the following spyware platforms, which all collect their own sets of information:
It would be very time consuming to go through all of those privacy policies (especially because many of these are obfusicated), but it should be enough to understand that CCleaner is full of third party spyware, as well as first party spyware.
"When we collect your email address, we may market our other products and services to you. You may choose to unsubscribe from future email marketing by following the instructions in the email."
"location data" is also mentioned when talking about the information that ccleaner itself collects about it's users.
In the past, CCleaner has been compromised and backdoors have been added to it.
Security Notification for CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 for 32-bit Windows users
2. CCleaner Privacy Issue [web.archive.org] [archive.is]
3. What Happens to Your Data [web.archive.org] [archive.is]
This article was last edited on 8/21/2018
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