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Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2015 12:36 p.m. PST

In an effort to speed up my wife's slooooow notebook laptop I installed CCleaner and ran it. Everything I did finally worked (mainly because I bought and installed a 2G RAM to replace her 1G).

She kept getting messages to update her CCleaner, and finally she gave in and did it. Trouble was, she ended up installing something called SlimCleaner Plus. So this morning her 'puter froze. I went in, saw SlimCleaner and uninstalled it, and for good measure uninstalled CCleaner as well, since it doth appear that this "SlimCleaner" was using the CCleaner to project fake "updates", and thus get itself installed.

Anybody have any further insight/experiences to add?…

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member15 Jul 2015 2:07 p.m. PST

hostageware writers deserve the same corner of hell as virus writers.

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2015 8:16 a.m. PST

I think you want name brand security software only.

I don't use Windows, so I have no recommendation, but I'd read the reviews of the big three and buy one of them. Then do a clean install and put on only the good stuff.

A lot of "protection" software is prepared by people who think giving away a second rate (and therefore completely useless) piece of software is a great vector for ads.

As with fighter planes and axe fighting, there are no points for second place.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP17 Jul 2015 3:44 a.m. PST

I use CCleaner and have had zero issues with it. I haven't come across SlimCleaner while doing updates to CC. Wonder if she clicked on an ad by mistake?

EJNashIII25 Oct 2015 2:48 p.m. PST

CCleaner is a very good, well recommended software. The issue is allot of download sites have very misleading Ad links on the page. She obviously hit one of them by mistake.

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