Microsoft blocks the CCleaner
Previously, the world-renowned cleaning tool CCleaner has been acquired by Czech security company AVAST. The reputation of the CCleaner cleanup tool after the acquisition is also on the rise, including the collection of user information and the bundling of the browser that is still being tested. Somewhat surprising is that Microsoft has already blocked CCleaner in the community, prohibiting any users from publishing the official website and download address of the cleanup tool in Microsoft Support forums.
According to the exclusive leaked news obtained by the Italian technology website HTNOVO, Microsoft has added 11 website names including CCleaner to the community blacklist. If the content posted by the user contains these sites, the post will be automatically redirected to manual review, and the community administrator will either delete the post or delete the corresponding link. This means that most users can’t carry CCleaner domain names when communicating in the Microsoft community, which may be bad news for the software.
The leaker did not disclose the reason why Microsoft blocked these domain names and the well-known CCleaner software, but htnovo speculated that this may be related to the software cleanup function. First, Microsoft does not recommend users to operate the registry or to clean up the registry. Microsoft believes that cleaning the registry can sometimes damage the system or software. Secondly, most of the functions provided by CCleaner are already supported by Windows 10 itself. Microsoft’s improved storage-aware cleaning experience is also very good.
At present, neither AVAST nor Microsoft has released any response to this leaked news, but for most users, this should not have much impact.