Just installed the latest version of ccleaner a maintenance utility that's been popular with users here for many years. Now you may or may not be aware that Piriform the writers were purchased earlier this year by avast! the antivirus company. Which brings me to the problem, having installed the latest ccleaner I get popups telling me my security is disabled followed shortly by a note that avast! is now handling my security. This was a bit of a surprise as at no point in the download was avast! mentioned and at no time did I authorise its installation. I look on the website check the news sections and read the bit outlining the improvements to ccleaner. Nowhere is there the slightest reference to avast!
To my mind this is a sneaky underhand way of foisting your product on unsuspecting users and if this is the way they intend to operate please consider all my prior recommendations for both these programs:
I just downloaded additional copies of the installer and I now have three, yesterdays from Piriform, A duplicate downloaded today and a copy from Filehippo. I've just started all three and they're all showing avast! on the opening splash screen. Maybe it only shows if you're not running a third party AV, I don't know.
I decided to test my third party AV theory and it seems to pan out. I took a ccleaner installer which definitely shows a splash screen with avast! on it when run on a W 8.1 system with Windows Defender. Then ran it on an old W XP system with Panda Free anti virus on it. This time the splash screen was blank and no additional stuff got installed.