CCleaner Receives Backlash for User Data Collection

CCleaner Receives Backlash for User Data Collection

CCleaner, a computer scrubbing software, recently backtracked on its data collection and scanning functions after receiving considerable backlash from users.

The team behind the Avast-owned software promised a number of changes to in response to the negative reaction its active monitoring process which send user data to CCleaner like usage analytics. It also continuously scans the systems to ping users when junk files are found.

In a blog post, CCleaner clarified that it does not collect any personal data and assured that it will provide users with a better level of control for anonymous data collection.

Source: ZDNet

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